Gary Fisher Sugar 4 - I Loved that Bike
May 3, 2016 8:40pm CST
This was supposed to be the last bike I would've ever owned. It was a Gary Fisher Sugar 4 that I bought on clearance for $900. And, since my previous bike had been stolen, I kept it secure with the near-infallible Kryptonite New York bike lock (more on this in a moment.) I rode this bike everywhere, putting 2500 miles on it one year just by doing so. Mountain biking, road and bike path training rides, errands, you name it. It had a Marzocchi Bomber fork and a Cane Creek rear shock and it was, to that point, the most comfortable bike I'd ever owned. Using my trusty New York lock, I locked it up in front of the Downtown library in Colorado Springs while I did some research. When I emerged a few hours later, thanks to my invincible Kryptonite lock, my bike was still there. At least, the frame and front wheel were still there. They stripped everything else while I was in the library. Lesson learned. Even a theft-proof lock is not invincible. You still should lock your bike in a well-lit area, preferably near lots of other bikes that are easier to steal. And keep your eye on it. These guys (I'm guessing it was more than one person) had to work fast, yet obviously had enough time to get everything not protected by the lock. I was devastated to the point that I didn't replace it with another expensive bike for a couple years. I bought and rode pawn shop bikes instead. Losing this one stung. I loved that bike.
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4 May 16
Oh my gosh! I can't imagine my bike being stolen like that. That's why I don't leave my bike anywhere especially in this country. My wheel set alone costs more than $2,000. Can't imagine them stealing that. My mountain bike fork is $1,000. I would be extremely depressed.