Tim Hammer's bike recovered
Thread started by Roadblock
at 03.27.09 - 5:10 pm
from twitter: stilllinejust caught a guy on hollywood blvd trying to sell me tim hammers fixie. Hes in handcuffs now Lucky those cops were close by. M@41 minutes ago from txt
good to hear. good job matt. you get karma points.
03.27.09 - 5:17 pm
Matty pimp daddy your an official effing HERO.....
03.27.09 - 5:58 pm
Why isnt anyone else hitting this thread?
People listen up, Matt aka stilline saved a bike and got the thief arrested.
Mat should be the ROTW..
03.27.09 - 6:25 pm
I read it, I cheered....(ask my dogs)
And now I post that I cheered!!
Way to go MaAaAaAtt
03.27.09 - 6:29 pm
this is seriously amazing...I mean the chances of recovering a stolen bike are next to nothing. the bike gods have shined upon the owner of this back that is for sure.
03.27.09 - 6:31 pm
I knew you were good for something moar than just riding a tall bike.
Jazzy Phat Nastee
03.27.09 - 6:31 pm
* Tha Hammer
* Comment Time Mar 2nd 2009
it was locked up @ ocean and broadway, i was at the yard. as i was walking to my bike, some dickhead cop arrested me for drunk in public, even though all i was doing was walking to y bike, not yelling, fighting, stumbling.... he just saw me leaving the bar i guess. this is th first time i can honestly say, i wasnt doing ANYTHING wrong. he locked me up over night, and when i got out in the AM, no bike. fuckin pigs.
03.27.09 - 6:38 pm
Is there anything Stillline cannot do? Answer NO! He can do it all!!! All night long!!! I see him fix something for someone at EVERY ride!!!
Putting in my vote early for "STILLLINE - RIDA OF THE YEAR"
03.27.09 - 9:59 pm
stilline also helped fix a friend of mine's bike when the derraliuer exploded on... helped make it a single speed an' friend got home
03.27.09 - 11:58 pm
I've seen Stillline deliver two babies in a row!!!
The answer is there's nothing Stillline can't do!
BTW, Widowmaker was nominated ROTW on the 25th, so lets not jump the gun, yeah?
and +1 for ROTW!!
03.28.09 - 12:27 am
thats fucking awesome!!!!
I'M GLAD FOR TIM :D
good job Matt and luck to both of you guys :D
03.28.09 - 2:23 am
Fuck yes! How much does it have to be worth for it to be grand theft 1000? 2000? Say the bike is worth at least that.
@hitspotholes_ow. I remember that. Wylies derailleur went into his spokes 1 mile from the end of my first WP. only time I've seen stilline on a geared bike.
03.28.09 - 3:00 am
chuck norris goes to matt for advice
03.28.09 - 3:07 am
you're a really good person!
03.28.09 - 3:21 am
Matt makes big plays!
Just for the record it was not Hammer's Polo bike that got jacked in this instance.
03.28.09 - 11:19 am
I saw this guy walking around with this purple fixie in front of Graumanns Chinese theatre on hollywood and highland. I went up to him an said "Hey Nice Bike" and he replied "Yeah wanna buy it?' "I said yeah myabe but I dont have the cash let me get your phone number and I'll call you after i go to the bank.
The guy gave me his cell number and even let me take a picture of the bike with the guys face in it.
So the guy walks off with the bike and I say i'm gonna call him in a few min when I get the money.
I called LA brakless and they immediately recognized it as hammers bike.
So i found two cops nearby and told them what was up and showed them the picture i took.
Then I called the guy and told him i had the money and to meet me at the gap on holly and highland. He walked right over and the cops snatched him up.
Then we just had to wait forever while hammer drove in traffic from the west side to come get it.
03.28.09 - 12:42 pm
i've ran into 2 people at wilshire/vermont that i approached about their bike and they ended up trying to sell it to me. one guy even said his brother painted the frame with car paint. can we really do anything about these guys? or is it only the crack heads that don't care to paint the frame and change the components of the bike that we catch?
03.28.09 - 1:09 pm
Our new crime fighting hero!
I'm expecting to see you in blue tights tonight!
03.28.09 - 1:49 pm
$400.00 dollars and up is consider grand theft or so last time I check my notes
03.29.09 - 1:05 am
I don't know Matt but I think I ran into him when I stopped by Nijiya market at Sawtelle.. said he was from LAB and had his purple fixie with black rims stolen - if this is the same guy, that's awesome to hear he got his bike back; if not, it's still awesome !
03.29.09 - 6:53 am
What's the chances of recovery? And even catching the guy? Truly amazing! It gives me hope.
03.29.09 - 8:16 am
This is amazing. Any chance we can see a picture of the dude?
03.29.09 - 3:37 pm
you reap what you sow, thieves!
03.29.09 - 5:39 pm
I cant get the picture out of my phone (fuck verizon). I can pixture message it to someone who has verizon and maybe they could post it.
03.29.09 - 6:24 pm
there's an option to send the picture to "pix place."
then go to verizon pix place
and set up an account to access and store the pictures you take from your cell phone camera.
03.30.09 - 2:56 am
Fuck shit fuck.....Did Tim actually get his bike back?
03.30.09 - 10:57 am
Your actions prove that this is STILL a bike community.
Hopefully we can keep the good vibes growing so this continues to be an interwoven community of people who share a sense of interest/ responsibility in our mutual wellbeing with a limited number of posers who are just out for kicks and would just as soon throw it all away for a $50 light a $100 bag or a $1000 bike.
03.30.09 - 11:06 am
Saw Efran doing some kiegels on the tallbike tonite. Sick.
04.1.09 - 3:56 am
I betcha the guy doesn't use a cable lock again?
04.1.09 - 12:56 pm
My understanding from the crime fighter himself, was that it was a Kryptonite cable lock.
04.1.09 - 1:56 pm
Matt - text the picture to your e-mail address and upload it from there.
04.1.09 - 2:09 pm
@ Onemorefixie - who are you? I thought I knew but I was wrong.
04.1.09 - 6:08 pm
I just figured out how to get the pictures from my phone. Fuck verizon
04.3.09 - 3:52 am
These cops were really cool. They spent a long time waiting for hammer to driver in rush-hour traffic from the west-side and they didn't complain.
They had to fill out all sorts of fucking paperwork too.
04.3.09 - 3:54 am
Wow, just reading this now. Awesome job Matt, you're a HERO.
So, OK, You can retain ROTW!!!
User1, next week.
the reverend dak
04.3.09 - 1:39 pm
Superman didn't do a thing!!!
04.3.09 - 2:23 pm
I just heard a similar story. A neighbor's bike was stolen last Friday night. He reported it to the local Sheriff's Dept and they told him to check Craigslist. Today, he found an ad on Craigslist for the same kind of bike. The seller said he would send pix so my neighbor asked for them.
Yup, it was his bike so after letting the Sheriff know about it, he arranged to meet the seller at the local In 'n Out. He verified it was his bike so the kid was handcuffed. He's a 17 year old football player from the local high school. I guess he won't be in school tomorrow. It was a really nice carbon road bike but they can only charge the kid with possession of stolen property. Too bad they couldn't nail him for grand theft but he also had a prior charge so this wasn't a good day for him.
05.4.09 - 9:40 pm