stolen bike alert. stolen from bike rack, wendys, culver city, venice v
blvd today, police report filed, surveillance films requested.
1993-ish univega via carisma, 56cm, ugly torquise, showing heavy wear. drop bar conversion, suntour bar end shifters, shimano 105 triple crank, 7 speed in rear, 38mm marathon plus tires- hated them. black bar tape. serfas rx seat. was left unlocked in bike rack, i was sitting near window looking at it occasionally. i have locks but they were in my other bike. this one i planned to ride nonstop home but stopped for snack.
apparently thief was on a trek 800, chain broke, so thief left that bike and took mine. since nobodt saw the switch, and video not reviewed yet, the trek is still there now. police wouldnt pick it up, wouldnt give me permission to take it and manager of wendys said no room to store. it could be stolen or may soon be stolen again.
i miss the bike but not the tires. id offer reward but whats the point. i could take same money and rebuild, recollect parts anew. if someone sees my bike id like it back. if u are the thief and now realize you made a mistake since u are on video abd police are viewing it, if u return my bike if i have an option of waiving claims against u i will. if i were u id be afraid of arrest and would want my trek back if u didnt steal that one too.