Sticky situation! Anti-bike vigilante is gluing locks in Williamsburg

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No bicycle in Williamsburg is safe.

A longtime neighborhood resident has gotten so frustrated by sidewalks packed with parked bicycles that he has actually begun injecting Krazy Glue into locks as a form of vigilante injustice.

The renegade — whose name has been concealed because of the sensitive nature of this story — has committed the crime a few times, but told us last week that there are plans to broaden the sticky situation.

“If I get the right people together, we will go down Bedford Avenue at 4 am and inject every bike lock on the strip with Krazy Glue,” said the vigilante, whom we’re calling “The Bike Crusader.”

“There is a bike crisis. Every pole in the neighborhood is littered with them. … These Yuppies are running the whole damn city, and I’m left to my own devices.”

The Crusader’s beef rests with the bikers and the city officials who “allow them into the neighborho­od.” The city’s move to widen the sidewalks at N. Seventh Street and Bedford Avenue to make way for bike parking, the U-shaped bike racks lining the sidewalks, and the “failure” by cops to remove bikes locked to city-owned signage left the Crusader stewing in a pot of anger.

That resentment eventually drove the Crusader Krazy.

The sidewalk on Bedford Avenue and the surrounding streets is indeed filled with chained-up bikes, especially near train lines like the L at N. Seventh Street. Locking a bike on a city-provided racks is legal, but locking a bike to any other post, like a parking sign or bus stop sign, is not. And that, plus the handful of bikes that appear to be abandoned, has the Crusader railing.

“We need to clear the sidewalk for people in wheelchairs and people getting out of cars,” the Crusader said, adding that the vigilante “never wanted to turn to this,” but “the Yuppies … have turned this beautiful neighborhood into an eyesore. Watch out for your locks.”

Naturally, bike enthusiasts aren’t so enthused by the threats. Activist Baruch Herzfeld — owner of the Traif Bike Gesheft shop in the neighborhood — doesn’t deny that bikes are left outside from time to time, but noted that the removal (or destruction) of loitering bikes is up to the Department of Sanitation.

“We can understand the frustration, but I cannot support destruction — it’s never a positive thing,” Herzfeld said. “How will people get their bikes off the street? This person is making the problem, and the discourse, worse. It’s unfortunate.”

Vandalism is a misdemeanor and punishable by fines or jail time if the offense is deemed severe by a judge. Still, the Bike Crusader claims that the vandalism is an act of enforcement, rather than vigilantism.

“The people in this community are tired of bikes crowding the sidewalks for two, three weeks at a time, blocking the walkways,” the Crusader said. “No bike is safe.”

Updated 5:19 pm, July 9, 2018
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Kevin from Greenpoint says:
Won't that just make people buy new bikes and lock them to the krazy glued ones? Then there will be MORE bikes not less...
Aug. 9, 2010, 6:55 pm
Mike from GP says:
"but locking a bike to any other post, like a parking sign or bus stop sign, is not." This is claimed a lot, but is in fact debatable.

Overall, this criminal suffers from the same delusions that many anti-bicyclists do -- years of abuse by a car-dominated society has led them to identify with car drivers, and strike out at their natural allies -- bicyclists. This is evidenced by their complaints that bikes are "eyesores", ignoring the fact that cars are eyesores.

Hopefully this person will be arrested, and will learn a few lessons: 1) You broke the law and will be punished, and 2) You are deluded in regards to bikes.
Aug. 9, 2010, 7:44 pm
Fred from Brooklyn says:
glue all of the bikes. its true the yuppies take over everything. closing prospect park was not good enough, they had to have bike lanes on the parkside too. enough already. if its not one thing its another. i applaud you. glue away, you will be the hero of bedford ave.
Aug. 9, 2010, 11:15 pm
JackESavage from LESWilliamsburg says:
This well-intentioned but misinformed activist has his compass all wrong, but he's got the right anti-consumerist spirit. The "Yuppies" aren't the WB residents riding bikes; they're the ones speeding Toyota SUV Hybrids and Land Rovers throughout Williamsburg, honking at elderly pedestrians when they're made to wait at intersections. These idiots also honk at cyclists, and do their best to run them off the road, when they can, whether intentionally, or due to negligence, since they're always braying into their iPhones.
Those riding bikes are, most likely, artists and writers who long to preserve the vanishing aesthetic of '80s-era WB, who loathe cars, and who celebrate the neighborhood for what it was.
Those spoiled morons moving into multi-million dollar penthouses overlooking the East River are the true enemies of the neighborhood's history and character. Why doesn't Glue Gun Hero redirect some of his melted-horseshoe ire at those 'Alt-Bros' who have been moving into his or her nabe en masse, in order to render the neighborhood a "24 Hour Party People" Paradise
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:26 am
Steve Nitwitt from Sheepshead Bay says:
Did someone see the glue bottle that got left behind. Need some for Gersh's bike.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:16 am
Anne from Bay ridge says:
Vandalism is a crime, and this man has no business deciding which bikes are parked correctly and which aren't.
He has to deal with his wild control issues.

Anyway - I can't imagine why you would live in Willimasburg if you don't like yuppies - it's yuppie central.
Aug. 10, 2010, 6:27 am
Don says:
"whose name has been concealed because of the sensitive nature of this story"

the brooklyn paper is protecting a criminal, not protecting a source
Aug. 10, 2010, 7:38 am
Placebo137 from gpoint says:
this guys an idiot. How does preventing the bike from being moved, solve or do anything for the bike parking problem. Plus, i've never seen a yuppie riding one of those bikes that are chained to the posts over there. Even better, is he tells a newspaper article, when and where he glues people's bike locks making it easier to be caught. Please do a follow up article on this retard when he gets caught at 4AM, I need a good laugh these days.

I bet you $10 this guy works for the hardware store down the street and sells bolt cutters.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9 am
Ian Turner from Long Island City says:
This article is irresponsible. This kind of publicity is exactly what this criminal wants. Calling him a "vigilante" is just wrong, since he's not avenging any broken laws. Rather, this person is just a vandal, plain and simple.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:23 am
Chris from East Village says:
I guess this a-hole doesn't care much about the neighborhood's survival, because as long as he's still out there, I won't be biking to Williamsburg anymore. I can't afford to buy a new lock.

Shame on The Brooklyn Paper for protecting a criminal for a petty little story like this.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:24 am
Tom from Williamsburg says:
Hopefully it could be a good thing and will make the city realize that it needs more parking for Bikes. Possibly finally take away 1 or 2 car parking spaces to make room for around 20-30 bike parking spots. I also agree with the guy that too many people leave old abandoned bikes around or have a bike, park it outside and just never use it. At the end of the day though its obvious that this guy is a total —— and is not intelligent enough to realize that there are way better, less destructive and more productive ways to deal with that anger and this problem of there not being enough bike parking around the city.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:37 am
I Killed Josh! from Noneya says:
All of you on here against the Krazy-glue Hero are some scary bike freaks. Yeah, biking is fun and great exercise but it does not PUT YOU ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS CITY just because you ride a bike. YOU MUST EXIST IN AND GET ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER RESIDENTS OF BROOKLYN. Your bikes aren't all that precious. You have no mandate from G-d. IF you don't like it, be more responsible with them. Funny how you wanna talk all this mess about how you bike freaks are saving the environment....but you never EVER EVER address the THOUSANDS of abandoned bikes that POLLUTE Brooklyn....SUCH HYPOCRITES. You treat your bikes like toys in your cribs that you throw down when you are tired of them. Grow up.

All you bike freaks should get together and organize a clean-up or recycling campaign that repairs and distributes these abandoned bikes to people that will use them. You should also respect public space.

Krazy-glue Hero...GO TO IT!!!!!


Brilliant idea. Thank you.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:44 am
guy from nowhere says:
@I killed josh! I feel sorry that
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:10 am
Peter from Park Slope says:
This guy is an ass, and the BP shouldn't be defending him. He's freely admitting to destroying $100 locks that don't belong to him. What if he was going around slashing car tires? Would you defend him then?

If he doesn't like bike parking, he can complain to his community board, complain to his local precinct, complain to 311.

Right now, this jerkoff should be arrested.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:11 am
Adam from Red Hook says:
Right, the north side of Williamsburg really was a "beautiful neighborhood" before "the Yuppies" came in and ruined it. Ask anyone who lived there in the 80s. Maybe if the city were to bring back the blessing of hard drugs that so enhanced the area before, bike theft would accelerate, with a healthy winnowing effect on all those "eyesores."

If the "Crusader" wants fewer bikes in his neighborhood, he shouldn't go around super-gluing locks. He should be handing out crack pipes and bolt cutters.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:13 am
egit from Boerum Hill says:
I think I'm going to smash the windshield and slash the tires of any car I see parked illegally. Or even any car that I think isn't parked according to my aesthetics. Or, in fact... just any car. Because I don't think cars should be parked on the street.

How's that for logic? This guy's a clown.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:14 am
Oliver from Greenpoint says:
He will be named eventually.

Glue my bike and I will sue you for the cost of removal and getting a new lock.

Aug. 10, 2010, 10:14 am
MRB from Ft Green says:
Not that I think this shouldn't be reported, but seriously you have to turn this guy over to the police. If someone spots him "at 4am on Bedford" gluing bikes, a U-Lock to the skull region wouldn't be a surprising outcome. The guy's basically stealing private property.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:17 am
Franz from Greenpoint says:
Maybe he sniffed too much of his Krazy glue?
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:20 am
J from WBurg says:
Bikes parked on sidewalks are committing no crimes, so vandalizing them is just plain illegal. This paper shouldn't glorify these crimes or protect this criminal. It's negligent and it's poor journalism.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:25 am
peter from Prospect Heights says:
There is an easy solution to this problem: remove more car parking spaces on Bedford to widen the sidewalks and make room for more bike racks. That way, jerks like this guy won't have anything to complain about.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:33 am
Mark from Nowhere near that nutjob luckily says:
what a complete logic fail! It's sort of like car drivers complaining about rush hour traffic whilst sitting IN THEIR CARS, as the saying goes if your not part of the solution.....
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:33 am
dporpentine from Flatbush says:
Brooklyn Paper: as Don said, you're protecting a criminal, not a source.

What's the dollar value of a person's criminality past which you'll protect them? These could easily be hundred-dollar locks. Is that too low for you to bother with? What if I took a dislike to school textbooks and started stealing them from children? I mean, there are good reasons to hate them: the prices are grossly inflated, they're sold using a set of schemes that would make Madoff blush, etc. You'd protect me, right? Right?
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:41 am
Josh says:
Question for Gersh:

If someone got annoyed with the Brooklyn Paper and crazy-glued your office door locks, would you write about them and protect your "source" or would you turn the person in and press charges?
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:45 am
Tom from Billyburgh says:
I just heard that NYPD is going thru surveillance tapes on Bedford of when they think this interview took place and also that some business are so pissed at this guy they are going thru their own.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:48 am
Jack from your moms house says:
So where's your car parked, Mr. Campbell?

If this clown gave you his name, please do us a favor and report him. He's not solving any problems until he talks to the city department that can install more bike racks in appropriate spaces and clean up the abandoned bikes.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:53 am
Oli from BK says:
Best thing about all this? It doesn't matter if "The Bike Crusader" even does what is described in the story (or if he even exists for the matter). The message got through and I bet people will talk about it and think twice before locking their bikes on Bedford and vicinity.

Idiots FTW!
Aug. 10, 2010, 11 am
B from Brooklyn says:
I dont understand this guys argument. Basically too many people who can afford to take cars are instead taking bikes? Isn't that a good thing?
Aug. 10, 2010, 11 am
B from Brooklyn says:
Not to mention, wouldn't gluing the bike locks shut just mean there will be even more bikes crowding the street?
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:02 am
ms nomer from greenpoint says:
I agree, this guy's a vandal. Griping about whatever you want isn't illegal, but vandalizing people's property is. BP, turn him in!

Hope it doesn't happen to anyone else but dousing your glued lock with nail polish remover is cheaper than paying someone to cut your lock and then replacing it with a new one. I'm sorry that it's not an especially eco friendly solution though.

Bike Crusader, take your gripes to the right NYC outlets to deal with bikes that are genuinely locked up in a manner that is dangerous to the public. And Mayor Bloomberg, isn't it time you settled on a citywide policy and process for dealing with abandoned bikes?!
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:02 am
JP from Park Slope says:
Crazy glue illegally parked cars
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:03 am
J says:
I post responses on the internet once in a blue moon...
Andy (author), it is absolutely irresponsible to maintain this vandal's anonymity. It'd be wise to report him or delete this article.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:05 am
J says:
I post responses on the internet once in a blue moon...

Let's krazy glue Andy!
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:08 am
David from Williamsburg says:
Didn't the whole Plame affair teach us that you can be sent to jail for not divulging the name of your source, when your source is committing a crime (in this case vandalism)? I think this vigilante should take a breather a calm down.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:09 am
The solution says:
Ban Krazy Glue!
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:11 am
Jamie from Greenpoint says:
You jackoff's leave your bike's wherever you want. You disregard all traffic rule's, in the past month i've seen 3 accident's .. 2 involved bike rider's running into pedestrian's(one of them with a baby in a stroller) and one the biker blew though a red light and got nailed. Be more responible riding and parking!!!
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:11 am
HoneyStinger from Crooklyn says:
So bikes are litter and yet the cars lining every street and jamming every intersection are totally fine. Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room.

