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  • Hill55 May 23, 5:00 p.m.

    This repulses me. Who gives anyone the right to go into a store and steal. We see it time and again in our neighborhoods. What is this, an extension of the entitlement mentality that has become so pervasive in our nation?

  • rnitschke66 May 23, 3:20 p.m.

    That Orbea is a fantastic machine and easily worth $5K, people. There's nothing lower than a bicycle thief, so let's hope he is caught soon.

  • dirkdiggler May 23, 2:46 p.m.

    Love how people harp on the price of things that have no value to them. I'm sure some think it's absurd to blow $25k on a backpacking trip to Europe, to have a $30k engagement ring or a $500k home, but I'd bet people who do or own those things don't agree with that stance. I've got several bikes in the $3k-$8k price range. Cheap bikes don't make for very comfortable 100-mile bike rides. The better the ride, the more expensive it's going to be. That's the nature of pretty much everything. The more technology pumped into the development, the bigger the price tag. That's why you don't see $5,000 Schwinn's...

  • sinenomine May 23, 2:25 p.m.

    There ARE bikes worth $5K - to some people. There are cars worth $500K - to some people. It all depends what you're into. I have several bikes but the ones I ride most are an Electra Amsterdam 8i I bought in about 2008 or '09 and a Raleigh 10 speed I've had since new in 1974. No $5K bikes there but I like 'em.

  • Geez Louise May 23, 2:09 p.m.

    "No bike is worth $5,000! "

    Dad always said something is worth whatever you can get someone to... View More

    — Posted by Earth Brooks

    --And as PT Barnum allegedly said, "There's a sucker born every minute."

  • Geez Louise May 23, 2:04 p.m.

    A Pinerello Dogma 2 or Photon Guru decked out will set you back $13 - $20k. The Ordu can run... View More

    — Posted by colinmb123us

    I guess it's worth it if it gives you the illusion that you're Lance Armstrong out there. *eye... View More

    — Posted by Obamacare returns again

    --Amen.

  • Obamacare returns again May 23, 1:37 p.m.

    A Pinerello Dogma 2 or Photon Guru decked out will set you back $13 - $20k. The Ordu can run... View More

    — Posted by colinmb123us

    I guess it's worth it if it gives you the illusion that you're Lance Armstrong out there. *eye roll*

  • gobbledygook May 23, 1:36 p.m.

    I hope they are checking craigslist every day.

  • Frank Downtown May 23, 1:22 p.m.

    $5000 bicycle? hahaha

  • colinmb123us May 23, 1:17 p.m.

    I meant the Guru Photon. Little dyslexic this afternoon.

  • colinmb123us May 23, 1:14 p.m.

    A Pinerello Dogma 2 or Photon Guru decked out will set you back $13 - $20k. The Ordu can run upwards of $11k with the right components. The $5k version, most likely an M10 or M30, is closer to middle of the road with no electronic shifting and heavier components. Funny that people will make comments about that but think nothing of their $600 phone or $500 gaming system hooked to their $2500 flatscreen.

  • sctech May 23, 1:11 p.m.

    Some folks drive a Toyota Tercel, some folks drive a Lexus LS. Same applies with bikes and anything else in life.

  • krimson May 23, 1:03 p.m.

    A $5000 bicycle? Was it plated with gold?

    — Posted by westernwake1

    My roommate in college had an extremely customized mountain bike. I bet he had $5k in it... He would laugh that his bike was worth more than his car...

  • thefensk May 23, 12:28 p.m.

    I agree that the technology is what one pays for and someone may well consider it worth it. I bike commuted in the 70s and 80s and gradually moved up to a moderately expensive (for me) bike. As a commuter, I considered that this bike paid for itself many times over. Maybe tires a couple of times a year and some minor maintenance. If you commute or seriously race or ride hard for very long distances for sport or recreation, a pricey bike could be a good investment. If you ride only occasionally and let your bike gather rust and dust in the garage most of the time, you go cheap.

  • CherryDarling May 23, 12:23 p.m.

    Go to any bike shop and there are plenty of high-end road bikes, tri-bikes, and mountain bikes... View More

    — Posted by velofellow

    A special place? For bike thieves??? Really??? lol

  • westernwake1 May 23, 12:13 p.m.

    A $5000 bicycle? Was it plated with gold?

  • torchhappysean May 23, 12:05 p.m.

