What do you do if your bike gets nicked?
Commiserations. Losing bikes to thieves sucks.
When mine was stolen I even spotted them riding off as I legged it out of the front door. Police knew who had done it, I ID’d him, but even with a prosecution and 280 hrs of community service for the scroat, I never saw the bike again.
One the other hand, a friend spotted another friends frame being ridden in a new build, chased him down and called the cops. Friend 2 ended up with the frame back after about 7 months. All the parts were never seen again.
Edited my shameful spelling 😳Posted 6 years agoshedfullMember
Thanks to a thief relieving me of my carbon 456, I’m wondering how long I should wait before I start thinking about replacing it. The 456 wasn’t insured (I priced the policy and decided I could build a new bike every year for the premium cost) so I’m entirely in the hands of the police or anyone who sees the bike being ridden or sold. So, how long is it reasonable to wait before I start buying stuff to build a new bike? How fast are bikes found if they’re found at all and is there a time after which it’s unlikely to show up?Posted 6 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
njee20 – Member
Maybe its just me, but I don’t get why people have expensive bikes, but no insurance??
Clue in OP:
I priced the policy and decided I could build a new bike every year for the premium cost
Never heard of M & S??
I’ve 6 bikes and each is insured for up to £4.5k at no extra cost on my home insurance..
My cheapest bike is worth about £1k ( Winter road bike), my SS, ROAD, CX, FS & HT are all worth a lot more..Posted 6 years agoKevevsMember
what Jedi said!
depends if you know where it’s gone. I was sat in a cafe a few years ago and saw a bloke whistle by on My Stolen Bike. I dropped my coffee and cycled after him (on my other bike) and one way or another got my bike back.
but I’d imagine it has gone and that’s that. Best thing is to sleep with the precious bikes and have a cheapo “don’t care about it” bike for shops, pub, etc. or get insurance.Posted 6 years agoshedfullMember
Thanks for all the posts. The house insurance for us is a pain – the house is 17th century and has a stream running through the garden. Lots of insurers won’t touch it because of the flood risk. The ones you can get aren’t good with bikes. My policy pricing was based on CTC’s insurance, which I presumed was pretty cheap, but for 4 bikes valued at £7k total.
I think, based on everyone’s comments, I’ll hold on a couple of weeks in case the bike is magically found then start buying bits. I’ve wanted to go 2 x 10 for a while. 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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