That kind of upside down universe do we live in where people driving cars are some how proletariat and people on bikes are bourgeois?

Someone please u-lock that fool.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:15 am
Krazy from Glue says:
Let's put Krazy Glue all over Bedford and see how it goes.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:17 am
Ben from Park Slope says:
Calling this guy a Crusader is a tacit endorsement of what he's doing. I'd expect nothing less from this POS paper though.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:21 am
Scottilla from Midwood says:
When did locking your bike to a "city owned post" become illegal?
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:45 am
Sid from Boerum Hill says:
BTW the way to remove crazy glue and save the locks is with acetone---you know it as nail polish remover. Don't try this on a car however as it also removes paint.

locking a bike to a city own post is illegal for the same reason putting a poster on one is illegal- any attachment not authorized is illegal.
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:57 am
Sid from Boerum Hill says:
to remove it from a car lock you have to first remove the lock and then soak it the lock...its more expensive than fixing the bike lock...
Aug. 10, 2010, 11:59 am
Carlin from Fort Greene says:
Hey Vigilante A-hole! Why are bikes such an "eyesore" and cars are not? Do you really enjoy having these oversized metal boxes crowding out everything else in your neighborhood? Or is it just the status quo that you mindlessly support? You are clearly a thoughtless dimwit.
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:31 pm
Patrick from Williamsburg says:
Brooklyn Paper should be ashamed of itself for protecting a vandal in exchange for a controversial story sure to get lots of pageviews. The journalistic privilege of protecting a source is reserved for whistleblower situations, not for protecting a criminal in exchange for a story that will boost ad revenue. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:52 pm
jay from Bay Ridge says:
While he's at it, I hope he crazy glues the locks of cars double parked in bike lanes. Fair's fair.
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:52 pm
Scuba Steve from Lower East Side says:
I just ride a bike so I can give high-fives to douchebag-iBankers hailing cabs as I ride by them (and they stand in the bike lanes).
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:59 pm
sasha637 from carroll gardens says:
I don't agree with this guy;s methods but I understand his madness. I'm primarily a pedestrian and I am sick and tired of the attitudes that cyclists have towards us. You don't own the streets, if your light is red then you need to stop! You should not be biking on sidewalks and you should curb your nasty remarks towards others when you deem them to be in your way. I have had enough of the holier than thou attitude from cyclists; you're riding a bike, not curing cancer! get over yourselves.
Aug. 10, 2010, 12:59 pm
InDaDrops from Park Slope says:
Attention anyone who has had their property damaged by this a-hole vigilante: When you sue him for damages, don't forget to add The Brooklyn Paper to your suit, for obstruction of justice, failing to report a crime, and probably half a dozen other misdemeanors. Once again, this paper proves why it's not fit to wipe your ass with.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:01 pm
Bob from Park City says:
What a backwards sence of justice. I hope the clown gets arrested before he gets anymore press.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:01 pm
Danny from Williamsburg says:
Get the hell out of here, Crusader. I've lived in your fair neighborhood since 1992 and I'm born and raised in lower Manhattan. My Aunt died and we took over her place that my family has owned since 1918. I ride a bike. You glue my bike lock and I will glue your eyes shut. Why am I gonna be punished for mass interest in bikes? What am I? An early adopter of bikes? I've been riding one since I was 7. You're an idiot. MTA fares going up and so will bikes.

Anyway, if this happens to you, pour acetone, or nail polish remover w/ acetone in the glued lock.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:05 pm
sarah from bwick says:
Come on, you all know this isn't *really* about bikes - this is another culture war. The reason the vigilante's logic is so flawed is because he's just plain angry that the neighborhood is changing.

This is why most anti-bike people are anti-bike - how else can you explain so much false logic in one movement?
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:14 pm
Oliver from Greenpoint says:
Every movement has its backlash...

Why can't people just ride bikes?
Why does it have to be fetishized?
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:19 pm
Aaron from Slope says:
Wait, I didn't know Marty Markowitz got up to Williamsburg that often...
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:19 pm
jm from Greenpoint says:
Does this mean I can start gluing car locks shut? The 94th Precinct could definitely be more vigilant in enforcing the terrible driving habits of many residents.

This guy proves that longtime residents don't necessarily make good neighbors. You have to earn that status, no matter how long you've lived in the area.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:24 pm
Trek says:
Maybe he has a bike lock fetish.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:24 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Is it ok to hope this guy gets the electric chair, or is a disproportionate response to an offense a wrong way to react to disproportionate responses to offenses?
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:29 pm
K from Bed-Stuy says:
You guys know that acetone melts super-glue, right?

So big deal - go to the corner store, buy a bottle of nail polish remover (with acetone in it) and unstick your glued-up lock.

Nice try, Superglueman. You've been foiled by science.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:32 pm
Barfo Dogshit says:
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:36 pm
BK Biker Born and Raised from BK to the Fullest says:
Hey, "I Killed Josh"--you sound like a jerk, but hey, your idea's not so bad. Actually, a bunch of "bike freaks" thought of it already. And they're doing it:

Meanwhile, I've been riding a bike in NYC for over 12 years and it's the best way to get around. Yes, I agree, there are a lot of annoying cyclists around these days--talking on their phones while riding, listening to their iPods in both ears and not paying attention to traffic, riding the wrong way on a one way street, splitting the lane, being drunk and generally clueless while riding.

It's frustrating. Yes. But, surely, it is hundreds of times better than the alternative--Hummers with blue neon lights, terrible Jersey drivers, irresponsible, aggressive taxi drivers, and honking impatient wankers who can't deal with traffic.

People should not leave their bikes alone for days on end. True. I've done it before and it always makes me nervous. But, really, gluing locks is a crime and one of the "petty"-est I've heard of in all of my years. This isn't "The Warriors" "Turf Wars" or any other BK fantasy you are dreaming of, dude. You're not protecting us against "yuppies" either. Get off it! Hope you get thrown in jail and Krazy Glue-d in there.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:39 pm
Annoyed from billyburg says:
I'm contacting the local precinct to report the paper for aiding and abetting a criminal. How stupid!!?!! Let's take a page from the gluedude's textbook: I hate big rocks. They get in my way. I think I'll glue them all together so they don't get in my way anymore. YAY!! I have THE BEST ideas. THE BEST.
Dumb criminals should get caught, and dumb journalists who shield them are stupid and unprofessional. Good job, Brooklyn Paper.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:41 pm
Martin from Williamsburg says:
The person is clearly unable to think through the problem logically. And really, BK Paper, protecting the idiocy? Full opinion at BK365 -
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:42 pm
Ralph Poontawn says:
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:43 pm
@Martin from Williamsburg says:
no U arent able to think through the problem logically
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:45 pm
Andrew from greenpoint says:
This "Crusader" needs to be stopped. This is a crime. And, its true if the crusader glues more locks, there will be more problems, not less. Are you teaching people a lesson? I think not. Are you costing fellow NYers a lot of money? YES. A lot of people in this city and many others enjoy cycling, if you dont like it, dont do it. Its not a crime to bike, actually the city is encouraging it. So do many cities around the world. If you cant stand being around all these other people with different interests and hobbies, move to a cabin in the woods.
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:51 pm
σ.σ says:
lol he trolled u
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:56 pm
@andrew says:
No u move to a cabin in teh woods
Aug. 10, 2010, 1:57 pm
Bristol from Alaska says:
It's the Hasidic neighborhood, striking again at scantily clad bikers!
Aug. 10, 2010, 2:24 pm
Sean from Williamsburg says:
Is this the same person who yelled at me as I left a neighborhood flea market without buying anything? To quote, "You people come to the neighborhood and you can't spend any money here! I've lived here 15 years!" As he walks away holding a century 21 bag...
p.s. The flea market was closing down and all the good stuff was either packed up or sold.
p.p.s Destroying someone else's property is a CRIME, and not to be supported.
Aug. 10, 2010, 2:25 pm
I killed Josh! from Noneya says:
@BK Biker Born and Raised from BK to the Fullest

"It's frustrating. Yes. But, surely, it is hundreds of times better than the alternative--Hummers with blue neon lights, terrible Jersey drivers, irresponsible, aggressive taxi drivers, and honking impatient wankers who can't deal with traffic."

Sorry but your bike freak logic doesn't work here...YOUR CHOICE TO BE A BIKE FREAK DOES NOT MAGICALLY ZAP —— DRIVERS AND MAKE THEM DISAPPEAR. IT DOES NOT MAKE PEOPLE ANY LESS AGGRESSIVE. HAhahahahhahahaaaaaa how stupid. See there's a bike freak for ya.

You may not like those people nor they you. Just because you ride a bike it doesn't make you special or better than a car driver. You have no more or less rights THAN ANYBODY IN THS CITY. LEARN TO GET ALONG WITH EVERYBODY.

Plus if you're that worried about the environment or a carbon foot print, reverting backward to 19th century transportation isn't gonna cut it. It is 100% implausible to think that coverting everybody to bike freaks is going to address *that* problem. Get off you bike and into a science lab and start working on a more viable means of transportation. Even if you're not trained you can easily volunteer.

You may be Brooklyn born and raised but you are still a bike freak. And if you really are Brooklyn born and raised you should be used to traffic by now. If YOU can't hack it, then stay off the road...its probably safer for you in the long run.

All you stank-ass bike freaks out there brought this upon yourselves. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA




Aug. 10, 2010, 2:26 pm
irate from williamsburg says:
Your newspaper is disgusting for giving publicity to vigilantism! Why doesn't your newspaper give the police this idiot's name. Vigilantism should not be supported by anyone. I will NEVER read your newspaper ever again unless you print a public apology for your misguided journalism.
Aug. 10, 2010, 2:45 pm
Chris from East Village says:
@I killed Josh!

Go take your medications and crawl back under the rock you came out of.
Aug. 10, 2010, 2:51 pm
will from red hook says:
police should charge bp with aiding and abetting
Aug. 10, 2010, 2:58 pm
b from williamsburg says:
It's amazing that the Brooklyn Paper is printing this garbage and glorifying this criminal. If this "crusader" was running around hitting "yuppies" with bats, or setting their apartments on fire, would you still hide his identity and portray him as some kind of folk hero?

Why is destruction of property ok then?

Also, it's about time do retire the "bike enthusiast" language.

It's transportation. Enough with the view that everyone on a bicycle is an "enthusiast" or an "activist" or making a statement about something.

You don't refer to drivers as "car enthusiasts" or mass transit riders as "subway enthusiasts."

Most people out there on bikes are just getting from point A to point B, riding to work, riding to a social event, or riding to the store.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:02 pm
DD from East Village says:
@ I killed Josh

Nice try.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:06 pm
Phunk from Williamsburg says:
Let me make it quite clear, Crusader... If you touch my bike...I will beat the living sh*t out of you! Not because I'm violent, or because I disagree with you. You're going to get beat for vandalizing my personal property. You're making an assumption without making a distinction. Not every bike is part of the problem, a great deal of us lock our bikes up outside in between home and going to/coming from somewhere else. Even if it's 4:00 AM, I could be on my way home, and now I gotta call a locksmith or a cop to assist me? C'mon, dude. What you're doing is dangerous and could get you killed.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:09 pm
¬_¬ says:
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:10 pm
DJ from Williamburg says:
Well, that's the only time I visit this site! Stellar journalism there, buddy.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:14 pm
J-Chi from UWS says:
People riding bikes are helping the environment, reducing pollution etc.. This "crusader" is a total moron and hopefully will be caught vandalizing these bikes and placed in jail or taken care of by the owner of the bike he vandalized.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:16 pm
jv from gpt says:
this dude is a moran [sic]. wtf is this newspaper doing gratifying this sociopathic behavior with publicity? other commenters have already pointed it out, but it's a really good question: would the brooklyn paper conceal the identity of a purportedly politically motivated car tire slasher or some other kind of vandal in exchange for "an exclusive" and claim that his name can't be revealed "due to the sensitive nature of the story"? and what for? the anti-bike/anti-hipster angle drives traffic to the website, and comments like this one. what principled journalism. i'm not even convinced this character really exists, but if he did, he would be the kind of person who could just as easily have found their creative outlet in tossing acid into crowds, or slashing people's faces.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:24 pm
BK Biker Born and Raised says:
Whatever. I'm not riding a bike for any other reason than it's cheap and makes me look better in shorts. I care about the environment greatly, but my "freaky" bike choice is a lot more straightfoward and practical.

I've "hacked" the traffic since way before all these bike lanes even existed. There are just a lot more irresponsible cyclists these days, my comment was just to point out that not all cyclists do take the care they should. Agreed. They make cyclists look bad just like rude, terrible drivers make drivers look bad.

I don't think cyclists have more or less rights than anyone else. Never said I did.

I have no problem "getting along" with most people, my dear. You on the other hand seem quite prickly. Maybe some physical activity would help you handle your stress and anger. It's proven, another great reason to cycle.

"Spread love that's the Brooklyn Way" as Biggie said.
Aug. 10, 2010, 3:54 pm
burg from burg says:
mmmmm glooooo! sniff
Aug. 10, 2010, 4:24 pm
IgoBothWays from Cobble Hill says:
I've been a biker in NYC since 1995. It truly is the best way to get around. That said, I also drive.

