Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828

    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!
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  2. #2
    FKA Malibu412
    Reputation: Glide the Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    4,257
    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.
    "I love the bike. It's my meditation. I think I'm bike-sexual." -Robin Williams

  3. #3
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828
    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.
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  4. #4
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828
    Wow. I thought at least one person around here could help out. Thanks anyways.
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  5. #5
    Afric Pepperbird
    Reputation: dirt farmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,521
    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.

  6. #6
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828
    Call me crazy but I thought we had more riders around this area. Especially around Albany/Corvallis.
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmountain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    309
    There definitely are in Corvallis. Do you frequent the bike shops there and know those people? That's where to start.
    "Let the wheels spin."

  8. #8
    Living Ghetto Fabulous!
    Reputation: Uncle Cliffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,747
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hoban's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    417
    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.

  10. #10
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828
    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.
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    22
    Try the Corvallis Bicycle Collective:

    Corvallis Bicycle Collective

    You can earn a bike with volunteer time.

  12. #12
    Live 2 Ride
    Reputation: Kona0197's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,828
    Yeah I heard about that. That's two towns over. No way to get there. Thanks for the info.
    My Bike: '03 Specialized HardRock FrankenBike
    My Blog: http://http://kona0197.wordpress.com/

  13. #13
    Obviously Single
    Reputation: LeeMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,139
    Learn to hitch-hike ... ? (to get to the bike shop)

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

    A witty saying proves nothing. -- Voltaire

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •