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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Any one lose a langster?

From London Gumtree http://www.gumtree.com/london/93/28520593.html

I have SPECIALISED LANGSTER bike very nice + lite with skiny wheels racinfg bars need new back whele coz pedals dont stop when going round corner
cheep price coz need new whele and only got 1 brake on front whele
not my bike selling it for my uncle as he got new moped
no sms coz mobile is broke bike like pic but brown can meet at tube today

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

4th September Rondinella Track Bike

This bike has been recovered

Thursday night, Homerton outside a chicken shop. Someone nicked Jack's orange Rondinella track 1970s frame.

A few days after this bike was stolen he son of the owner of Bobby's Supperstore http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl...=16&iwloc=addr offered to sell it to the a freind of the owner. The freind arranged to buy the bike, and went to contact the police, they said there was nothing they could do as Jack (the bikes owner) had not reported it stolen. As the police would not help, Jack's freind paid the seller of the bike 50 pounds, to get it back. The guy who had the bike claimed he got it from a tramp for 80 pounds.

8 September Gary Fisher HiFi Pro

My bike was stolen yesterday (8th September 2008) from the rear of my office 68 Wood Lane, London TW7 7EW. It is a 26inch wheeled mountain bike, a Gary Fisher HiFi Pro full suspension in satin white with very distinctive pink Halo Twin Rail tyres. The bike was set up for a 6 foot tall rider with a long seaat post and several spacers on the headset. Black wide riser handlebars and XT componentry throught. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures as the frame was a warranty replacement and only two weeks old. Yes I know - next time I will get pictures taken immediately.

We think the thief was disturbed as he came back for more but unfortunately the security gate to the 'secure' car park is never locked and the CCTV from the rear of the building which is watched by security guards is not working due to building work. The lock and cable on the bike was made short work of with some form of bolt cutter.

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2 September Black and Red Fixed gear

Hi,

My bike was stolen outside woodside park station last night between 6pm and 11pm.

It is very distinctive fixed wheel bike - All black with red, deep rims and red cow horn bars and a red chain.

£100 reward for it finding and return please :D

Matt

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28 August Raleigh Ladies Mountian Bike

Hi all fellow victims of crime

My siver Raleigh ladies mountain bike was stolen Thursday 28th August from the bike racks out the front of the Hampstead Theatre, Swiss Cottage. The one day of the year I didn't park in my work grounds (Central School of Speech & Drama) across, due to building works. The theif left my front wheel and lock- how generous! The bike also has a silver panier rack on the back and black bottle holder. It is a very heavy bike which gave me back and knee ache. Good luck to whom ever has it!!!

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25 August Mens Mountain Bike

Hi my bike was stolen from outside kingsland shopping centre on monday
25th - proably to fund somones crack habit.
I dont have any money to get a new one some i am obviously gutted by
whats happened. have listed a google map and a image
if anyone sees it please report it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=kingsland+road+shopping+centre&ie=UTF8&ll=51.547806,-0.075399&spn=0.000299,0.000603&t=h&z=21

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/images/prod_12272.jpg

Mountain Bike is an Excellent Machine. Upgraded from the Rock, it
features Suntour XCT 75mm Travel Suspension Forks to smooth out the
Terrain, Tektro Linear-Pull V-Brakes for Awesome Stopping Power,
24-Speed EZFire Alivio Gears for Efficient Pedalling & the Excellent
Formula Hubs with Alloy Rims for Strength & Durability.
# Frame: AluxX Aluminium
# Fork: Suntour XCT, 75mm Travel
# Cranks: Shimano TX70, 24/34/42T
# Bottom Bracket: RPM Cartridge
# Pedals: Resin, Anti-Slip
# Front Derailleur: Shimano C50
# Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
# Shifters: Shimano EZ Fire, 24-Speed
# Cassette: Shimano HG30, 11-32T
# Chain: KMC Z51
# Hubs: Formula
# Rims: LM Aluminium - black
# Tyres: Kenda 26x1.95"
# Brakes: Tektro Linear-Pull
# Brake Levers: Shimano
# Handlebar: Steel Riser
# Stem: Aluminium Ahead
# Saddle: Giant - black
# Seat Post: Aluminium
# Size: 24"
# Colour: Black

regards

olly 07708223635

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24 August Mens Hybird

This bike was stolen 24 August 2008 at Northumberland Avenue Bicycle Rack by Next and Charing X station. They cut through the lock. It has been reported to the police. If anyone sees it at Brick Lane or else where in London, please email theurbancyclist@gmail.com



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22 August Marin B17

Hi

My bike was stolen on friday 22nd August in the afternoon outside my office, 12 Printing House Yard, Perseverance Works, Hackney Road E2 7PR. The Abus lock was sheared with bolt cutters. It was a marin metallic pewter B17 hardtail with tribal black transfers, Mavic Black wheels, schwalbe road tyres. Back wheel had one silver spoke. Grips were black with silver metal clasps at each end, shimano derailleurs and shifters.

If you see our bike, please contact stolenbikelondon@gmail.com or tell the police (I have reported the theft).

Thanks,

Jim

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12 July 2007 Trek 6000

Hi London cyclists,

My bike was stolen on Saturday 12th July 2008 in Holborn, Drake Street/Procter Street. It happened between 4 and 5 p.m.. It is a 2007 Trek 6000 Mountain Bike in silver, frame size 19,5 inch. The tyres I had changed to the thin Specialized Fat Boy and I had two black bottle holders fixed to the frame. The strange thing about it is that just when I locked it a guy (aged 15-20) was asking me how to get to Holborn Station. He was dressed in a light blue track suit, trainers (all Nike) and a baseball cap. He had a false diamond stud in his ear and looked as if he was from London, as if he knew where Holborn Station is. Spoiling his trendy look, he was carrying a small rucksack.

Having already excepted not to see my bike again I saw a guy cycling it today (Monday 28th July 2008) in Nelson Terrace/City Road, Islington. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get hold of it. I think the two persons, stealing it and cycling it could be the same person.