In the end, we're all ——s. When riding the bike I see plenty of douches riding like ——s. When driving I see plenty of pedestrians and bikers... acting like ——s. Walkers think that they have some goddam right to walk out in front of me in both the car and on the bike.

People on bikes that see me in a car assume I'm someone I'm not. When I'm on a bike both cars and pedestrians act as if I'm not there. Seriously, do you have to stand in the bike lane waiting for a light to change?

Regardless of any one the above, y'all need to learn the definition of yuppie. Williamsburg doesn't have too many yuppies (yet), but it's loaded with fixed gear bikes ridden by... for the lack of a better word, hipsters. Yuppies are Professionals. That's not who's blowing the light with his dreadlocks flapping in the wind.

Lastly, the BrooklyPaper should be ashamed of themselves. This ain't the Pentagon Papers.
Aug. 10, 2010, 4:25 pm
Yuppy from Scum says:
Our intrepid journalist at work:
Aug. 10, 2010, 7:12 pm
smarter than u from NOT williamsburgh says:
@Jamie: if you can't learn the proper use of apostrophes don't post.

@ the rest of you: W'burg is a FUGLY neighborhood & always has been. Litter it with bikes, cars, hipsters, old farts, condoms & rabbi hats, it won't look any better or worse.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:33 pm
Teddy from Somewhere I Am Glad Brooklyn Paper Doesn't Publish says:
So let's say someone came to the offices of the Brooklyn Paper and smashed windows or glued its locks shut or did some form of vandalism to one of its cars, how would you guys feel if another paper talked to the person who did it but didn't reveal their source? You guys would be furious. What a load of hypocrisy this paper has become.
Aug. 10, 2010, 9:39 pm
I Killed Josh! from Not a bike freak says:
All you stupid bike freaks just make me laugh at you. For chrissakes....just listen to all you whiney lame-os. SO UPSET!!!!!


Way to go bike freaks, instead of getting the word out about your retarded cause and recruiting new bike freaks, YOU HAVE ACTUALLY INCITED THE PEOPLE OF BROOKLYN TO GO AGAINST YOU. Why??? Because you are perhaps the most socially retarded, nasally, intelectually backward, holier than thou, annoying f**cks in HUMAN HISTORY. Hopefully this is just the beginning and more and more normal people will vandalize your bikes.

Plus Bk Born and Raised what makes you thihk *I* don't ride a bike. UNLIKE all you digusting bike freaks on this site, I don't feel the need to brag about it. I don't feel the compulsion to stand upon it like a soapbox and shake a condescending finger at others. Most *normal* bike riders do so quitetly and in HARMONY with others. You may *think* you get along with people but that's just your bike freak syndrome. You bike freaks are sooo out of it you think everybody loves you. Well wake up bike freaks.....Apparently Im not the only one who thinks you guys SUCK.

Aug. 10, 2010, 9:59 pm
R from W.T. says:
Funny how bike haters see all bike riders as one group.
"You people with your bikes, you always..." as if they aren't individuals, most of who do the right thing, a few who do bad things.
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:01 pm
R from W.T. says:
Who thinks poster above "I Killed Josh! from Not a bike freak" is possibly the krazy glue culprit?
Aug. 10, 2010, 10:03 pm
Eazy D from Sheepshead Bay says:
It was Norm from He thought it was Bruce's bike.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:38 am
Rocco from Bensonhurst says:
If any of you hot hipster chicks need a ride, I'm swing my Caddy over and get you.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:39 am
Juniper from Greenpoint says:
This is about the anger that cyclists have brought about themselves do to the dangerous and self centered way that they feel that riding a bike gives them. I don't own a car but I hate that I have to fear for my life when crossing the street because the bikers don't have bells and run red lights.
It isn't the yuppies, it's the annoying hipsters who come from outside New York and have no idea how to repect the law of the road or the sidewalk.
The glue guy is just going to the first of many who will take matters in to their own hands out of fustration. The bikers should stop whinning and shape up or ship out.
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:33 am
fatimah from cobble hill says:
I agree bicyclists are ruining the neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Bicyclists don't obey traffic laws. They don't stop at red lights. They ride on the sidewalks. They ride against traffic. They disregard public safety. When I walk down sidewalks or cross the streets my personal safety is at risk. The bikes come up behind me on the sidewalk. They almost hit me when I cross the streets (with the walk sign). I've had some very close calls.
Hit the yuppie biksters in their pocketbooks.
Money seems to be the only thing they understand.
The city can rein in this problem by issuing traffic tickets for every violation. The city could make a lot of money.
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:46 am
Eddy from Ventoux says:
I agree that Brooklyn is a blighting hole filled with histrionic yuppies, hipsters and assorted religious nutbars - all of whom have a sense of entitlement enormous enough to make their egos look small by comparison.

This lock-gluing twat isn't real - he's an invention of a dopey intern for a dopey blog looking for some cheap attention from Bike Snob NYC. If I were unfortunate enough to live anywhere near your third-world city, I would take a dump on him personally before hopping on my bike and pointing it to the first road out.
Aug. 11, 2010, 8:20 am
Brian from Crown Heights says:
Its amazing that bicycles are associated with "yuppies." Bicycles are inexpensive to buy, own and repair. They offer extremely convenient, free, transportation around the entire city. They cost nothing to park. They are hands-down the MOST logical choice of transportation for any adult who is poor in New York. Possibilites for bike trailers and seats even offer options for those with children which, while not 'cheap' are exponentially cheaper than automobiles. Bicycles are probably the least expensive form of transportation in New York, but here are only the property of "yuppies." The only drawback to biking in New York, aside from lunatic glue lockers, is automobile traffic. The city would be a far more liveable place if more people realized that they would be wealthier, not to mention healthier and happier, if they got rid of their car and rode a bicycle.
Aug. 11, 2010, 9:33 am
Chris from East Village says:

"They don't stop at red lights."
A 2009 study of NYC cyclists by Hunter College found 38% of cyclists don't stop at red lights.

"They ride against traffic."
Only 10% of NYC cyclists in the study rode against traffic.

"Yuppie biksters"
Only 39% of the cyclists in Bed-Stuy in a NYC DOH study were white. Plenty of people bike because they can't afford the rising cost of transit... not just to make a statement.

So, who are the "THEY" you speak of? A fraction of all cyclists, in all cases. I believe that's called stereotyping.
Aug. 11, 2010, 9:35 am
sid from boerum hill says:
38% not stopping at red lights is chaos. If cars did it at that level the street would be bumper cars. That qualifies as "they".
can you imagine if 10% of the cars road the wrong way?

the numbers for cars are under 1% and it still causes accidents. I would love to see the stats for pedestrians....counting standing in the street waiting for the light it would approach 75%.....
Aug. 11, 2010, 9:44 am
gene from williamsburg says:
It is illegal to block the sidewalk but do tyhe police or anyone else do anything about it. Why doesn't the city put bike racks in the park where there is more room? There seems to be no rules regarding life in Brooklyn. Bikes are a minor issue. There is blaring music, vomiting and urinating on our homes, and the worst yet is roof hoping. You have people walking on the roofs in the middle of the night. Isn't the roof part of your home? Isn't that tresspassing. I've called the police and they respond but there are so many people up on the roof they can't take them all in. You try to get help the proper way and get none so I don't blame GLUEMAN for taking matters into his own hands. Should he get caught the city should be sued for allowing the chaos to drive a citzen to this.
Aug. 11, 2010, 10:16 am
gene from williamsburg says:
I would also love to know how many of you, who think you invented the bicycle, are New York natives? You act as if NY was a wilderness and you came here to civilize it and put it on the map. As far as making it "green", we walk not ride. I see 25 year olds ride the bus 5 blocks. Take a good look at yourself before you look at someone else.
Aug. 11, 2010, 10:29 am
I Killed Josh! from YOU SCARY BIKE FREAKS says:
Just listen to you scary bike freaks go on and on and on....

Bike riding isn't a political issue.....ok? JUST RIDE YOUR F-ing BIKE HARMONIOUSLY AND STFU....see its EASY.

Also, normal people buy reasonably priced bikes, ride them and STFU, going about their normal lives....

In contrast a scary bike freak gladly pays $1,0000,0000000,0000000,00000000000000000000.99 of dollars and braggs about it constantly. Then when they get bored with it, they just toss it aside. POLLUTING the environment.

Scary bike freaks are not an economic class....JUST A CATEGORY IN THE DSM IV.

Just read all the sick, sick comments these scary bike freaks make...WHEN 100% CONFRONTED BY THEIR LITTLE POLLUTION PROBLEM, ALL THEY CAN SAY IS:

(in an irritating nasally voice) Yah, but I am saving the planet. If I can't do what I want, when I want the car-people will take over the world!!!!

Silly, silly bike freaks....

WHERE's that KRAZY GLUE?????

Aug. 11, 2010, 10:31 am
Harry from Slope says:
Juniper from Greenpoint says: "This is about the anger that cyclists have brought about themselves "

Uhhhh -- NO, it's about a guy who (if he's real) is vandalizing others' property because he's personally pissed off.
If it's OK for him, it's OK for everyone: Anyone can damage whatever bugs him-her.
You might not like the result.
Aug. 11, 2010, 10:37 am
I Killed Josh! from the Slope??? HAHAHAHAHAHHA SUCKS says:

you sound just like a scary bike freak who is now scared himself of having his special, special special little bikey vandalized. YOU BROUGHT THE CITY TO THIS. YOUR STANK ATTITUDE HAS DRIVEN PEOPLE TO ACT AGAINST YOU.

And, Im enjoying every minute of it. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHa.

Get a clue sicko, you don't like cars, so you disprespect EVERYBODY WHO DOESN'T ride a bike. You tire of your little possessions and discard them, POLLUTING BROOKLYN with them...THATS VANDALISM RIGHT THERE...

Plus you guys stink too...EVER HEAR OF DEODERANT? I know you get all sweaty on your bike, but DAMN! See, that's another way you announce to Brooklyn that you're a scary bike freak...BY YOUR BIKE FREAK STANK!

Aug. 11, 2010, 10:51 am
Marla from Williamsburg says:
The issue here is not cars vs. bikes. As GENE, noted: NYC has long been a green city with most of its residents taking public transportation to school and to work. We didn't need the midwesterners to teach us about being green!

However, The bike vigilante is only expressing something that many of the residents of WB feel these days: the city, from the mayor to the sanitation commissioner, has turned its back on the people who made this neighborhood what the newcomers love -- a nice place for families, away from the filth and bustle of Manhattan. Now we simply have Manhattan in Brooklyn. People are fed up because no one listens.
Why doesn't the city put bike racks near all the subway stations? We were told that the bikes tied to street poles and mailboxes are illegal and we were advised to cut the locks and toss the bikes aside. Because we share the common decency that built this community we haven't done that. LET THE CITY DO SOMETHING TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM. SEND THE ARTICLE TO YOUR COMMUNITY BOARD REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!
Aug. 11, 2010, 10:56 am
jerry from park slope says: think that the superglue idea is dumb, and a much better way to handle this would be to spraypaint each bike bright pink
Aug. 11, 2010, 11:05 am
aj-xo from Bed Stuy says:
You All Suck.
grow up.

if you don't like bikes move back to the suburbs.

Aug. 11, 2010, 12:35 pm
m from WB says:
your "newspaper" sucks.
Aug. 11, 2010, 12:36 pm
garrett from bedford stuyvesant says:
Marla said - "Why doesn't the city put up bike racks near the subway stations?"

Um, because you would complain about the sidewalk being permanently obstructed by embedded objects, and about how the city was spending your taxpayer money on the "yuppies."

If a pole can serve a dual use as both a signpost and a bike rack, I actually think that's more bang for the buck. We're in a budget crisis I've heard. Genuinely constructive ideas are always appreciated though.

And who exactly told you that bikes locked to street poles under a week were illegal?
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:04 pm
gene from williamsburg says:
Marla, you seem to be the only person left in Brooklyn besides me and members of my family who know that bikes on poles are illegal. As my sister points out, if you ask these nice "kids" not to put the bike on your sidewalk they get infuriated and curse at elderly people and tell you you don't own the sidewalk. Here's a little ifo for all you jaskasses who don't know the deal, when your sidewalk is cracked and in need of repair, the city fines you and YOU at YOUR EXPENSE have to replace it. It costs a few thousand dollars. So yes, the sidewalk is the homeowners. In Idaho and wherever else you come from, you don't have sidewalks, so I don't expect you to know this.

PS GarrettThe police and Community Board will tell you that you have a legal right to remove the bike from the pole on your property and dispose of it. Why don't you do some research, I bet you have lots of time on your hands
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:26 pm
Mike from LES says:
@ Chris from East Village says:

"A 2009 study of NYC cyclists by Hunter College found 38% of cyclists don't stop at red lights."
Don't you think that is a pretty high percentage to be blatantly ignoring traffic laws?

"Only 39% of the cyclists in Bed-Stuy in a NYC DOH study were white. Plenty of people bike because they can't afford the rising cost of transit... not just to make a statement."

ONLY??? Whats "only" is the 12% of Bed Stuy residents who are white, according to the Furman Center's 2008 study, a huge increase over the 1.4% of neighborhood residents who were white according to the 2000 Census. This means overwhelming white gentrification and whites biking at a rate more than three times the community average.

