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Old 25th April 2007   #1
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Stolen bikes

recently had a mtb nicked in west london, very recognisable, must be the only one remotely like it, it's a 18 year old Pace RC100 i have had for 14 years, been a single speed since then, any one see some fucker on it, do what ever you want...



only it's wearing eggbeaters now

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Old 25th April 2007   #2
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Damn, that's a sweet bike. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Was it stolen this week? If so, Brick Lane this Sunday for you.

PS: I've renamed the thread so that all stolen bikes can go in here. Hopefully this will mean that when new ones are added, we see the old ones and it helps remind us of other bikes to watch out for. I'll sticky the thread if it (unfortunately) takes off.
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Old 25th April 2007   #3
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na man two weeks ago,just some chancer, i hope........the worst thing is , it's probably swapped hands for a few bits of blow.

p.s. should be a stickie
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Old 4th May 2007   #4
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just putting it back at the top so you don't forget what it looks like ;^)
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Old 3rd July 2007   #5
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A prolific thief who pilfered bikes from cycle racks across the railway network is banned from travelling on trains in the areas he targeted most.
Daniel Westrop, a 27-year-old labourer from Bromley, received an Asbo and a five month suspended jail term when he appeared at Woking Magistrates Court on Friday.
He was charged with 10 counts of theft of bikes and 92 offences were taken into consideration.


More: http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/crimenews/display.var.1514128.0.prolific_bike_thief_banned_f rom_trains.php
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Old 3rd July 2007   #6
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yeah, read that, bloke is a total "wanker"
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Old 3rd July 2007   #7
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I can't believe he didn't get any real jail time. The guy was a professional thief, stealing bikes for three years. Yet with over a 100 offences taken into consideration, albeit only 10 charged for, the judge gave him an ASBO, some community service and a suspended sentence. Piff. They seemed most proud for banning him from the trains.
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Old 3rd July 2007   #8
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Which is slightly ironic as it will mean he will have MORE need for stolen bikes, not being able to use trains now!
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Old 3rd July 2007   #9
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the fat fuck probably never left his borough
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Old 3rd July 2007   #10
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31trum(murtle):just putting it back at the top so you don't forget what it looks like ;^)
Noted. Maybe if you asked velocity boy nicely, he could sticky this for you?
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Old 3rd July 2007   #11
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have done
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Old 3rd July 2007   #12
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Hi all - had my singlespeed nicked from outside my flat in early June - had just spent lots on it, so was royally pissed - West London - Askew Rd. Haven't got any pics - but here's the specs - (I, of course, know every nut and bolt on there!)
V.large 20" unbranded plain alloy mountain bike frame using a hacked up rear Derr. chain tensioner. Black gaffer tape around main frame-tubes. Black steel forks (slight backwards bend).
NEW Fat slick tyres Schwalbe Big Apple. Front wheel silver rim + spokes (Wolber titanium light on old Deore).
NEW Rear wheel - 35mm WHITE PlanetX rim + BLACK spokes in 2x SNOWFLAKE with two 16t BMX sprockets on a BLACK On-One flip flop hub (really skinny Triple-butted spokes)
Handlebars champagne colour Azonic flats with silver levers, black/green Lock-on grips and scratched black stubby barends NEW black Kore logo stem. NEW On-one logo saddle high up! 44t Black Raceface chainring on Shimano Deore hollowlight cranks. MKS CT-Lite pedals with MT Zefal clips + straps

The most standout parts are the bent forks & rear wheel - seriously mutant - theres no other like it!
Went to Brick Lane 2 weekends running but no luck.... some crack head probably sold it for a score..
Damn I wish I could draw it for you! Cheers,
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Old 3rd July 2007   #13
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sorry to hear that man, i pass around there all the time i'll keep my eyes peeled
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Old 3rd July 2007   #14
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Cheers - same here theres lots of people on (stolen?) bikes in Bush
- and that Pace is definately one-of-a-kind!

Where was it nicked from? Ealing / acton?

p.s. thanks for the stickie velocity boy!
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Old 3rd July 2007   #15
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west ealing/hanwell
and thanks for the stickie velocity boy
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Old 3rd July 2007   #16
oddsock
sorry to hear about your bike provenrad - that's a real bummer. that back wheel sounds pretty distinctive - I wonder if the thieves are smart enough to spot unusual looking parts and swap them out for something more conventional? I'll look out for it anyway.

