Totally heartbroken, my newly put together Cannondale Supersix with Dura wheels, pedals and shifters, FSA SLK crankset and fizik saddle just got nicked from literally inside my hallway in Walthamstow this morning (had the door open while i went upstairs to get some rubbish to chuck out, someone just ran in and nabbed it, nuts.) If you see it anywhere, please let me know.
I live in the Stow. Will keep an eye out for it.
Canyon Endurace with shimano 105 groupset, mavic aksium wheelset with Conti GP5000 tyres (brand new, Thomson stem, Shimano dual flat/spd pedals and Fizik saddle stolen from my flat today in Hackney.
Quite a few scratches on it and a little dent in top tube too.
(also stolen with my housemates classic Marin blue mtb, and women's Raleigh Pioneer urban bike)
My Girlfriends grey Leader fixed gear bike was stolen in Beckenham Park outside the Homestead cafe yesterday. They broke Into the secure staff bike storage compound and stole a load of bikes. If anyone spots it get in touch and double lock it. It has a reynolds ouzo pro carbon fork ,rear mavic ellipse wheel, bontrager cranks and a Thomson stem and seatpost. It's a size 46 / xs since she is 5ft 3 tall.
Has anybody lost a Cinelli Mash Work?
Get back to me by PM ASAP with a descript. of size and parts.
Anybody got @Sam_hell phone number!?
I might know where his bike is.
Or his FB or social links.
Thanks, is getting sorted.
So Robin at BLB got in touch with me when a REALLY badly sprayed Cinelli Mash Work came through their doors for repair of a rear flat (it was tubeless, derp).
It was familiar so I checked back a few pages here and found the one that had been pinched from the garden of @Sam_hell
I knew the guy was due back for the bike so was a bit of a race against time to confirm ownership (Sam hadn't been on the forum for two months) and get down to BLB to stop bike being lost a second time.
Met up with Sam at London Fields and we went to BLB together. As we were checking out the bike the new buyer and GF came back.
That cued up a tense hour while we waited for the Police to arrive and tell the guy what I told him in the first thirty seconds of meeting him:
"That bike isn't going home with you and the original owner won't be replacing the money you spent when you bought a near new bike, costing north of 1G for £350, in cash, on a street corner".
The circular discussion got boring pretty quickly and I just stopped talking while making sure the exits were inconveniently blocked.
Bike is now back with the owner, in structurally sound condition, in DIRE need of cleaning up.
Well done, John, and to BLB.
Who sprayed it? The thief/thieves?
Thief rattlecanned it poorly, purchaser of stolen property did a marginally better job of the frame and forks (but then went and painted the spokes, hubs, cranks - WTF?).
Vandals. Good to see their bluff called. Hope Sam manages to get it off OK.
Nice, inconveniently blocked, I like it
Thanks again for the number, saved a lot of time!
Guys i’m so happy and so indebted to John, to the guys at BLB, to you @psg1ben for coming through with the hookup!
Cool thing is it’s now a project again! :)
I’m so so thankful to you guys.
Such a piece of good news in a thread devoted to the opposite. Great work!
Fantastic for all concerned. Well done to everyone. Except the twat that knew it was a stolen bike...
Fantastic outcome..love to hear stories like this.
Great note to bow out of the London fixed community. You will be missed.
This is great, love hearing people getting their bikes back. What happened to the buyer in the end?
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