Although I dont have a lot of hope to see it ever again, I write this to let you know how things can come.
Cycling in London is a great thing but we have to be very watchful at any time to oppose thieves.

If you have any information on my bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com. If you find it, there is a reward of £50.

Best regards, Michael

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24 July Specialized Rockhopper

Hi There,

good blog!

my bike was stolen from brick lane on sunday in broad daylight outside a bar - they cut through the lock

this is the ad I stuck on gumtree to try and find it - please can you put up a blog post - thanks very much

marc

07717845662

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Someone has just stolen my matt black Specialized Rockhopper from brick lane, East London, on Sunday 20th july 1pm -

If you see anyone trying to sell it please call me on 07717845662, or mail at marcqa@hotmail.com

description below

Specialized Rockhopper
Matt Black
Front shocks
Disk brakes front and back
Road tyres (not knobbley)
Silver bull bars on front (left is positioned lower than the right)
Small 3mm chip to the metal on the top frame
Silver seat pole (most are black)

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15 July 2005 Kona Cindercone

Hi , I have just recently had my pride and joy stolen from my workplace, between 11th July and 15th july.
Place stolen from - Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London, opposite Southwark tube station.

The bike was locked to a sheffield stand with a £50 Kryptonite Flex lock in a 'secure' bicycle parking area at the side of the building which has apparently got CCTV coverage with security guards and accessed only by a building pass.

My bike - 2005 model year Battleship Grey Kona Cindercone frame.

Hope mono m4 hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.

Shimano XT hollowtech bottom bracket and chain set.

Hope rear hub.

Deore Xt front hub

Michelin hot s rear tyre coloured red

Black Tioga front tyre

Specialized body geometry saddle.

Cateye 6 led rear light mounted on seat post

Shimano clipless pedals with cage around small clipless pedal.

I know this is a long shot but if anyone sees the bike then either contact the Police or myself on 020 3054 1080, and leave a message if no-one answers.

Cheers

Ed



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7 July Carrera Subway 2

Hi all,

My bike was stolen on Monday 7th July 2008 between 09:00 and 12:30 from the bike racks in the middle of Holborn near to Holborn Circus (EC1N 2HS). This was the first day that I had ever ridden to work and I was really looking forward to keeping it up… how demoralising. The metal cable lock had been cut and left hanging on the rack.

The bike is a Carrera Subway 2 men’s mountain bike with 15 gears and disc brakes. It is a dark metallic grey with lighter grey logos on the frame and forks. There was also a small led light secured to the handle bars. A photo of the same type of bike (copied from an advertisement) is attached. Unfortunately I am new to London and was admittedly a bit na├»ve about the severity of bike thefts so I don’t have a record of the frame number. That won’t happen again.

Any information would be much appreciated.

Thanks very much,
Mark



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12 July 2005 Gray Fisher Cake DLX

Hi,

My bike was stolen a little after 2 pm on Saturday the 12, of July. It is a 2005 Gary Fisher Cake DLX 1. It was stolen from the Tesco on Circus Road in St. John's Wood. It has a blue and black paint job and had carbon seat post and handle bars. The frame is extremely large 21 inch, so unless some one is well over 6 feet tall, the rider will look very odd on it. Also this bike has extremely unusual front suspension, a Maverick front fork, which is similar to a dirt bikes front shocks. There was a Specialized tire on the rear wheel, which was quite noticable.

The bike is in mint shape and quite a rare bike, I was just about to leave to go to France to ride in the alps for a few day on it. As you can imagine, I'm gutted, I built the bike from the frame up, and this bike means a lot to me. If anyone has any information on this, please contact the police (I have reported it stolen) or this blog.

Many Thanks,

Patrick



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5 July Blue Single Speed

Hi there,

My bike was stolen outside Tay Fo Vietnamese Resteraunt (65 Kingsland Road E2 8AG) this evening between 20:15 & 21:00. Lock gone too.

Blue single speed, horizontal drop outs, orange velocity wheels. Pic attached.

Gutted.



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4 July Trek Fuel 90

I had my bike stolen today chained up to a railing behind Bond Street W1. Ive attached a image of a similar bike (same model but not mine) it has a 17.5 in frame, full suspension, shimano xt components, disc brakes, no saddle as I always remove it, Mavic rims. bike serial number WL1725995. 2 locks were cut and removed with the bike - pretty professional job.

Trek Fuel 90
Frame WL1725995

Thanks for your help - brilliant web site idea.

Nick



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3 July Claude Butler Levante

Dear Stolen Bike London,

My bike was stolen last night outside the Spurstowe Arms near London fields E8 1AB at 22:26. Its a Claude Butler Levante frame number PL05E00763. They cut straight through my chain. Any info would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Gareth

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30 June Specialised Globe

Hiya,

My bike was stolen today between 16:40 and 17:30 from outside the library in Kentish Town. Broad daylight (naturally), and beautiful sunny day too. It's a Globe Specialised hybrid - only 1.5months old. Ha ha ha.

I'm wondering how many people have managed to retrieve their bikes using your website? And much as I previously disagreed wholeheartedly with the idea of purchasing stolen goods, how on earth can I afford a new one? No insurance...

Nomes

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21 June Laides Hero

Hi

My girlfriend's Black Ladies Bicycle. Labeled Hero, from India. Looks like an old raleigh with old fashioned brakes and mudgaurds. It has a newish squashy saddle. It is very distinctive as it has HERO cast into the front chainset and new BMX pedals. It has 3 speed Sturmy Archer gears and white tips on the mudguards. It was stolen from a back garden off the essex road Islington on tuesday 17th of May. It is a very special bike and we would like to get it back.

Thanks for your Help

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20 June Specialized Langster

Hi, I got my bike nicked, heres a description and the thread from the single speed website I'm on under the name vedubkid:

My lovely Specialized Langster, the rust brown 07 model, was nicked from outside the Hope and Anchor last night, 14/06, between 22:30 and 23:45 from a lamp post between the Hope, and Budgens supermarket on Upper St. It had a yellow Time Again sticker on the top tube, and a US Bombs sticker on the down tube, probably bin removed by now, and a Crud Catcher mudguard. I have tried reporting this theft on the Met website but the feckin' site keeps crashing.

