Friday, 22 November 2013

Mountain Bikes Stolen

Our mountain bikes were stolen from my garage in Sheffield 10 between 7 and 9.30 this evening (Friday 22 November)

Stolen Cotic B-Fe

Stolen Santa Cruz Nickel
Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.
The bikes are are:

Black Santa Cruz Nickel with white DT Swiss 130 forks, Synchros  DS28 rims and Maxxis High Roller on front and Advantage on rear, Deore XT cranks and gears, Avid Elixir brakes, Thompson seatpost, WTB saddle, Easton EA70 monkey bar, Peaty grip and silver DMR Vault flat pedals.
Green Cotic B-Fe with black X-Fusion Velvet forks, Mavic Cross Ride rims with Maxxis Advantage on both.  Also red Hope seat clamp and red Superstar Nanotech flat pedals.

Both are custom builds from Eighteen Bikes in Hope.

The police are aware and if anyone sees them or believes they have any information about the bikes, we would be grateful if they would phone the police on 101 and quote the crime reference number  K/110686/13
Both bikes have been registered as stolen on BikeRegister. 

Thanks to all of you who have tweeted/retweeted and posted on FaceBook about this.  We're grateful for the support of the local MTB community.  We're realistic about the chances of ever seeing our bikes again but if doing something through social networking raises the possibility of it being just a little bit harder for bike thieves to get away with it, then it feels better than doing nothing.

Once again, thank you.


John J said...

What a shower of bastards. Really sorry to hear of this. I can understand how you feel - been there and done the tune of two rather nice Marins that went within 18 months of one another, in spite of being double locked.

Alan Sloman said...

Sorry to hear this Tony.
I'll tweet it too.

Tony Bennett said...

JJ, Alan...Thanks

Martin Rye said...

Sorry to hear that Tony. Nasty unkind and damn right wrong. Hope the Police get e'm.

Tony Bennett said...

Thanks Martin. Yes, I share your sentiments, having spent the last 2 days going through initially disbelief, rapidly turning to grief and today, anger. All I can say is, it's coming up to xmas and there are people whose parent's clearly never told them that it's wrong to walk into other people's homes and take stuff, so everyone should be a bit more vigilant about locking their doors, bikes, cars, etc, keeping valuables out of sight and generally depriving these buggers of any opportunity. The one thing which gives me some hope is that these bikes are custom built and as such, quite distinctive. They've got to sell or dispose of them somewhere to someone. Mtn bikers from Sheffield, Derbyshire and beyond have been generous in re-tweeting the pictures. I don't know if this will help us to get them back or not but it feels better than just being a passive victim of crime.

Pauline said...

Tony, that's really shit news. I'm sorry to hear it. Sometimes you do get your bikes back so I've gotmy fingers crossed for you both. Pauline