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  • Thanks dimi. Yeah they've got Ben's grey Raleigh Titanium as well.
    Mine now has celeste tyres and matching grips still with Campag cranks short Cinelli stem with condor risers. The lug work says Fondriest and it's light slx tubing the frame number is 56 so easy to spot. It's my pride and joy so please keep your eyes peeled folks x

  • Claira's Fondriest has been nicked from Hackney.
    http://static.lfgss.com/attachments/8542­2d1402143390-10450255_10154282288460604_­7547527643479224815_o.jpg
    It's now single speed with risers.

    Thanks dimi. Yeah they've got Ben's grey Raleigh Titanium as well.
    Mine now has celeste tyres and matching grips still with Campag cranks short Cinelli stem with condor risers. The lug work says Fondriest and it's light slx tubing the frame number is 56 so easy to spot. It's my pride and joy so please keep your eyes peeled folks x

    if you see these, please recover them, :-)

    x

  • It all happend on this corner, so watch out:

    There have been loads of reports of thefts from there since the venue became so popular. I think they now watch bikes directly outside the venue a bit more than before, but obviously couldn't see this happening across the way. Having a saddle and seatpost stolen is very annoying quite irrespective of the monetary value.

  • Yeah, there was a bodyguard outside of the entramce whole time, but wasn't much space to lock up bike properly so decided to lock properly on the other sidr by bike stand.

    As said, lesson learned :)

  • ideal location for the first venture by the undercover forum group stakeout ?

    dibs the one in the venue drinking beer looking nonchalant

  • ...dibs the one in the venue drinking beer looking nonchalant

    Just chat them up normally, like in the old days.

  • I got my phone grabbed right out of my hand just outside power lunches a few months ago. Scallywag central.

  • hope the scallywags don't outnumber the good guys

  • if it makes you feel any better, that may not have made a difference: i had my front wheel nicked right outside alibi, like 10 foot from the doorman.

    Yeah, there was a bodyguard outside of the entramce whole time, but wasn't much space to lock up bike properly so decided to lock properly on the other sidr by bike stand.

    As said, lesson learned :)

  • if it makes you feel any better, that may not have made a difference: i had my front wheel nicked right outside alibi, like 10 foot from the doorman.

    Exactly there (I had locked up to the traffic light pole) I caught a thief red handed dressed up in hi-viz nicking my seatpost and saddle. I confiscated his multi tool and sent him on his way.

    #robtherobber
    #csb

  • Thanks dimi. Yeah they've got Ben's grey Raleigh Titanium as well.
    Mine now has celeste tyres and matching grips still with Campag cranks short Cinelli stem with condor risers. The lug work says Fondriest and it's light slx tubing the frame number is 56 so easy to spot. It's my pride and joy so please keep your eyes peeled folks x

    Oh FFS

  • Here's another one. A Sun racer, now with moustache bars, Mavic alloy rims, and a lovely brown leather Brooks saddle, stolen yesterday from outside Westfield in Stratford.
    It was locked up and only left there for an hour or so.
    The bike is not a showroom example, and has a bit of rust here and there, but it was a much loved gettabout with sentimental value.
    Picture attached, it's not the Raleigh Banana, the other one. It has 'Strada' painted onto the frame cross tube and down tube. I think by an enthusiastic previous owner - Sun of Worksop never made a 'Strada' as far as I know.
    We checked out all the low life at Brick Lane, told Jan at BLB, and Isambard's in case anyone tries to sell it there (you never know), and am checking bikeshd regularly. But if anyone sees one or hears anything - I'd be grateful.


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    stolen yesterday from outside Westfield in Stratford Stratfield

  • Event by the police at Stoke Newington Police Station on the 21st June 2014, 10am-4pm. See attached PDF for details.


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  • Slick poster.

  • ^ Design envy. :)

  • Brooks B17 Standard in Honey with chrome rails and chrome clamp stolen last night/this morning.

    The thief cut the saddle lock and stole it. Didn't bother stealing the complete bike...

    Bike racks outside 5 Boundary Street in Shoreditch E2.

    Guaranteed that it will be on display at Brick Lane Market on Sunday morning so will go there to check but thought I would cross post here.

    Reported to the police already.

  • Had my real wheel nicked. Near impossible to find 28h campag omega v on mallaird track hub. Dont expect to find it again. Really annoyed.

  • sclater street sunday morning if anywhere
    one dude always has a load of brooks saddles and parts

  • As mentioned on the last page by Howard, I have my Raleigh Titanium stolen on Friday. Fuckers broke into my home. Raleigh Special Products (so one of the last frames they made), huge 10cm teardrop downtube. #K43104.

  • Ugh that sucks. Fuckers.

    Still looking for my burglar-scum stolen bike too, will keep my eyes peeled for yours too.

  • I now have a crime report and received advice from the police regarding my stolen Brooks saddle. I toild the officer that I will go to Brick Lane on Sunday morning to look for it.

    Here is the reply:

    I am really sorry for your loss it is a huge problem in London right now.
    I was about to say exactly what you have already said go to Brick lane and look on the stalls to the rear of the market.
    If you do spot it please call the police straight away and do not try and recover it yourself as there are a number of gangs operating in the market.
    We are working on Sunday but are deployed on the London to Brighton ride.
    It's also worth keeping an eye on Gumtree as well
    Sorry I cannot really advise anything further at this time

    I love the way they know the exact location of the stolen saddles and thieving gangs but yet, if you don't have tangible proof (ie a serial number or your name engraved on it) that a saddle is yours, the seller can have as many Brooks saddles as he wants without fearing an arrest.

    The case is, unfortunately, closed.

  • It's a difficult one, but what can they do if they can't prove a saddle is stolen? They can be fairly certain that the products are nicked, but that doesn't get someone charged with theft/handling stolen goods.

    Do Brooks have unique serial numbers on their saddles?

  • It's a difficult one, but what can they do if they can't prove a saddle is stolen? They can be fairly certain that the products are nicked, but that doesn't get someone charged with theft/handling stolen goods.

    Do Brooks have unique serial numbers on their saddles?

    They only have a manufacturing stamp used to date them. I guess there would be big batches of similar saddles with the same number...

  • Skully of this very forum could probably furnish a Brooks with a serial number for you (not guaranteed to be unique)

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