I didn't have a photo unfortunately. I've put a similar post on Gumtree, and bin down Brick Lane this morning but so far nada.

If you could put thi on the blog I'd appreciate it. Charlie

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14 June Charge Plug, We The People BMX

Just had my front door kicked down @ 3:30am my road bike taxed as well as white We The People bmx

Road Bike- Dark Blue Charge Plug 08 size 56- fixed, white Deep Vs, white(mint humbug) vittoria rubinos, white charge grips, white old san marco saddle, white gusset bmx pedals, power grips. Slavery personified.

BMX- White we the people, black grips, black seat, black pegs right side, black 3 piece cranks


Charge is insured, bmx wasn't..

Pics are from the build (so no slack chain chat...) and one on the street after,minus the power grips, but bike was as described

Those bikes where my life- truly broken...



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4 June Raliegh Lady's Mountain Bike

My bike was stolen from outside Liverpool Street Station between 3rd and 4th June. It was locked to one of the 4 bike stands just outside the main building, beside the outdoor seating area of Hamilton's Bar, and beneath 3 CCTV cameras. I'd been locking it there for 8 months. Blue-green Raleigh Lady's mountain bike, fairly old and battered looking. New rear tyre. Black carrier. attachments for lights at the front. One D lock through wheel and bicycle stand. One (new £40!) armour lock through wheel, frame, and bike stand. Strangely they also took the (cut/ broken) locks with them!

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1 June Dawes Giro 500

Dear Stolen Bike London,

My bike was stolen on Sunday 1 June 2008 at 9:30am from outside Browns in Angel Islington.

It was a Dawes Giro 500 ladies racing bike, blue and white with bright blue handlebars and it was my pride and joy!!:(

Sadly, I actually saw the whole thing happen but was too far away to do anything. The thief casually walked up to the bike racks and I thought he was unlocking the bike next to mine. By the time I realised it was my bike he was already off down Essex Road.

I would recommend to anyone, if you love your bike, then fork out the extra £s for a decent lock that takes them at least a minute to get through!! I didn't and have paid the price.

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29th May Woodrup Track Iron

Last Thursday my partner's 1972 Woodrup track Iron (serial number 1692) was
stolen in north London. It is green with orange lug work and is approximatly
22.5 -23 inch frame. It had a Resilion 32 hole front hub and Wolber Super
Champion Alpine 27 inch rims.

28 May Bianchi Pista

I had my bike stolen at the weekend!!! I wanted to put the information up here just in case anyone can help?!

Date: Saturday 24th May
Time: Between 2:30pm & 3:00pm
Location: Locked up across the road from Vinopolis, No.1 Bank End, London, SE1 9BU with my friends LeMond geared bike



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27th May Trek 1000, Cannondale R500

Hi,

I was having lunch at Wild Honey W1S 2FB on St George's Street in Mayfair when my bike was stolen. It was parked outside no 30 St George's Street at 1pm and I came out to check on it at around 2pm but when I left at 4pm it was gone and the lock was left behind.

It is a black Trek 1000 with sliver wheels, not the standard black, with brckets front and back for lights (but no lights on them) and a computer with a broken clip (so can't just be removed) on the front handle bars and a pump and bolttle holder (without pump and bottle)...I assume if it is being sold this would have been removed.

I have tried the buildign and the council just in case and will go to Bricklane police station to see if it has been seized from those shops.

Any help or advice would be great, thanks.

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I lent my flatmate my beloved road bike which was stolen from his work. It is a 60 cm Deep Blue Cannondale R500 with Slice Ultra carbon forks, Gipiemme Italia fancy spoke wheels and new Bontrager hard case Black and grey tyres - it has Shimano Sora Flight deck dual control levers, A Shimano tiagra dual ring crankset and cannondale delta brakes - it is fitted with an old Selle San Marco race gel saddle. there is a small rip in the bar tape on the left side and the front derailleur does not shift (I have locked it to the big ring) there are some minor scratches, most notably one large one on the chainstay, and two small ones on the insides of the forks. Please email benjamin.kill@gmail.com if you have any information or see it for sale - cheers

Stolen Thursday 22nd May between 3-5pm from

NORTHBANK
Millennium Bridge
One Paul's Walk
London
EC4V 3QH

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21 May 2007 Specialised Expedition

hiya..
My Specialised Expedition Sport 2007 Womens Hybird bike was stolen today from outside Stratford Tube station in East London. Stolen in broad daylight and two locks cut right under a cctv camera. Go figure! The theft was reported to the Met Police.

Can you post it on your site? I know I probably won't see it again.... Here's a pic of me with it this morning..



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18 May 2008 Condor Pista

Hi,

I had my beloved 2008 Condor Pista stolen on sunday 18/05/08 from my garden.

Make: Condor
Model: Pista
Size: 56cm
Colour: Black with white
Handle bars: cut down aero bars with black tape.
Pedal: crank brother quattro
Flip flop hub with 18t and 15t(with condor logo on it) sprockets
Tyres: Gator Skins
Brand new brakes pads

Stolen from N19 late morning/early afternoon.
The police have been informed and local bike shops too, I've also contacted Brick Lane bike shop.
I am gutted I only had it six months.

Spent saturday morning cleaning and servicing it too.


Any sighting please let me know.

or tell the police.

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14 May Specialized Allez

Stolen from opposite number 10 redchurch street, E2 Wed 14th May between
5.15 and 7.15pm

Specialized allez sport 57cm black with silver decals, 27spd, carbon fork
and seatpost, 5mm allen QR front wheel, big silver rear QR for towing an
extra wheel trailer, body geometry saddle, slightly bent mech hanger,
slightly buckled rear wheel, conti grand prix 4season front tyre,
specialized slick rear, small green NIBCO sticker at seatube/bb interchange,
two light brackets on bar, two on seatpost.

