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Old 01-17-17, 12:41 PM
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4 bikes stolen from my garage

Sometime in the last few weeks my four bikes were stolen out of my garage. 90043 zip code.

Giant Defy Advanced SL 0 frame with full Campagnolo Chorus 11. Easton carbon bars. Workswellbikes 38mm carbon wheels with novatec hubs, Clement 32mm tires. Look carbon pedals.

~1980 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra with full Campagnolo Record 10 (carbon). Campy aero seatpost. Selle saddle. Campagnolo Neutron Ultra wheels. Clement 32mm tires. Look carbon pedals.

~1980 Trek 520. mostly original, brown bar tape, brown saddle. Black seatpost, black stem, shimano rsx STI shifters.

~2010 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact (all white white with black lettering). Black Shimano 105 10 speed. Mostly original.

Posted the Giant and Merckx on bike index, and I have alerts on new craigslist ads keywords.
Still working on the police report and trying to find any footage in 4,000 video clips of my security cameras.

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Old 01-17-17, 05:38 PM
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sorry J!

Sorry to read that. Hope you find them soon!
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Ouch that sucks. I'm always on the lookout for a nice Eddy Merckx, so I'll drop a line if I come across it on eBay or elsewhere.
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I truly wish I was in a position that I could be robbed within a "few weeks" timeline and not notice. My guess is that if they weren't that close a concern to you, you probably won't miss them anyway?

Not trying to be ****ty about it, just wondering how you could have not noticed so long if it's something you really pay attention to and value? Out of town the whole time?
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Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
I truly wish I was in a position that I could be robbed within a "few weeks" timeline and not notice. My guess is that if they weren't that close a concern to you, you probably won't miss them anyway?

Not trying to be ****ty about it, just wondering how you could have not noticed so long if it's something you really pay attention to and value? Out of town the whole time?
Out of town, illness, illness of family member, death in the family, demanding job, marital crisis, family crisis, doesn't check garage when weather is too foul to ride (as it has been recently), etc. Are any of these anyone else's business? Do any of these make what happened any less or more of a crime? Why blame the victim instead of the bike thief? Why kick someone when they are down?
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Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
I truly wish I was in a position that I could be robbed within a "few weeks" timeline and not notice. My guess is that if they weren't that close a concern to you, you probably won't miss them anyway?

Not trying to be ****ty about it, just wondering how you could have not noticed so long if it's something you really pay attention to and value? Out of town the whole time?
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.
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Old 01-17-17, 07:57 PM
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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.
That pretty much covered it.

IDK, I am so hyper aware of my abode and immediate surroundings that I get upset when the kids move things around when I am not home. I can't even imagine having something stolen and not being aware of it almost immediately.

I am the type of person that if I don't use something within a certain period of time I sell it or get rid of it, as it obviously didn't mean much to me. Aside from very important papers and such, I live my life like that to avoid being a packrat like my dad.

And, being an ******* is just my thing.....
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I've been looking for an older Trek 520, it shouldn't be that hard to find considering how few pop up for sale here in So Calif, especially a 1980 with brifters.

FWIW: Yours is too small for me.
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That Trek 520 is from 1989.
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Just posting for moral support. Bike thieves are terrible. I hope you have luck with recovery. Don't mind the ******s on here who don't have other things going on in their lives than to be preoccupied with material items.

Good luck and stay strong!
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Old 01-19-17, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by anotherbrian View Post
That Trek 520 is from 1989.
Correct, I have that in my profile. The ~ means similar, I just mean't that it was an 80's frame.
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Hope you find them. Good luck!
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Don't mind the ******s on here who don't have other things going on in their lives than to be preoccupied with material items.
...and we know this place has more than its fair share of 'em.
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Go ahead and flame me, but bikes thieves deserve it.


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To punkncat:

Two minutes or two weeks does not matter. I had a bicycle stolen within two minutes of me parking it in the garage, going to the kitchen to get a drink of water and walking right back to close the garage door. Living in a group of San Jose town homes, so it had to be one of my neighbors.

Two minutes or two weeks did not make a difference, the bicycle was still gone.

At least my property insurance paid full price for a new replacement back in 1982.
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I hope you have as much luck as the fella who had 3 Pinarellos stolen from his garage recently. The police recovered them.

I hate thieves.
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Keep checking craigslist - I found my stroller like that!
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A burglary really sucks! And of course if not caught... they will likely return. You have work to do.
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Sorry about the theft of your bikes. That's a terrible loss. Hope you get them all back.

And to the guy who posted the s----y comment; seriously if you don't have anything positive to contribute, then say nothing. End of story.
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Posting this question because of a bike theft post in the NorCal section. The poster had mentioned the thief had used some kind of garage door decoder to open the door. Do you have a similar type of garage door with a remote opener? I'm wondering how common something like this is. I keep some of my bikes in my garage, and would have to come up with some kind of security measure if thieves are walking around with universal garage door openers...
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my bikes are locked inside my garage with a cable through a rafter. Not foolproof but it will slow down a thief and a little sense of security if I leave my garage door up while i'm inside.
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Posting this question because of a bike theft post in the NorCal section. The poster had mentioned the thief had used some kind of garage door decoder to open the door. Do you have a similar type of garage door with a remote opener? I'm wondering how common something like this is. I keep some of my bikes in my garage, and would have to come up with some kind of security measure if thieves are walking around with universal garage door openers...
Most garage door openers are set via on/off pins. Since most system use 10 pins, that means only 2^10 permutations, which is only 1024 possibilities. Enough not to interfere with the same code as your neighbor, but easy for a hacker to scan through.

I must admit, when I first read the title I felt bad for the OP. I had my a bike stolen a couple of years ago, and I was heartbroken. But then I read the post and I also was perplexed when the OP said they did not notice. I was shocked by that statement. Must be nice to have so much space to lose focus of your belongings. Of course, I would not have said anything since that is not the point of the post, still shocking.
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... But then I read the post and I also was perplexed when the OP said they did not notice. I was shocked by that statement. Must be nice to have so much space to lose focus of your belongings. Of course, I would not have said anything since that is not the point of the post, still shocking.
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?
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...... 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?
Not perplexing at all to me. There was a string of break-in's around here 3-4 years ago. The "ring" turned out to be a career criminal (most of his life had been spent behind bars).... and his friend... a young local kid. When caught the kid listed the 52 homes they had entered and robbed. MOST of the homes residents... had never realized they had been robbed.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Out of town, illness, illness of family member, death in the family, demanding job, marital crisis, family crisis, doesn't check garage when weather is too foul to ride (as it has been recently), etc. Are any of these anyone else's business? Do any of these make what happened any less or more of a crime? Why blame the victim instead of the bike thief? Why kick someone when they are down?
Thanks for saving me some typing. I was going to ask about the weeks, but add that I'd understand if the OP chose not to explain.
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