Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by ianrauk, 3 Aug 2017.
You can suspect anything you want.
Thanks, I know I can.
.....and can ride on SPD's stood up wearing trainers.
Silly question but why is he wearing the hi vis top? Is he some rogue imposter?
I would guess he picked up a discarded one.
"David Symons There were 7 stops on the 10 mile freecycle route Daniel. It was stolen from the St Paul's hub while locked at the event racking."
"Kate Symons But all credit to you David Symons for fixing up your not so smart spare bike and still completing the 100 mile ride the next day!"
To satisfy those who've curiosity has got the better of them and PM'd me...there's a lock picking tool doing the rounds, which originated in Canada of all places. It defeats cylindrical locks in seconds, the type of lock found on many D locks and armoured cable locks. Johnny Lightfingers doesn't appear to have an angle grinder and 36v battery pack in his pocket, and his man bag appears not to be big enough to conceal even modest bolt croppers, so I was wondering if he might be one of those employing the new tool.
Edit - seems it was locked, and the absence of heavy thieving artillery on the suspect suggests he may indeed have been using such a tool.
He wanted to blend in, so he took one of the tops that they give away freely at these events.
Also, if he was seen taking the bike, the description "white guy, mid twenties, hi viz top, on a Cannondale road bike" won't narrow the search much.
Police have already asked a large number of CC members where they were on Saturday afternoon...
Another one? This event seems to be a thieving b*st*rds paradise.
Speculation that the theft in 2013 is the same thief.
What about the other 6?
I think that bike is in bits by now.
I think that said bits have been distributed all over the place to well-meaning punters by the tea leaf's mates via the gift of Gumtree.
I think the frame will re-emerge as a complete bike in about two years with lots of other bits supplied by the tea leaf's mates, and be flogged, again via the gift of Gumtree.
I think the tea leaf won't be caught, as his mates won't grass and there's enough of his face hidden to create a reasonable doubt.
I hope I'm wrong.
I've had a decent bike stolen and I know how bad it is.
I think the best thing to do is not to waste time thinking about getting it back, you most likely wont ,or about how much of a horrible person the theif is.Your wasting your time, its best just to make a claim on the insurance if you had it or make steps towards the purchase of a new (to you) one.Just move on straight away, thats what I would do if it was me.
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