Southern California Southern California

4 bikes stolen from my garage

Old 02-23-17, 03:39 PM
  #26  
CrowSeph
On the crow's wings
 
CrowSeph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South Italy
Posts: 389

Bikes: 1-Crow (Road) , 2- Miwokian (Mtb) , 3- Folding Bike, 4- Condorino 1970 5-City Bike from 1925 and others...

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
They deserve really more than that
@Jaredn: i hope you will get your bikes back..
CrowSeph is offline  
Old 02-23-17, 03:42 PM
  #27  
Jaredn
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Los Angeles
Posts: 78

Bikes: 2010 Sepcialized Secteur Elite / 1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra / 1989 Trek 520 / 2012 Giant Defy Advanced ISP

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CrowSeph View Post
@Jaredn: i hope you will get your bikes back..
Thanks. Though I've already mentally written them off, I really really really want that Merckx back ...
Jaredn is offline  
Old 03-07-17, 03:40 PM
  #28  
Defyme
Senior Member
 
Defyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 78

Bikes: 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Jaredn View Post
You may not be TRYING to be ****ty about this, but you ARE being ****ty.

I will most definitely miss the Merckx and the Giant. Just because I don't ride 24/7 doesn't mean I don't enjoy riding. I have other hobbies, cars, computers, photography. I would be upset if my camera, computer, or car got stolen as well.

I own a house with a detached garage that we only use for storage. I've been busy with work, out of town here and there, and had holiday crap to deal with. I have had no reason to go in the garage and no time to ride my bikes. The last time I remember going in there was Dec 9th for some tools, and the bikes were there for sure. I may have gone in there 2 or 3 days ago, or a week ago, I don't keep a log at the door whenever I enter or exit.

I posted on Bike Index and setup alerts for new listings on craigslist.
I just filed a police report and we are still going through the security footage to find out exactly when it happened.
Sorry to hear about your loss. I do want to thank you for posting your story on the forum. I for one have been standing my ground with my wife regarding storing our bikes in our house. And, I will say that at least six times a year, she pleads with me to move the bikes into the garage. I am going to share your story with her as a reminder why I am insistent of keeping the bikes in the house.

I know that if I were you, I would feel sick over having my bikes stolen. Especially, if it were my Giant Defy. That is not something I could go out and replace tomorrow. Hope you find your bikes. I feel for you!
Defyme is offline  
Old 03-07-17, 03:47 PM
  #29  
Jaredn
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Los Angeles
Posts: 78

Bikes: 2010 Sepcialized Secteur Elite / 1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra / 1989 Trek 520 / 2012 Giant Defy Advanced ISP

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Found the videos in my surveillance system-

https://vimeo.com/album/4451488

https://vimeo.com/album/4451490
Jaredn is offline  
Old 03-08-17, 12:08 PM
  #30  
Nachoman
well hello there
 
Nachoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Point Loma, CA
Posts: 14,952

Bikes: Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Fuji Roubaix Pro (back-up), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 338 Post(s)
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by Jaredn View Post
Found the videos in my surveillance system-

https://vimeo.com/album/4451488

https://vimeo.com/album/4451490
Wow. That's huge.
I don't know if you'll ever see your bike again, but the likelihood of an arrest seems to have greatly increased.
__________________
.
.

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
Nachoman is offline  
Old 03-08-17, 10:39 PM
  #31  
ZippyThePinhead
Slacker
 
ZippyThePinhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Orange County, in Southern California
Posts: 1,281

Bikes: 1986 Peugeot Orient Express, 1987 Trek 560 Pro, 1983 SR Semi Pro, 2010 Motobecane Le Champion Titanium, 2011 Trek Fuel EX8

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
[...] the likelihood of an arrest seems to have greatly increased.
I really hope so. I hope the OP gets the bikes back, too, especially the Merckx.

Some years ago my neighborhood was hit with a sudden flurry of cat burglary episodes. The perp was sneaking in during the night, brazenly stealing while folks slept just feet away. In the wake of this several residents went out and bought home security camera systems, and I asked a friend of mine who is experienced in that business what he thought. Very succinctly he told me that the local police could show dozens of videos of guys wearing baseball caps, hoodies, and bandanas covering their faces who were captured on security cameras while robbing/burglarizing.

However, they did get the perp in the cat burglary case, but so far as I know, not because of any security camera footage.

Best of luck to the OP. My heart goes out to you.
ZippyThePinhead is offline  
Old 03-10-17, 04:48 PM
  #32  
KristinaW
Junior Member
 
KristinaW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry for your loss, that's terrible! Hope you get them all back.

What's about insurance, do you have it? I'm asking cos I don't have insurance for my bike before one perfect summer day someone stole it from the park. No one was found and that was awful. The next bike, my husband insured on the next day after purchase, he said that he don't want to see when my tears again. We have the same insurance company for bikes as for cars, it's MIS (https://www.mis-insurance.com/) and we pay $7/month, that cost my calmness.

Do you have anything from the police?
KristinaW is offline  
Old 03-10-17, 04:57 PM
  #33  
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Posts: 36,019

Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter

Mentioned: 122 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4342 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by KristinaW View Post
....

