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  • ^^^^Damn son, Wiz Khalifa stole yo' bike!

  • ^^ 1+, keep posting these, please

  • sweet. nice one

  • It's not until it happens to you that you realise it's such a problem. Very, very annoying. I had my bike stolen on sunday (18th August 2013), between 12:45 and 20:45 on Rathbone Place towards the Oxford Street end. Here's a description of my bike.

    Heavily Customised Diamond Back Bandito in Gun Metal black/grey

    Starting from the top:
    Brand New Trek Grips - They don't fit fully as the bars have been sawn down
    Bars are matte black, sawn off short at both ends. They also have two very distinctive marks on them, from where I came off. Two bright silver/ raw metal scratches on both sides
    PIG Headset
    Frame is gunmetal black/ grey. Front DB badge has been taken off, has a 661 sticker on the right hand side. On the left hand side is rust from the break cable rubbing. Only branding is a decal on the bottom part of the frame on both sides. One has a large visible scratch across it.
    On the bottom of the frame is my old post code, possibly my house number, HG1 4NR, 25
    Front wheel is a HALO Tornado, Originally all black, but the rim has gone silver from V-Brakes
    Back wheel is stock, same colour with Diamondback written on it
    raceface single speed pedal/ sprocket set
    Brake cable is quite stretched
    Brakes are Shimano V-brakes in silver

    So it's a little light in areas and i have no photos, but it's quite easy to spot. Slightly shiny black frame, 26" wheels, that seem a bit big for the frame. I'm aware this isn't a really expensive bike, but the amount of money and time I've put into it, is insane. I've had it for about 5 years, and I'm only 17, so that really is a chunk of my life.

    @insideoutsider - I'll look into your bike if you'd like. If you can assure me that's 100% the guy that took it, i've visited three amigos quite a few times and can try to inconspicuously see if he's got any bikes for sale... I'm young, so who would suspect anything haha.

  • got my H Plus Son TB14's wheels robbed this afternoon, outside a natwest, across from new scotland yard...unfuckinbelievable. They have BLB black mamba tyres with amber wall on them; these are near impossible to take off the rims as I've snapped many a tyre lever...also BLB front and rear hubs. What I'm trying to say is that the little prick will sell as stole...if anyone comes across these...stranger things have happened! worst of all, I'm on that bastard tube until I get the finds to replace the wheels....

    Firstly this is same person as about HR - just entered the wrong username. Nice one. Anyway, round there is really bad for bike thefts. Last week a lady who works at the opticians had her bike nicked, broad day light outside the bank. Really gotta watch your bike there. I've just started working on the Strutton Ground Market on the specialist coffee cart (it's the market next to Natwest), I'll try to ask around and see if anyone's got any wheels for sale. The other day some guy came up to me asking if i wanted to buy some champagne, so who knows, maybe wheels soon!

  • So, it happened. My bike was stolen from outside LA Fitness in Victoria last night. Locked it up about 1830 in the bike area beside the Boris Bike stand, returned about 2000 and it was gone. Images and specs below:

    • Planet X RT-57 carbon frame and fork
    • SRAM Force shifters
    • SRAM Force front & rear derailleur
    • FSA 53/39 chainset
    • FSA wheelset
    • Garmin cadence sensor on rear chainstay
    • Garmin twist mount on stem
    • Speedplay pedals


    If anyone comes across it, please drop me a line.

    Cheers.

  • Fuck man, bros can't even lift in peace :(

    So many bike thefts lately.

  • Ha that comment just brightened up my morning.

    Yeah, spoke to the security room which covers the whole complex and they said it was the second one to go from the area that day.

    Would love to bump into the b***ard.

  • Damn, sorry to hear that tjp, I'm going to be in that area tomorrow and usually park up around there, but will definitely avoid those stands now.

  • guys if you can please report what locks were used for the sake of others' safety

  • Yeah, spoke to the security room which covers the whole complex and they said it was the second one to go from the area that day.

    They're definitely earning their keep right there

  • Cheers Doctor Cake.

    1000archangels - it was a cable lock, not one of the big names, but solid enough to last me 4 years in Glasgow and 3 years down here.

    bothwell - yep, to be commended!

