Stolen bikes

2 specialized bikes

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10/12/2012 at 23:12

While I was out swimming some arsehole has nicked both my bikes

1x 2007 Dolce elite

1x 2011(2012)  tricross

I'm gutted. They were in my back garden so someone jumped the fence and lifted them over.

10/12/2012 at 23:19

Bloody hell, that's awful! 

 

gingerfurball    pirate
10/12/2012 at 23:45
I can't help out but just want to show my outrage!!! Gobshites!!
10/12/2012 at 23:51

Gobshites indeed. if I find them I will kill them.

11/12/2012 at 05:12

Some people are dicks! I'd be crying

11/12/2012 at 06:34

Check Ebay and the usual outlets, generally people who resort to this type of theft are not that bright, and sometimes don't know what they've got hold of

11/12/2012 at 09:07

Sorry to hear about your bikes, must be gutting. If you do find them don't hold your breath for getting them back quickly- a friend of mine is a semi-pro cyclist and had one stolen a couple of years ago and despite it being recovered within 48hrs he only got it back recently. I think he wished it hadn't been found and the insurance had paid out instead. 

11/12/2012 at 09:21

Thats bad penguingirl. The bikes aren't that valuable. I still need them though as I cycle commute and they are my only form of transport now. I'm going to have to replace them.

I want a road bike as it's fun and I need the Tricross as it's a good commuter bike, not as fast as the road bike but better on the back lanes around here which are awful.

I will check out ebay and the local vender of second hand bikes.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
11/12/2012 at 09:49

We have a local Facebook page where people flog stuff called Buy it, sell it swap it. Check if there is one in your area too. I can't prove it but half of the stuff on there looks so hot I can almost see the smoke.....

11/12/2012 at 09:50

Try Gumtree too, apparently a lot of stolen bike show up there.

11/12/2012 at 10:22

And places like your local Cash Converters.

As EKGO says, some of the people who carry out this kind of theft aren't too bright, and are just after some quick cash.

 

11/12/2012 at 10:35

there's a guy up the road that sells second hand bikes, he just flings them out at the top of his garden. I'll be taking a walk past there - quite frequently.

 

11/12/2012 at 13:24

B*stards!!! Sorry to hear that T.mouse. Mine and boyfriend's mtb's got stolen about 6months ago, never to be recovered. We were lucky that the insurance did pay out and we ended up getting better bikes for less money.

11/12/2012 at 13:56

dislike Sorry to hear about that Mouse. Agree with others - check the local buy/sell pages. Were the bikes marked?

11/12/2012 at 16:41

Were the bikes locked?

Attached to something irremovable?

11/12/2012 at 16:48

No but I doubt that it would have changed things if they were. They came equipped, it wasn't chance. They'd've had bolt croppers to get through the cables. The bikes only get locked together when I'm not using them.

11/12/2012 at 19:00

You're guessing.

Lock it or expect to lose it.

 

cougie    pirate
11/12/2012 at 19:17
That's really crap.

I'd not leave bikes outside though - certainly not unlocked. How do you know they would have been prepared ? They didn't have to be - so they could easily be opportunists.

Have you seen the metal boxes you can lock your bikes inside ? I'm thinking once they've nicked those bikes they will be back for the replacement so you'll have to up your security.
11/12/2012 at 20:00

Well, in order to get to the bikes they pulled the fence out at the bottom of the garden. The garden is 120ft long. They couldn't see the bikes from there. They had to force their way through the undergrowth by cutting out a path and climbing over fallen trees without falling into the soak away. Up the garden path, nick the bikes, back down the garden, through the undergrowth and out through the fence then possibly back to the top where again possibly a van was waiting.

The garden itself is or was secure. The gates are locked and bolted and the garden is surrounded by a 6ft close boarded fence. You can't just casually stray past and notice the bikes. They were in an alcove at the back. You'd have to know they were there.

No point in just chancing it to see what somebodies left out in their garden. Too big a risk. It was premeditated and if I had locked the bikes they'd have the right tools to cut the cables.

They didn't touch anything else.

Yeah, I know the security needs upping. We've already done that once this year. I stopped securing bikes to the wall as I was worried more about the fabric of the building, it's a little fragile and I thought the thieving bastards wouldn't care about damaging the property.

Locked or otherwise they'd have gone.

11/12/2012 at 20:17

Do not admit they weren't locked to the insurance or you'll get nought however good you think your fortress is!

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