re: Pittsburgh Stolen Schwinn Collegiate (recovered!) - Help from Pee-wee Herman
A few years back I'd had a dumpster bike I'd fixed up stolen off my porch. It pi$$ed me off more then anything since I had an even better dumpster bike just waiting for new tires. That weekend (about 4 days later) the family went shopping at the local mega mart and as we pulled in there was my bike leaning up against the fenced in area of the garden department.
Around here people just seem to steal bikes to keep from having to walk, when they get to where they're going the bike just gets dumped.
Straight tubes suck, the beauty is in the bend.