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STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:44 pm

hey guys, my bike has been stolen from Grote street (infront of central markets, near the Coles) thursday the 8th of october between the hours of 18:00 and 12:00.


FELT F95
Black Aerospoke wheels front and back

If anyone sees this bike please call the police.

I'm really upset as you could imagine

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bike is the same now except i changed the pedals so it has holsters.

reward for return no questions asked.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:04 pm

Far out that sux. I stopped and ogled this on Tuesday? on grote i think.
Ring around(notify) and check out the local Crime convertors and pawn shops too.
I'll keep an eye out in the CBD as I'm mobile all over during the week.

Just saw this too,http://adelaide.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-sports-bicycles-FELT-F-SERIES-W0QQAdIdZ317824250
Hope you hadn't just purchased it?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby CommuRider » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:32 pm

Did you just use a cable lock as in the photo? 1/200th price of the bike?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby damhooligan » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:46 pm

CommuRider wrote:Did you just use a cable lock as in the photo? 1/100th price of the bike?


It was a combination lock, a very tough one.

(taken from ; http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/t ... 1#comments )

Also the value of the lock has nothing to do with the value of the bike.
If a thief wants to steal it he/she wil , and no lock wil stop him/her.

A question like that implies the owner had it coming becasue he didn't spend enough on a bike lock... :?
At least he bought a lock , i have seen more expensive bikes unlocked all the time.

And I think the wheels are worth more then the bike, I reckon it is stolen for the wheels.
Wouldn't be surprised if the frame gets dumped, or at least get different wheels before they try and sell it, or not if they are really dumb.....
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby CommuRider » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:51 pm

damhooligan wrote:A question like that implies the owner had it coming becasue he didn't spend enough on a bike lock... :?
At least he bought a lock , i have seen more expensive bikes unlocked all the time.
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Imply away dh. Have seen bikes where the owners have taken the wheels off or locked the front wheel to the back. Don't see too many CFs with aero wheels locked on the street esp at high ped areas given they are easy to carry around too.

Edit: OP wrote "combo lock very tough" but what was it? It's still a cable lock isn't it? Just cut the cable don't worry about figuring the password.

Anyway good luck with the OP finding the bike. It is very distinct so should be easier to be recognised.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby Schmenz » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:26 pm

so horrible to hear :(

but i do love the quote under the bike rack.

"when a bike is stolen a fairy dies" love it.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE

Postby whostolemybike » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:47 pm

Re the other felt bike on gumtree, my heart jumped out of my chest when i saw that, but its not mine, plus it was listed before mine was stolen.
I had been working at her majestys theatre all week so the bike was out there most of the time, and being a busy street with many other cool bikes i thought i was safe. Guess i was wrong.
If anyone knows anything pleasr contact me, i will offer a 200 dollar no questions asked rewaed for anyone returning the bike, i need this to get around and ive barely been able to sleep since thursday when it was taken.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby buzz » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:40 am

At least your bike should be easy to spot if someone is stupid enough to ride it in SA. I'll make sure to keep a look out for it.

So did they cut the cable or crack the code? It's good to know, as I'm sure there are a few of us that have left our bikes locked in the vicinity.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby verbs and nouns » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Firstly, Aerospokes aren't carbon, they're plastic. Secondly, cable locks aren't strong. Seriously. U-locks are way harder to cut through. Thirdly, there have been some sketchy characters trying to steal bikes from Westpac house in broad daylight (4pm-ish). These bikes had their cable locks almost all the way cut through. They were $1000+ road bikes with cheap cable locks. If your bike looks pretty and you have a cable lock, snip snip and gone.

Finally, it sucks that your bike got stolen, particulary from Grote street. I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby verbs and nouns » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:57 pm

Also, was it down near Bakers Delight when locked or up near the Hilton?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby damhooligan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:01 pm

verbs and nouns wrote:Firstly, Aerospokes aren't carbon, they're plastic. Secondly, cable locks aren't strong. Seriously. U-locks are way harder to cut through. Thirdly, there have been some sketchy characters trying to steal bikes from Westpac house in broad daylight (4pm-ish). These bikes had their cable locks almost all the way cut through. They were $1000+ road bikes with cheap cable locks. If your bike looks pretty and you have a cable lock, snip snip and gone.