  • Just to create a bit of a reoccurring theme, mine was a cable lock. Once again, until it actually happens you don't realise how useless they are. Mine was a pretty big one, but still must have been pretty easy to cut. Mine was an Abus one that I've had for about 4 years back up North.

  • yeah, this is essentially just oversized cable lock.
    stay away

  • Agreed about that Abus. For about the same weight and more flexibility, a good lock and chain would be much better.

    I had one for years in Nottingham and I'm sure the only reason it 'worked' was 1) luck and 2) because it was bigger than the puny cable locks of my flatmates (both of whom had their bikes nicked from the walled back garden while mine was untouched). I daren't use it in London, even on my commuter.

  • Just seen two policemen looking pleased with themselves wheeling 3 bikes down railton road towards brixton police station I presume. Bikes were two bmxs and one carerra.

  • So, it happened. My bike was stolen from outside LA Fitness in Victoria last night. Locked it up about 1830 in the bike area beside the Boris Bike stand, returned about 2000 and it was gone. Images and specs below:

    []Planet X RT-57 carbon frame and fork
    [
    ]SRAM Force shifters
    []SRAM Force front & rear derailleur
    [
    ]FSA 53/39 chainset
    []FSA wheelset
    [
    ]Garmin cadence sensor on rear chainstay
    []Garmin twist mount on stem
    [
    ]Speedplay pedals

    If anyone comes across it, please drop me a line.

    Cheers.

    Ouch, I have an almost identical bike (compact not double) and this just reaffirms my resolution not to lock it up anywhere!

  • So, it happened. My bike was stolen from outside LA Fitness in Victoria last night. Locked it up about 1830 in the bike area beside the Boris Bike stand, returned about 2000 and it was gone. Images and specs below:

    []Planet X RT-57 carbon frame and fork
    [
    ]SRAM Force shifters
    []SRAM Force front & rear derailleur
    [
    ]FSA 53/39 chainset
    []FSA wheelset
    [
    ]Garmin cadence sensor on rear chainstay
    []Garmin twist mount on stem
    [
    ]Speedplay pedals
    If anyone comes across it, please drop me a line.

    Cheers.

    That's really shit. I work in the building near to LA Fitness but am able to lock up in our secure basement.

    I wonder if the thefts have something to do with all the builiding work going on.

    In the 'olden days' you'd have loads of people walking by that rack which I suspect made them far safer. Now people tend not to as there is no crossing at the end of that row and pedestrains are directed elesewhere.

  • Does no-one read this thread until their bike is nicked?

    DO NOT USE A CABLE LOCK / ARMOURED CABLE LOCK.

    they are useless.

    To be clear, these type or anything that looks like it are useless:

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/content­/images/thumbs/0020628_masterlock_1000_x­_18mm_armoured_cable_lock_colour_smoke.j­peg

  • Does no-one read this thread until their bike is nicked?

    I think a lot of people make their first (or fourth) post in here...

  • Get your point about taking "the necessary precautions" and "securely" locking your bike etc. etc. etc. On the other hand, from reading this thread, I get the distinct impression that cementing your bike to the ground in armoured concrete 30ft below the seafloor wouldn't protect it from getting nicked.

  • ^ Really? Pretty sure every bike in this thread has been locked with a cheap/shit lock, or locked to something shit, or freelocked, or not locked at all (communal hallway, burglary etc). If anything this thread is perpetual confirmation that poor locks/technique will get your bike nicked in London.

    Does no-one read this thread until their bike is nicked?

    Most new cyclists in London won't come on lfgss and read the 'stolen bikes' thread before they buy a bike and a lock.

  • I dunno, think that's a bit of a bold claim. Although in my case it certainly is true! There's certainly no point in spending any money on a shit lock. Go big or go home as they say...

  • 2013 model. Stolen, along with the wall mounted rack it was locked to, from a "secure" car park at work (bermondsey).
    No pics of the actual bike but it was essentially this with a silver bodged seatpin bolt, I broke the stock black one, and Shimano PD-M520 pedals.

    Sometime between last Tuesday morning and last Friday morning..

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