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    Dos Niner - beater bike?

    Saw the darnest thing on my way to the train station this morning - a Salsa Dos-Niner. Now, in itself it isn't particularly peculiar, but this bike looked pretty rough, like it'd been well loved on the trails or something. But then I noticed that it had some crap plastic bag wrapped around the saddle, the way some of these food delivery guys around the city wrap their seats for whatever reason. Then I noticed that it wasn't even chained to the tree it was leaning against! It was just sitting there! I jokingly suggested it was a beater bike because it was pretty roughed up and it was just sitting there they way you'd leave a beater bike and pay it no mind...

    What the hell, I thought. Who in their right mind would leave a bike like that just sitting on the side of the street?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Saw the darnest thing on my way to the train station this morning - a Salsa Dos-Niner. Now, in itself it isn't particularly peculiar, but this bike looked pretty rough, like it'd been well loved on the trails or something. But then I noticed that it had some crap plastic bag wrapped around the saddle, the way some of these food delivery guys around the city wrap their seats for whatever reason. Then I noticed that it wasn't even chained to the tree it was leaning against! It was just sitting there! I jokingly suggested it was a beater bike because it was pretty roughed up and it was just sitting there they way you'd leave a beater bike and pay it no mind...

    What the hell, I thought. Who in their right mind would leave a bike like that just sitting on the side of the street?!

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    A bike thief perhaps?

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    What City did you see it in?

    Sounds stolen to me as well.

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    could have also been set up as bait for bike thieves. I've seen them do things like outside the DC area metro stations. Nice bike just left in the open. There are always people sitting around in cars while they wait on people to arrive. Easy to put a plain clothes cop out there to monitor the bike and snag anyone that screws with it.

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    Wasn't in the city. This was in my suburban village of Pelham, just north of NYC. On the one hand, sure there's a slim chance it might've been ripped off. On the other hand, I know there's a MTB rider in town who likes 29ers since I've seen a Fisher 29er in the same area and my LBS has confirmed it. It was probably his, but still - all roughed up and left unsecured? Odd, at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Wasn't in the city. This was in my suburban village of Pelham, just north of NYC. On the one hand, sure there's a slim chance it might've been ripped off. On the other hand, I know there's a MTB rider in town who likes 29ers since I've seen a Fisher 29er in the same area and my LBS has confirmed it. It was probably his, but still - all roughed up and left unsecured? Odd, at best.
    The "roughed up and unsecured" part is what makes it sound stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Wasn't in the city. This was in my suburban village of Pelham, just north of NYC. On the one hand, sure there's a slim chance it might've been ripped off. On the other hand, I know there's a MTB rider in town who likes 29ers since I've seen a Fisher 29er in the same area and my LBS has confirmed it. It was probably his, but still - all roughed up and left unsecured? Odd, at best.
    The "roughed up and unsecured" part is what makes it sound stolen. Stolen then resold to someone who doesn't know what it is.

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