Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

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Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby munga » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:03 pm

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campag scirocco wheels with 10s cassette, daytona shifters, stronglight a9 headset, record crankset, veloce fd, chorus rd, athena brakes, 3ttt evolv 2002 90mm stem, look pedals, superbe pro 27.0mm seatpost, selle flite gel saddle.

stolen tuesday night.

pm me for any leads. police have been informed.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby fatfixie » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:45 pm

Sorry to hear mate. I used to have an identical one (slightly smaller) in that lovely 90's colourway

Hope it finds it's way back to you!!,

Andy

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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:28 pm

Man that's got to suck. Stolen from home or out of the car?
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Oh mate that really stinks, my heart goes out to you, i really hope she finds her way home :(
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby familyguy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:45 pm

I'd be checking every piece of bush, creek, stream, stormwater drain and culvert for a 10km radius!

I hope you recover it, in any form!!

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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby rkelsen » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:04 pm

That sucks. I hope you find it and the lowlife that stole it. Was it stolen from your house?
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby munga » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:32 pm

stolen from my open garage between 5:15 (when i opened it) and 6:00am (when i closed it) tues morning
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby frailer5 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:24 pm

munga wrote:stolen from my open garage between 5:15 (when i opened it) and 6:00am (when i closed it) tues morning


-----> :punchy: Wouldn't you just like to .... if you knew who.... )-: Any one who does that is probably stupid enough to gumtree it...
Well, no, it's not a pushbike, otherwise I'd be pushing it...
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby find_bruce » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:23 pm

Thought I had spotted it on eBay - but it was your ad :(
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby munga » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:53 pm

cheers mate. will be a tough gig finding it with it being the first week of the school holidays..
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:38 pm

What bloody teenage thief is up at 0530!
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby Retro man » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:11 am

Hey Munga
It Truely was a nice bike. I really feel for you! I would say someone saw you riding it and followed you home to see where it was kept. For it to go in a 3/4 hour period unless it was in plain sight is a little suss to me, unless it was a local teenager, are there any suspect people in your street.
It is probably in a container with a lot of other bikes heading OS, Or it is stripped and parts on Ebay. I am all ways looking out for people or cars that I see more than once. If people ask me where I live when I am on the bike, I tell them, "the Tweed" and leave it at that.
I had a classic car stolen from me when I was a young man, and my brother had a dirt bike stolen and both times people followed us home, at the time we were still green and not aware of what was happening, it was only after the fact we realised what had gone on.
The amount of money changing hands for these bikes now professional theives have started taking notice! Trolling forums is a great place to find easy targets. I know I may seem a little paranoid about this but once it happens to you you think about it in a whole different way! I think we need to be a little more secretive about our treasures and make it a little harder for these scumbags to get them.
One of the good things about the forum is you have a lot of eyes keeping a lookout for you!
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Re: Raleigh 653 Race from Springfield Lakes Qld

Postby munga » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:26 am

little punks snuck in, opened my wife's car, took her purse, and left on my bike.

not an organised crime - an opportunistic one.

i'm going to ask around the local skate park and b-ball/tennis courts again during the week, but really, i'm over it. the chances of recovery are slim to none, and i can't burn myself out looking for it.
i've rationalised it by working out what it actually cost me, and i'm out of pocket about one basic joe cosgrove paintjob. good luck to them.

on a lighter note, we should get together for another ride after christmas, mate. when does the dragon season finish?
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