Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-07, 07:34 PM   #1
ryand
dutret has a posse
Thread Starter
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: washington dc
Bikes: IRO Angus 53, Marinoni Special 54, LMNO Custom Road Bike, Guerciotti TT, Late 60s Bottechia Road, Univega Via Montega beater/polo/rain bike.
Posts: 3,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stolen Bike Alert Washinton DC: Canondale Conversion



A friend's fixed conversion got stolen from another friend's porch tonight.

Keep your heads up.

If you see / hear / know anything, PM myself and rpc180

Thanks
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-07, 07:35 PM   #2
evoke0ne
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia + Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: SE Lager, Specialized Allez Sport
Posts: 231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shiit son...thats no good...
evoke0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-07, 07:43 PM   #3
Boss Moniker
It's an old photo
 
Boss Moniker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Entropia
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is a nice bike. Good luck!
Boss Moniker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-07, 09:40 PM   #4
challoschott
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that's gotta be headed to a pawn shop. there's no other place they'd be dumb enough to try to dump it off. report it stolen b/c cops and pawn shops have this archaic routine where they do actually check for stolen items at each shop.
challoschott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-07, 10:32 PM   #5
ryand
dutret has a posse
Thread Starter
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: washington dc
Bikes: IRO Angus 53, Marinoni Special 54, LMNO Custom Road Bike, Guerciotti TT, Late 60s Bottechia Road, Univega Via Montega beater/polo/rain bike.
Posts: 3,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Report was filed, I went riding through alleys and side streets and saw nothing.

Hitting up pawn shops and LBSs tomorrow. Hopefully we find it.
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 07:31 AM   #6
kevcp
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bealeton, Va
Bikes: Specialized Hard Rock, working on SS/FG Conversion
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I will keep an eye out when I am out and about... doubt I will see anything though..
kevcp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 07:50 AM   #7
ryand
dutret has a posse
Thread Starter
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: washington dc
Bikes: IRO Angus 53, Marinoni Special 54, LMNO Custom Road Bike, Guerciotti TT, Late 60s Bottechia Road, Univega Via Montega beater/polo/rain bike.
Posts: 3,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for keeping an eye out though.

The more people that know, the more likely it is to be recovered.

We have had a decent rate of recovery for stolen bikes in the DC area.

With the help of police, there has even been stolen bikes recovered from Ebay.
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 09:29 AM   #8
smendoza
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 1989 CAnnondale Black Lightning
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good Luck. I'll keep an eye out on the NE side
smendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 09:30 AM   #9
smendoza
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 1989 CAnnondale Black Lightning
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good Luck. I'll keep an eye out on the NE side
smendoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 09:45 AM   #10
andrewssohip
FREE SSFG
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Bikes: IRO Angus, 46/18, promax sb to deep v
Posts: 206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'll keep an eye out, good luck, that's a bummer.
andrewssohip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 09:58 AM   #11
chimblysweep
dc pirate, 4evah.
 
chimblysweep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: seattle
Bikes: several. blue. fun.
Posts: 3,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
whatever idiot stole a pirate's bike made a BAD mistake. get caught on Romel's bike and you're gonna get a beat-down!

hope y'all locate it, ryry. Send my condolences to rpc.
chimblysweep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 10:06 AM   #12
niebylski
Bilsko
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that sucks. I remember seeing that bike for the first time on Velospace and thinking how great it looks. I'll keep an eye out in foggy bottom and g-town
niebylski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 11:41 AM   #13
ryand
dutret has a posse
Thread Starter
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: washington dc
Bikes: IRO Angus 53, Marinoni Special 54, LMNO Custom Road Bike, Guerciotti TT, Late 60s Bottechia Road, Univega Via Montega beater/polo/rain bike.
Posts: 3,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have a few strange CL postings that are being inquired.