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Back On Line.

I had been trying to find some one to take over the site for some time, as I had become busy, but had no takers. Due to this the site was not updated over the summer, I apologize for that, and will be back updating it now.

Today I will post the backlog of bikes left from last time I updated.

Monday, May 12, 2008

10th May: Giant FCR3

Hi,

My bike was stolen today at 1.20pm from outside University College Hospital London. It is a Women's Giant FCR3 Road Bike. It is white and grey, and it was missing its front wheel when stolen as I had taken it with me hopefully deterring thieves how wrong was I!

Also I was in the hospital visiting and was able to view my bike from the window - I saw someone looking a bit off hanging around near the bike rails and cut my visit short, only to discover the thief had taken it on my way out of the building.

Also, just for anyone else reading this - stolen bikes are sold on Brick Lane daily, if you want to find your missing bike i would start there. But obviously don't buy from there!!!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

5th May Ladies Mountain Bike

Dear Stolenbikelondon,

My bike got stolen between the 4th and 5th of May from the bikeshed outside my block of flats in Warren Way, Edgware, HA8, North West London. It was a black ladies' 26" mountain bike with full suspension. It had stickers but I took them off, but there was glue left on the frame. The metal parts are mostly rusty but the rear wheel was new. The handlebar had the attachment for a front headlight and the pedals were broken. Unfortunately, I have no photograph. I had already been locking it without the seat (as it had previously been stolen), but they took it nonetheless. I naively put the d-lock through the front wheel but failed to put it through the frame, they cut my chain lock and took the frame and back wheel. It has a white sticker that says "handmade" and a crudcatcher front mudguard. It is not the first (and will not be the last) bike to be stolen from the bikesheds outside the block of flats. I think mine is the 10th bike to be stolen in the past 3-4 months. If found, there is a £30 reward.

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2nd May: Brompton L3

My wife's Brompton L3 was stolen on Friday 2nd May. The theft occurred in broad daylight in front of Tate Modern, with millions of tourists around. The bike was locked to the railing next to the slope leading to the turbine hall entrance (on the busier side closer to the river). The bike was locked together with three others. Foolishly, it was locked with a D-lock (through the little triangle in the frame) to a metal cable that held the three other bikes together. The thief cut the cable in the middle of the tourist crowd.

The bike is a red L3, the frame being stamped "148606 BS 6102 PART1". The bike had a folding pedal and a plastic block at the front to fit a luggage bag. It is pretty old, but has a new rear mudgard and front wheel. The saddle had been replaced two years ago and is a "Bodyfit". Other distinctive features are:
- broken front mudgard, fixed with grey tape
- cover of the gear switch (on the handle bar) broken and missing
- little LED light on the front mudgard (instead of standard cateye)
- rear tyre worn on the side
- LED rear lamp on seat post
- little wire hook that holds front wheel to frame when folded covered with grey tape (instead of original rubber coating)

If you see our bike, please contact stolenbikelondon@gmail.com or tell the police (we have reported the theft).

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Organised theft outside Rio cinema Dalston

Dear stolenbikelondon,

Last night between 9 and 11 pm my wife's bike was stripped of handlebars, black brooks saddle with a splash of white paint and chorus seat post, front and rear deralliers, rear wheel and cables. Campag chorus levers/shifters and front band-on mech, centaur rear mech medium cage. Rear wheel, cetaur hub/ open-pro rim, continental gatorskin 28mm tyre

My rear wheel was stolen, its very ditinctive with a 27" falco deep silver rim, royce track hub and 27 x 1.25 continental gatorskin tyre. The hub, whilst shiny, was getting on a a little crunchy. The spoke pattern was 3 leading/ 3 following you'd know what i meant if you saw it.

There was a black car parked right next to the bikes with someone hammering at the door for about 90 minutes while the bikes were being stripped, the owner -according to the manager of the shop next door, was called Syed. A white van -owned by the shop manager - was parked up between the cctv camera and the bikes (it wasn't there when we locked up the bikes) A man standing in the shop doorway a few feet from the bikes, denys seeing anything....

Its been reported to the stoke-newington police.

We're usually very careful, its only my second experience of bike theft in 15 years of daily cycling.

Thanks for keeping your eyes open and warning others,

Jonathon

Stolen: Black 20" 1997 Pashley Princess Classic (ladies) with wicker basket & leather Brooks saddle


Black 20" 1997 Pashley Princess Classic (ladies!) with wicker basket & leather Brooks saddle.

Stolen from a garage on St Andrews Road, West Kensington on Tuesday 29th May 2008. Looks virtually new, but there is a full length vertical crack in her chain case. There's also a neon orange/black dealer sticker near the seatpost Answers to the name of Gladys...

Totally gutting. I love this bike to bits. I would assume it's unusual for a Pashley to get passed on in the street, as they're hardly a trendy ride for a teenage boy. If people could keep their eyes peeled for any Pashley Princesses being sold on second-hand in the area, or sees anything fitting this description on Gumtree, or similar I'd be so grateful if you could get in touch.

My boyfriend's gold/black Decathlon Rockrider 22" frame (again, looking fairly new) was taken at the same time. Double whammy :(

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2 x Dahon Boardwalk


Hi there,
I have had 2 folding bikes stolen from the lobby of our apartment (2nd floor) in Farringdon. They were stored in a locked cupboard beside the front door of our flat.
The bikes are black Dahon Boardwalk bikes. They were 1 gear, 6 months old and had brand new tires.
They are very distinctive as they were bought in the US and have a US flag on the frame which is (hopefully) impossible to remove.
I have photos and can send them if needed.
Regards,
Jane

Monday, April 28, 2008

Trek soho 1.0 2008 17.5 inch frame


Hi,

I had my bike (Trek Soho 1.0 2008 17.5 inch, silver) stolen between 6pm Friday 25th April - 10am Saturday 26th April. I'd left it outside the City Lit college on Wild Street WC2. It was only 6 weeks old and cost around 500 quid altogether so I'm pretty gutted. The frame number is WTU225SI5959C and I had it registered on the immobilise.com website, the barcode is 792022.

