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Stolen bike, please keep an eye out

Old 01-19-11, 07:38 PM
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Hi all, I am going to post this on multiple forums, but this Surly Pacer was stolen from my garage sometime today. The wheels on it now are different, Easton EA90 SLX, but otherwise it is the same. Please keep an eye out on Craigslist and let me know if anyone runs into it. It was my long distance bike, and I was very attached to it.
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Maybe tell is where and when it was stolen?
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Maybe tell is where and when it was stolen?
A town called Moraga, CA, a suburb just on the other side of the hills from Oakland, sometime today while I was at work or possibly late last night. My dad and wife were home and most likely the garage door was left open while they were walking dogs or something, somebody wandered by and snatched it. Its a real safe, low crime neighborhood so people leave stuff open all the time.
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Check the local Flea markets. This poster seems to know where the stolen bikes are, https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2169770417.html

I hope you have one of the following: serial number, receipt, etched ID marking, or bike registry. If not, there isn't much you can do about it. A photo may be enough if you found it, but someone who ends up with your bike could just say that it's a coincidence that they both share the same components. If you don't have any, but got your bike serviced at a bike shop, they usually write down the serial number on the service forms (well at least some do)

Too many freaking bikes get stolen in our area. Bikes in our flea markets need to be regulated because it's basically a black market for stolen goods.

And let this be a warning for all: Lock your bike up in your home!!! Especially if you keep it in a garage. the OP's story is one of the reasons why I started to lock up all my bikes at my place. Bikes are so easy to walk away with.

I'm almost positive that your bike wasn't a stolen by a casual thief. There's an organized bike thief ring in our neck of the woods. I'm sure they go to nice neighborhoods like yours and just roam the streets and look out for open garages with bikes. I've heard of stories that they even follow cyclist home in their cars so they know where the bikes are. Your house might have been staked out.

Locks, insurance, and/or burglar alarms is really the only way to combat this.

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Originally Posted by 531phile
Check the local Flea markets. This poster seems to know where the stolen bikes are, https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2169770417.html

I hope you have one of the following: serial number, receipt, etched ID marking, or bike registry. If not, there isn't much you can do about it. A photo may be enough if you found it, but someone who ends up with your bike could just say that it's a coincidence that they both share the same components.

Too many freaking bikes get stolen in our area. Bikes in our flea markets need to be regulated because it's basically a black market for stolen goods.

And let this be a warning for all: Lock your bike up in your home!!! Especially if you keep it in a garage. the OP's story is one of the reasons why I started to lock up all my bikes at my place. Bikes are so easy to walk away with.

I'm almost positive that your bike wasn't a stolen by a casual thief. There's an organized bike thief ring in our neck of the woods. I'm sure they go to nice neighborhoods like yours and just walk the streets and look out for open garages with bikes. I've heard of stories that they even follow cyclist home in their cars so they know where the bikes are. Locks, insurance or burglar alarms is really the only way to fight this.
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Ugh... this sucks. I would hate to have my bike stolen but from my own home..

I would be furious.
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And brush your teeth. I know you don't!
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and brush your teeth. I know you don't!
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Moraga is about the lowest crime, safest town in the Bay Area too. Its a real bummer. I called the cops just to see if they had busted anyone with a bike on them or anything, and the guy said they had no thefts reported or arrests in the area but that he sees garages left open constantly all over town...people move there to live in a town like that, but these days I guess there just isn't any such thing anywhere
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Originally Posted by benajah
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Hi all, I am going to post this on multiple forums, but this Surly Pacer was stolen from my garage sometime today. The wheels on it now are different, Easton EA90 SLX, but otherwise it is the same. Please keep an eye out on Craigslist and let me know if anyone runs into it. It was my long distance bike, and I was very attached to it.
Thank you,
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Did you file a police report? Call insurance?
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Originally Posted by benajah
Moraga is about the lowest crime, safest town in the Bay Area too. Its a real bummer. I called the cops just to see if they had busted anyone with a bike on them or anything, and the guy said they had no thefts reported or arrests in the area but that he sees garages left open constantly all over town...people move there to live in a town like that, but these days I guess there just isn't any such thing anywhere
When thieves hear the word "Safe, low crime" they think "Ripe for the picking".

People who leave things unlocked must have some weird idea that thieves can't travel.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Did you file a police report? Call insurance?
More posts please..Only 10,000 in 6 months?
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I'll just go look....
No its not outside my house.

But man the next guy I see on a surly pacer is gonna get hammered.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Did you file a police report? Call insurance?
Ah, knew I was forgetting something this month, must remember to change deductible, must remember to call agent.
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not good man im sorry i know that must suck!
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I'm in San Leandro. I'll keep my eyes peeled.
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please keep any eye out for this bike as well. Stolen in La Jolla CA
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2170027592.html
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I know these are often sold on a craigslist somewhere, but not always local to your area. Keep an eye on www.searchtempest.com. It will allow you to search every CL in the country with one search, should you choose. Sorry to hear about it....good luck.
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Old 01-20-11, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Nerull
When thieves hear the word "Safe, low crime" they think "Ripe for the picking".

People who leave things unlocked must have some weird idea that thieves can't travel.
Yeah this is true. I lived in Oakland for a really long time and never would it cross my mind to leave anything unlocked, except my vehicle, which you leave unlocked so they don't bust your windows, but you just get complacent living in an area like this.
When I lived in Italy I went to a friends apt for 20 min to drop something off, left bike locked to the stair rail, gone probably just after I turned the corner.
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Originally Posted by znomit
I'll just go look....
No its not outside my house.

But man the next guy I see on a surly pacer is gonna get hammered.
thanks for being an ass, man
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