Yes folks, learn from my mistake — I was just saying hi to someone in their yard and left my bike unlocked outside the fence for 15-20 minutes, at night on a quiet residential street — always lock up! I’m kicking myself.
In about 15 years of city riding both here and in NYC, this is my first stolen bike…
Hey, just wanted to update that this bike was found a few years ago. It had been painted black, but the guy who sold it didn’t know what a surly was. Then, a guy named Rob Hawk bought it from his friend, the buyer in the previous transaction. Rob noticed it was Morgan’s bike because he knew him from Freeride, which he had explained when he brought it into Thick to get it fixed-up for his girlfriend. Well, Morgan just happened to be coming back through town in a couple weeks, and a mutual friend informed him of this development. Morgan called Rob, and Rob was all, “sorry bro, I can’t give it back, I spent all this money on it.”
Rob knew it was stolen, knew whose it was, and the brosephs at Thick stayed out of it even after learning all this.
Morgan lives on a fucking island or whatever, so it’s not like he’s crying about it, but the whole thing was such a bad look for so many people.
what did you expect Thick to do? b/c they consistently step up in clear-cut stolen bike situations. I don’t get you slamming the bike shop. The owner could’ve called the police (who are the people that handle theft).