We’ve Been Robbed! Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Our Bikes

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We’re a little in shock here today. Imagine you’re standing looking at a car parking rather too close to your bike and you’re giving the driver a dirty look because they belong on @YPLAC. Then the rear window winds down and a man in a balaclava leans out and grabs your bikes, two of them double locked together, and the car floors it. Your bikes disappear up the street with you in futile chase, sparks flying as the bikes catch the wheels on the car.

That is sadly the position we find ourselves in today, and we can assure you there is little that strikes immediate more fear than a balaclava.

juliana jpolin robbed from singletrack stolen
Amanda in happier times, with the Joplin

The two bikes we’ve had taken are a 2020 Juliana Joplin, as featured in the current issue of Singletrack Magazine in Amanda’s lovely feature on riding and relaxing in Denmark. The other bike is Amanda’s own personal Ragley Piglet, lovingly built up and recently adorned with a Timber! bell that she’d just treated herself to.

Please keep your eyes peeled for these bikes or their components turning up anywhere suspicious. The Juliana in particular would be suspicious if it were being sold second hand at any time in the next 12 months – it’s only just gone on sale.

2020 Juliana Joplin CC X01 Reserve

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Image Credit: Santa Cruz
  • Aquarius Green
  • Frame number 22P11556MCC
  • Medium
  • Rockshox Pike Select+, 130mm
  • FOX Float Performance Elite DPS Rear Derailleur
  • SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12spd groupset
  • SRAM G2 RSC brakes
  • Santa Cruz AM Carbon bars
  • Juliana Grips
  • Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
  • Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 1x Lever, 31.6 dropper
  • Juliana Segundo Saddle
  • Maxxis Minion DHF, 29″x2.3″, 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29″x2.3″, EXO TR
  • DT Swiss hubs, Santa Cruz Reserve 27 Carbon Rims – 29″

2019 Ragley Piglet

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She’s swapped the bars since.
ragley piglet stolen hebden bridge singletrack
Orange accessories.
  • Dark green, orange decals
  • Medium
  • Kashima Fox 34s
  • Fox Transfer seatpost, the wrong size, fit with a beer can shim. Possibly seized in. Wolftooth remote.
  • DT Swiss wheelset
  • SQ Lab swept back bars
  • SQ Lab 711 grips
  • LoveMud stem
  • Custom Havok Bike Park top cap
  • Specialized Mimic Saddle
  • Frame had been treated with Eco Coat which left an oil slick look on it, but only around the parts I haven’t rubbed it away with my baggies.
ragley piglet stolen hebden bridge singletrack
This muddy shot is from yesterday, so here’s hoping they like cleaning sheep shit.

Amanda is very sad. If you’ve read her Denmark feature, you’ll know it’s not been an easy time of late, and this is a real kick when she’s down. She really loved the Piglet. If you’d like to help cheer her up, you can use her staff referral code to take out a print or digital annual subscription, you’ll get £5 off and she’ll earn £5 for every sub you buy: staff-amanda5-19

Or, tag us on Instagram with pictures to make her smile. She likes sausage dogs, vegan donuts, and fungi.

UPDATE – Sunday 13 October

Amanda is upset about the quality of this poster and apologises for the design, but it’s the best she could do on the tech available!

We did get a seemingly useful lead and some photos of our bikes being used to offer them for sale, however the Police have been unable to get enough cause to search premises unless invited in… which of course means they’re not there. We believe our bikes are most likely in the Bradford or Mixenden area, so please look out for anything on local community sales groups on Facebook etc.

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (21)

    This sucks balls, I’ll keep my eyes open here in Heb. Fingers crossed you get them back

    Hannah, how awful. I hope you are ok? what a horrible thing to do to someone. Andy and Jane

    That’s terrible. Hopefully they’ll catch the thieves….

    I’ve a subscription already – any other way I can post some cash or the spare two wheels I’ve got down?

    Subscribed – really sorry to hear this – hope Amanda is OK… and hope the bikes are recovered.

    (I was thinking the full £39 would still be paid, with £5 to Amanda, but it shows as £5 discount?)

    @donaldm That’s right – you get £5 off and she gets £5 reward!

    That’s horrible. Where did it happen?

    Thanks for the reply Hannah – I have been meaning to subscribe for a while now!

    That is horrendous, too much scum about. Hope you get them back and the thieves are bought to justice. I’ve just subscribed too, every little helps. Let us know if there’s anything more we can do

    This is terrible news, let’s just hope they catch the scumbags quickly and painfully.

    Didn’t I read a thread recently about a couple of other bikes being stolen in similar circumstances at Lee Valley?

    Wonder if there’s a link between them?

    Just gifted my brother a digital subscription, hopefully something slightly good can come from this evil doing. It’s obviously no compensation for the loss of two bikes though. What’s the world coming to?

    Hope you get them back, that really is shocking, I’ve just subscribed.

    Sorry to hear about this – an awful thing to have to experience! Something similar happened at Lee Quarry recently I believe.

    Terrible and brazen robbery. Glad you’re all ok but really sad about your bikes.

    Sad news, Hope all are OK and you get the bikes back (in a usable condition). As for the thieves I wish them nothing but a slow, lingering death , preferably from something excruciatingly painful too, we won’t mourn them, there could be a market for “glad you’re dead, the worlds a better place now” cards for just such scrots!

    Thanks folks. Fingers crossed – folk in Hebden Bridge (where it happened) have been really helpful in trying to track their getaway route. We hope it might help the police look at the right cameras – understandably they won’t just search through endless footage!

    Hope everyone (well except the thieving barsteward scum who need to burn in hell for eternity) are OK.

    I am gutted to read about this event (Piglet in particular); may ten-fold blessings fall upon you-

    Lee and heb regular. I’ve been keeping an axe in the boot recently. Just hope I meet them and can post you some fingers hehe

    I had to collect one of my bikes after it was stolen as the police wouldn’t do anything. I posed as a buyer. All the police would say is “we strongly advise you not to go”. Thanks.

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