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    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2016
    Shady John:HMeins, how did they get the bike?

    I was working in the garage and went indoors to take a leak. I was away for less than five minutes. Someone is watching me. In February my locked custom motorcycle trailer was stolen from in front of my house.
    • CommentAuthornauruming
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2016
    stolen trek touring bike

    My friends bicycle was stolen on the 25th from the 4000 block of university. It has many nos suntour parts on it as well as velo orange fenders and velo orange rack. The wheels are nos suntour hubs with sun xcd rims built on them. Any Info Please call or text steve at 207-450-9164 Thanks, -Shawn
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2016
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2016
    synthetic:my bike was stolen ...kind of. video of thief
    So the thief used a "master key" to steal your bike?! That's pretty scary. What type and brand of lock did was the bike locked up with, that he was able to open with a master key?
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2016
    it was ace hardware generic of master lock. so the keys can be easily replicated. this time i got a lock with 2 sided key from brand Master Lock. lock smiths hate making 2 sided keys
    • CommentAuthorjmazur
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2016
    I had my bike stolen from a parking garage in the Costa Verde Village apartments in UTC. The thief took my Marin, as well as a Schwinn road bike that had been locked to the rack without a seat since December (at least). I had a Kryptonite lock, and it was securing both the front wheel and the frame to the rack. When I looked, there was no sign that the bikes had ever been on that rack. Here's my bike immediately after I bought it, before I put Shimano SPD dual-sided pedals, Ergon GP5 grips, and a Topeak rack on the back.
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
    HMeins:They finally got me last night.

    Missing is a 1987 Olmo La Biciclissima, pearlescent white, original paint and decals, showroom condition. Mavic MA40 rims laced to Campagnolo record hubs. Campagnolo Nuovo Record 12 speed gruppo. White brake levers. Black 3TTT stem pantographed G Olmo. 53/39 Campagnolo record chainrings pantographed OLMO. Custom painted bottle cages. White bar tape. Campagnolo aero seatpost. White Vredestein Fortezza tires. Blue cable housings. Embroidered Olmo saddle. Chrome forks stamped OLMO with star on crown.

    Recovered it on Sunday. Bought it back on eBay, picked it up locally, then stopped payment on PayPal Credit. Campagnolo pedals are gone as is the saddle and the white Modolo brake levers. A pleasant surprise is that someone upgraded the Campagnolo Super Record brakes to the top of the line Cobalto.

    All the missing parts are on the way.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
    Can you bust the bastard who stole it?
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    Police and eBay security are handling it. I'm just blown away that I got it back. I thought I'd never see it again, but I never gave up hope. I looked on eBay and Craiglist almost every day. Friday, there it was in all its unique and unmistakable glory.

    The seller was asking $3,000 Buy It Now. When I offered him $1,350 he took down the listing and wanted me to meet him with the cash. If I had, the money would have been gone forever, so I insisted that he re-list it as Buy It Now for $1,350. I thought I had spooked him, but he came back and re-listed it as I had suggested. He sent his elderly father to meet me at a third party location and I took it back without letting on that I knew it was stolen. When I got it home, I called PayPal and stopped the payment.
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    How can you be certain the person who sold it is the same person who stole it? The seller may have bought it bona fide.

    Don't mean to appear facetious - just wondering.
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2016
    I can't. But the seller was in possession of stolen property. That is a crime in itself. EBay has a policy that forbids the sale of stolen property. Clues to suggest that the seller was aware that the bike was stolen include the quick agreement to sell for $1,350 when the Buy It Now price was $3,000; the insistence on a cash transaction outside of eBay; the quick agreement to list it again on eBay for a Buy It Now price of $1,350 when I balked at a cash exchange; and the proxy delivery at a third party location by the elderly father.

    Another clue is the lack of follow up after the payment was rescinded. He has my telephone number and eBay contact info. I imagine he probably doesn't want to face a grand theft charge.
    • CommentAuthorRohler
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2016
    Congrats on recovering your bike HMeins. Good job on using EBay & Paypal to con the thief. Reminds me of a sticker on my garage cabinet..."In Leadville, we still hang bike thieves!"
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2016
    update on my stolen bike... i was stabbed trying to recover
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2016
    If anyone knows of a stolen San Marcos Masi Gran Criterium, black with yellow accents, 58 cm, the person who sold me back my stolen Olmo is offering this one for sale for a ridiculous $1,300.
    • CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2016
    Here's a white Peugeot "Vache de Gomme" from the late 1960s offered for sale by the same person. He wants $2,000 Buy It Now, which is waaaay over value for this flexy old bike. The seller opened his eBay account on Oct. 30, 2016 and has zero feedback.
    • CommentAuthorRohler
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2016
    Wow synthetic! Amazing you happened to see the bike and discouraging that nobody gave you a hand.
    I used to carry pepper spray but stopped since it was never needed. Maybe I should think twice.
    Hope the cops find the guy and you heal quickly.
    • CommentAuthoraseembathla
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2016 edited
    UPDATE : I have recovered the bike. Some homeless guy brought it to a bike shop and they informed me. Thanks all.