Get your facts right before you start spewing transplant rhetoric.
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:29 pm
Wendy from Greenpoint says:
This person is an idiot. Who are they to decide how and what Williamsburg should look like?
And I agree. Brooklyn Paper isn't protecting a source, they're protecting a criminal/a-hole who should get a freakin life!
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:32 pm
FritoLay from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Dear Andy Campbell,
I am not a journalist and won't pretend to know what rules and standards journalists have to follow, but how did this get past your editors?

This isn't a protest. This is vandalism. You are protecting a criminal, not a source.
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:37 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
What the hell is wrong with you moronic yuphipsters and your bicycles anyway? People all over the world have been riding bicycles for 2 centuries. It's simple, little kids do it, and then its a part of life. But when you friggin anal retentive hipsters (have ALL OF YOU had your buttholes crazy glued shut?) "discover" something, then it's a BIG FRAKIN REVELATION followed by a lot of BIG FREAKIN DRAMA, and always with a concomitant rise in the obhect or commodity at hand being foisted upon the rest of us normal human beings.
Ooooooooh, COFFEE!!!! Let's do AMZING things with it, and make it real expensive. Did you know it's grown by INDIGENOUS people in INDIGENASTAN? Wow man! Have you heard abuot fair trade? We give them money and they give us COFFEE!!
oooohhh, BICYCLES! It's an alternative to walking down the streets 5 across in our lame ironic outfits, or piling our smelly unwashed asses into a subway train!
Oooooooh, BANDS! We can sing and prance around, and so can our friends! Have yuo heard my BAND?
Oooooh, old buildings!! If we give some old guy LOTS of Daddy's money, we can live there! All it costs is each of us chipping in $1000 of daddy's money, and 8 of us can live in a ONE BEDROOM!!! Why havent other people tried this, ITS SO COOL!!!
I'd like to crazy glue ALL OF YOU PuTZES TOGETHER and drop you in the Gowanus canal. Sshmucks.
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:42 pm
FritoLay from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Also, please get in touch with me as I am going to start putting glue in car locks and the locks on apartment doors.
If you like, I can put glue in yours - then you'll have a real hard hitting story where you can flex your journalistic muscles.
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:42 pm
LOL says:
Oooooh, old buildings!! If we give some old guy LOTS of Daddy's money, we can live there! All it costs is each of us chipping in $1000 of daddy's money, and 8 of us can live in a ONE BEDROOM!!! Why havent other people tried this, ITS SO COOL!!!

Just classic, you made my day......
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:56 pm
FritoLay from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth,
I've always found it ironic that the Hasids in Williamsburg complain about the trust-fund kids... aren't the majority of Hasids getting govt welfare support?
Aug. 11, 2010, 1:57 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey Frito needs to get Layed: You hipster dooshbags find EVERYTHING ironic. So why would your incoherent attempt at a comment be any different. This is why Hasids complain about trust fund kids--because you are MORONS.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:02 pm
Chris from East Village says:
Mike: My facts were completely right, an you obviously missed the point. Fatimah said that ALL cyclists run red lights, and ALL cyclists are Yuppies. The statistics I cited proved her wrong.

I agree that the red-light running is terribly high, and as a law-abiding cyclist who stops at red lights, I get pissed off when I see someone blow by me. But to say that I'm just as bad as that person simply because I'm on a bike is why this outrage is so absurd.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:27 pm
Former BK Paper Reader from The Burg says:
I will not read the Brooklyn Paper again until the editor and the author of this article apologize and reveal the identity of this vandal.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:45 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
No Chris, Fatimah didn't say "ALL cyclists run red lights" she said "Bicyclists don't obey traffic laws", and your stat of "38% of cyclists don't stop at red lights" supports her statement, but not your misinterpretation.
If 38% of Iraqis were killing Americans, it would be fair, in common usage, to say "Iraqis are killing Americans", but it would be incorrect to interpret it, as you did with Fatimah, to say "All Iraqis are killing Americans."

Fatimah didnt say "ALL cyclists are Yuppies." She said "Hit the yuppie biksters in their pocketbooks." You counter with "Only 39% of the cyclists in Bed-Stuy in a NYC DOH study were white." There is nothing in that statistic that rules out the possibility that all 38% of cyclists who run lights (assuming that stat holds for Bed Stuy) were indeed yuppie scum. So unless you have a breakdown of bike scofflaws broken down by yupiiehipster scum vs normal people, your are wrong to say you proved her wrong.

So no, Cupcake, your statistics did NOT "prove her wrong." They DID prove that you are not quite sure what statistics are, or how to use them. They don't teach that in fingerpainting class, I guess.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:48 pm
gene from williamsburg says:
I'd just like to say that you all know that putting glue in a lock is vandalism. Do you also know that graffiting my home is vandalism? Do you know urinating on my home is vandalism? How about the piles of vomit you leave behind? Go home to your mother's so they can clean up after you!

Former Reader, trust me, no one will miss you.
I forget you were brought up on no competition. Everyone gets a trophy, there is no score keeping in the games you play. Everyone in class is gifted and Talented( I see the graffiti). When you get REAL jobs your mommy won't be there to help.
Aug. 11, 2010, 2:55 pm
Chris from East Village says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth: The vast majority of the anti-bike comments here criticize cyclists for not following traffic laws. Yet I'm stating, with evidence, that the majority of cyclists DO follow traffic laws. Sorry that my statement wasn't clear enough for you.

We both want the same thing, no? We want cyclists to follow the law.

Making blanket statements like "bicyclists don't obey traffic laws" isn't going to help get us there, because it's simply not true. Fatimah's statement INFERS that ALL bicyclists don't obey traffic laws. Even if she had said, "MOST bicyclists don't obey traffic laws," she would have been wrong.
Aug. 11, 2010, 3:09 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey Chris--So if 38% of people in my neighborhood were randomly firing shotguns on the sidewalk, I shouldn't be concerned or make rash "blanket" statements like "people in my neighborhood are shooting guns in the streets" because the majority aren't firing shotguns? Uh, Ok!
Aug. 11, 2010, 3:21 pm
gene from WB says:
Rabbi, You are wasting your breathe. I have lived in the neighborhood for more than 50 years . We never had trouble with your community, the Hispanic community, the Polish, the Ukranians, the Lithuanians nor the Italian immigrant community. Why is it that these newbies are an issue? Because they are not families trying to make a better life for themselves. They are immature sponges here to rape the city of resources and then go away. They know they are fakes,don't qualify their stupidity with an intelligent response.
Aug. 11, 2010, 3:56 pm
garrett from bed stuy says:
As my new friend Marla suggested, I did some research. There is no law against locking to a street sign. The only law pertaining to signs is New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Article 24, Section 1115. It says nothing about vehicles, and seems to be designed to address graffitti.

The Gluesader's day in court will not be pretty, although I'm expecting some counter-vigilantes will break his fingers before cops even get involved. A taste of what awaits him-
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:11 pm
dc from WB says:
this guy wants to make room for "people getting out of cars"??

this article and it's comments remind me why i hate the world.

i'm going to liquored up and wait on bedford for this fool. show him what old school kids do with u-locks......
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:23 pm
Chris from East Village says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth,

Riding a bike through a red light is the equivalent of firing a loaded gun? You've clearly lost your mind.

More cold, hard statistics: guns kill hundreds of New Yorkers every year. One pedestrian has been killed by a cyclist in New York in the past three years.

I'm not defending these scofflaws, but you need to stop and put things into perspective. There are much more serious problems plaguing our neighborhoods than some inconsiderate cyclists.
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:28 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Chris--"Riding a bike through a red light is the equivalent of firing a loaded gun? You've clearly lost your mind. "

Look vontz, pay attention. No one said they were equivalent, did they. Huh? No they didn't. We are discussing drawing conclusions and making inferences based on statistics.

This article, Mr Genius, IS ABOUT INCONSIDERATE CYCLISTS that have pissed off one righteous member of the community. Resorting to non-sequitors about gun violence and "there are more serious problems than inconsiderate cyclists bla bla" shows that you have a short attention span and probably the ADHD that most hipsters do, but doesn't add anything.
Aug. 11, 2010, 4:47 pm
Chris from East Village says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth,

You certainly suggested it. You stated that the community reaction to a large amount of gunfire should be the same as the community reaction to people running red lights on bikes. You made a very clear comparison. You can back off of it, but you cannot deny you connected the two.

And it's funny that you think this article is about inconsiderate cyclists. Did you read it? I'm pretty sure it was about a misanthropic vandal who is destroying people's personal property.

Or do you want to bash my reading comprehension again to advance your own argument?

Nice to see you bothered to read the article.
Aug. 11, 2010, 5:03 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Forget it Chris you are hopeless. Mommy and Daddy should demand a refund for your education.
Aug. 11, 2010, 5:12 pm
Chris from East Village says:
The only hopeless person is you, Rabbi. Cycling will continue to increase whether you like it or not. I made efforts to extend an olive branch and find some common ground (we both dislike cyclists who break the law), but you just ignored me. Either suggest some reasonable solutions to the problem, or shut up about it.

Whining in the comments of a sensationalistic news article will accomplish nothing.
Aug. 11, 2010, 5:20 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Chris, here's a reasonable solution. Tell all your whiny, "look at me I'm on a bike mommy!" overly entitled culturally destitute vapid interloping hipster buddies to learn some G-ddamn manners and stop being such a blight on the neighborhoods they infest.

Then get back to me after you have done that, I'll have some more suggestions.
Aug. 11, 2010, 5:35 pm
I Killed Josh! from CHRIS IS A BIKE FREAK says:
My my my Chris, what a sick and pathetic retarded bike freak you are.

Such syndrome.

You bike freaks wanna turn this into more BS when it is simply about you freaks being bat sh*t crazy and annoying. It has nothing to do with who obeys traffic laws or bikes versus cars....DUH. This is really aboout your self righteous, self entitled STANK ASS attitude, which has turned the people of Brooklyn against you.

Just listen to you: "Cycling will continue to increase whether you like it or not"

How paranoid. Really, bike freaks, how to you arrive at *that*conclusion? No one ever took an anti bike position.

JUST AN ANTI-BIKE FREAK position. JUST AN ANTI-BIKE POLLUTION POSITION. JUST AN ANTI YUP/HIPSTER F**CKFACE POSITION. These have more to do with being YOU BIKE FREAKS BEING anti-social and narcissistic than to do with actual bike riding.

Now, being such a scary bike freak you went and got people mad at you. THEY ARE SICK OF YOU NOW. So now YOU ASSH**LES are the target. NOT BIKE RIDING.

Too much syndrome has impaired your thinking. You should see a shrink.
Aug. 11, 2010, 5:46 pm
BKcyclist from Greenpoint says:
I changed my mind I killed josh. you are a consumerist commercial watching mcdonalds eating puerto rican who has the intelligence of a bar of soap.. too bad you don't smell like one. you have too many roaches in your kitchen.
Aug. 11, 2010, 6:10 pm
I Killed Josh! from LOOK AT THESE SICKOS says:
Yep, all it takes is a little criticism and it really sets you sickos off, doesn't it.


Yep BKcyclist from GP, did *THAT* make your bike any safer????


Better start carrying some acetone with you. BUt, really how would you get the acetone way up in the lock? Dissolving krazy glue with acetone isn't as easy as it sounds and guess what bike freaks ACETONE IS TOXIC, especially the volume needed to dissolve KG!!!!!! And, if my man does it rite, he's really using epoxy.
Aug. 11, 2010, 6:16 pm
Mateo from Bed Stuy says:
It is NOT illegal to attach your bike to public street fixtures such as no parking signs, parking meters (MTA fixtures another story).
Prove me wrong. Whats the law or ordinance!?
Sloppy reporting by the publisher.

And so when I see a car double parked I can go seal the locks too-- great society we're going towards...

Aug. 11, 2010, 7:15 pm
I Killed Josh! from Mateo are you a BIKE FREAK TOO? says:
Hmmmmmm Mateo,

I think our society started going down hill when all these bike freaks came to Brooklyn with their sick, sick paranoid dellusions.

How is it that these sickos whine about *their* personal property when a huge percentage of them ABONDON these bikes.

How is it that these sickos whine about vandalism but the bike freaks repainted the bike lanes they *lost* in WB? It cost the city alot of money. What about all those hairy, ugly bike freaks that insist on riding around NAKED....good god!!! VISUAL POLLUTION.

THe legality of attaching your bike to public fixtures is not the issue. WHY YOU SICKOS INSIST ON DOING IT AND ABANDONING YOUR BIKES THERE is the question.

The sanity of bike freaks, who think they are saving the planet from certain destruction when in reality they have fallen for a sad fixie ad campaign...IS the question.

Aug. 11, 2010, 8:09 pm
Chris from East Village says:
I find it hilarious that you called me a hipster while I sat in my office in a suit. I am not a hipster, I don't befriend hipsters, and I despise hipsters. Just like I argued: not all cyclists are hipsters. Some are actually productive members of society who volunteer for community organizations (including helping to lead an effort to educate cyclists on the very laws you complain about) and support local businesses.

But no, go ahead, keep persisting with your stereotyped delusions. I'm a hipster simply because I ride a bike.

Get a life, people.
Aug. 11, 2010, 8:43 pm
I Killed Josh! from Chris is a BIKE FREAK says:
Not kidding, man...go see a shrink.
Aug. 11, 2010, 9:29 pm
Cycledrama from Crown Heights says:
Maybe next week we'll see the Brooklyn Paper reporting on-- "A longtime neighborhood resident has gotten so frustrated by double-parked cars that he has actually begun smashing windows as a form of vigilante injustice."

