Hey asshole, I want my wheel back!

Thieves in NYC are blatant assholes. Especially thieves who steal bikes or bike parts. Today while I was working, my bike nestled down on the loading dock with all the other bikes, someone stole my rear wheel. Thank you asshole, you gave me a good reason to walk a lot of blocks to a bike store to get a makeshift wheel. I say makeshift because what was taken from me wasn’t an ordinary rear wheel. It was a special hub that makes a bike with vertical dropouts (see half way down the page for illustration) convert to a fixed gear or singlespeed using an off center ‘eccentric’ axle. It’s the White Industries ENO hub. It was mated to an anodized red rim. It was part of a wheelset I had for about 7 years. I have been riding with it in NYC for the last 4. Moral here is don’t underestimate the asshole thief who knows his bike parts. The thief had to use an allen wrench to remove the wheel. Tomorrow when I park my bike on the same loading dock I am going to post a sign on my bike that reads:

Asshole

1 Comment so far

  1. Justin (unregistered) on October 12th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

    OMG thats hilarious



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