    Hi all,
    My bike was stolen yesterday night (Dec 2, 2016 night) from my garage on Florida St (92104). The bike was a 2014 Fuji sportif 2.1 (size 52/54cm), color : black/blue.
    My garage door was open and bike was missing this morning. I have filed a police complaint. Would really appreciate if you would keep an eye out
    • CommentAuthorBobSgt
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2017 edited
    Cannondale Carbon Quick white with black accent stolen from South Oceanside Garage.

    Serial Number FM62664
    OSIDEPD Report T17001026

    View photo at:

    It was in my open garage, I was in another part of the house. If they are in your garage, lock them to the wall, with bells on the cable
    • CommentAuthormderrico
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2017 edited
    I had my Raleigh Capri 2.0 stolen out of my garage. I came home and the garage door was opened.
    The bike has Shimano 105 shifters and a water bottle carrier and holder for a pump installed. I don't have the serial number.
    There was a pouch underneath the seat and a Schwinn head light and back light.
    There is a sticker from the Cardinal bike shop and probably Stanford campus on it, where I previously registered my bike.
    I wish I could post a picture but I couldn't figure out how to do that on the discussion thread, I guess see pictures here:

    Moderator edit - here you go:

    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2017
    Wouldn't happen to be this one here? Posted around the same time on CL
    • CommentAuthort.e.d
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2017
    batmick:Wouldn't happen to be this one here? Posted around the same time on CL

    That's spooky.

    I would be willing to go meet the "seller" with you if you want to check it out. If it's yours, we'll leave with it.
    Pacific Beach. Sigh.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2017
    Sorry for the loss but looks like Sora, not the Shimano 105 shifters noted in mderrico's post.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2018
    Possible stolen bike seen locked up in front of 843 Law St in PB:

    Silver Trek gravel or cyclocross bike, disk brakes, size med or large.

    Opinion: Heartbroken over a stolen bike; bait bike program a positive step

    Nicole Burgess April 25, 2018
    I know the feeling all too well and it is never easy to have your personal belongings stolen, what less your mode of transportation. It is frustrating, it is a violation, and it is wrong.

    Thank you to District 2 Councilmember Lorie Zapf and SDPD for partnering to expand the Bait Bike Program, which will help deter thieves from stealing in our community. This is a very successful program and I appreciate the leadership to support healthy modes of transportation. There are also many things that people that own bikes can do to prevent being a victim to stolen bike.
    Here’s 10 tips to consider:

    #1. First Thing To Do Right Now - Take a picture of your bike and the serial number. Keep this info on your phone or somewhere else, but make sure you have this info. You will need the serial number to report a stolen bike and it really is the only way for SDPD to find its owner.
    #7. If your bike is stolen - PLEASE REPORT IT to SDPD. This is so important and valuable. The paperwork is simple. If there is no report, then technically there was no bike stolen. Please make a report if your bike is stolen, otherwise no-one will know, enforcement will be limited, and therefore bikes will continue to be stolen from our community. You will have a better opportunity to get your bike recovered if you can provide serial number.
    #10. If you are still discouraged with bike ownership due to fear of it being stolen, or just haven't got around to replacing a stolen bike, I highly recommend Bike Share. With the recent roll out of Dockles Bike Share, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy our city by bike. There is no need to ever worry about having a bike stolen, continued maintenance, or the lack of space to store a bike. It is a wonderful transportation option for residents and we should embrace all the benefits of a bike.

    Keep your bike secure, enjoy the ride, and ride often.

    Nicole Burgess is the City of San Diego Bicycle Advisory Committee, District 2 representative.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2018 edited
    The ones I've seen in Orange County had the cheesiest dollar store cable locks and were parked in very appealing locations that could be video monitored very easily.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2018
    Chris got this bike three days ago and yesterday some creep stole it - keep an eye out for it. It is characteristically painted Celeste-green like on insides of seat- and chain-stays. #deathtobikethieves