I had changed the bolts on the wheels to the pitlock security bolts so you can't get them off without the correct attachment, something the stupid thieves failed to spot.

If you see it please let me know.

Thanks very much,
Alex

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Monday, April 21, 2008

21st April: Litespeed Hyperion and Norco hybrid

Dear Sir/Madam,

A training companion of mine snet me a link to your site.

I would be very grateful if you could post the following notice for me on your forum:

Two bikes were stolen some time between 11pm on Sunday 20 April and 7am on 21 April from a residential address at King Henry's Road, London. The first was a men's Litespeed Hyperion, white with silver fades aluminium frame, carbon forks and rear stays, Shimano Ultegra groupset, black fizik arione saddle, Mavic cosmos wheels, old Time Impact pedals. The second was a unisex Norco hybrid bike, bronze coloured frame, basic shimano groupset, black selle italia saddle. Both are much loved by their owners.

I do not have photos of either bike available, but a £40 reward is on offer for each bike if they are found and returned to me.

Thank you

Kind regards
Paul Koffel

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19th April: LeMond Etape

Hi,

I've just had my bike stolen. As you can probably guess, I'm completely distraught and gutted, so I won't elaborate.

The bike was a LeMond Etape, here are my images and a company image:





The bike was stolen from The Prince George pub in Hackney between 22:00-23:30. It is very, very new so is mostly in good condition, but has some scratching where my bike lock has hit it, and the top of the handlebars is slightly scratched where I've turned it upside-down for servicing. It's 8-speed with two front cogs, was bought from On Your Bike in Tooley st SE1, and was my life and soul. I'm a messanger so this has hit me very hard : (

Thanks endlessly,
Alex Story

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

5th April: Specialized Stumpjumper, Genesis Single Speed

Hi there,

If you could post this ad about 2 stolen bikes on your forum I would be very happy indeed.
2 bikes stolen from columbia road, saturday 5th april 2008.
1 specialized stumpjumper, team red, 18inch. Fox forks, hope mini brakes, mavic rims, black chris king headset, spds, brand new xt chainset, thompson stem, xt bits,
crud catcher mud guards and led lights.
This is a lovely bike. It will be missing the xt quick release skewer for the front wheel - I still have that bit!
It was seen by a local being hauled off by 5 black teenagers towards london fields (what a surprise).
It was locked to railings and to a second bike.
2nd bike: Genesis single speed, white, with cut down handle bars.
We will pay a small fee for their recovery!

I sat looking at the bikes whilst I had lunch. The little f****** ran up, cut the locks and stole them whilst I had my back turned hugging 2 friends as I left!

Thank you for running this forum - it is a great idea.

If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

2nd April: Basso Viper

hi there,
would be great if you could put that on to your blog. thanks a lot!!!

my dark blue basso viper race bike with full campagnolo chorus group was stolen in front of nr 138 kingsland road wednesday, the 2nd of april, between 6 and 8h30 in the evening.
unfortunately i just have a b&w picture. i would give a reward of 50£ if somebody finds it somewhere on the streets of london(or elsewhere). he shamal wheels were left on the chain when it was stolen, so if it's seen out there, the bike will have different wheels on.

THANKS A LOT

frame number is 9509137
frame size is 58.
i'm very sad...

If you have any information on this bike please email stolnbikelondon@gmail.com


Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3: Sliver And Purple Cannodales

My bike, pictured below, has just been stolen- between 14.30 and 17.30 today in Greenwich, near Deptford Creek.
Also stolen was a purple Cannondale singlespeed with Bontrager Race Lite wheels, Miche crankset and white bar tape.










Just to clarify both wheels are 700C, the rear is a Mavic Open Pro on a Surly flip flop hub, the front is an Alex Rim on a Deore disc hub.
The tyres are both bright Orange Conti GP 4000's

If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Monday, March 31, 2008

25th March: Black Single Speed

If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

24th March: 07 Langster

I can't believe that anyone would actually steal this bike but they did, it's VERY distinctive, its an 07 Langster rattle canned fluoro green (except for the rear stays) with risers and green grips and a 26" spinergy on the front

Stolen from outside the N1 centre in Angel about half hour ago, locked with an Abus D Lock, through front wheel and frame, left for 5 mins, lock was cut and bike was gone. Note: The bike now has a four spoke carbon wheel on the front.

If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.c0m

Thursday, March 20, 2008

19th March: 2008 Langster

My 2008 Specialized Langster was stolen today
(19/3/08) between 1:30 and 3:30pm, from Mulberry
school for girls on Commercial Rd, E1.

It was a large sized frame, with only a couple of
changes from stock. The wheels are all silver, being
Mavic Open Pro's laced to X fusion hubs. 15T DA
sprocket on the drive side. I also put some FSA
shallow drop bars on, plus the stem is lowered but
the steerer is not cut yet. These are the main
distinguishing features.

If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

15th March: Ridgeback Supernova

My Ridgeback Supernova (2006 model) was stolen between 2pm & 3.30pm on Sat 15th March 08 from bikerack outside Urban Outfitters, off Neal St, Covent Garden, London.
It's a hybrid, with 21' silver brushed aluminium frame & Shimano Deore breaks & gears. A silver Topeak rear pannier rack, a black plastic front mudguard, rear light fittings & a computer cable were also attached. The bike may be resold with a blue MET helmet, an ABUS D lock, & flex lock for front wheel, as I believe I may have dropped my keys close to the bike.If you have any information on this bike please e-mail stolenbikelondon@gmail.com


