Apparently so:asterix said:..a serial round-the-world bike stealer is at large?
MoreFrom Times Online
May 9, 2006
Round-the-world cyclist's bike stolen in UK
He's been knocked down by a truck in the Chilean desert, chased by a mob through the streets of Haiti, burnt by a volcano in Central America, and arrested and shot at more times than he cares to remember.
But in 44 years on the road, covering 335,000 miles or more than ten times around the Earth, Heinz Stücke has always had his lucky bicycle for company - until this week, when the German 'Bike Man' had it stolen within a few hours of arriving in the UK...
You're mistaken that it's an English problem, bike theft is the same as in the rest of Europe.Bigtallfatbloke said:Th escum of the earth live in England...I hope they catch the bastards & publicly flog them
While I was away on holiday this month, burglars smashed their way into my garage (crowbars etc.) and stole the following cycles (which were locked to Sheffield stands inside):
Trice Explorer red/orange/blue, frame no 3048, with black rear rack, suspension, 81 gears, side bar-bag fixing etc.
Trice Pixie white, frame no 2121
Birdy red, frame no P9032778, aluminium rack
British Eagle Trail MTB pink/yellow, 17 yrs old, serial no 00308/9; police security register no 52 998 00085
Al Carter Hondo Creek 500LX MTB blue/grey, 14 yrs old, serial no 4920513654; police security register no 52 998 00086
If any of these cycles crosses your path, please phone Redland Police Station (Bristol) 0117 945 4423, quoting crime ref. B/2699/20092007/01 (PC2699 Matt Lonsdale).
Adam Hart-Davis 27 September 2007
I've seen that bike, and you have to hand it to the chav, he must have had a few muscles to get it moving... I think it was chiselled out of solid cast iron...Road Fiddler said:This bike was recovered later after it was found abandoned, some chav took it to get home it seems. The guy didn't lock his bike when it was taken.