ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
It’s pretty damn low to steal somebody’s bike seat. So if you see this — or if anybody tries to sell it to you …
… call the cops.
Paul Adkins reports today that his saddle and seatpost were stolen off his bike sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at 1200 High St., while he was at work.
I had a Brooks Team Professional (Honey w/hand peened copper rivets) and long silver Shimano XTR 27.2 post. I’m going to do my best to recover my parts. Not sure how I’ll do it. … The seatpost was securely fastened with a non-quick-release binder bolt and the thief took that too.
Paul tells me he received the seatpost in a sponsorship from Shimano in 1996 for a 775-mile ride he made across the length of the Alaska Range. The trip was covered by National Geographic. (It’s the same seatpost in the photo above.)
Paul says he’s offering a reward. I don’t want to post his phone number here, but if you hear anything, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I’ll send you Paul’s phone number.
I don’t really know Paul, but if Eugene has any celebrity urban cyclists, he is probably among them. He’s an advocate, he is part of a car-free family of six and you can learn more about him here.