Romel is riding around the city today looking for it and handing out flyers.
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-07, 05:33 PM   #14
8mnoah
Junior Member
 
8mnoah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The District
Bikes: Mercier Kilo
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It was probably stolen after Sunday, right? I remember seeing that bike up at Adams Morgan Day then. But I too will keep an eye out. At least it's extremely recognizable.
8mnoah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-07, 11:59 AM   #15
rpc180
Senior Member
 
rpc180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale R700 2002 Cannondale R3000 2013 Masi CX
Posts: 1,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for checking guys, it was nice to meet a bunch of other riders yesterday, wish it was under better circumstances. Yeah, it was stolen on Wednesday night. Adams Morgan Day was a fun thing to ride to.

Anyway, pawn shops came up empty but I live close to the ones on 14th so I'll drop by there every few days, probably jumped the gun by going so soon. Outside of the shops, some messengers said thieves sometimes try sell them stolen bikes at Farragut in the mornings and to check on the Ust flea market too. No chance to spy on the Farragut sales though, I'm frustrated and in a cube by 9am.
rpc180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-07, 12:26 PM   #16
ryand
dutret has a posse
Thread Starter
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: washington dc
Bikes: IRO Angus 53, Marinoni Special 54, LMNO Custom Road Bike, Guerciotti TT, Late 60s Bottechia Road, Univega Via Montega beater/polo/rain bike.
Posts: 3,155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Romel, what time at Farragut?
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-07, 12:31 PM   #17
rpc180
Senior Member
 
rpc180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale R700 2002 Cannondale R3000 2013 Masi CX
Posts: 1,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They said between 9-10am at the park between 17th and Kst NW. They made it sound like its usually just a one or two bike deal every few days though kinda random.
rpc180 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-07, 01:27 PM   #18
FERAL
DC's Stray Cat
 
FERAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: Gary Fisher Single Speed; Raleigh Conversion; Cayne Uno fixed
Posts: 207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I posted a flyer at DCSnacks with contact info for you, Romel and police along with case number. Maybe we'll spy it late at night while making a delivery since they may feel more at ease to have it out after they THINK everyone is asleep. We're open to 4am and cover a LARGE delivery area.
FERAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 12:54 AM   #19
meb
Senior Member
 
meb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: arlington, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpc180 View Post
Thanks for checking guys, it was nice to meet a bunch of other riders yesterday, wish it was under better circumstances. Yeah, it was stolen on Wednesday night. Adams Morgan Day was a fun thing to ride to.

Anyway, pawn shops came up empty but I live close to the ones on 14th so I'll drop by there every few days, probably jumped the gun by going so soon. Outside of the shops, some messengers said thieves sometimes try sell them stolen bikes at Farragut in the mornings and to check on the Ust flea market too. No chance to spy on the Farragut sales though, I'm frustrated and in a cube by 9am.
Had a bike stolen, mine was one of 20 from my building in Arlington. Thought about flea markets-could you tell me about the U St flea market?

I thought about checking the flea markets at Court House in Arlington and Georgetown after a bike shop said some stolen bikes were being fenced at flea markets. Are there many bikes sold at flea markets? Which ones are most likely?
meb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 01:23 AM   #20
meb
Senior Member
 
meb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: arlington, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryand View Post
Report was filed, I went riding through alleys and side streets and saw nothing.

Hitting up pawn shops and LBSs tomorrow. Hopefully we find it.
Does phoning pawn shops help or do you need go there to see if they have your stolen bike?
meb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 03:54 AM   #21
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Riga, Latvia
Bikes:
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpc180 View Post
Thanks for checking guys, it was nice to meet a bunch of other riders yesterday, wish it was under better circumstances. Yeah, it was stolen on Wednesday night. Adams Morgan Day was a fun thing to ride to.

Anyway, pawn shops came up empty but I live close to the ones on 14th so I'll drop by there every few days, probably jumped the gun by going so soon. Outside of the shops, some messengers said thieves sometimes try sell them stolen bikes at Farragut in the mornings and to check on the Ust flea market too. No chance to spy on the Farragut sales though, I'm frustrated and in a cube by 9am.
It won't be on the floor of the pawn shop (if the shop is on the up and up) for a month. Most cities have regulations that pawn shops must hold all goods for a month for the cops to look for them before being sold. Also, if you do find it at a pawn shop you'll most likely have to pay the pawnbroker what he paid the thief in order to get your bike back.
Ziemas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:43 AM.