- How many bikes have been stolen from you?
1. Gary Fisher Sugar 2 – stolen from shed 1999Posted 5 years ago
2. Yeti 5 – Last year stolen from first floor room while away on holiday.
3. Cotic Soul – Last year stolen from first floor room while away on holiday.vinnyehSubscriber
Cannondale 3.0, stolen from driveway when I ducked inside for a leak.Posted 5 years ago
Fisher cr7, stolen from work, recovered, stolen again from work – locks cut both times
SC Bullit, flat broken into
Cannondale F700, chained to a disused parking signpost (hadn’t noticed there was no sign on top) – they lifted bike and chain over the topska-49Member
One- a BSO that lived in my garden at uni. Brakes that didn’t work, steering that was lose, seized drivetrain and buckled wheels. I use to use it to roll to the gym/shop and on the way back cover in bags and push. Was a death trap in hilly Falmouth. I think they did me a favour!Posted 5 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
One – my first mtb, scott boulder. Brutally stiff fork and skinny tyres made for a “lively” offroad experience but was actually fairly light IIRR. Decent sus fork would likely have transformed it
Got a far better bike after it and, looking back, prob would have given up on mountain biking if it hadn’t been nickedPosted 5 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
2 – Battered and mugged for my Grifter XL twice when I was a kid (got it back both times -the bullies who took it weren’t bright enough to do anything other than ride around the approximate scene of the crime on it) and had the other half’s Cannondale F400 swiped from the close whilst we were flitting from our flat in Glasgow.Posted 5 years agobrakesMember
1 x Marin Pallisades Trail – early 90s
1 x replacement Marin Pallisades Trail – early 90s
(possibly a third Marin Pallisades Trail – I forget)
1 x Specialized Rockhopper – late 90s
1 x Sunn BMX – late 90s
(break from cycling)
1 x Trek hybrid – mid 00s
1 x Specialized Tricross SS – late 00s
I think I’m due another getting pinched and am constantly paranoid.Posted 5 years ago
The first four thefts were burglary in the North East. The last two were down to badly secured bikes in London.user-removedMember
Seven, over 20 years. Once from my parent’s back garden whilst I was six feet away eating a sandwich and two lots of shed break ins. The second time was particularly annoying as I had ground anchors fitted and several huge chains / Kryptonite D locks, but had nipped to the shop on my ancient Kona and left all the other bikes unlocked for five minutes.
Pretty sure it was a neighbour with a rep for being a bike thief but zero proof. He’s locked up now.Posted 5 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Raleigh Magnum road bike – outside Harpurhey library.
To be expected really.
531 road bike . My fault, left in the kitchen with the door unlocked.
Marin Palisades & British Eagle road bike. From a ‘secure’ garage.
Rock Lobster. From a locked car, left for less than 10 minutes.
Pub bike – from outside Jilly’s Rock Club in Manchester.Posted 5 years ago
Chained to a 350LC, which was untouched.
No taste, some people.whatnobeerMember
Just one, about 7 years ago. Was my first road bike, a fairly cheap Claud Butler with down tube shifters. It had been locked up in the bike shed in my halls of residence but someone had come in with some large bolt cutters and just cleared the place out. Pretty much every single bike had been taken. Bought my first mountain bike with the insurance pay out.Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
1 from university;
It was an Apollo Equito that I bought for commuting to a work placement with. ‘Only’ cost me £180, but I’d made a few choice upgrades and it had survived a 6 month trip to Bavaria bring ridden off road most days and used to ride to work on while over there too. It was stored in an unlocked garage for 6 months while in Bavaria, and regularly propped up outside my accomodation unlocked while I went inside to change. Never a sniff of a problem.
Then got back to the UK and university for my final yr. I did point out to the Halls office that the locks on the bike shed could be broken off with little more than a screwdriver, but it fell on deaf ears.Posted 5 years ago
A month or so later I was going to lectures, the door to the bike shed was swinging open so I went to investigate and every bike bar one had been nicked. There was a pile of bolt-cropped d-locks on the floor. Gutted!
The bike that had been left was a Merlin Malt 1 owned by my neighbour in halls. I think the only reason it survived was because one of the wheels was under her bed as she’d been too lazy to go & put it on the bike!! They obviously didn’t want the hassle of an incomplete bike.jambonMember
Has this been done?
Pertinent to me as I’ve had 7 stolen over the years, some insured some not. The last was a nicely kitted out ’05 Giant Reign which I’d decided to sell, the ‘owner’ hadn’t given me a bean before his house was ransacked and the bike disappeared – turns out he wasn’t insured and is a complete a@@hole and still hasn’t given me a bean…
1 Dawes Imperial Road Bike
2 Apollo road bike
3 Spesh Rock Hopper
4 Cannondale Super V
5 Supermarket hack-bike that I’d just kitted out with all my nice spares.
6 Surly 1×1 that I really miss
7 The Reign
Am I unlucky?Posted 5 years agobigyinnMember
1990 Giant Coldrock, less than 3 months old. Some git popped the lock on the shed. My first ever mountain bike.Posted 5 years ago
1992 Marin Pine MTN, my fault, left for 30 secs outside WH Smiths in Glasgow Central station. Gone. Never did that again. Gutted at that one.
None since, touch wood. My paranoia serves me well!ndthorntonMember
2 pushbikes and a hope brake calliper
GT Zaskar – heavily pimped – insured
taken from uni campus after I locked it up for 5 mins
hope brake calliper (not the lever???????) – stolen from my Specialized P3 while I was in lectures (I was using a motorbike chain by this point). The theft caused me to crash into the side of the Uni Canteen on my way to get lunch.
The rest of the P3 from my dads Garage 1 day after its insurance ran out!!!Posted 5 years agoplyphonMember
1. My 2nd BMX when I was 15. Foolish enough to let someone who I didn’t know have a go on it. He rode it away. Gave chase with a mate on some BSO’s and almost caught them up but the guy kicked my mate and he almost fell off at some pretty high speed. Police we’re useless. Needless to say I never let anyone who I don’t know touch anything I own anymore.
Trust in humanity = ruined!Posted 5 years agogmex619Member
I got stopped and threatened with a knife by 4 guys when I was younger and riding on a bso. Naturally I gave it up.
Someone tried too steal my Zaskar LE in school. Couldn’t work out the weird gearing I’d set up. Got it back when I tackled him off of it on the school field.(08 ish.. frame 94..). Kept locked away all day.Posted 5 years agocantgettherefromhereMember
4 for me:
-Revolution hard tail from shed
-Giant from street
-Kona Harstail d-locked in shed
-Felt commuter d-locked in shed
My shed security now consists of:
-Ground anchor embedded in a bucket-o-crete
-Bucket-o-crete locked to the wall of the shed
-d-lock for each bike
-motorbike chain donated by kindly relative
All that effort and my bikes are really hardly worth nickingPosted 5 years agoHeliosMember
1 = 2003 Marin Palisades Trail, about 3 months old. Replaced with a Nail Trail on insurance plus a bit of extra cash I’d managed to save. The Nail Trail frame in a different guise is still my “main” bike… Hadn’t ralsied it was 10 years old until i sat down to think about this… New bike time methinks…Posted 5 years ago
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