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2008 Avanti Blade 4.0
Serial Number: U81K21551
Age: brand new, purchased last Sunday, ridden once
Colour: Blue and white
Accessories: Fluid mini-pump, Topeak super tourist pannier carrier, BBB saddle bag (w. tube, tyre levers, allen keys, valve adaptor), white BBB drink bottle cage, chepo front light
Picture and specs links I will get the moderators help to do.
Stolen from my home in south Seven Hills, NSW.
Taken sometime between 10pm Wednesday May 28 2008 and 2:30am Thursday May 29 2008.
Fingures crossed it turns up, after saving for ages to buy it.
Any help will be appreciated.
Now that really sucks Geoff!
Please PM me the link for the pics and I'll upload the link for you.
I hope it shows up.
Sorry to hear that Geoff. Here's your details;
A helmet saved my life
That sucks Geoff.
I generally keep an eye out for other Avanti bikes on the road (see my sig) but I'll be extra vigilant in the Hills when riding..... Hopefully it's spotted and recognised as stolen.
2011ish Avanti Quantum (DIY), 2010 Specialized Tricross, 2010 Salsa Casseroll
Did you buy it with a gold credit card?
Gold credit cards typically include 90 day purchase protection insurance. This covers you against the theft of the goods in that period. (Check the fine print though.)
After that it is often possible to add your bike to a contents insurance policy as a specified item to insure against theft anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.
If it doesn't help you this time, then maybe next time... commiserations.
Just spoke to my bank (Commonwealth Bank). They can't do anything unless I made the purchase whilst travelling overseas
My insurance - well they (AAMI) will only cover upto $1000 and the excess is $600. With only $400 left, anyone have any good deals going
Shame about the coverage - certainly the Westpac and NAB gold policies purchase protection are separate from the overseas travel insurance. (And they have extended warranty cover to boot.)
I think there is typically a $1000 limit per item in contents insurance policies unless you specify them. But, your accessories could be considered additional items while the excess should only apply once per 'event'. Thus, if you add up the cost of all your accessories you might just be able to get more than $400 back. Not a whole lot of comfort... but better than a poke in the eye.
Really sorry 'bout this mate.
EDIT: Body of post deleted due to extreme content.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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