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Old 12-23-07, 06:34 PM
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Cannondale Stolen...

So this week was plagued with a few little battles that I didnt win, however, what happened thursday night really topped everything during the week by a long way, and really made this past week terrible. My Cannondale R800, made in America, which with all the upgrades was reaching the price range of about $3000 was stolen out of my garage. I live in a very nice neighborhood on Long Island, but it does border a town that is very sketchy, and I think the person is from there. With very limited clues, I pieced together this overview of the crime. The person rode their bike to my house(I do not know why my house was targeted, it isnt flashy in any respect, just a regular colonial house) left their bike on the side walk, broke into my garage, took my bike, rode it home, and came back for their bike. I saw the bike laying on the side walk when I got home from school, but I didnt think anything of it. It wasnt until later when I noticed my bike was gone, that I looked down at the curb to see that indeed the other bike was gone as well. When I first found out I was extremely upset, I almost cried. Alot of hard work went into that bike, and for some punk to take it away is very upsetting, and I couldnt help but almost break out into tears. I filed a police report, I gave them the serial number, and I scoped out ebay; I am going through almost every option I can at this point, as well as cruise around the neighboring area for either my bike or the bike that was sitting on the curb. I also ask for help from you guys. If you do come across a yellow and black, 1999 Cdale R800 please bring it to my attention. The robbery occured in central Long Island, so if anyone on here that lives in that area can help with this in anyway it is deeply appreciated.

I filed an insurance claim, so I will see how much I get with that, probably not the value of the bike, but whatever I can get is only a mere consulation to the miles and memories I have with that bike, seeing as though I will probably never see it again.

Thank you and keep a tight hold on your bike(s),
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Man. I'm sorry, that's horrible to hear about. Best of luck.
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
I live in a very nice neighborhood on Long Island, but it does border a town that is very sketchy, and I think the person is from there.
Man it sucks getting stuff ripped off. I once had a full set of Ping Zing 2 golf clubs stolen out of my garage.

Many bike thefts are crimes of opportunity. I would guess that someone either saw your bike in the garage when the door was open or saw you riding it and followed you home. They then came back later and broke into your garage and took it.

Either way it points not to someone from far away but to someone close by.
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That sucks dude. If someone stole my bike I would kill.
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SCUMBAG! That sucks, all of the time and effort and money you spend on something that makes you happy.
Then some d bag comes by and takes the easy way out and just takes it.....man, I would go into psycho freakin rage mode....for real!! Hope you get it back and that waste of life has a miserable existence.
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That stinks. I just bought a new bike, and am considering installing one of these https://www.elitesecuritysupplies.com/ground_anchors.htm in my locked garage.
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I'm in chicago so not much chance of me seeing your cdale 800. I've lost at least three myself but none in that price range.worse trauma is when it is your friend and "Loan oft looses both self and friend" Shakespeare Hamlet. Polonius" speech to son Laertes.Crepe stole my son's bike and I was quite preturbed and good thing I didn't catch the punk.
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dont forget to look at craigslist too.
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Sorry to hear your loss. Your story reminds me once again what had happened to me several months ago. My bike was stolen from the garage in the middle of the night. It totally broke my heart. I can tell you frankly that my life has never been the same after the incident. Mostly about the fear of somebody constantly preying on my belongings.....
On the bright side, I am glad that you have insurance coverage. Your insurance claim estimator will call you fairly soon (<1 week) to find out what was your old bike worth and how much a replacement bike (equivalent model) will cost. The more homework you do, the more you will get back from your insurance. I would think a $3000 bike dated back in 99' was at the top end. Try browsing the web to work out a replacement estimate yourself.
Good luck and hopefully we will see a new bike photo from you shortly.
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Good luck with the insurance and hopefully you'll find the person who stole your bike. Take care.
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there's a special place in hell for bike stealers. sorry for the loss of your bike. it really is an awful experience. it's happened to me twice. still, keep your eyes open. you never know.
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When you find where the person lives...

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That is a shame but sh*t happens, that's what insurance is for.