Or, perhaps --

"A longtime neighborhood resident has gotten so frustrated by constantly jaywalking pedestrians he has actually begun robbing them as a form of vigilante injustice.... 'If I get the right people together, we will go down Jay Street at 4 pm and rob jaywalkers of their belongings,' said the vigilante, whom we’re calling 'The Street Crusader.'"

Think we'll see the Brooklyn Paper preserving the anonymity of these criminals? Oh, but someone taking the (ridiculously minimal) law into their own hands by destroying property is OK when it comes to bikes. Or maybe when it comes to yuppies. Whatever. All that matters is that the Brooklyn Paper manages to wrap both complete hypocrisy and criminal conspiracy together in one dirty rag!
Aug. 11, 2010, 9:57 pm
Chris from East Village says:
@I Killed Josh! Seriously, go take your pills. You're the nutjob who thinks that anyone who rides a bike is a "freak," and can't possibly have a reasonable conversation with someone who agrees with you that too many cyclists break the law.
Aug. 11, 2010, 11:35 pm
Native from Bushwick says:
longtime resident you must be a special type of Cracker they just don't make here in NY.
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:23 am
Native from Bushwick says:
Hahahaha touche!
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:42 am
gene from WB says:
NBC NEWS this morning picked up this story and if any of you "lock my bike to the pole" morons heard it IS illegal .
Aug. 12, 2010, 9:52 am
I killed Josh! from The Bike Freaks Come out AT Night... says:
Nope Chris, definitely NOT against bike riding or any normal NYC resident doing their thing. That is YOUR PARANOID ISSUE.


Lookie here: "can't possibly have a reasonable conversation with someone who agrees with you that too many cyclists break the law"

Did I say anything about too many cyclists breaking the law? NOPE. Thats your syndrome working against you. I said you guys are SICK BIKE FREAKS and have a bad attitude and cause bike pollution, which has turned the entire City against you.

You are in complete denial about your mental illness and are projecting it onto me. I AM THE SANEST PERSON ON HERE. NOBODY CAN HAVE A REASONABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT the Krazy Glue Hero BECAUSE *YOU* (not every bike rider, just YOU) are a sick bike freak. When confronted with your dellusions, you start making stuff up to compensate for your sick sick depravity. GET HELP SICKO.

Spent the day on here? Hell to the YEAH! Somebody's gotta call you bike freaks out for the sick bastards you really are.

Just look at you bike freaks.....the second your crazazy illogical retarded paranoid arguments FAIL, you resort racist bullshit....

SEE EVERYBODY, Thats a bike freak for ya....

See them for what they really are: SICK PARANOID FREAKS.

I got your back.
Aug. 12, 2010, 9:53 am
Matilda from WB says:
If you mess with my bike, I will hunt you down. I will chop you up into little pieces. I will feed you to my dog. Any questions?
Aug. 12, 2010, 10:43 am
Jeff from Brooklyn says:
Dude needs a ——ing U-Lock to the skull. And then some.
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:04 am
Matilda from WB says:
I'm going to start putting Krazy Glue in the locks of gas guzzling SUVs, and if they're dumb enough to not have a locking gas cap, I'm going to put a little Coca Cola in their gas tank for good measure.
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:13 am
I killed Josh! from Let your freak flag fly says:






Aug. 12, 2010, Noon
Jacki from Bushwick says:
This guy is a tool, and will be caught eventually.

I think people are losing focus on the issue. The point is, this guy is deciding that taking the law into his own hands by breaking the law. That's wrong. Just like if we all decided to slash tires of double parked cars in Brooklyn, which I, personally, think is a much bigger problem in Brooklyn, with it's traffic and narrow roadways.

So, that's bad. This guy is again, a tool. He needs to be severely beaten and made to reimburse the money to anyone whose bike lock he's destroyed. Then the law can do whatever they want to him.

A separate issue is what drove him to destroy other people's property - a crowded bike area. THAT needs to be taken up with the city planning agency so than a plan of action can be developed that will be beneficial to everyone. It's obvious bike usage exploded faster than anyone could have imagined or planned for, and therefore the city was unprepared to have to deal with it as a transportation/space issue on such a large scale. So, it's going to take some time. Talk to your community boards and git her dun.
Aug. 12, 2010, Noon
lol from loltown says:
"How can we get rid of all these bikes? I know...glue them here PERMANENTLY! Genius!"
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:06 pm
Brian says:
but as soon as you start dong the same thing to motorists it becomes a felony. Bikes belong, especially in a city as crowded as this. If the city provided adequate parking for cyclist the problem would disappear.
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:16 pm
I killed Josh! from Jacki are you a bike freak? says:
Dear Jacki from Bushwick...

Do you think its ok that the bike freaks took matters into their own hands and REPAINTED over the bike lanes in WB that the city deleted?

That cost the taxpayers thousands....

Aug. 12, 2010, 12:17 pm
Jacki from Bushwick says:
Dead Josh... you know you can't delete paint, right? ;)
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:20 pm
lulz says:
so basically I killed Josh! is the crazy glue crusader?
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:21 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Chris the East Village Idiot, you are a true putz. Just listen to your hipsterish putziness. You claim you are no hipster, but you share the identical, annoying, infantile predilection for pompously turning the mundane into self righteous posturing.

You whine on about "productive members of society who volunteer for community organizations (including helping to lead an effort to educate cyclists on the very laws you complain about)"

So Lord Putz, you yuppiehipstergarbage are so STUPID you need "community organizations" to explain to you morons that you shouldn't go through red lights?!?!?

"and support local businesses." OOOH OOOH OOOH. How revolutionary. You people SHOP!!!! What a mitzvah to our borough! Except largely you support your own overpriced annoying "clubs" and "coffee houses" and other blights you have brought to Brooklyn AND the East Village.

Next you hipstreryupster trash will claim you invented procreation (probably after one of you gets knocked up for not having paid attention in one of your "community organizations" that explains how childbirth occurs!)
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:27 pm
Leo from Planet Earth says:
I hope someone retaliates by going down the street and putting glue in all the car locks. Mutually Assured Destruction works.
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:33 pm
Sparky from other side of the country says:
Now that this article has the 'vigilante' famous. I'm sure it won't be long before some other pro-bike vigilante finds this guy, kicks his a$$, glues the lock on his doors and publishes his name address on the internet for other vigilantes to seek retribution. then he'll get sued by every person whose lock were super glued. no one is anonymous for long in the internet.
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:34 pm
Matilda from WB says:
How do you know those bikes are abandoned? I have two bikes. One I ride every day, and one I ride once in awhile on longer rides. It's not an abandoned bike, and if you mess with it - I will hunt you down. I will cut you up into little pieces. I will feed you to my dog. Got me?
Aug. 12, 2010, 12:47 pm
I Killed Josh! from JACKI YOU R A BIKE FREAK says:
Oh, Jacki how sad and I thought you were such a nice reasonable goil.

But no, you ARE A BIKE FREAK...


Why is it that these sickos get on here SO PISSED about vandalism, but when you ask them about the vandalism THEY DID BY REPAINTING THE WB BIKE LANES THE CITY DELETED THEY CANNOT RESPOND....

NO, in the sick logic of a true bat —— crazy psycho path, they can NEVER EVER EVER EVER cop to their anti-social benavior....ITS ALWAYS THE CAR PEOPLE....OR THE CITY...

Watch out everybody...the car people are coming to get you....


G-d be with you Krazy Glue Hero. Hopefully you will glue more and more this weekend.

Aug. 12, 2010, 12:48 pm
I killed Josh! from they hate you in Portland too says:
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:07 pm
meatwad from upper GI says:
I'll continue to yell and hope someone hears me.
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:09 pm
SM says:
Here's the link to submit a tip to the local precinct regarding Andy Campbell's (author) protection of the criminal described the article.

Name: Andy Campbell
Type of Offense: Obstruction of Justice
Crime Description: Withholding identification of a vandal
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:11 pm
opine from space says:
I would find him more savvy if he went around the city with a dozen official looking bike racks and some stencils to "liberate" parking for bicycles from the automobiles near crowded portions of the sidewalk. People would quickly fill the new "parking" making it difficult for the city to argue against it.
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:39 pm
Joseph from uws says:
acetone dissolves krazy glue
simple nail polish remover
hope that helps someone

this guy could join up with the 'yuppies' to get more and better bike facilities
become a force for solving the problem
cause getting even is getting even sicker

good luck
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:45 pm
dawook from Rittenhouse says:
Won't it be funny when someone finds out who it is and glues the doors shut on his car while it's at a parking meter.
Aug. 12, 2010, 1:46 pm
adubb from nowhere says:
This guy really is really ridiculous! I don't like the bikes, so I'm going to make them very difficult to remove - that'll solve the issue.

BP - shame on you for covering up his ID - give this guy to the police!
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:03 pm
Dave from Soho says:
What a jacky.

I hope somebody epoxies his car door locks.
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:03 pm
Rich from Philly says:
This is an epic troll. Well done.
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:08 pm
piffster from bay hood says:
—— yuppies - keep doin yo thang crusader
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:10 pm
piffster from bay hood says:
fack the tuppies - keep doin yo thang crusader
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:11 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
SM--do your initials stand for "Stupid Monkey"?

"Type of Offense: Obstruction of Justice"
Are you that stupid? And in which court did this occur? Because it is in court cases that "obstructions of justice take place." Not in your tiny mind.

"Crime Description: Withholding identification of a vandal"
Where is the vandalism? Is there a criminal investigation happening? Has anyone stepped forward claiming they were vandalized?

If there IS any crime here, it's the crime of utter imbecility on the part of schmucks like yourself trying to intimidate a guy writing a blog post, but instead making asses out of themselves.
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:15 pm
ac from bk says:
as many other people have said, you're protecting a petty vandal, BP, not a source. he's not a vigilante, but a criminal. if he wants change, he should go about it legally, instead of pulling —— like this, which will likely (and hopefully) get his head knocked in.
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:20 pm
adubb from nowhere says:
PS - anyone who writes in ALL CAPS is a moron
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:22 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey "AC from BK", does the "AC" stand for "A CRETIN?"
"he's not a vigilante, but a criminal." Umm, sweetcheeks, vigilantes generally are criminals by definition.
"you're protecting a petty vandal." Mr Cretin, have you seen evidence of this vandalism? Then you should take it to the police. But in actuality, you have nio evidence that this person even exists. yet even though this may be an imaginary person, and even though you have no actual evidence of a crime, you (who apparently abhors vigilantism) hopes he gets he head knocked in.
There certainly are quite a few clueless schmucks commenting here! Welcome Mr Cretin.
Aug. 12, 2010, 2:45 pm
Shukri from Greenpoint says:
I live there, and my bike is my transportation method. I am utterly amazed ant the anger some people feel towards bikes. And having herd their comments, I feel their anger is completely misplaced. New York is crowded, and roads are packed with traffic. We should be encouraging people to use their bike instead of their car.

I am so pissed at the way this paper is portraying the a-hole. If I find my lock glued, I will call the police and tell them that this paper knows who did it, and they even glorify him as a crusader.

Mr Campbell; your reporting is irresponsible. Please report this angry idiot to the police.
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:06 pm
D from Brooklyn says:
I'm on the fence with this one. I'd rather have bike traffic than car traffic, but bikers should keep their bikes in their apartments or the hallways of their buildings.

Gluing the locks won't solve anything though, I see this escalating very quickly. If someone was gluing the lock on my motorcycle I would not respond responsibly and I don't think anyone can expect these bikers to.
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:15 pm
I killed Josh! from Brooklyn says:
Hey guys,

I'm sorry about all my ranting and raving. Truth is I ride my bike everywhere and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I myself am a "BIKE FREAK" who likes to get on my soapbox and shout I LOVE MY BIKE!!!!

I apologize to all that I have offended and beg for your forgiveness, for my idiotic comments. I forgot to take my medication.
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:15 pm
hurrr from durrr says:
it's a lotta hipster in hurrr, don'tcha think?
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:17 pm
hurrr from durrr says:
if ya'll are so pissed about you're bikes, why don'tcha tap into your mama's trust fund and buy another one?
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:20 pm
Big Daddy from where people don't F* with bikes says:

"Are you that stupid? And in which court did this occur? Because it is in court cases that "obstructions of justice take place." Not in your tiny mind."

Obstruction's of Justice take place OUTSIDE of court...they get TRIED in court (duh!)
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:47 pm
Xalk from Vancouver says:
Maybe they need less cars not less bikes. Or more organized way of parking and storing.
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:49 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
@Big Doody

As I said, it is COURT CASES where obstructions of justice take place. I didn't say in the actual courtroom. The point being that the moron I responded to thinks there's obstruction of justice even though there is no actual case or investigation. Or as far as anyone knows, no actual culprit.
Aug. 12, 2010, 3:55 pm
Big Daddy from where people don't F* with bikes says:
I am a huge douche. Someone please krazy glue my balls to a bike and hurl it off a cliff. Clearly, I'm the biggest moron on the planet.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:12 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Bike Freaks are getting scared says:
@ D, you know what man, I guarantee you, that YOU would never behave like a scary bike freak:

1. Abandoning your motorcycle like a discarded toy.
2. Ranting like a sick and depraved FREAK that you are saving the planet from certain environmental disaster.
3. Acting like a narcissistic ASSH_LE.

