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Looks like this:
Stolen outside the Perseverance Hotel on Sunday 6 April at around 2.30pm. Has Shimano pedals fitted that take cleats on one side and normal shoes on the other, as well as a topeak rack and basket on the rear. Oh and it's engraved with my Drivers licence under the horizonal bar bit (Top tube?).
Last edited by miss min on Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
Looks like this;
A helmet saved my life
Just curious, how was it locked and how did they break it?
The Carlton/Brunswick (inner north in general) area is notorious... my first bike got nicked as well, from Parkville...
At least it's engraved, more chance of getting it back. And even if not, look on the bright side, you have a valid reason for a new bike!
Yeah I'm curious too, 2:30pm was bright and sunny and brunswick st. would have been well populated. If they're stealing locked bikes in broad daylight i'll have to be a bit careful as I do a bit of riding around there. (work in carlton).
I had the best quality kryptonite cable lock on it. They must've cut it real quick as I was in each shop for no more than 5 minutes, and yes, there were lots of people about. Unfortunately no one saw anything. When I was in the cop-shop someone else was reporting their bike stolen from the night before, but I am not sure where it was stolen from. I bought my bike in October, and am not that happy that the bike store said these locks were good. Would've been better off with a D-lock and another cable.
hmm I'm still going strong with my kyrptonite dlock (grey one normal size).
I'm *this* tempted to upgrade to one of those orange heavy duty ones but seeing as I don't leave the bike anywhere at night except the odd supermarket run I think the grey dlock should suffice.
I'd never leave it locked with a chain/cable lock, especially in busy areas though. I know how you feel about it going, if mine went i'd be stuffed for transport (have a car but it's nowhere near as convenient).
Yeah, live and %#%*( learn. I am definitely getting a D-lock for my new bike, and am contemplating buying a better bike for commuting and longer rides, and a cheaper one for getting around town (and leaving it locked in high-risk land). At the moment though, have no friggin' transport, so am walking and PTing it. The &^*&$ even stole my helmet so I haven't even been able to make use of the rusty bike out the back.
Ah well. On the bright side if you live in that area it's easy enough to get around. I live inner se and even though it's only 10k's from the city i'd just have to grit my teeth and bare PT. Petrol and traffic is a joke.
Good luck on the new purchase, my bike is primarily a commuter but it's a roadie. If you've got the dosh perhaps go a 2nd hand + new bike. Personally while I see the logic it's something I couldn't do as I'd feel like I was ripping myself off riding a bush basher to work heh.
Well the irony is I think I am going to replace my bike with one that's even more expensive! True to form though! However, I will get a D-lock and make sure it's insured. I am thinking of buying a cheaper bike (still new) for riding around town, that will be less attractive to thieves. However, I will ride the cyclocross to work cos I can lock it in a building!
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