What's about insurance, do you have it? .....
Generally, home owners insurance covers everything stolen from the home, with some restrictions, such as on jewelry. Bikes are usually covered subject to the standard deductable, though I suggest that anyone with high value bikes save their purchase receipts to prevent arguments over what a bike is worth.

However, most policies don't cover the theft of the bike out in the world. That offsite theft coverage can be added for an additional premium.

Keep in mind that theft insurance often/usually covers "fair market" or "depreciated" value. This can lead to plenty of negotiation relating what a 2 year old $5,000 bike may be worth.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline  
Old 03-11-17, 04:49 PM
  #34  
Tycho Brahe 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Amateur Coachsurfer
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Jaredn View Post
It's a detached garage, meaning I have to walk out of my house and through the back yard/side yard to get to it. I was out of state for work on and off, plus having visitors for the holidays, and it being cold and raining, I had no reason to enter the garage for about a 1-2 month period. We don't park our cars in there, the only things in there are tools, gardening supplies, various car parts, and my bikes. I don't see how this is so perplexing. It is essentially a storage unit. Do you go open all of your drawers at home every day to make sure your things are still there?
There was no need to justify yourself. Not blaming anyone, merely stating that was my takeaway from the original post. I once was overseas for a year, and I was worried about my stuff in a storage unit. Almost wanted to ask a friend to check up on it.

Glad to see you had some video. Usually when I see video surveillance tapes of crooks, the are very grainy and/or glitchy. Yours are great. What seems scary about the situation is that the person appeared to have visited several times over the span of hours/days. To have someone take continuous liberties of your property is disgraceful. The person looks homeless. I know that surely some meth head stole my bike. I am assuming you narrowed down a date at least.
Tycho Brahe is offline  
Old 03-11-17, 04:52 PM
  #35  
Tycho Brahe 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Amateur Coachsurfer
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
However, most policies don't cover the theft of the bike out in the world. That offsite theft coverage can be added for an additional premium.
My renters insurance policy covered my bicycle that was stolen in front of a store over a 100 miles away. No questions asked, no receipts needed. Liberty Mutual is a great insurance company. The insurance representative only want a police report and a bike model. I was willing to give exact details! All the upgrade components, down the the water bottle holders. The basically paid for the bicycle and wheels. Did not bother with the saddle and what not.

Last edited by Tycho Brahe; 03-11-17 at 08:34 PM.
Tycho Brahe is offline  
Old 03-11-17, 07:46 PM
  #36  
bargainguy
Senior Member
 
bargainguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Trekland
Posts: 1,741
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 304 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
We first moved into our starter home in 1996. A year later, I went to our detached garage early one morning to get my Cannondale to ride to work, and discovered the big garage door wide open. My C-dale was still there, but my and my wife's Trek (2120/1220) had been taken. We were first time homeowners and didn't have a clue as to how the thieves gained access. The police explained the most likely scenario.

Turns out the previous homeowner had left the garage door opener on its default codes. Thief had probably driven through the neighborhood with a default remote and clicked like crazy to see what opened. We learned that one the hard way.

This may sound extreme, but I always recommend storing bikes in the house rather than detached garage. Makes the thief take the chance that someone will be home, and that changes the stakes from burglary to robbery. It's much easier to break into a detached garage than you might think, and the chances of coming across the homeowner at odd hours are slim at best. I am truly sorry for your loss.
bargainguy is offline  
Old 04-25-17, 11:19 PM
  #37  
Ferocitas
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is only further solidifying the need for bike insurance for me. I have homeowners, but a policy on a bike isn't that expensive so if something happens outside my property it's covered.
Ferocitas is offline  
Old 04-26-17, 10:35 PM
  #38  
supremekp
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow... moving to san diego and concerned. thanks for the heads up
supremekp is offline  
Old 05-06-17, 08:48 PM
  #39  
IWK
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Beautiful bikes man, sorry to hear it!
IWK is offline  
Old 06-02-17, 08:57 PM
  #40  
Pukeskywalker
Senior Member
 
Pukeskywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 389

Bikes: '93 Cannondale T-1000, '03 Cannondale R800

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You may want to try posting the security footage and bike details on ******:

https://www.******.com/r/BikeSoCal/

Only 600 readers but it can't hurt
Pukeskywalker is offline  
Old 07-20-17, 03:33 PM
  #41  
Jaredn
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Los Angeles
Posts: 78

Bikes: 2010 Sepcialized Secteur Elite / 1987 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra / 1989 Trek 520 / 2012 Giant Defy Advanced ISP

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They never caught the guys that hit our neighborhood around xmas last year, they hit multiple houses and stole a lot of items.

7+ months now no riding, finally bought a replacement bike. Missed the EM, so I picked up a used Titanium AX!
Jaredn is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cthenn
Northern California
9
01-23-18 05:12 PM
dprayvd
Foo
5
01-07-10 07:54 AM
Ka_Jun
Foo
16
10-06-08 08:19 AM
Bernodu
Mountain Biking
0
01-27-05 09:27 AM
tkehler
Touring
11
08-24-04 08:36 AM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.