THESE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIORS are the reason sick bike freaks get targeted. Im sure you are respectful to others and know how to live harmoniously in an urban environment.


I guess I really got you SICK BIKE FREAKS scared!

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Stupid bike freaks.

This is exactly what happens when BIKE FREAKS get cornered by their own retarded thinking.

LOOOOK AT THEM. All they can resort to is name calling and pissy little hate comments. None of them on here can make a logical argument that is actually relevant to this story. Instead they all turn into psycho-nazis threatening the reporter and anybody who touches their precious little bikes. BUT IF THOSE BIKES ARE SO F-ING IMPORTANT, MOVE THEM INSIDE YOUR APARTMENTS.

As I said before: YOU BIKE FREAKS ARE BAT SH*T CRAZY and need a few weeks in Bellevue for psychiatric observation. There is a clinical trial for a new anti-psychotic going on a Columbia can get in on it for free....RIDE YOUR BIKES OVER THERE.

You aren't special and are not saving the planet. Instead you are vandals and bullies and Nazis. SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK.

God bless you Krazy Glue Hero! Be careful out there. Hopefully you will kick in a few spokes for good measure.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:14 pm
Shukri from Greenpoint says:
I take back everything I said. I think the bicycle gluer is a hero and should be worshipped. I don't know what I was thinking earlier.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:15 pm
hurrr from durrr says:
To the people who lock their bikes in places where they shouldn't be locked, please, listen to a hint of logic:

Yes, gluing the locks will ultimately escalate the issue, and as counterproductive as it sounds, it will make you realize how stupid you are for locking them there in the first place.

You bike fascists are kind of full of yourselves if you think you can do whatever you want with your bikes. Therefore, if you can't be responsible with them, you don't deserve to have them. It's a privilege, not a right.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:23 pm
throcko from Harlem says:
This gives me a great idea. I'm fed up with streets packed with [double-]parked cars. How's about I glue their locks?
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:27 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Bike Freaks are getting scared says:
Do you naieve people really think more bike racks or parking will solve this problem????



Because these bike freaks are BAT SH*T crazy. The only thing that will happen is their anti social behavior will escalate. More and more and more bikes will be abandoned in the proposed bike parking spaces. Giving in to a psychotic's dellusions will only reinforce and escalate them.

THe real problem is their dellusions. They are not saving the planet. Reverting back to 19th Century will not solve the pollution or global warming problems.

This is not about cars v. bikes.

It is a social issue and these bike freaks need to learn how to peacefully co-exist with everyone in brooklyn. BIKE FREAKS DO NOT OWN THE SIDEWALKS.


BIKE RIDING is not a license to be disrespectful to others.

Just enjoy it and STFU. JEEZ stupid bike freaks.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:28 pm
Big Daddy from where people don't F* with bikes says:
@Rabbi Buddy Boob (I can play this game too)

No, you literally said, and I quote, "it is in court cases that "obstructions of justice take place.". You said IN COURT CASES which sounds like it is in the court room where people obstruct justice (I like to nit-pick like you).

Check out this website:

I especially like the part where it says:

"Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice."
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:29 pm
Big Daddy from where people don't F* with bikes says:
Nevermind what I just posted. I'm an idiot. I'm really not nit-picky, I'm just misunderstood. No one likes me, I don't have any friends, besides my cat, whom I've nurtured since I was merely a teetotaler, and not a pretentious f*ggot, which I am now, and that's the reason no one wants to be around me. That, and I smell.

I'm just going to go back to the corner from which I came and impress no one except myself with my deluded beliefs and irrational behavior.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:47 pm
mattw from utah says:
So, I'm not from Brooklyn, and but reading a lot of these comments, I just end up wondering: if the bikes are really "abandoned", why not do what they do with cars in limited-time spaces? someone comes along and marks it in some non-permanent way, and if they come back after an interval and it is in the same place (as the marking would indicate), they remove it? I'm sure someone would be willing, under the auspices of the city, to come along and remove bikes with bolt cutters and sell them if they were really abandoned.

If it's just a lot of bikes in use that are parked all over, it seems like that's a good thing. Less traffic congestion, less trouble for the environment. If the problem is that you can't walk around them because they're so tightly packed, why not mark off a couple walkways and simply remove bikes that violate the "walk paths" so people can get through?

Just curious.
Aug. 12, 2010, 4:55 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Big Da Da--try and pay attention. Explain to me how the author of this story can be charged with "obstruction of justice" (as the moron who brought it up in the first place suggested) when there is no actual pursuit of justice (a court case, a criminal investigation etc) taking place? That is all that matters.
Aug. 12, 2010, 5:28 pm
Dear Mattw,

Bikes ARE abandoned probably every neighborhood in Brooklyn is now littered with these abandoned rusted out bikes discarded by a bike freak. In WB it is probably x100000000000 more intense than anywhere else.

Unfortunately NYC is facing a huge budget crisis. Also, NYC is really not that efficient when it comes to sh*t like this. People probably complain and complain but there aren't enough resources to cater to these bike freaks. But really, why should NYC pay for that, when the answer is simple: BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR BIKES.

Apparently there is some mythical bike organization out there that is removing, rehabilitating and redistributing these abandoned bikes, but it seems like they aren't even making a dent. Seriously, there are TWENTY abandoned rusted out POS bikes in front of my building that have been there for 2 YEARS.

I don't think you understand the proportions we are dealing with. Irresponsible, psychotic bike freaks pose their own problems. And NONE OF THESE SICKOS want to own up to them. So, NO! MORE BIKE IS NOT GOOD FOR US when its sicko bike freaks being disrespectful to the community. If they would be more aware and respectful and get off their GD soapbox and actually LISTEN to the community, the good people of Brooklyn would work with them.

But NO, they act like some bike freak Nazis, doing whatever and whenever they want with their bikes So, NO! more bikes isn't always a good think when irresponsible bat sh*t crazy bike freaks are involved.
Aug. 12, 2010, 5:36 pm
Big Daddy from Thank god not Brooklyn says:
There are a lot of crazy a$$holes posting on this article (actually, just 2)

IKJ (or whatever "tough guy" name you want to hide behind), just because your daddy didn't hug you enough (or maybe he hugged you too much) doesn't give you tue right to act like a douchbag. Same goes for the so-called vigilante...learn to ride a bike and you might change your mind.

Rabbi - you're a tool. You're one of those people that like to argue just for the sake of arguing. You like the sound of your own voice, but the reality is that no one cares what you have to say.

So in reality, all this article did was show us 3 a$$holes with too much time on their hands.

Aug. 12, 2010, 5:44 pm
Peter from Boerum Hill says:
Nice job Brooklyn Paper, you're now an accessory to vadalism. Way to be to be legitimate reporters.

This guy is a straight up ——. So some person takes a bike to run an errand, locks his bike up on the sidewalk, and then comes back to see that he no longer can get to his bike without destroying a $100 chain (if it can even be broken). So he somehow deserves this because this douchebag has a problem with too many bikes. Give me a break! This isn't a vigilante, this is a classic definition of a narcissistic —— who is a drag on communities. I really like your paper, but after this article, I have to question my previous judgement. This is childish, controversy-baiting, and just low.

Seriously, reconsider what you do, because this is pathetic. This is an embarrassment to Brooklyn.
Aug. 12, 2010, 5:46 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey Big Poppa who Thank G-d is not from Brooklyn

"Rabbi "You like the sound of your own voice, but the reality is that no one cares what you have to say."

Which is why you feel compelled to keep responding and nit picking over nonsense? OK, Cupcake!
Aug. 12, 2010, 5:52 pm
The REAK IKJ! from Big Daddy is a BIKE FREAK. says:
No Big DO DO, Im not the one threatening people on here. If you go back and read these comments, its you SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK bike freaks doing that. Threatening the reporter????? What a bunch of unstable FREAKS.

As I said earlier to another bike freak : Why do you assume I DO NOT RIDE A BIKE? The dif is that I AM SANE AND NORMAL. I do not suffer from bike freak syndrome like you do, thus I do not go around bragging that I am a bike rider....DUH...See you bike freaks really do think you have some special status....WRONG.

Wow, Big DOODIE, it seems to me like G-d has afflicted you twice: first, with mental illness and second with mental retardation.



That's how you can tell they are insane, when confronted with REALITY they lose it. They can never ever come up with a coherent, logical argument in defense of their bike freak behavior. LOOK at how they lose control and get all angry and threaten violence when I confront them with their BS.

Sad, really sad.....

Aug. 12, 2010, 5:56 pm
Neil says:
1 - someone needs to krazy glue this guy's car lock next time it's left outside. It's an eyesore that litters the urban landscape.
2 - someone needs to explain slowly and carefully how krazy gluing a locked lock in order to force the removal of a bike is counterproductive.
Aug. 12, 2010, 6 pm
Big Daddy from Fun Town, U.S.A. says:
IKJ, no joke, that is some funny stuff. You really made me laugh out loud with that one. I LOVED the part where you wrote a big long hahahaha, and then the very next statement is, "That's how you can tell they are insane, when confronted with REALITY they lose it"...great stuff!
Rabbi, thank you for proving my point.

That really did make me laugh
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:09 pm
Big Daddy, failure @ life from A$$hole of Internet says:
Again, apologies. I seem to be delusional, perhaps I may have suffered some sort of severe & traumatic brain injury, or I have a personality disorder in which case I should probably seek professional treatment, stat.

Rabbi, you actually did not prove my point. I am the one who is arguing for the sake of arguing and I'm the one who likes "hearing the sound of [my] own voice."

IKJ, you have plenty of valid arguments, for which I have none to refute. I don't even live in NYC. In fact, I'm a huge douche canoe and I'm going to sterilize myself so my genes/personality defects cannot contaminate my fellow, superior brethren.

I will no longer post because I'm worthless, hipster scum.
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:27 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Big Dummy

I repeat, for the mentally impaired:
"Which is why you feel compelled to keep responding and nit picking over nonsense."
Thank you for continuing to prove my point.
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:28 pm
hurrr from durrr says:
@Neil - "someone needs to explain slowly and carefully how krazy gluing a locked lock in order to force the removal of a bike is counterproductive."

The way you phrased this, it doesn't follow your previous statement. Basically, you're stating that it's *NOT* counterproductive to glue locked bikes (deeming the bikes immobile, therefore creating more of a problem). Even though it *isn't* counterproductive, I'm not sure that's what you meant to say.

Krazy glue bikes.
People fear their bikes being vandalized.
People take measures to protect their bikes and do so in an organized, reasonable manner.
No more bikes in places where there shouldn't be bikes.
No more bike vandalism.

Comprehende mon Soeur?
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:37 pm
Big Daddy from The good 'ol' US of A says:
Rabbi, you've been arguing with people on here since yesterday...I just got to this party. You also left out the part where I called you a tool and told scruple that you like to argue for the sake of arguing. So I say one last time, thank you for proving my point...again.
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:48 pm
Big Daddy from Da Hood says:
IKJ, posting things under my name was funny 4 hours ago when I did it to you. If you wanna keep us laughing you need to stick with what works...the crazy talk, using the same words and phrases over and over and throwing in the long HAHAHAH's here and there. That's comedy GOLD!
Aug. 12, 2010, 6:59 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Unstable BIKE FREAKS says:
Uhhhh, no that wasn't mine. Somebody else thinks you're an unstable sicko.

I don't need to do that sh*t, cuz I've kicked all y'all as*es up and down this site for days now. But really, its not a fair fight cuz you guys are mentally ill sickos.


Stupid bike freak.


Go to it!!!!!

G-D Bless you.
Aug. 12, 2010, 7:03 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Big DOODIE LOST IT! says:
Awwwwwww did we work your last good nerve?

You lost it sicko get some help.
Aug. 12, 2010, 7:06 pm
Big Daddy from IKJ's Fanclub says:
That's more like it!
Aug. 12, 2010, 7:14 pm
dave from CA says:
i killed josh trolled the —— out of all of you.
Aug. 12, 2010, 7:58 pm
doc from williamsburg says:
Clearly, this gentleman who is gluing the bikes is happy only when he has something to be unhappy about. He should take the shortest route to the nearest psychiatrist to address his obvious personality disorder.
Aug. 12, 2010, 8:31 pm
Brocephus from West Coast says:
Dear Krazy Glue Guy, please come to Portland so I may drop kick you in the face. ——.
Aug. 12, 2010, 8:34 pm
Bob says:
He's sick of seeing bikes locked up on the street so he's going to glue the locks shut so they can't their bikes off the street.

Is he Charlie from "It's Always Sunny"?
Aug. 12, 2010, 9:08 pm
MJ from CriticalMass says:
Uh, wouldn't the answer to all this be more proper bike parking? The logic that it's the bikers fault is flawed. If we were to follow his logic, then once all legal means of bike parking were exhausted, then bikes should be left at home, and bikers should either walk, drive, or use public transit.

Shouldn't instead the demand be met with increased capacity instead of punishing people for practicing a societal, environmental, and physiological good behaviour?
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:14 pm
Laura from A city where bikes, citizens, and cars peacefully coexist says:
Fred from Brooklyn said:
"closing prospect park was not good enough, they had to have bike lanes on the parkside too."

