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  • ^ sad.

    Lesson learned I guess, don't leave road bikes locked up over night in a public place.

    So you need new bars, shifters, cables and fork. Assume the front wheel was still there? You'll need a new front brake too I guess.

    Your situation is a PITA because unless you know how to reassemble it you are a bit stuck. If you are mechanically minded or know how to put it all together again you have two options;

    buy all the bits yourself at the best price and fix
    cut loses and split the rest and sell

    if you don't know how to do either of these your options are limited because you'll have to either source the parts yourself and pay someone to assemble them, or just pay someone to sort the whole thing out.

    Getting the parts yourself will be tricky because there's a good chance you'll buy the wrong thing - there are gotchas. For example the headset bearings that allow the front fork to turn may have dropped out when the fork was taken. Could you get replacement bearings? When you get a new fork you'll have to cut the steerer down and fit a new crown race. Is this something you can do? It will certainly be time consuming.

    Paying someone to sort it all out will get you on the road again, but it will be expensive.

    Here's roughly the costs (new cost) / (used cost)

    Bars: £20 / £5 +
    Shifters: £200 / £75+
    Fork: £120 / £55 +
    Cables: £10+ / ?
    Front brake: £40 / £15 +
    Headset: £40+ / £20

    labour: £80 / free if DIY

    Sorry, no easy answer to this. You could see it as a project and a way of looking at how bikes are put together, but it is time consuming and can turn out very expensive. If you need to get on the road again fast, you may be better off cutting your loses and selling what's left or buying something else as a stop gap. Or you could just throw money at it and get someone to source the parts and rebuild it for you.

  • Some one i know just had there Grandis low pro Stolen a few days ago from there house, in the west midlands, oxford i think (only know him over the net)

    in the chance any one has any info, Email him on sgtwo68@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks.

  • ^seen this on gumtree, will keep eyes open.

    edit: seen HIS post, not the bike on gumtree.

  • maybe i'm being unfair... but shit description and low feedback. if not maybe this belongs in the ebay thread.

    anyone lost a fuji track?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fuji-track-rac­ing-bike-/110803062083?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&ha­sh=item19cc608d43#ht_500wt_1161

  • I don't think you're being unfair, and pretty much agree with your initial descriptions. Less than an hour to go before it lands on some lucky punters doorstep too.........

  • It's tempting to buy it and leave it posted on here to reconnect rider and bike...... or as you say malandro is that us being cynical? Possibly. If it is genuine then I apologise hugely.

  • hi everyone,

    Last week my cable lock was snipped outside the Barbican centre main entrance on Silk Street. The thief's prize was a Genesis Flyer 2009 single speed, bright green frame.

    There's a very suspicious looking ad on gumtree for a 2011 genesis flyer (only a stock catalogue photo, no description, bargain price) in Angel, 20min walk from where it was stolen. [URL="http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/single­-speed-genesis-flyer/93667864"]

    The phone number given won't work so I guess it has already been sold. Anyway, if anyone's seen or come across it please let me know!

    ps I learnt my lesson, I now have a decent D lock. Just need a bike....


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  • Stolen from Dalton:

    Contact @Alexandreholder
    https://twitter.com/#!/AlexandreHolder

  • ^ http://www.quickmeme.com/Junior-Art-Dire­ctor/?upcoming
    (only saying as the person has mentioned 'Creative at Mother' in their twitter profile)

    And on the relevant note, I hope you find your bike!

  • Hey guys, just so people could keep eyes peeled. i had a really freaking beautiful Concord mistral in a 62. It was purple and white, I never saw any bike like it around town and some prick just nicked it. If anyone sees my girl please holla. Im heading brick lane on Sunday, so anyone who's also been scorned wants to team up, let me know.

  • people, please be careful.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jwx1y­

    ahh my lovely high road in Woodgreen......removed rest, as prob leaves me open to some sort of legal action :/

  • Shit, the bike doesn't even look like anything to special either

    guess that's when a mini D-lock in your belt or holster would come in handy...

  • Was stolen some time last night in front of ASD (london met uni), Holloway Road opposite the Bailey pub.
    Photo is slightly old, handlebars have changed since, now wrapped in black fabric tape.
    Brooks (black) saddle,
    Sturmey archer cranks
    Shimano brake calliper
    Tektro brake lever
    Small crack in the top back of the seat tube

    If by any chance you happen to see it please let me know.


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  • Also had Crud roadracer mk2 mudguards on.

  • A black bike with red decals being sold on Brick Lane today. Was a 'Zac Vader' or somin. Had what looked like a custom stem to match the headtube, deep carbon rims and a brooks. Anyones?

  • see any Carradice saddlebags round there FC?

  • I didn't notice any, but then I wasn't really looking. ^^ That bike just stood out...

  • From @Andy_Edw on Twitter - Just has my bike stolen from londesborough road between 5.30 and 7pm from outside the londesborough pub. If you see it lock it and call me please. DM for mobile number.

  • Red Geofrey Butler Columbus SL Frameset (Awesome Gloss Red, No Decals - Fitted with Strada/Velovity Wheelset - Shimano Freehub, Ambrosio Cassette, Athena 11Spd Cranks, Carbon Centaur Ergo's, 2011 Veloce Rear Mech, Silver SKS Mudguards, Cinelli Bar & Stem, 105 Pedals, Conti Grand Prix Tyres)

    Cash Reward Given.