Finally, it sucks that your bike got stolen, particulary from Grote street. I'll keep an eye out.


Firstly ,aerospokes are not plastic, if they where, they would not last long.. :?
They are a carbon composite.

Secondly, a U lock is not that strong either , if you know how to 'crack' it.
And if you have a grinder handy , it wil also be open very quickly..

The only thing you could do is use more then 1 lock, use two or three, and use different type of locks.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby verbs and nouns » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:27 am

Sorry, Aerojokes are a carbon plastic composite that weighs a ton. I owned one.

Secondly, I've been using a Kryptonite Mini-D for the last three years, no probs. If someone wants to steal your bike they will, but a $100 u-lock is better than $100 cable.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby buzz » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:55 pm

Those new cordless grinders are super scary in relation to bike theft!
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:34 pm

verbs and nouns wrote:Also, was it down near Bakers Delight when locked or up near the Hilton?

right out the front of bakers delight.

verbs and nouns: i ride them for their strength and yes i will probably be buying 2 locks in the near future, but i honestly i doubt that'd make a difference either if someone has a way they'll use it, it's just an opportunity thing.
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby paolo_ski » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:36 pm

How could somebody just cut through a cable like that in the middle of a busy street without anyone noticing/becoming suspicious? Makes me worried seeing as I lock my bike with a crappy $5 cheap as chips cable :shock:
Has the bike been found yet?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby damhooligan » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:55 pm

paolo_ski wrote:How could somebody just cut through a cable like that in the middle of a busy street without anyone noticing/becoming suspicious? Makes me worried seeing as I lock my bike with a crappy $5 cheap as chips cable :shock:
Has the bike been found yet?


You should see this video ;



If you think that is bad, look at this one ;

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pYo03uwHRs&feature=related[/youtube]
Better quality on the abc website ;
http://abcnews.go.com/WhatWouldYouDo/vi ... f-10589721


The worst bit, they help the girl steal the bike... :shock:
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby paolo_ski » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:25 pm

damhooligan wrote:
You should see this video ;



If you think that is bad, look at this one ;

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pYo03uwHRs&feature=related[/youtube]
Better quality on the abc website ;
http://abcnews.go.com/WhatWouldYouDo/vi ... f-10589721


The worst bit, they help the girl steal the bike... :shock:


That first one is very worrying indeed! Would it be the same in Australia though? I like to think it would be different but there are already hundreds of cases proving me wrong. I was shocked at the racism in the second one, but who am I to argue the stereotypes of our society?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby Schmenz » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:52 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:55 pm

verbs and nouns wrote:Also, was it down near Bakers Delight when locked or up near the Hilton?

near bakers delight, right out the front infact
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby Stuey » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:59 pm

verbs and nouns wrote:Sorry, Aerojokes are a carbon plastic composite...


All 'carbon' items are a carbon fibres with some kind of 'plastic' - polymers, polyesters, epoxies or whatever. You generally don't get solid carbon bits...you need some kind of resin to stick the fibres together. If someone says 'carbon' it's a given that's what they mean. 'Carbon composite' usually refers to carbon fibres along with glass, or kevlar, or something else that's not carbon, again impregnated with a resin of some kind.

On topic, I thought I saw a bike just like that in Perth last week. I hope it wasn't the one...

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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:04 pm

Um do you have any more information?
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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby Stuey » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:45 pm

Sorry, if your referring to me. I don't spend much time on forums and hadn't seen your post.

I can't tell you anything, other than a guy rode past in Northbridge (central city area) and I looked because of the wheels, and the fact that a friend rides a Felt so I have a slight interest. He was flying down William Street to get through the lights, so I didn't get a great look. Really, I can't say if it was the same....apologies.

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STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:31 am

No worries stu.

Im still hopeful and am trying to stay positive.
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STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby whostolemybike » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:50 pm

Pretty sure i just saw my wheels on gumtree, for a measly 250 dollars. Someone got them before me though. I did however manage to get the guys address. This is so annoying.


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Re: STOLEN BIKE- Grote street, adelaide

Postby ssgg2010 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:28 am

Could this be yours with an updated wheelset and bidon cage?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/seacliff ... 1001561829

Would you be able to distinguish it from a stock issue? I.e. Serials?
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