What is this ——? If the world is moving toward a greener way of life by cycling, let's encourage it, by all means.

If I were the citizens there, I would set up cameras. And if I were the police, I would seek additional counts on which to charge these offenders, as they are deliberately disabling people's MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. Can you imagine the outrage if cyclists illegally disabled cars?

I can't wait until the old conservative curmudgeons die off, and leave a society capable of handling CHANGE, and allow us to progress, uninhibited, in a POSITIVE direction.
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:15 pm
metoo from southside says:
Hey dumbass your protecting a crime its not covered by the constitution or amendments
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:24 pm
Laura from A city where bikes, citizens, and cars peacefully coexist says:
PS - Dear Author,

This article seems, quite eerily, to acclaim this passive aggressive nut job. Would someone also be a "hero," if they were super gluing the locks to cars, or seeking ways to jam public transportation?

Let's be careful with our pen. Encouraging sickos with destructive, retrograde agendas is both dangerous and reckless writing.
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:29 pm
Big Daddy from Here and Now says:
These guys are pissed cuz bike riders have more rights than car drivers. They'll —— and moan that it's not true, but if they did a little research they'll find out that bikes have been around a lot longer than cars. F*K the Krazy Glue Queen
Aug. 12, 2010, 11:54 pm
Tom from West Side says:
Carry a pencil torch. It will melt and/or liquefy any glue. Most u-locks are 100% metal after you get rid of all the plasticky crap.
Aug. 13, 2010, 12:09 am
greenpoint from clint madden says:
Cars on masturbate, put the handle on the goo!
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:30 am
clint green from maddenpoint says:
Handle on masturbate, put the car on the goo!
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:32 am
madden madden from madden madden says:
Goo goo goo goo, goo goo goo gooooooooooo!
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:33 am
tniopneerg from neddam tnilc says:
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Aug. 13, 2010, 1:36 am
ek from California says:
Check it out guys, the good news is that super glue doesn't actually bond well to metal, it's just hanging out in the lock because the keyhole provides a nice little crevasse for it to pool into. So, with a little cyanoacrylate debonder (should be sold in hobby or art stores along with the super glue) you should be able to loosen up the glue enough to shove a key in and unlock your bike. Just don't inhale too much while you're applying the debonder because that stuff fumes up something awful.
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:41 am
Lo from Greenpoint says:
Listen, I read through some of these comments and at first I was kinda on this gluing vigilantes side, bc some bikers are ——s and feel that riding on the sidewalk is ok (just happened to me today). Some of you also act like riding a bike will somehow make you seem a little more "in" with the hipster crowd and I'm not down with any type of poser.

But some of you are also cool, mannered people-- not ALL BIKERS ARE JERKS (directed at Rabbi and Bike Freak). So what is the problem?!

This resolves nothing, it's really childish and illegal. So get over it. "Bike Crusader"'re going to get beat dude. Lol

*Btw, before you try and come at me, I've always lived in Greenpoint (21 yrs) and I don't own a ——ing bike. I want one now though!

Aug. 13, 2010, 3:20 am
NYgirlInSeattle from Seattle, WA says:
Someone place a tiny remote camera amongst a pile of irresistible bicycle bait and catch his face. Then print up "I'm the Krazy Glue A**hole who's been vandalizing your property." posters. Let the neighborhood deal with him accordingly.

Also, if I were an ad exec at Krazy Glue and looking for ways to promote my product in unusual ways through social media, this is exactly how I'd get more trolls to buy Krazy Glue. They're not mentioning the Super Glue brand. F-ing brilliant.

BP, I'm never reading your crap again.
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:44 am
anon from ymous says:

yeah, the camera thing would totally mcgoatally work, except there would be bikes covering your fragile expensive camera-that-mommy-bought-you's lens. Not only that, but how would you expect to identify him in the f*ing darkness? hmm? and why would you put a camera inside a pile of bikes when they *already mentioned* the surveillance cameras around that area?

If you have anymore *brilliant* ideas you'd like to share, please, by all means, refrain from talking and let the men deal with this, mmkay hun?
Aug. 13, 2010, 5:27 am
Rex Kramer from Oz says:
The Brooklyn Paper
One Metrotech Center, Suite 1001
Brooklyn, NY 11201

I'm sure there's a lock or two at this address. I hope no one puts glue in them.
Aug. 13, 2010, 6:58 am
Rick from East side says:
Allot faster and easier to put a hole in the tires
Aug. 13, 2010, 7:34 am
WilleB from Westborough says:
Andy Campbell is a moron.


The Brooklyn Paper
One Metrotech Center, Suite 1001
Brooklyn, NY 11201






Aug. 13, 2010, 9:40 am
Chris from Williamsburg says:
He probably thinks that by gluing the locks the bikes will stay there until they're either rusted, stolen, or removed by the city.

Regardless, the Brooklyn police should be called because this is obvious destruction of property. The Brooklyn paper would have to give up the man's name if the police have a warrant, which should be easy to get x(considering they know the name of the criminal).

Brooklyn Police's number: 718-963-5311, 718 963-4168

I hope he knows that some locks are over a 100 dollars and by admitting to locking numerous locks you're admitting to gluing over thousands of dollars. Pretty close to felony charges, you idiot.
Aug. 13, 2010, 10:03 am
Gabriel says:
Don said: "the brooklyn paper is protecting a criminal, not protecting a source," and I agree.

This is not good journalism.
Aug. 13, 2010, 10:58 am
Chris from Bushwick says:
I hope I catch this guy glueing my lock..
Aug. 13, 2010, 10:58 am
Nick from Brooklyn says:
This person ins't a crusader; he's a myopic idiot with his head in the sand.
When you consider the trillion dollars the U.S. has spent to protect our oil interests in our wars overseas, the thousands of soldiers who come home in caskets to fatherless or motherless children and the huge environmental disaster in the Gulf that will devastate livelihoods and families for years to come, do you:

A) Blame bicyclists.
B) Blame motorists for creating an insatiable and unsustainable demand for foreign oil. OR
C) Like the Darwin-defying Crusader, do you say, "My limited mental capacity is unable to connect my gas-guzzling lifestyle to the major environmental, economic and military problems affecting our country. Besides, I like cars, so it's OK to destroy clean transportation vehicles."
Aug. 13, 2010, 11:26 am
I killed Josh! from Oh, you sick sick sick bike freaks says:
@laura : "If I were the citizens there, I would set up cameras. And if I were the police, I would seek additional counts on which to charge these offenders, as they are deliberately disabling people's MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. Can you imagine the outrage if cyclists illegally disabled cars"

Did you parents have any children that lived? Really? Your answer is a police state? Why not just own up to REALITY. You bike freaks brought this on yourselves and the people of Brooklyn have rejected your childish behavior. Again, you sickos seem like a broken record, WHAT DO CARS HAVE TO DO WITH IT? NOTHING.

This is 100% about your sick narcisisstic behavior. You are not saving the planet. You cannot ALWAYS get your way. There are other people in Brooklyn WHO DO NOT SHARE YOUR SICK AND TWISTED POV.

Learn how to get along with others. Bike riding isn't a political issue and it certainly does not give you the right to disprespect other people. THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM BIKE FREAKS. NOT CARS....duh!

@ the a*shole from critical mass: Your bullsh*t organization does not constitue good social behavior. Fighting with policemen who are just trying to keep the streets safe is NOT GOOD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. Taking over the PUBLIC streets so normal, non-bike freaks cannot get to work or use these PUBLIC streets is NOT good social behavior. BIKE FREAKS are not good citizens. THey are mentally ill sickos that need psychiatric help. Bike riding is NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE and your retarded bike freak organization is irrelevant. You just want a soapbox to stand on because you need attention due to your bike freak syndrome.

@Nick. THe oil war is a disgusting human tragedy. However I think cars only play a samll part in this when you consider the huge global industrial demand.
Nonetheless, THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM IS NOT ABOUT CARS. And the oil war DOES NOT GIVE YOU BAT SH*T CRAZY BIKE FREAKS THE RIGHT TO ACT LIKE ASSH*LES. Be respectful to people whether or not they ride bikes or drive cars or are in a wheelchair. This is why YOU HAVE BEEN Targeted...becuase you are AS*HOLES.

Yes! bikes are fun and good exercise but that's it people. Just ride them in harmony. Bikes will NOT end this oil war. More cars did NOT CAUSE THIS OIL WAR. All the abandoned bikes are actually CAUSING POLLUTION and turning our neighborhoods UGLY.

All the rest of you retarded bike freaks:


Wow! You are so rabid-crazed! YOU PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THIS GUY DRIVES A CAR!!!!

How utterly twisted and sick.

See that's some scary bike freaks for you. Just spinnin their own wheels lost in their bike freak dellusions.

Aug. 13, 2010, 1:08 pm
Prospect from Park says:
"KILLED JOSH" is one whiny b**ch. I don't know how you can survive in the city with all those bikes. It's soooooo hard, you poor, poor thing. I mean, how can a good person look at a bicycle? And expensive bikes are so revolting! It's a natural instinct. Every time you see a bike, you have to whine. You should sue the city, you whining piece of crap.
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:19 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey MJ (does the J stand for "JERK"?)from Critical ASS

You blather "Uh, wouldn't the answer to all this be more proper bike parking? The logic that it's the bikers fault is flawed."

What a facking putz, typical of someone representing the morons who come careening down major thoroughfares while high on your hipster drugs terrorizing old lady pedestrians.

So Mr Critical Ass, by your moron logic, if I can't find a toilet while I'm walking down your block, it's no problem if I take a crap in your doorway? Not that you would notice, since you probably hole up in the turd infested, bedbug ridden hovels that you and your miscreant vontz pals spend your Daddy's money paying 3 times market value for.

Aug. 13, 2010, 1:27 pm
Prospect from Park says:
"KILLED JOSH" is a whiny b**ch.
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:29 pm
Prospect from Park says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth is a whiny b***ch.
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:31 pm
Megan & Josh from Someplace we pushed decent working people out of says:
We are sooooooooo mad at this bad glue man! Why can't he be like us, and just stay home with a paper bag over his head and use glue for what it was meant for--getting wasted and listening to cd's of our friends bands! And fingerpainting!
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:36 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Look at you, Mr. No Prospects Who Will Wind Up Living In the Park. A major putz. A walking advertisement for the dangers of inbreeding.
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:39 pm
John from Willy b says:
If I catch this dude I promise he'll never touch another lock again
Aug. 13, 2010, 1:39 pm
Prospect from Park says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth learned how to play with words by playing with himself. Your use of Yiddish is charming.
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:05 pm
Leon Freilich from Park Slope says:

First it was strollers on sidewalks,

Now it's a plague of two-wheelers;

What can be ailing our hipsters--

Not too young to be grumble dealers?
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:26 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey No Prospects from Park--I think you may be partly right...conversing with you does bear a similarity to playing with a dick.....SCHMUCK!
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:40 pm
Prospect from Park says:
Rabbi Buddy Booth, tell your pale overweight wife, which your mother chose for you, to be more accommodating tonight. This way you won't have to play with dicks.
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:46 pm
zero from uk says:
Blimey - you lot are weird.
Aug. 13, 2010, 2:58 pm
NIck Link from McKibbin says:
This guy is an idiot. How is one supposed to remove their bike from the street once he's glued their lock shut? He's making the problem worse with his stupidity. I also think this guy is just asking to get beat up.
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:08 pm
I Killed Josh! from There's lotta sicko bike freaks in Prospect Park says:
Awwww little bike freak...did I get you mad?????

Just listen to these pathetic foaming at the mouth sickos go on and on and on and on.



It is totally obvious you are scared.


You sick, depraved BASTARDS!

How does if feel to be rejected by an ENTIRE CITY. Yes bike freaks YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN BROOKLYN. We are fed up with your retarded antics. We have grown tired of your insane ranting and paranoid POV.

YOU SHOULD GET ON YOUR BIKES IMMEDIATELY AND PEDDLE TO NEVER, NEVER LAND where you will be safe from the pending environmental catastrophe....where you can frolic with Michael Jackson.




Hurry get on your bikes maybe that will save you, but LOOK OUT FOR THE EVIL GODLESS CAR PEOPLE!!!!!
They don't eat organic! YIKES....!!!!! WATCH OUT!!!!
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:17 pm
Skeem from Good Hood says:
This guy is an idiot. This is only going to cause a bigger problem. Way to go!
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:22 pm
Rabbi Buddy Booth from Eretz Brooklyn says:
Hey Nick WinkyLink from McStoopid

Your genius question of the day is "How is one supposed to remove their bike from the street once he's glued their lock shut?"

Gee, Mr Winky, I dunno. Say, how would you smell if someone glued your nostrils shut?
Answer--like a flea bearded, bedbug ridden, non-bathing hipster. IOW, no different than always.

"wah wah wah now I can't move my bike my lock is glued, waaaaaaaah." Consider it the equivalent of getting your car out of the pound after you've been towed for illegal parking. Fact is, Mr Winky, you CAN remove a bike after the lock has been glued shut, it's just going to cost you A LITTLE BIT MORE OF DADDY'S MONEY THAN HE SENT THIS MONTH.

