Though I would ask

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  • 11-24-2012
    Kona0197
    Though I would ask
    Hey fellow Oregon MTBR members. As you all are aware or for those that are not my bike was stolen last week. That bike was my main source of transportation and the best way to exercise and get rid of stress. Now I just wanted to ask around on the board to see if anyone had a bike I can borrow so I can get back out there and look for work, etc. Never hurts to ask, and thanks!
  • 11-24-2012
    Glide the Clyde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    . Never hurts to ask, and thanks!

    Actually, it does. If you had a '92 Rockhopper stolen off your back porch, why would anyone trust you to take care of a loaner that might be newer/of a higher quality? Seriously, if a bike is that important to you (transportation, stress relief, recreation, fiitness), one would think you'd keep it more safely indoors. Heck, I'd even chain it to my body at night.

    I can feel for your situation and I'm a reasonably decent guy so I'm not trying to be a dick, only telling it like it is.
  • 11-24-2012
    Kona0197
    Well what you don't know is that the porch is in the backyard, behind fences. It took some effort to steal that Rockhopper, trust me.

    I see your point. It never hurts to ask and I am doing all I can to recover the Rockhopper. I didn't expect any replies to this thread.

    Girlfriend says the next bike I get stays inside.
  • 11-30-2012
    Kona0197
    Wow. I thought at least one person around here could help out. Thanks anyways. :)
  • 11-30-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Wow. I thought at least one person around here could help out. Thanks anyways. :)

    It's not like you live in Bend, or Portland, or Hood river. You live in Bumblephuck Lebanon/Sweet Home.

    You must be realistic, here. No one is going to drive over yonder to deliver you a loaner bike.
  • 11-30-2012
    Kona0197
    Call me crazy but I thought we had more riders around this area. Especially around Albany/Corvallis.
  • 12-01-2012
    jmountain
    There definitely are in Corvallis. Do you frequent the bike shops there and know those people? That's where to start.
  • 12-01-2012
    Uncle Cliffy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by malibu412 View Post
    actually, it does. If you had a '92 rockhopper stolen off your back porch, why would anyone trust you to take care of a loaner that might be newer/of a higher quality? Seriously, if a bike is that important to you (transportation, stress relief, recreation, fiitness), one would think you'd keep it more safely indoors. Heck, i'd even chain it to my body at night.

    I can feel for your situation and i'm a reasonably decent guy so i'm not trying to be a dick, only telling it like it is.

    qft.
  • 12-01-2012
    Hoban
    I just gave an old Iron Horse to Goodwill yesterday. I'm sure you can find a real cheap if not free bike locally if you really just need to get to work. Might even try Goodwill/St dePaul yourself.
  • 12-01-2012
    Kona0197
    I have looked all over town for a bike with no luck. We don't have very many thrift stores here and no Goodwill stores. Even if I find one I don't have any money to get one.
  • 12-02-2012
    pedalmore
    Try the Corvallis Bicycle Collective:

    Corvallis Bicycle Collective

    You can earn a bike with volunteer time.
  • 12-02-2012
    Kona0197
    Yeah I heard about that. That's two towns over. No way to get there. Thanks for the info.
  • 12-03-2012
    LeeMan
    Learn to hitch-hike ... ? (to get to the bike shop)

    It worked for me 6 months, when my car got ... impounded. (A long story.)