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I wish I could draw it for you
The police should have composite artists for bikes ... you know, 'wheels a little closer together,
moustache handlebars..'

don't give up on brick lane though - if at least one person goes in the morning and then pops into one the internet cafes at the top of the lane, he/she can let us all know what suspicious looking bikes there.
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Old 5th July 2007   #17
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there has been a biek that i saw the frist week at polo locked up outside my house... i forget whos it was, i think they watched but did not play its a baclk easy step singel speed with mustache bars and yellow and black tyres... let me know if its been knicked and ill throw my d-lock on it un till i find out whos rideing it... we do have local bike thives that hang out on the street
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Old 5th July 2007   #18
joe_b
IGNORANCE!
some bloke who works with me, but is considerably higher up than me so i bite my tongue,
was ranting on about how stealing bikes happens so much because expensive bikes are really
light and when they are locked thieves can just pick them up and walk off with them!
i really wanted to state how it is just absolutely lepers who lock their wheel to frame and nothing else
then trot off.
he stated this about 5 times and i was shaking with rage.
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Old 5th July 2007   #19
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Freelocking. I do it now and then if the bike is in sight or at work where it's buried inside another building.
Why bite your tongue - doesn't that hurt?
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Old 5th July 2007   #20
big mummy smeear
you should have calmly corrected him,
knowledge is to be shared like a big lovely cake
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Old 5th July 2007   #21
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i don't share my food but i agree
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Old 5th July 2007   #22
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"No Kitty! That's my pot pie!"
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Old 9th July 2007   #23
fridge
Had my condor pista fixed wheel stolen on Sunday 8 july 2007 from Great Eastern street shorditch London. It is cream with brown lettering brown brooks leather tape, and a big chip in the top bar of the frame. If anyone see it or gets hold of it i will pay a reward

Sam Dormer

07919358283

samdormer@hotmail.com
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Old 9th July 2007   #24
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Yo guys, I know this was late last year but I had this old English nugget stolen from underneath my nose on the Lower Clapton Road. Early Novemberish, while i was buying some bananas at my local...15 seconds looking the other way and...WOOSH. To this day I have no idea where she maybe and i feel like a mupp. Many a sad Sunday down Bricklane, no joy. She was my bread and butter, working this death town on a daily messenging all over the shop. The week before she went missing we both survived, a total deck at the hands of some Cabbie w***er on Oxford St. God Blessed us...aah those were the days.
Have any of you seen my giant orange SID MOTTRAM???????????????????????????
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Old 9th July 2007   #25
big mummy smeear
damn she was pretty
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Old 9th July 2007   #26
Beefheart
Walt', we feel your pain.
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Old 10th July 2007   #27
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I only ever had one bike stolen , I couldn't get out of bed for a week, man does it suck
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Old 10th July 2007   #28
Jontyponty
OK people, here's one for you.

I ride a nice bashed up and quite wierd loooking old batavus for work (some kind soul put a londonfgss card in the wheel which lead me here), but my back up bike was stolen last friday. It's a standard issue ridgeback genesis day 03 (i know, I know), with all the trimmings, sans back wheel. some fucker, whom I'll come back to, broke in the window of the garage and stole it and my housemate's ridgeback somethingorother lady bike. (Ill get the details off her). Any way, we thought no more of it, scoured brick lane with no joy, and then at about 12 on saturday got a call from a nieghbour saying someone was in our shed. again. stupid fuck. our heroic housemate sam chased one of them and called the police, got in their van and caught the bastard!

which is all well and good, but no bikes have emerged so he's already sold it, or one of his cunting mates got there first. Anyway if you see a slightly battered genesis cruising around, with a mismatched back wheel and lots of chips on the top tube do what you will, in the spirit of sam the fearless bike thief catcher.

Cheers.
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Old 10th July 2007   #29
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Jontyponty: Was this bike a singlespeed conversion? (I haven't seen it don't get your hopes up)
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Old 10th July 2007   #30
Jontyponty
no, geared, the full works. was thinking of converting it and selling all the bits...

boohoo.
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Old 10th July 2007   #31
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Good on your mate Sam. He got in the van! What a legend.
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Old 10th July 2007   #32
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photoben:Good on your mate Sam. He got in the van! What a legend.
Seriously! He's lucky he didn't get a tellin'. Hats off to the bloke! If i ever meet the man I'll shout him a beer.
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Old 10th July 2007   #33
oddsock
Found a slightly more recent (ie less than 10 years old) picture of my bike that went missing 3 weeks ago. Still a crap picture mind (phone camera) but at least it shows the whole bike this time. So, this is how it was in 2005 - since then the turn-ups on the end of the bars got sawn off, the bar tape went blue, and so did the tyres. Not much hope of getting back now I suppose - bastard cops couldn't be bothered to look at the footage from the cctv camera at the end of my road.