Friday, March 14, 2008

14th March: Pinarello, Trek 1000, Vivalo Track


Hey there, me and a friend of mine had both our bikes stolen from outside the Post Office on Broadway Market in Hackney last night, 12th March, between the hours of 5.45pm and 7.15pm.
Both the bikes were locked together with a £50 D-lock bought from Cavendish Cycles. They were locked to one of the bicycle posts along the market road.
The bikes were both racers.
Mine was a striking blue Pinarello Sestriere 52cm with 53cm top tube, with a Campagnolo Mirage Groupset 8 speed, with a brand new Campag Veloce rear derailleur just fitted.
It also has a yellow water bottle holder and a fairly worn down Turbo saddle.
The bike also had Mavic CXP30 Rims with Mirage hubs.
The tyres were new Continental Gatorskin black tyres and the pedals were MKS Sylvan Road Pedals with MKS steel toe clips as well.
The other bike was a red and white Trek 1000, with a slightly bigger aluminum frame and Bontrager saddle and forks.
New grey Continental puncture resistant tyres and a Catey

If you have any information on these bikes please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Stolen from outside Tesco on Bethnal Green Rd about 20 minutes ago, was locked up and only left for 2 mins. Bike description: 50cm Vivalo Gloss Black with rainbow sparkles, Dura-Ace sealed NJS headset, Nitto Stem, Riser's with Grey Champ grips, Grey seatpost with EGKS written on the side in black marker pen, Kashimax black saddle, Dura-Ace cranks (90's), MKS clips(odd one is a medium one is a large), Single black toe straps, Shimano Bottom Bracket, Front wheel- Dura Ace hub radial laced with black spokes on a white Velocity Deep V, Rear wheel- Dura-Ace hub Laced 3x with silver spokes on a Black Velocity Deep V. Note: one of the hubs has been custom coloured, instead of a navy blue background with white shimano dura-ace text... it is a white background with black text,(inversed) the owner is very sad, this is a one of a kind bike. She will be so happy if she can get it back. Thanks in advance.

If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

my cycle training collegue got his bike nicked from Jubilee School in hackney yesterday.
Its a Yellow Graham Weigh racing frame with faded pink bartape and bontrager racelite tyres. Campag sti levers too. I don't have any pics but if anyone sees a bike of that description, let me know
thanks guys and gals

If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Parts Stolen From The George In Dalston

I have heard that parts stolen from the George in Dalston are turning up at the market on Kingsland road, just north of Middelton street. If any one goes there to check it out look out for these parts stolen from the George in the past few weeks:

Thompson Seatpost
WTP Seat
Titanium Seatpost: very wide diameter (ca 35mm) and long (maybe 400mm) with aluminum pump held inside by a rubber insert in the bottom end. Seat clamp is bonded and pinned into the top but has worked a bit loose. This is a size unique to Moultons
Brooks Pro saddle light brown with copper rivets.

If you see any one selling any of these parts, especially at the Kingsland road market, email us stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

11th March: Pinnacle Mean Street

My Pinnacle Mean Streak 2.0 was stolen today from outside my flat (Pigott Street, E14). It's a black, rigid mountain bike. The wheels are 26", WTB rims, Shimano hubs. The groupset is Deore, and it's got mechanical disc brakes.

I locked it to a lamp post with a steel D-lock whilst I went upstairs, since my bike was greasy, and needed cleaning. It was nicked in the hour between 19:30 and 20:30.

The frame number is 1K26102739. If anyone sees it around, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know.













If you have any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Monday, March 10, 2008

Two London Messengers Injured In One Week

Two messengers where seriously injured this past week, booth where hit by lorries. One was lucky to escape with an injured foot, but will not be able to work for some time. The other was dragged by the lorry that hit him, after intense surgery his legs where saved, he may walk but will never ride again. My thoughts and those of every one who helps out at Stolen Bike London are with them for a speedy recovery.

A fund to help support these messengers has been setup, and donations can be sent by paypal to bill.chidley(anti-spam replace with @)mac.com (mark them EC donation). there is also a general fund for inured messengers: the bicycle messenger emergency fund please help out if you can.

For those of you who don't know about the life of a messenger, we are paid per package per mile, and don't make enough to hold us if we are injured. Bicycle messenger continually ranks in the top ten most dangerous jobs, injuries are common. Most of us are independent contractors and not entitled to compensation for workplace injuries, or a labor union. When we get injured we cant work, we don't get paid, its a struggle to make ends meet.

This blog has a purpose, and I won't normally divert space from that, but I feel this is important, especially due to the severity of the injuries.

9 March: White Giant MTB

I locked my White framed GIANT mountain bike outside Esporta Sports Club in a designated area inside the Car Park of the Riverside development, Wandsworth Town. The lock was cut in the early hours of Wed 5th March and despite CCTV in place to the entrance of the car park; the porters deny me access to view the camera footage; there have been a number of similar bike thefts there but the same employees in the car park seem to have no idea about such cases...........The bike was made in Japan while I lived theer with all parts made there and a yellow registration sticker on the frame in Japanese; unfort I have no photo but it but ALL parts are distictively Japanese/made in Japan.

Any info gratefully appreciated and also regarding similar thefts from this same supposedly secure car park.


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Friday, March 7, 2008

5th March: GT Avalanche

I reluctantly rode my expensive mountain bike into uni today because of an exploded tyre on my racing bike, and it was unfortunately stolen! I left it locked up to the railings outisde my university (London College of Communication) in Elephant & Castle from about 2:30-6:30pm wth two locks. All that was left was my front wheel, helmut and one lock.

Specification;

GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc (2006 model) Black colour
RST Omega forks
Alexrims ACE-17 Rims (Black)
Stainless steel spokes
Shimano Deore gears and shifters
Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc Brakes F&R
DMR Motodigger Front tyre, DMR Moto RT Rear tyre
DMR Handle bar grips (black)
Hope Bar ends (Red)
DMR V8 pedals (black)
Shimano Deore crank & bb
GT WTB saddle (Black)
Stronglight Headset
Red Bullet Dust Caps



If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

hi yaz i got my red (with white holdsworth decal) bike taken from moreland st in between goswell and city rd ec1 on wed 5 march at 3pm. it was freelocced! cctv no good apparently, so yeah its got black miche rear wheel (tub) and ambrosio front wheel, front brake, oh yeah its fixed and on flats. no pix. thanks and ride fast

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

26 February: Wheelset

RECOVERED
I had my wheels stolen off my Orange Mercian right outside my work in full view of all at approx 10am, they are chrome Phil Wood hubs on Mavic CPX33s with no stickers& specialized Mondo slick tires.
I work in Printers Yard, where Old Street meets the Hackney Road.

