Heya, looks like it's surfaced. I'll not post anymore about it in order not to jeopardise anything. I don't get alerts from LFGSS so sorry everyone who has '@' me - appreciate the help!
Went to look at the bike and couldn't confirm it was hers without the frame number. Few things like sticky brakes that weren't like that a few days before made us think otherwise. Might just be pure coincidence that it went on sale similar time
Quick update on our break-in and theft of multiple bikes (and accessories, and tools, and packages) on Monday night. The thief came back again on Tuesday night and took another bike, making it a total of 5 bikes. Luckily I personally just had the 1 wheel, some tools, and a light stolen.
Tuesday night one of my neighbours found the thief but wasn't 100% sure it was the same guy (unbeknownst to him he had broken back in to our building about an hour earlier). He confronted and then chased him but lost him. Last night at 11.30 I got a text from the guy - he had found him and detained him with a friend. I called the police and hurried over. The guy is now arrested and in custody - it's definitely him on our CCTV. He's a rough sleeper. The police have a couple of addresses he is associated with to check, but they're not very hopeful about finding any of the bikes.
What area was this?
Great work from your neighbour, and you!
No longer available. It wasnt purple by any chance was it? If so it was my neighbour's. Any idea how to find the seller on gumtree?
No, black sorry
Hi all, had this and 3 other bikes swiped from my garden on Wednesday night in Walthamstow. 3 dudes (caught on CCTV).
It’s a 60cm Genesis Flyer frame, BLB wheels, Sugino crankset, Thompson seatpost, Concor Saddle.
Other bikes were:
A black Planet X Pro Carbon Ultegra group set, spd Clips, Extra Large.
A silver Santana Duke SS with red pedals for the Mrs and
A sprayed black Scott MTB with Rock shox.
Insurance aren’t paying a penny and I’m gutted because it’s about £2k worth of stolen gear.
Back garden? Fence hoppers?
Yes and yes.
That’s crap, sorry to hear it.
Why is your insurance not paying?
They weren't locked to anything.
Were they locked at all?
No, only my garden was locked, they were loose inside
Nightmare. Insurance companies, typically, will look for any reason not to pay out.
my MASH WORK V1. Stolen withinthe last hour
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stolen from the garden. right under my nose. reported to police.
Only picked it up last week. was going to insure this week 🤦🏻♂️
Sorry to hear about the thefts from gardens. It's always worth reminding everyone that the majority of bike thefts happen from homes--hallways, sheds, communal cycle parking, gardens. People tend to feel safe when they're at home and tend to worry much more when they leave their bike locked somewhere in the public realm.
Hope you get some kind of lead towards getting them back.
Good to know.
I’m hoping that the fact that these frames are pretty rare and distinctive might help it find it’s way back to me.
It's vanishingly unlikely that it'll 'find its way back' to you, unfortunately. If you want it back, you need to be extremely proactive and tireless. It's a sad state of affairs, but that's what it is.
You will most likely not get any help from the police and it'll be a huge effort to find it for sale anywhere. Keep checking on-line marketplaces; most real-world markets are suspended, so it might well go on-line. It might be some time before it goes on-line. It might be shipped to another town or another country. Of course, the opposite, that you'll see it being ridden around by a local kid, is also possible, but be aware of the possibilities. The info in this thread is probably a little out-of-date (everybody, please send me corrections if you see the need for them, or additional info), but much of it still applies:
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