im - 8/06/2006 06:44:00 AM
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
One of my bikes, a white Schwinn Crosscut, was stolen from my yard in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis, yesterday.
I lent it to a family member for a couple of weeks. While I was out riding the Beermuda Triangle, my father-in-law returned it. He left it in the back yard, next to the house, and covered it with a tarp. Somebody must have been watching him while he hid it, because my wife returned home 30 minutes after he had left, and it was gone.
Here's the description of the bike:
20" white lugged cro-moly Schwinn Crosscut 'cross frame
Chrome Tange 'cross fork
Silver 700c rims with silver hubs
SRAM 7.0 ESP Halfpipe shifters, ESP 7.0 rear derailleur, 7.0 linear pull brakes
Black aluminum Salsa riser stem, black Salsa flat bar, black seatpost
Silver Sugino 58/94 BCD cranks with silver chainrings
Red Oury grips
Charcoal Selle San Marco Integra railless saddle
700 x 37 Panaracer Pasella or T-Serve rear tire, 700 x 38 Kenda front tire
In the last 8 years, I put thousands of miles on my Crosscut...usually pulling a trailer. It was my tractor. I'm bummed that it's gone.
If you see this bike, please let me know. I'm looking forward to delivering appropriate justice to the scum that stole it.
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