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$3,600 bicycle stolen from west Lawrence home

September 8, 2011

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A 56-year-old Lawrence man reported to police that someone stole his black Trek bicycle valued at $3,600 in a burglary between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Homestead Drive north of Lawrence Avenue and Trail Road.

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catfishturkeyhunter 2 years, 7 months ago

I used to have a real Voodoo Hoodoo hardtail Mountain bike that cost me nearly $1200. If you take bicycling serious at any level weather its road biking mountain biking, bmx or free style, it doesn't pay to buy a cheap bike. A $300 bike will last about 30 minutes of hard single track mountain biking, or atleast the way I ride it would only last that long. $3600 ain't cheap, but thats not the worst. some bikes can go in upwards of 5k. I always carried my bike up to my apartment.....

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classclown 2 years, 7 months ago

ThatGirl2 (anonymous) says…

Clearly no one commenting here is a triathlete or they would totally understand why someone might own a more expensive bike.

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Nor do they understand why anyone would be a triathlete.

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ThatGirl2 2 years, 7 months ago

Clearly no one commenting here is a triathlete or they would totally understand why someone might own a more expensive bike.

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drake 2 years, 7 months ago

Someone who spent $3600 on a bicycle has already been robbed.

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drake 2 years, 7 months ago

Someone who spent $3600 on a bicycle has already been robbed.

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John Spencer 2 years, 7 months ago

Ron, just cause you bought the cheapest Trek bike, doesn't mean there are not more expensive ones: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/cross_country/superfly (Trek makes bikes from 399-12K+)

rbwaa, it was a BURGLARY, someone broke into his home(or garage), following your line of thinking, where could someone keep a bike, that someone else could not steal it?

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Curtis Martell 2 years, 7 months ago

It's not really amazing that a bike would cost that much. Take a look at the Trek website to see their full line of bikes. Technology has been applied to bicycles in the past couple of decades. The same bikes that professionals ride are also available to anyone who has the money to spend. If you can buy a automobile for $500,000 (or more) surely a $3,600 bike is not out of the realm of possibility. Also the home was burglarized and the bike was not left where someone could steal it.

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rbwaa 2 years, 7 months ago

surely this is a typo - but if it isn't why would anyone leave a bicycle that expensive where someone could steal it?

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 7 months ago

A black Trek bicycle valued at $3,600? Wow, that is amazing.

I have a Trek bicycle also. But mine is gray and black.

I bought it brand new, and I'm looking at the receipt right now.

It cost $299.98.

But with the kickstand, the lock, and the tax, it all added up to $354.03.

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