    How are you going to leave a $5000 bike sitting around without some kind of anti-theft device on it? That is just asking for trouble!!!

  • Earth Brooks May 23, 11:30 a.m.

    "No bike is worth $5,000! "

    Dad always said something is worth whatever you can get someone to give you for it.

  • velofellow May 23, 11:14 a.m.

    Go to any bike shop and there are plenty of high-end road bikes, tri-bikes, and mountain bikes that cost $5K and up. I hope they catch the low-life; there is a special place in Hades for bike thieves!

  • KermitDFrog May 23, 11:13 a.m.

    About the price of the bike - there's a lot of technology being applied to the manufacture of... View More

    — Posted by OleNCNative

    Yeah, I never quite figured out why certain golf clubs cost so much... but people buy them so they must be worth it if it's your hobby/passion.

  • independent_thinker May 23, 11:06 a.m.

    No bike is worth $5,000!

    — Posted by zoso62

    Of course some are; many are worth even more.

    I've seen used, handmade bamboo fly rods that were almost that much. Used.

  • OleNCNative May 23, 10:53 a.m.

    About the price of the bike - there's a lot of technology being applied to the manufacture of these bikes - namely research into design and lightweight metal alloys. That's why they cost so much. These things ain't Huffys or Schwinns...

  • Obamacare returns again May 23, 10:49 a.m.

    So why doesn't a $5,000 bike come embedded with an RFID chip or GPS tracking device?

  • sinenomine May 23, 10:48 a.m.

    Imagine, a bike worth more than my car.

    I am reminded of a story I read many, many years ago. Don't know if it was true or not but according to lore two men walked out of a Sears store carrying a rowboat. The reasoning behind their shoplifting plan? Who's going to stop two guys toting a rowboat and ask "Did you pay for that?"

  • iopsyc May 23, 10:47 a.m.

    Something seems odd here. The store photo bike doesn't appear to be black with red accents. Also... View More

    — Posted by happy2bhappy

    I agree, he's not holding an Ordu in the pictures, but it's possible that the thief tinkered with several bikes before taking the Ordu and that these were simply the best pictures the shop had.

  • djofraleigh May 23, 10:47 a.m.

    Lots of ridiculous aspects to this story, including the price of that bike.

  • tapoutnc May 23, 10:43 a.m.

    Someone who knows bikes. Someone who had a buyer for the said bike or is going to use it themselves.

  • happy2bhappy May 23, 10:36 a.m.

    Something seems odd here. The store photo bike doesn't appear to be black with red accents. Also the bar connecting the back wheel to the frame connects directly to the horizontal bar underneath the seat. In the sample photo bar connecting the back wheel connect much further down below the horizontal bar. Did the theif steal a cheaper bike but the store is reporting it as a $5000 bike. They look totally different, just saying. Catch this theif in any case.

  • airdfender May 23, 10:27 a.m.

    5k? You serious, Clark?

  • Anita Woody May 23, 10:26 a.m.

    No bike is worth $5,000!

    — Posted by zoso62

    Obviously this one is.

  • hardsckull22 May 23, 10:26 a.m.

    He's incognito and will not be found. Nice wheels though, it cost so much because its carbon fiber and a lot of man power went into its build.

  • sggoodri May 23, 10:24 a.m.

    Market demand determines what a bike is worth, and some people will pay that for high performance competition bicycles. Others will apparently risk stealing them. I personally prefer my 30 year old Trek that I bought for $150 used in the 1980s, although I've spent three times that in updates to it over the years. People have tried to steal it but never succeeded thanks to my locks.

  • wayneboyd May 23, 10:23 a.m.

    I totally agree with Zoso62, It's a "Kool" bike, but $5000.00? Thats a lot of bus fare, and the price of a decent car.
    Would probably make a neat decorative addition on a bike rack attached to the back of a quarter million dollar motorhome.

  • nufsaid May 23, 10:22 a.m.

    No bike is worth $5,000!

    — Posted by zoso62

    Not to you maybe. But some cost that much.

  • iopsyc May 23, 10:22 a.m.

    No bike is worth $5,000!

    — Posted by zoso62

    Ha! My "cheap" bike was $1600. Depending on your needs, bikes can get pretty pricey. If it's a hobby (or job) that you enjoy, it's easy to justify the expense.

  • ncprr1 May 23, 9:59 a.m.

    They should be able to find him pretty easily with those photos. I can't stand thieves.

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