Mr Winky, and the rest of you whiney, pathetic hipster sludge. Can you spell D-E-T-E-R-R-E-N-T????? (Noun: A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from some act. )

Say goodnight, Winky.
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:37 pm
Gunnar from South America says:
If the story is real and the guy really exists, street justice will find him and glue things he'll miss after cuting off. Just saying.
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:47 pm
I Killed Josh! from Free lobotomies for bike freaks.... says:
No Gunnar, you got it backwards.

THE KRAZY GLUE HERO ******IS******* street justice.

God bless you Krazy Glue Hero.....Next time the KG is on me!!!!!
Aug. 13, 2010, 3:49 pm
bikefreak from Brooklyn says:
NYC actually promotes and encourages bicycling
Aug. 13, 2010, 4:12 pm
I Killed Josh! from Bike freaks believe stupid propaganda.... says:
Oh you silly bike freaks,

Sadly you believe EVERYTHING you read. That is why you fell for the most retarded fixie ad campaigns.


Normal people just want you to be more SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE with them.

Got repeat after me :


Hopefully *that* will sink in...Im sure its how you were brainwashed the first time.




Here, listen I just got a message for you on my tinfoil hat from Mayor Bloomturd...he says: bikes = GOOD. Bike freak = As*holes.
Aug. 13, 2010, 4:26 pm
I Killed Josh! from Bike freaks believe stupid propaganda.... says:
Im calm now that I took my pill. Has anyone seen my cha cha shoes?
Aug. 13, 2010, 5:24 pm
I Killed Josh! from Bike freaks believe stupid propaganda.... says:
No. Fine. I'm going to make sweet love to myself. See you in 10.
Aug. 13, 2010, 5:26 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Watch out for the CAR people! says:
Sad bike freaks. Your minds are so over-burden by the bike freak syndrome you can't even come up with something original! Some other bike freak tried hijacking my handle yesterday. I STILL KICKED HIS A*S UP AND DOWN THIS SITE!!!!

THIS is how you tell its a bike freak, they cannot make a coherent, logical argument in support of their dellusional position.



That's how I know that I AM WINNING!!!!


Another bike freak driven to his breaking point.
Aug. 13, 2010, 5:33 pm
I Killed Josh! from ike freaks believe stupid propaganda.... says:
I'm a sad freak. My mind is so over-burden by the bike freak syndrome I can't even come up with something original!

THIS is how you can tell I'm a freak. I cannot make a coherent, logical argument in support of my dellusional position.



That's how I know that I AM A FREAK!!!


Another freak driven to his breaking point.
Aug. 13, 2010, 5:37 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Just admit it...YOU ALL BUST UP says:
Awww bike freak....are you mad? Sounds like it.....Are you getting messages on your tinfoil hat telling you the world is going to end? Just hold on to your bike. Im sure it will save you. But one thing, Im glad you admit to your sick sick sick sick sick problems. That is actually the first step. It will be easier to work with a shrink when you admit to being a psycho.

Why is it you bike freak wierdos are screaming about vandalism but YOU vandalize city property? YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT YOUR OWN ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR THAT TURNED BROOKLYN AGAINST YOU.


Good luck with your bikes! People are sick of you now. Do you really think Acetone will save you. NOPE. Face it, you are scared and your bikes are F*CKED!!!!

This is YOUR OWN FAULT because you refuse to have a reasonable dialogue. Instead you are self-entitled AS*HOLES. YOU ARE A MAJOR FAIL at recruiting people to using a more green mode of transportation. How hilarious. YOUR OWN AS*HOLISM has set your bike freak movement back YEARS!


Say goodbye to your bikes. Soon you will be forced to take the *BUS* (a very large car!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAhaaaa) or the train (a car on a track).

Aug. 13, 2010, 5:53 pm
A Question from Astoria says:
Hey, REAL IKJ. Your "G-D BLESS" suggests you are a religious Jew, right? Why are cursing so much then, dick?
Aug. 13, 2010, 6:38 pm
Driver from Astoria says:
Are you related to that Jewish terrorist caught in Atlanta, woman?
Aug. 13, 2010, 7:42 pm
Aug. 13, 2010, 8:13 pm
leslie from victoria says:
the most frequent poster on this article identifies with murder.look at his tag. probably runs over cylclists on deserted country roads for vacation excitement,knows the gatekeeper in his fairy tale afterlife won't admit him and blames his victims past and future.wish i had the spare time he is wasting posting here
Aug. 14, 2010, 12:44 am
Me from LIE says:
Aug. 14, 2010, 1:03 am
I Killed Josh! from his mom's basement says:
If you Google my handle "I Killed Josh!" you'll see that I'm nothing more than a lonely, frustrated, miserable, sex-less internet troll that literally spends ALL his time leaving juvenile comments all over the internet...not only on this site, but you'll find pages and pages of my antics all over the internet. Jerking off all day just doesn't cut it, so this is what I do for personal kicks and excitement.
Aug. 14, 2010, 4:17 pm
Mr. Sacamano from Greenpoint says:
I have rode my bike as a kid into adulthood for years through these city streets without any problems. Never made demands for ridiculous bike lanes, never complained about cars and pedestrians. In fact, many people rode bikes, for recreation, for transportation. It's a normal mundane activity that we all enjoyed.

But fast forward to this era of hipster/yuppie sickness, and once again, these miserable worms take a normal mundane activity (bike riding, drinking coffee, making music, schtupping, gardening, eating, finding a place to live, dressing oneself, breathing) and turn it into A BIG EFFIN DRAMA. And, they act like, and believe, in their infinite cretinousness, that they are the first ones to have ever ridden a bike, planted a vegetable, played music, drank coffee, rented an apartment had some sex or EVEN BREATHED, and that WE should praise them for it. And not only that, somehow EVERY ONE of these mundane activities winds up either tripling in price or simply degraded beyond recognition as a human activity. Not only are they screaming LOOK AT ME MOMMY, they are making us pay for it in cash, quality of life and sanity.

Lack of respect for people in the neighborhood who have been bombarded with this bike nonsense brought on by these self-absorbed transplants who can't handle owning a bike in the city is a big part of the problem. The whiney nasal squawking emanating from this comments section makes me wanna send this guy a case of Krazy Glue.
Aug. 14, 2010, 4:40 pm
The REAL IKJ! from I spend 24/7 fu*king over bike freaks says:

THATS RIGHT you sick bike freaks!!! Im gonna fu*ck with you til you STFU and get out of Brooklyn. Go to Portland...oh wait they hate you too:


They are so BAT SH*T CRAZY THEY ATTACKED ON OF THEIR OWN...Just cuz he was in a ***CAR****......


YOu unstable bike freaks should get help.
Aug. 14, 2010, 6:43 pm
Problem Solved from Greenpoint says:
When you see someone gluing locks, smash their ——ing face in with a u-lock.
Problem solved.
Aug. 15, 2010, 12:13 am
Paul from Park Slope says:
If this guy is upset about bikes crowding the sidewalk, wouldn't gluing the locks shut make the bikes stay there longer?

just saying..
Aug. 15, 2010, 12:38 pm
The REAL IKJ! from Pau, are you a bike freak? says:
No Paul, this matter has already been decided: DETERRENT.

Got it?
Aug. 15, 2010, 4:48 pm
Moshe aron Kestenbaum from Williamsburg ODA says:
Lady Gaga is evidence most people are idiots. ... You guys are proper ——en loonies :lol
Aug. 16, 2010, 8:28 am
beartoe from ellicott city says:
Prevent a$$holes like this from the glue trick by simply squirting a healthy glob of grease (I like the white moly grease kind) into your bike lock's keyhole about once a week. It can't be cleaned out, it will prevent superglue from working, and it keeps your lock from rusting.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:41 am
Anthony from Cobble Hill says:
The Post has a story on its webpage that relies on comments posted to report that how pissed hipster bikers are with the Brooklyn Paper and the vandal over the incidents.
Aug. 16, 2010, 10:58 am
StedyRuckus from Bed-Stizzle says:
Every single person on this thread is a moron.

Anyone who defends the bike lock glue head is an idiot.

Anyone trashing transplants to NYC has no sense of their own city's history.

Anyone trashing bicyclists is a moron too. I grew up in Brooklyn, and have been riding my bike to get around since i was 10 years old. Its simple, and convenient, and in case you haven't noticed there is no fast and efficient way to get around from neighborhood to neighborhood in Brooklyn.
There is no holier than thou sense of entitlement. People who ride bikes as a means of transportation would most likely use public transit as an alternative. Its just nice to ride your bike. Plus, how does one get from Bed Stuy to Park Slope? You can take 4 buses, 3 trains walk for 40 minutes, or just hop on your bike and ride for 10 minutes.

Seriously, they are just bikes.
Aug. 16, 2010, 11:20 am
Oliver from Gramercy says:
LOL anti bike guy is mad at both bikes parked on the sidewalk and the cities attempt to alleviate congestion by adding to the existing inventory of bike parking.

This is typical of the cognitive disconnect of righties evidenced by their ability to cling to multiple oppositional beliefs concurrently.

Unfortunately rather than causing their heads to explode, it merely increases their rage and feelings of impotence.
Aug. 16, 2010, 12:30 pm
Lenny from B.Ridge says:
If I catch you, I'll crazy glue your hand to your nether parts!! That's really bright! Glue the locks so the bikes can't be moved!Alotta deep thought there dummy!
Aug. 16, 2010, 3:44 pm
Steven from Bay Ridge says:
It's just astounding to think that a newspaper would give a forum to such a
reactionary lunatic in it's pages while allowing him to brag about crimes
he has already committed and describe his plans to commit more. You'd think
that would leave the newspaper open to some sort of liability or complicity
in the acts of the criminal imbecile.

The anti-bicycle sentiment that is brewing in the corporate media is just
amazing. If someone glued the locks of a bunch of swinemobile SUV's they'd
be labeled an "eco-terrorist" and be subjected to fast federal prosecution.
Attack us cyclists and you get to publicly pat yourself on the back and
proudly confess to your crimes in a "so-called" newspaper while walking free.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:41 am
Joel from Los Angeles says:
Don't take this crap, kids. Start carrying acetone (nail-polish remover)...dissolves super-glues. Be glad you don't live in LA, where our biggest worry isn't glued locks, it's speeding SUVs
Aug. 17, 2010, 1:22 pm
Manco from Brooklyn says:
Bicyclists in WB are for the most part jerks but yeah this guy is going about it all wrong. This guy should move to Holland he would have a field day if he could find a locked bike.
Aug. 17, 2010, 1:47 pm
bill from brooklyn says:
he's upset about people getting out of cars? they should just get bikes.
Aug. 18, 2010, 3:17 pm
Jonathan from Los Angeles says:
I say glue the dudes face to the U-Locks.
Aug. 24, 2010, 10:58 am
GI Joey from Styv says:
Krazy glue?!?! You a-holes should be thankful that he's going lightweight by just messing with your locks. I think a heavy dose of some bulk Pepper spray on those seats and handlebars would be the way to go! That'd be cool as hell. Once you cut the lock off your eyesore of a bike just to sit on the seat and get your genitals caught on fire! Or how about some slashed tires, broken chains and warped handle bars? Try riding that trash on the streets when your pedals suddenly disappear. There are so many ways to get you stupid cyclist off the road! Krazy glue? You ain't seen nothing, yet! Krazy Crusader is a kind and gentle soul when compared to me.
Aug. 26, 2010, 3:04 pm
GI Joey from Styv says:
Pepper spray those seats and handle bars! Snap those chains and remove pedals! Tire slashing, anyone? I'm all for idea of putting all the dirty needles I find into the cushioning of a bike seat! Hepatitis anyone? Run them over with a monster truck! Spike strips? Screw it! It's faster to slash a bike tire than to uncap a Krazy glue bottle. Now you stupid cyclist can feel the burden of having to carry a bike home on your shoulders!
Aug. 26, 2010, 3:18 pm
Steve Nitwitt from Sheepshead Bay says:
I can't believe how many comments this story got. I think it is a ten times more than Atlantic Yards Report has gotten of all its articles combined. Then again, Norm deletes most of them, unless they praise him.
Aug. 28, 2010, 2:58 am
Mfresh from ProspHeights says:
i understand this persons frustration but instead of taking a hand on approach why not speak to the DOS? and regulate bikes that have been parked for xx amount of time. truthfully speaking if i were to catch this person mistakenly gluing my lock i would remove such lock and beat him with it. your really have no right touching anyone else's —— especially if its not OBSTRUCTING anyones path. lets see you trying to insert crazy glue into someones double parked car @ 4am you coward!
Sept. 3, 2010, 2:41 am
James from Willyburg says:
Most of the bikers here, can't even afford cars. So they act all high and mighty, about how's it healthy and is cleaner. When in reality they give about as much —— as the people driving cars. Most bikers are pussies anyway, so please try to get into a fight with a vandal.
Sept. 10, 2010, 11:18 pm
Spanky the Real Brooklynite from Winsor Terrace says:
real Brooklynites call them Hipsters, Hipster douches, Fauxhemians... they have many names and are hated by all! They move to Brooklyn because of how cool it is and then want to change everything! Instead of learning how to ride a bike like a real Brooklynite.(With cars) They can' afford cars so they're jealous! they just use pollution as an excuse. I got a bunch of these idiots that moved into the house next door to me and now their front yard looks like a graveyard for rusty piece of —— pee-wee herman bikes! They use dirty old sheets to cover their windows. Pigs!
Jan. 26, 2011, 10:42 pm

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