Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Once was lost, but now is found!

So tuesday evening some kid comes in asking for some air, I recognized the wheels as having been stolen from Jesse Johnston about a month ago. I offer to fill up the tire for him and proceed to take the tire off the rim to reveal my signature, date and customer's name. He claims to have purchased the wheel from Mexi-Bike on 9th and Ellsworth. After informing him he could not have his wheel back he left carrying the rest of his bike on his shoulder. If he did in fact buy it from the shop i feel sorry for him, but when you are buying cheap used parts from anybody there is a risk that it is stolen. Or he stole it himself and is just trying to cover his ass and blame it on somebody else. We might never know for sure. But the moral of the story is, stealing is a sin. Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wheels.


  1. awesome, good jerb guys. jesse's beard was soaked with baby tears after those wheels got jacked.

  2. Thanks, I didn't see the sobbing, but I did see him riding around with a baseball bat looking for the missing wheels. The kid was lucky I found that wheel for sure, at least he got to leave with the remaining 2/3 of his bike and all of his teeth.
    Unfortunately the thieves are getting brave, stealing anything, anywhere, anytime. Crank arms, forks, stems and handlebars. Plenty of seats and wheels of course.
    This means we are going to have to get more creative in protecting our bikes. More to come on that shortly!