  • thanks Cheescake! edit on wheels - were Fulcrum Racing 3's with Conti Grand Prix 24mm's.centaur levers had scuff to right hand bottom. specialized romin 132mm saddle with scuffs. Cinelli Crit bar, xa stem. Dura Ace 7800 sl pedals. nitto 82 seatpost.
    i'm heartbroken. if anyone gets offered these parts let me know!!

    many thanks! andy

    edit - think this may have been stolen for parts, so if anyone is offered any of the following, please let me know asap.

    doubt the frame will turn up, but the parts almost certainly will:
    Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels (new) - front skewer, strada; rear skewer - shimano.
    Conti Grand Prix 24mm (new but worn slightly on rear wheel)
    10 spd, carbon centaur levers (scuff to right hand bottom, othewise perfect)
    specialized romin 132mm saddle with scuffs to front and sides
    Cinelli Criterium handlebar with black bartape
    cinelli xa (hidden bolt) stem 100mm (i think)
    silver Dura Ace 7800 sl pedals (quite scuffed more on left than right)
    silver nitto 82 seatpost (very worn bottom half, very clean top) had a thomson elite sticker Dymo'd on...
    sks silver chromoplastic mudguards with reflector on back
    dura ace 7800 rear brake (new, perfect condition)
    tiagra front brake (new)
    athena 11 spd cranks 172.5mm with decals slightly rubbed off (otherwise new)
    ambrosio 10 spd campag splinned shimano cassette 12-25 (i think)
    veloce 10 spd silver rear mech (scratch the edge, otherwise perfect)
    Dura ace downtube bosses with adjustment levers (right one has lever, left works on a thread)

    please keep your eyes peeled, don't hesitiate to get in contact.

  • For a friend:

    2011 Focus Cayo size "L" (56cm ish)
    http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/focus-cayo-­150-11-zoom.jpg
    Red & Black, 105 gears, SPDs but otherwise stock OTP.

    Pinched from a "secure" underground carpark in Canary Wharf.

    Sounds like insurance will come up short so quite keen to get it back..

    Edit: actual pic + pics of the asshole who stole it (known to police)


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  • Some little turds tried to mug a brompton rider in the park just outside ‪St Mary Magdalene‬'s church opposite Rowington Close, W2. They dragged him off his bike, hit him when he struggled then made off with the bike.The chap gave chase and luckily the feckless little shites couldn't really ride and ran off after falling off it.

    But yeah, be careful out there.

    [URL="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?cid=­7536240720645950581&q=St+Mary+Magdalenes­+C+Of+E+Primary+School&cd=1&cad=src:ppiw­link,view:smartmaps&ei=G4UUT4-SF4fBjgfi_­7HbAg&sig2=zZhGFAyiwInRVnIz_WGKcg&dtab=2­"][/URL]

  • hi all my bike was stolen this morning so was just
    hoping people might keep an eye open for it..

    its the one in the back of this photo, minus the cosmic rear wheel which was replaced
    with a standard regular road rear wheel
    concorde lo-pro time trial frame, shamal front wheel

    other pic is of a very similar frame, mine is blue / green / yellow instead

    any sightings please let me know.. cheers Steffo 07411 703 628 or steff@crawlcollective.co.uk

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/st­effplaetz/concorde/concorde.jpg

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i13/st­effplaetz/concorde/concorde_astore_TT_19­88_025B15Dcopy.jpg

  • thanks Cheescake! edit on wheels - were Fulcrum Racing 3's with Conti Grand Prix 24mm's.centaur levers had scuff to right hand bottom. specialized romin 132mm saddle with scuffs. Cinelli Crit bar, xa stem. Dura Ace 7800 sl pedals. nitto 82 seatpost.
    i'm heartbroken. if anyone gets offered these parts let me know!!

    many thanks! andy

    edit - think this may have been stolen for parts, so if anyone is offered any of the following, please let me know asap.

    doubt the frame will turn up, but the parts almost certainly will:
    Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels - front skewer, strada; rear skewer - shimano.
    Conti Grand Prix 24mm
    10 spd, carbon centaur levers (scuff to right hand bottom)
    specialized romin 132mm saddle with scuffs to front and sides
    Cinelli Crit bar 40mm
    cinelli xa (hidden bolt) stem 100mm (i think)
    Dura Ace 7800 sl pedals (scuffed more on left than right)
    nitto 82 seatpost (very worn bottom half, very clean top) had a thomson elite sticker Dymo'd on...
    sks silver chromoplastic mudguards with reflector on back
    dura ace 7800 rear brake
    tiagra front brake
    athena 11 spd cranks 172.5mm with decals slightly rubbed off
    ambrosio 10 spd campag splinned shimano cassette 12-25 (i think)
    veloce 10 spd silver rear mech
    Dura ace downtube bosses with adjustment levers

    please keep your eyes peeled, don't hesitiate to get in contact.

    update - this has been spotted around the Londesborough / Barbauld area in the last 24 hours. please keep your eyes peeled, it may still turn up. please alert the police if seen. i'll update with the crime reference number when i get home. please help me get it back!!!

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