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Bike Thief in New York Video

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Bicycle theft is a serious concern for bike owners and the Neistat Brothers filmed a video in New York City as to how easy it was to steal a bike. Shot with a hidden camera, the video showed a bike stolen in different locations using different tools. The aim of the video was to show how no one stopped the bike thief in the act of stealing someone’s bike in broad daylight at a public place. Ironically, someone even helped the bike thief remove the locked chains from the bike.

On the other hand, the public’s apathy to the incident could also be viewed as innocent. The “stealing” of the bike looked closely similar to a bike owner who lost the keys to his bicycle’s secure lock and decided to use other means to remove the bike from its locked chains.

Is this a video that proves how people are blind…

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Lost and Found: Trek Equinox TTX SSL

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The stolen Trek Equinox TTX SSL, which was taken last November 2009 at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop has been recovered. This was the bike used by Ryan Baumann during the 2009 season under Team Trek-Livestrong.

The bike, which had a worth around $10,000, was at Mellow Johnny’s for storage. Identifying marks on the bike would be the customized paint job on the aero bars and Baumann’s name etched on the top tube. It also had a Bontrager Aeolus wheel and a Zipp disc rear.

The stolen bike was found at a flea market in Guanajuato, Mexico. Minus the wheels, the rest of the bike was in good condition. The cyclist, who bought the stolen bike last January 2010, brought it to a Trek representative to have it authenticated. The bike was consequently returned to Ted Arnold, the store manager of Mello Johnny’s Bike Shop.

No news as to what…

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