I’m not sure if craigslist has an alert feature, but I use google Alerts to keep me informed of any unicycles for sale on craigslist.
For the search term i use:
(since I’m in the Rochester, New York area)
So whenever the term unicycle shows up in a local craigslist ad, I get notified by email within about 1 day.
I only get notified about once every 3 weeks because there isn’t a lot of unicycle selling in my area.
Widening the search to all of craigslist.org works too but I haven’t used an alert on that.
I hate that so much. Same thing happened to me about a year ago. They took it from my car but left an ipod, cd’s, sub/amp, bass guitar… It was terrible… I mean who steals a unicycle in the first place? and than who leaves all the other stuff?
Who steals a unicycle? Seriously, the odds of one unicyclist running into another is rare enough. Let alone one of them being enough of a scumbag to steal a unicycle. Between you guys and the ones I’ve met IRL, they’re pretty nice people.
Chances are, it wasn’t a unicyclist. It was probably someone just stealing for the thrill of it without realizing how valuable that unicycle is. This is why I’m afraid to lock up my unicycle around my campus. This isn’t because I think there is a high unicycle-specific theft rate. I’m just a firm believer that if it sticks out, someone is going to mess with it.
So sorry, Dude! Your Dad told me about it at PPUT practice this afternoon. I forwarded the info on to Mr. Tepper.
It’s gotta be someone who doesn’t know what the hell they are doing on a uni, there just aren’t that many in the world (let alone Snoqualmie/North Bend) who can ride a trials well enough to know the value. Whoever did it would stick out like a sore thumb, even around here.
BTW: I sent this information on to the local uni group as well just in case they see something: Unicyclers@iunicycle.com
I hope the orange rim is going to save you here. Keep your eye on ebay and craigslist, 'cause something like that would be easy to pic out in any pictures/descriptions. Both of my unis are built up from parts and beat to hell, so they’d be hard to mix up with any old trials uni or muni.
My friend in Philadelphia used to leave his Coker leaning on the outside of stores when he went in. He said if someone tried to mess with it, he could easily run them down if they were carrying an enormous unicycle. And if the person could ride away on it, then he deserved it. I guess that’s true if you can keep on eye on it, but getting jacked from your car, that’s some bs.
I’m glad i chose unicycling as my main wheeled sport. Damn, what a bunch of morons.
i don’t know if anyone has said this, or if you have found it, but i would reccomend calling a radio station, not only will they jump on your story but people will listen and remember it, i lost mine a while ago, after the radio played a rather embaressing phone call of them talking to my mum, a women said she had seen one and i got it back