- APB – stolen bike alert!
That sucks OP. I hope you get it back. My garage was burgled last year and I lost 2 bikes, it’s such a horrible feeling.
I wouldn’t lie to your insurance company for the sake of a bike. If you’re found to submit a fraudulent claim, it’s not just a case of that they won’t pay out – if they’re feeling vindictive, you’ll go on a fraud database which could open up a whole world of financial implications.Posted 3 years ago
Be honest and give them the crime number from the police – they may pay out anyway.
Eagle eyed STW’ers required. My Nicolai Helius AC was stolen last night from the back of my car. I had to rush home to take our new baby boy back to hospital, and in the rush I left my car unlocked with my bike, and my daughters bike, still in the back. It was stolen near Ellon, Aberdeenshire so can I ask everyone to keep an eye out ta. They left my daughters bike on the drive so they weren’t completely heartless 😕
Black Nicolai AC 29er
Black 160mm Pikes with Avalanche cartridge. These are very distinctive having a gold top cap on the right fork leg.
Avalanche DHX 5.0 air shock with Avalanche sticker
Easton haven wheels
Gold hope T-Rex
Easton Havoc carbon bars and Havoc stem (oversize 35mm ones)
I’ll post a pic later
CheersPosted 3 years ago
Another two properties were targeted last night, as well as ours, so it looks like it was opportunistic scrotes who just got lucky with my bike due to the circumstances. It’s a pretty rare bike in the North East of Scotland so I’ll keep an eye on all the usual online small ads, eBay etc and hope to hell I get lucky.Posted 3 years agodeejayenSubscriber
Sorry to hear that.
It might be worth going to the findthatbike website – you give it a search word eg “Nicolai” and it searches eBay etc every day and emails you a list of newly listed bikes which match.
I had an extremely unusual bike stolen last year, but apparently that makes it less saleable. Hopefully your one will turn up.Posted 3 years ago
Yay! I got my bike back 😀
A chap in Aberdeen tried selling it to a bike shop, and thankfully the owner had spotted my stolen ad and knew straight away that it was my bike. He managed to get a contact name and address, that I then passed on to the police, and two plain clothed officers retrieved the bike last night. I am so chuffed, and I think it helped that the bike was so recognisable.
I went for a celebratory ride this morning before work….it was ace 🙂Posted 3 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
on the insurance thing, I am pretty sure that household will not cover your bike if stolen from inside a car as this comes under motor policy, and most motor policies will only cover contents up to £150 or so which is useless for a bike. No longer a problem for you but worth bearing in mind.
Happy to be corrected if I am talking rubbish.Posted 3 years ago
I wasn’t sure about posting details, but as the bike shop has just posted above I might as well. A big thumbs up to Jack at Granary Cycles for recognizing my bike and sending me all the info that led to the recovery of my bike, and the detention of the chap trying to sell it.
As I mentioned earlier Jack some beer tokens will be on their way shortly. Thanks again. I’ve said this before, but what a great community we’re part of.Posted 3 years ago
Not sure if you received my email from earlier.
We are not looking for a reward but if you do want to send anything it will be used wisely. We are opening a second shop in Spain (Currently here), we are looking to sponsor a few local riders (different ages and levels of experience) any reward given will be put towards some jerseys, bits of kit etc to help out. How ever like I mentioned on the last email, don’t feel like you have to.
Over the moon you have it back. Good start to the Easter holidays!
And yes Yetiman, the biking community is great. We must have got about 10-15 bikes back to the owners in the last year, this probably wont be the last.Posted 3 years ago
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