Any info really appreciated!

RECOVERED
If you have any info on these wheels email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gang Of Thives Targeting Pubs In Hackney

A Friend was at The Prince George the other day and the landlord came up to him asking if that was his bike out side, he said yeah, why? and the landlord told him that there's a gang that always drive around in a van full of power tools and pinch all the bikes from there every weekend. The pub staff try to scare them off, but they just come back a few minutes later.
He reckoned they do all the pubs in the area.

They seem to come around 11pm and if they can't get bikes they will strip the parts. They also target the Birdcage.

22nd February: Wheelset


The wheels off this bike stolen tonight near the Prince George e8

Blue Phil Wood hubs laced to green Velocity Deep Vs very rare combination

If you have any information email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

20th February: on-one mtb, Schwinn Heavyduty, Raleigh Explorer

a white on-one INBRED frame from 3-4 years ago (has "reject" stickers all over it), fitted with pricy FOX tala$$$$ forks (imported from the US) , HOPE hydraulic brakes, rear wheel has a red SRAM cassette (both wheels are made by on one, with reetard rims), and his name was engraved on most parts of his bike (noticeably the frame, it was done with a real engraver too), along with his phone number. (W. Cleary)

some scum bag got into our house and helped themselves to his bike and someone's camera which was left in the same room by the entrance. it's been reported to the police and my mate says he sent a mail to the stolen bike blog too (although it's been a few days and nothing has come up still).

if you see parts of it (i expect they won't try to sell it as a whole bike), please let me know. this "burglary" happened on bethnal green road, at the corner of brick lane

If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Stolen Outside HSBC bank Russel Sq on Wed!

26" Schwinn Heavyduty - Mtb/Cruiser with Surly D/O's fitted.

Red primer color.
Hope Hub brakes etc..

Anyone see this scoot around, call in @ bikefix - Holborn.

REWARD

If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Wanted (back):
The Raleigh Explorer women's bike (silver, pink, liliac) that was stolen on Saturday 16th February in Iliffe street around 2:30 pm.

You know who you are and I strongly recommend you give to it back!

If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

19th February: BH tourmalet

i foolishly left it on ivor street in camden with an inadequate lock on saturday night.

its the only BH tourmalet frame i've ever seen in this country so not hard to spot!

red "bh tourmalet" steel frame, red san marco saddle, cheap rigida wheels from the 90's with red vittoria tyres, kmc gold bmx chain, scraped up look 136 pedals and quite a lot of grime.

it wasn't a valuable bike but i was very attached to it.

Any information on this bike please email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Stolen Bike Map

I have created a stolen bike map for the right side of the page. If you have had a bike stolen in the past year email the details to stolenbikelondon@gmail.com and I will map it.

I will also be trying to get a lot more traffic directed to this site, as that will make it more effective. I am working on some fliers, as well as getting in touch with the London Cycling Campaign, and other London cycling groups and clubs.

I am planing a few events for the spring, and more details will come as I sort them out.

Brick Lane Beware

From the London fixed gear forum:

Something a bit odd happened in brick lane this Wednesday after (my rather pathetic attempt at) polo. Was sitting in the bar right at the top of brick lane (on the right hand side) with my bike chained to 2 lamp posts in my line of site. This old guy came up to it, started checking it out, then lifted it up (at this point i bolted to the door clenching my fists). By the time I was right next to him he was making some suspicious arm gestures (golf swing?) to what appeared to be a window on the top floor of a building across bethnal green road, to the left of the street that the polo court is on. I dropped my bag on the floor and curtly told him to piss off, got a good look at his face in the process. While i was unlocking my bike I noticed half a magnet on the top tube. Cycled home feeling pretty angry.

I can only assume that
a) this guy (wearing a check blue shirt, blue jeans, heavy (fat) build, greying/thinning/shortish mousy brown hair, bright blue eyes (and with a squint)) had marked my bike with the magnet for someone else to come along and steal it(I had 2 locks on it, mini kryptonite and an abus cable lock);
and b) The people who would come along with bolt cutters etc were in the building across the street.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

15th February: Surly Steamroller

RECOVERED
a passer by who saw the attack take place chased off the attackers, and picked up the bike while another called an ambulance. The bike owner contacted him, and will be getting the bike back.

full story-(now that I have stopped spitting up blood)

Was walking home with (a mate), decided against his better judgment to ride home, got lost somewhere was punched of my bike, lay on the floor winded, got a few slaps in the head, kicked in the ribs etc.
These kids, 3 of them took my bag, emptied out the good stuff, phones, wallet, dumped it ran off with my Steamroller.
Somebody called an ambulance and I had to go to the hospital to get my chest x-rayed.

I rang my phone and someone called Michael in Woodford apparently answered it and said his son "found" all my stuff. I asked for it back and he hung up the phone and turned it off.

