My bike shop has been broken into
This morning at approximately 2.19am my bike shop on Granton Road in Edinburgh was broken into and the thieves stole these two bikes.
The Giant Trance XO 29er is one of only 2 in a medium size in Scotland (the other being sold to someone in Ballater) Frame Number on this is GW201093
The other bike is a 2012 Diamondback Sortie 3 which is another fairly rare bike. It’s a 19″ frame but unfortunately we dont have a frame number for that yet.
If you spot either of these in Edinburgh or at trail centres please let us know and we’ll reward you accordingly.
We’d be really greatful if you’d be as kind as to share this post anywhere you feel might be appropriate.
Many thanks for your help in advance.
Neill 0131 552 0999Posted 5 years agonigelb001Member
Sorry to hear about about your break-in, hope the police find the thieving barstewarts. I like your Giant and if it was me buying now, I’d have one. People on here don’t like modern stuff unless it looks as though it was designed in 1991, doesn’t matter that it is one of the best trail bikes out there. At least it narrows it down to a thief without a beard.
Good luck.Posted 5 years agowatsontonyMember
Sorry to hear about about your break-in, hope the police find the thieving barstewarts. I like your Giant and if it was me buying now, I’d have one. People on here don’t like modern stuff unless it looks as though it was designed
in 1991, doesn’t matter that it is one of the best trail bikes out there. At least it narrows it down to a thief without a beard.
fixed that for youPosted 5 years agomrblobbySubscriber
Good news on the source, really hope you get a result on that and the perpetrators get what they deserve.
Guys had two bikes nicked and some still find the need to rip the piss?
To be fair, I think everyone (well most) who posted has shown considerable sympathy. We all have a love of our bikes and have a fair idea of how awful it would be if any of them were pinched.Posted 5 years agoflangeSubscriber
unlucky about the brake in but that giant just looks wrong. like its been crashed into a wall at 50mph
Proper downer getting broken into but on the plus side you won’t haave to look at that ‘munter’of a Giant.
Hope you find your bikes chap, there seems to be a lot more of this going on – that said there also seems to be a lot more crims being caught so fingers crossed for youPosted 5 years agoJef WachowchowMember
Funny (perculiar) place this Forum. All the people who have taken the mickey out if the Giant will indeed be gutted to hear that a fellow MTBer has had their bike stolen and will do all in their power to help if they can.
However, if you look through the history, anyone can spend their entire life savings on building their dream bike. Once it is displayed on here, there will be banter and mickey taking (all lighthearted) about how it looks, choice of components, state of garden or fence etc.
I trust the OP would not have taken offence. Every jibe is effectively a bump back to the top of the page which is no bad thing.
I personally feel that this ‘shop floor humour’ is part of the charm of this forum where noone is allowed to take themselves too seriously
It is a minger though to be fair. 🙂
Oh, and I do hope that the bikes are recovered or at least the perps get their just desserts.Posted 5 years agomattjgSubscriber
OP had his premises burgled, his goods stolen and damage done to his ability to earn a living. I don’t see that sniping about the stolen goods is appropriate or helpful.
Had he just put up a pic of his new Giant inviting comments on it’s beauty or otherwise, then it would be fair game!Posted 5 years agokhaniMember
Hope it turns out ok, robbing scumbags..Posted 5 years ago
The reason the Giant looks odd isn’t because of the head angle but because of the way the seat tube is canted forwards then backwards, if you put the seatube in a regular position it’d look normal..
But then the chain stays would be too long, with no tyre clearance..
Evolution of long travel 29ers in action..
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