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Travers Titanium stolen in Essex

Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by Firestorm, 8 Nov 2016.

  1. Firestorm

    Firestorm Über Member

    Location:
    Southend on Sea
  2. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    Motor bike security chains tying 3 bikes together, Gold Secure ground anchors and padlocks inside a garage with toughened doors.
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    The middle bit
    ...is what they didn't have. No cctv images, no mention of electronic security.

    I do feel for them, but it's not as if they've played every card in the deck to protect their property, which is particularly surprising as they've been previously targetted. £4000 on bicycles, nothing on target hardening.
     
  4. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    My insurance (Wiggle) states that the bike has to be secured with a gold rated lock to a non-moveable object. If not, no payout for theft.

    The article states that the bikes were insured and that they will be compensated, so perhaps they had ground anchors and the thieves used angle grinders?
     
  5. jefmcg

    jefmcg Apparently I shouldn't use the default, "guru"

    Did you read the same article ? I can't see anything about them being robbed before , and a "thick chain" suggests it was well secured .
     
  6. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    not being funny, but a bike of high value should be kept inside the house and not in a garden shed. Mine are indoors and the cheap bikes are in the shed
     
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  7. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    It wasn't in a shed.
     
  8. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    garage - shed -same thing really ...
    (unless there is a burglar alarm in the garage) ....
     
  9. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    I don't see why. Not all houses have or use alarms, plus the public really don't care about them anyway. There is a limit to what you can do to protect your bikes. By all means make it very difficult for people, but it is impossible to be 100% secure. I would say that the poor family in this story did a good job, they were locked away, a heavy chain was used and the bikes were insured. If they had been in the house, perhaps they would have also been stolen.
     
  10. He has ridden it twice and it has been stolen.

    I doubt if the thieves had seen him riding it and worked out where he lived. This could well be a neighbour or even someone associated with the supplier.

    I don't see why he would need to keep the bike in the house if it is insured. It sounds like he has taken reasonable steps tostop it being stolen and has been unfortunate.
     
  11. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    I would also suspect involvement from a neighbour or leaked info from the supplier - they clearly knew the bikes were in there and he'd only had it 3 weeks
     
  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    And what of strava settings, if used?