Think of this as an opportunity to upgrade!
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Definitely keep checking things like craigslist when you're free. My stolen bike showed up on there about a month and a half after it was taken. It was still in the area. Eventually we got it back and the guy's in jail now.
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Thanks guys, that why I love this place. I hope the insurance will give me some of the money back for a bike. It stinks getting it stolen so close to going off to college, but if worse comes to worse, I will bring up my kestrel from my grandparents house in Florida. Im looking hard, I really hope I get this guy.
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
Thanks guys, that why I love this place. I hope the insurance will give me some of the money back for a bike. It stinks getting it stolen so close to going off to college, but if worse comes to worse, I will bring up my kestrel from my grandparents house in Florida. Im looking hard, I really hope I get this guy.
Sounds like someone targeted you personally. Someone from your school maybe....
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Yeah, highly likely that someone knew full well about your pride and joy...
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
So this week was plagued with a few little battles that I didnt win, however, what happened thursday night really topped everything during the week by a long way, and really made this past week terrible. My Cannondale R800, made in America, which with all the upgrades was reaching the price range of about $3000 was stolen out of my garage. I live in a very nice neighborhood on Long Island, but it does border a town that is very sketchy, and I think the person is from there. With very limited clues, I pieced together this overview of the crime. The person rode their bike to my house(I do not know why my house was targeted, it isnt flashy in any respect, just a regular colonial house) left their bike on the side walk, broke into my garage, took my bike, rode it home, and came back for their bike. I saw the bike laying on the side walk when I got home from school, but I didnt think anything of it. It wasnt until later when I noticed my bike was gone, that I looked down at the curb to see that indeed the other bike was gone as well. When I first found out I was extremely upset, I almost cried. Alot of hard work went into that bike, and for some punk to take it away is very upsetting, and I couldnt help but almost break out into tears. I filed a police report, I gave them the serial number, and I scoped out ebay; I am going through almost every option I can at this point, as well as cruise around the neighboring area for either my bike or the bike that was sitting on the curb. I also ask for help from you guys. If you do come across a yellow and black, 1999 Cdale R800 please bring it to my attention. The robbery occured in central Long Island, so if anyone on here that lives in that area can help with this in anyway it is deeply appreciated.

I filed an insurance claim, so I will see how much I get with that, probably not the value of the bike, but whatever I can get is only a mere consulation to the miles and memories I have with that bike, seeing as though I will probably never see it again.

Thank you and keep a tight hold on your bike(s),
Scarp
Let all the bike shops know. Eventually they bring these in for service. YOu should have the serial number of the frame someplace, typically the shop puts them on the warranty ticket they should have given you at the time of purchase. Which is also needed to give to the police.

We've recovered a few stolen bikes via serivce (if they hang on to them and this one sounds like he wants the bike, not to fence it)...one was from one of the employees. Idiot brought a dual suspension MTB he had stolen from one of our employees into our shop to get a flat fixed. He couldn't figure out how to get the quick release open and it was a very expensive bike, tipped us off, we looked at the list and lo and behold it was an employee in the other store.

And we called the police to be there when he picked up the bike with the employee awaiting him with his serial number etc...in hand.
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Originally Posted by scarpi41
I filed an insurance claim, so I will see how much I get with that, probably not the value of the bike, but whatever I can get is only a mere consulation to the miles and memories I have with that bike, seeing as though I will probably never see it again.
I had actually just been talking to my agent about getting a rider policy for our bikes (been meaning to, just procrastinating) - more for the unlikely event that something happens while we have the bikes out or on the car than getting stolen from the garage.

With Nationwide, they want to know the exact specs of the bike so in the event of a claim, you get something similarly equipped as your replacement. I think that is similar to jewelry policies - you get an appraisal so you can buy something similar to replace, not necessarily based upon your original purchase price.

Not sure how this would work if it were being covered just under the homeowner policy (stolen from garage, etc).

Best of luck with your replacement....
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Got any pcitures?

I check out craigslist almost every other day, including the NY area.
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It's a terrible feeling to be ripped off. Like someone already posted..."SCUMBAG". I recently had a $2500 17-ft bright orange kayak stolen from my backyard WHILE MY WIFE WAS HOME!! You, and I, can only hope they get what they deserve. Sorry for your loss.
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let us know what upgrade you will get. The supersix looks mighty fine! sorry for your loss.
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Oh man that's so unfortunate. Sorry to hear that.

I had a wheelset stolen from me and THAT was quite an inconvenience. Couldn't imagine an entire bike.
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Man, I hate that! Sorry for your loss. My insurance agent has said we need to lock our bikes in the locked garage. Do I listen? I've often wondered if I've been followed home, but never any problems. Only have to have a problem once though, huh?

Guess we better run out and take pics of the bikes and copy serial numbers.

Best wishes and good luck w/ the replacement - better yet recovery.
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