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Old 10th July 2007   #34
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unlucky mate
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Old 11th July 2007   #35
Jontyponty
yeah, he was quite wary of that. sounded quite slapstick, chasing the bloke till he was well close, then the bloke would turn round and start shouting and sam would slow down, and then start running again. Anyway he's a hard bastard and would have battered the wanker. unless he had a knife i spose.
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Old 11th July 2007   #36
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I know plenty of people who have been unluck enough to have their bikes stolen (one 5 hours after buying it!), and on a few occasions they have been able to get them back from Brick Lane (which has already been suggested) at the weekend, although they have been forced to BUY it back.

The other place to try is www.gumtree.com I have been looking for a good secondhand road bike for a while, and most of the adverts i have called about are clearly for stolen bikes, so i have told them where to stick it. I know all these things are a long shot, but it seems that when a good quality bike is stolen they are wise to the fact they can get better money for it, and so seem to take their chances more with an ad online.

Unfortunately the police couldn't give a monkeys about recovering stolen bikes, such is the level of theft in this town, and even if there is a CCTV camera pointing at wher it was stolen from, they won't even check the footage.
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Old 11th July 2007   #37
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why would you pay someone that stole your bike...im sorry but thats just stupid, big hammer was my answer!!!
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Old 11th July 2007   #38
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just phone the police. you should record and note down your frame number on the immobilise website.
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Old 11th July 2007   #39
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redrum:why would you pay someone that stole your bike...im sorry but thats just stupid, big hammer was my answer!!!
When you got 5 yoots round ya with baseball caps spitting "cha dis" and "cha dat blud" you'd give them a score to get the wheels back so then they can get some new nappys. Muppets. But if they ask for more than that, yeah redrum- Tump em with a big Hammer. CHEEFS!
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Old 11th July 2007   #40
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http://www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention/markit.htm

https://www.immobilise.com/register.ikml?id=1237
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Old 12th July 2007   #41
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Jontyponty:OK people, here's one for you.

I ride a nice bashed up and quite wierd loooking old batavus for work (some kind soul put a londonfgss card in the wheel which lead me here), but my back up bike was stolen last friday. It's a standard issue ridgeback genesis day 03 (i know, I know), with all the trimmings, sans back wheel. some fucker, whom I'll come back to, broke in the window of the garage and stole it and my housemate's ridgeback somethingorother lady bike. (Ill get the details off her). Any way, we thought no more of it, scoured brick lane with no joy, and then at about 12 on saturday got a call from a nieghbour saying someone was in our shed. again. stupid fuck. our heroic housemate sam chased one of them and called the police, got in their van and caught the bastard!

which is all well and good, but no bikes have emerged so he's already sold it, or one of his cunting mates got there first. Anyway if you see a slightly battered genesis cruising around, with a mismatched back wheel and lots of chips on the top tube do what you will, in the spirit of sam the fearless bike thief catcher.

Cheers.
I believe i may be able to help you. what colour and size is it?
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Old 12th July 2007   #42
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ohhhhh intresting
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Old 12th July 2007   #43
jv
jontyponty get in touch asap.
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Old 12th July 2007   #44
Jontyponty
Hi mate, sorry missed your post, not online in the day. it was the dark grey model from 2005 (I think). got it off a mate. Looks like this:

http://shop.devercycles.co.uk/images/prod_1998.jpg
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Old 12th July 2007   #45
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ps I couldn't work out how to pm you, is such a thing possible on these boards?
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Old 12th July 2007   #46
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Jontyponty:ps I couldn't work out how to pm you, is such a thing possible on these boards?
Type the recipients username in the "Whisper your comments to" box - just above where you type your message.
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Old 12th July 2007   #47
Jontyponty
thanks hippy
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Old 13th July 2007   #48
jv
hi jontyponty,

i dont hink it was the one thenmate, sorry to get your hopes up. I was offered a bike i have no doubt is stolen from my incredibly dodgy neighbour. Had another look last night, its a dark blue ridgeback racer, size 54, with lots of chips on the top tube. I checked the wheels and they are both the same. It also has a sticker saying what shop it is from. If anyone has lost this bike and knows where it is from let me know.
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Old 13th July 2007   #49
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Old 14th July 2007   #50
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if someone actually does this in brick lane... you really don't know what those guys are up to and how big is their gang... 3 guys each with 4 ft bolt croppers you better run for your lives
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