Keep an eye out people:

Frame:
Surly Steamroller 56CM
Handlebars and Stem:
No-brand, Oury Grips
Fork and Headset:
Surly Stock, Cane Creek S3
Front wheel:
System-X on on Halo Freedom Disc(36H), Schwalbe Marathon Plus(28)
Rear wheel:
System-X flip/flop on Halo Freedom Disc(36H), Schwalbe Marathon Plus(28)
Crankset and Bottom bracket:
Stronglight/Stronglight 46
Saddle and Seat Post:
White SP Alias, Post Easton EA50
Pedals and Chain:
Time ATAC Carbon, Salt 1/2 Link
Cog/Gearing et cetera:
Ra - Ace 16
RECOVERED

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

13th February Olmo Fixed gear

I moved to London a few weeks ago and had my first day of work today. At 9 am I locked my bike to a lamp post on Duke Street right next to the Selfridges staff entrance. Once I left for home at around 4 pm it was gone. No lock left or anything. I had a late 80's early 90's olmo fixie conversion. I'm completely pissed off and miserable because I had repainted the frame, gotten rid of all the unnecessary brazings (bottle cage bolt holes, gear shifter places, rear derailleur hanger etc..) and even filled in the bottle cage brazing holes. It was like a my own kid or something like that. I have been building it up for about 3 years now and I finally got it into a configuration that I was happy with about a week ago. The bike is very distinctive and there will not be another in london. If someone sees someone riding it then they have my permission to kick their teeth in, take the bike and call me at 07521 321360 (the name's Alvi).

Spec....

Frame and Fork: Custom Olmo resprayed (53cm if I can remember right)
Headset: Campag
Stem: 3ttt quill stem
Handlebar: Sakae Champion Chopped and Flopped
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Inline
Saddle: Old Brooks B17 (full hard plastic)
Front Brake Caliper: shimano 105
Front Brake Lever: DIrty Harry BMX
Front Wheel: Mavic cxp23 anodized red laced to a CODA hub
Rear Wheel: Planet-X rim laced to a On-one hub
Cranks: Shimano 105
Chainring: Sugino 48t
Chain: KMC gold
Tyres: Continental Ultra

If you have any information on this bike email

stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Monday, February 11, 2008

10th February Green Fixed Wheel

hello...

i've been recently converted to the delights of fixed gear riding by xxxxxxx.
got myself a beautiful, reconditioned converted road frame number from fixedgearlondon.
I've been loving every minute of it.

but then...

in a moment of madness, I left it unattended outside a filthy takeaway in newington green on thursday night.
5mins later, I turned round to catch the thief peddling off, laughing.

I am heartbroken.

any sign of it out on those streets, please let me know.
It's hard to miss: a large frame (58+) british green racing machine.

mavic pro wheels. yellow-gold leather seat.


If you have any information on this bike email stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

Friday, February 8, 2008

7th February 2008: Odge custom, S Works Epic

Please help!

My beautiful british green racing machine was stolen last night after i stupidly left it outside a filthy takeaway shop in Newington Green. I'll only be 5 minutes I said... I turned around to see the geezer jump on it and ride away. I chased after him but he and the bike was too fast. This is an Odge special custom built fixed gear number which I would dearly love to have back. With or without the thief's testicles. If you sight it on the streets please let me know. Look out for a large british steel frame with gold leather seat, mavic pro wheels, chrome components.

Thanks
roger

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Specialized S works epic 05 silver. Nicked from Finsbury Park area.
-alex

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bike Vandalized: Brick Lane

This bike was not stolen, it was attacked where it was locked, while people on the street, and the door man of City Spice, who told the owner to lock it there while he ate inside, watched. No one warned the owner, or told him about it until he left City Spice. The Bike was locked out side of number 6 Woodseer st E1, we cannot be sure it was the man in the window that attacked the bike, but if he did not he saw it happening and did nothing.

exerts from his post to Londonfgss.com:
Tonight, much against my better judgement, I went to dinner with friends at a curry house on Brick Lane.
As my friends went into the restaurant, I asked the bloke out on the street who was trying to hustle people in to eat where I could leave my bike and he directed me down Woodseer St. There was a street sign with a bike locked to it and just opposite it on the building a basement window with an iron grating. As I was locking my bike up, someone was unlocking his bike from the street sign and this guy who had parked his car next to the pole was giving him shit for locking his bike so close to his car, so I left my bike chained to the basement window grating (the window was covered over with newspaper, so I didn't think anyone would mind) on Woodseer st with my kryptonite chain through the rear wheel and frame and a d-lock through the front wheel and the frame.

About an hour later, I popped up again to check on it and something wasn't right. The saddle was missing but the rails where still attached to the frame... I noticed the bars where bent too..
That's when I noticed that the front tire was not just flat, it was completely deflated. I looked more closely and saw that the tire had been sliced clean through with a knife, and so had the rear tire.

That's when the window above where I'd left the bike opened.

"Hey, mate," a man says, "you should have asked permission before locking your bike under my window"

"What?"

"You should have asked permission. You can't just go locking your bike under someone's window."

"Excuse me?"

"Your lucky your bike is still here."

"Did you do this?"

"You should have asked permission"

"But did you do this?"

"I'm just saying, you should have asked"








3rd February 2008: Charge Plug

RECOVERED
My bike was nicked on the night of February second/ morning of the third from my house on the Kingsland road in Hackney. It is a Charge Plug with white velocity's on and trimmed handlebars with white grips. Needless to say it was my pride and joy! Anyway if anybody happens to see it, tries to flog to you or shows it off, be sure to give them a bollocking.
Thank you for reading.

-Joss


RECOVERED
If you have any information about this bike please email us stolenbikelondon@gmail.com

What to do when your bike is stolen

You come out of the coffee shop, and walk to where you locked your bike, but its not there, on the ground are two broken locks. Its happened to all of us, now here is what you should to to maximize the chance of getting your bike back.

Unless you can see the thief attempting a get away do not ring 999, the police do not consider this an emergency. Phone 02072301212 (the New Scotland Yard switchboard) and ask to be put through to the nearest police station, they will be more helpful. Go to the station and make a detailed report, note the officers names and numbers, the station they are from, the stations phone number and your case number.

Write down as many details as possible. What time did you lock up your bike, when did you last see it locked up, what locks you used, the location, and any other details. If you have a camera with you snap some pictures of the broken locks and what it was locked to. This will help if you try to claim from your home owners, renters, or cycle insurance.

Email us a detailed description of the bike, when and where it was stolen, how it was locked, and a few recent pictures. The more details the better. Post an add on gumtree with as much information as possible. Go to markets, Brick Lane is notorious for thieves selling stolen bikes on Sunday.