Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Gwyn’s Silver GT Aggressor

29th of May // City Centre

Stolen outside Gwdihw Café Bar [ Guildford Crescent ] on Bank Holiday Sunday.

GT Aggressor MTB, w/ disc brakes, bottle holder, ends of both handlebar grips broken.

Rhiannon’s Silver Gent’s Giant CRS 4 Hybrid

27th of May // International Sports Village

Rhiannon writes. . . .

“Hi, I just found your blog, my bike was stolen last Friday (27th May) and I thought this may be worth a shot. I've reported it to the police today, but I'm gutted as it has a serial number but I can't find where I've written it down so I think the chances of recovery are otherwise slim...

Details of Robbery: From the bike rack outside Cardiff International Pool on Friday 27th May sometime between 6pm and 7.30pm. It was locked with a combination lock, which was also gone from the scene. Incidentally other cyclists should be aware that the CCTV around the pool apparently does not cover the bike rack area that they have designated (although there is no notice of this fact in the area) - so be extra wary of chaining your bike up there, although I previously have had no problems in the past, the area was very busy on this day as the school's had just broken up for half term.

Details of the bike: Giant CRS 4 Hybrid - Frame size M - Silver colour, Gent's version. About a year old.
Defining features: The bike was fitted with a drinks cage, pump holder and cat's eye's light fittings on the front handlebars and seatpost. The stopper on the end of the left handlebar was missing, and due to an accident I had previously there is quite a big patch of scraped off paint on the cross bar, and the Front brake mechanism is bent out of shape - but still works. No customisations though, so it's difficult to describe any further specifics.

Stock photograph of the bike is attached, I don't seem to have any of me riding it although I will ask friends. Spec on giant-bicycles.com

It wasn't the most expensive bike in the world, but I really enjoyed riding it, and as it was my primary form of transport so I am pretty gutted by this theft, and would appreciate it if you could list it on your blog in case anyone comes across this bike for sale.”
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Andy’s White Giant TCX2

23rd of May // Llanishen

Andy writes . . . .

“Giant TCX2 (cyclo-cross bike) 2011 model stolen from Government Buildings, Llanishen on 23 May at approximately 9:50am. Bike secured by cable lock but thief cut through cable.
Bike in as new condition as only 6 months old, only modification was BBB chainstay protector.
As seen on wiggle.co.uk. Please get in touch if you see it - should be pretty rare!”

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Police in Cardiff invest in decoy bicycles

Interesting article reported on welshicons.org.uk last week, “Tracker systems help to track down bikes thieves”.
I’d be interested in hearing of what punishment the one’s caught will receive.
“Launched last week, the bikes have been deployed on six occasions with four hits – the quickest being 8 minutes.”

Also reported on Wales Online.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Jonathan’s Sandy Giant Glory Zero

1st of April / St Mary Street

Jonathan writes . . . .

“My Giant Glory Zero, 2007 model was stolen from my workplace on St Mary Street. It is a rare bike to see around cardiff and stands out to anyone who likes their bikes. It was stolen approx 6 weeks ago. Any information leading to finding the bike will be recieved with a £100 reward. Ironically it was for sale on ebay at the time of theft.

The only difference from new is the rear tyre is now a bmx style DMR tyre.

Any help is greatly appreciated.”

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Martin’s Silver Dawes Discovery 201

22nd of April / Roath

Martin writes. . . .

“Hi, here are details of a stolen bike;
Silver Dawes Discovery 201.
Has a distinctive black handlebar stem. Black front and rear mudguards. Rubber handlebar grips are damaged at ends. Also has a yellow Dyfed-Powys police sticker on the frame but that is easily removed.

Stolen from front garden in Roath (night of Sat 22 April) where it was locked to railings.”

Friday, 15 April 2011

Dave’s Silver Specialized Hardrock Pro

4th of April / Mynachdy

Dave writes. . . .

“My bike got stolen on 4th April from Mynachdy during a garage break-in. My girlfriend saw your blog and thought it was a good idea that I post something up. If anyone sees it please get in touch

Silver Specialized Hardrock Pro, front forks had been changed to REBA forks silver”

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Carl’s Silver Raleigh Medale

20th of March / Park Place

Carl writes. . . .

“Great to stumble across this website! With the CCTV footage proving inconclusive this is my final attempt to be reunited with my bike. The bike in question is a Gents Raleigh Medale (1970s), closely resembling the attached picture. It was stolen from outside 53 Park Place, Cardiff, about two weeks ago. Unlike the image, my bike had a white seat, flat black handlebars and a rack on the back. I don't have much hope but I am determined nonetheless! Please get in touch if you see anything.”

Chris’s White Orange Five & Giant Defy 2

1st of April / Cathays

Chris writes. . . .

“I had 2 bikes stolen on the 1/4/11 at between 3.30 - 5.00 in the afternoon. They were taken from within my house via smashing the kitchen window. I live in Cathays.

Orange Five Frame, White, 18" With Maxle (serial: 0908151A)
Fox Forks 36 Talas, White
Full XT groupset inc. Brakes (Front and Rear discs are 180)
Hope Hoop Wheels - Pro2 Hubs with Mavic 521 Rims
Gravity Dropper Classic Seat Post Multi R/Hand 350mm x 4" Drop
Superstar components - CNC Nano Thru Pin Pedals (white)
Raceface Atlas AM Stem, 31.8
Easton Ea50 Riser bar
Raceface Bashguard
Cateye strada wireless computer
2x Maxxis highroller 2.3 kevlar tyres
Odi lockon grips
Hope Headset (blue)

Road Bike:
Giant Defy 2 (compact) road bike
2 x Bottle holders
Blackburn AirStik 2-Stage Pump
Cateye strada wireless computer
Toppeak Saddle bag containing Multitool, Co2 canister and spare tube
Crank Brothers eggbeater pedals  
Cateye LD1100 Rear LED Light”

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Jonathan’s Blue Raleigh Pioneer

27th of March / Pontcanna

Jonathan writes . . . .

"The attached Raleigh Pioneer 160 ladies bike was stolen overnight from my garden shed in the Pontcanna area. I am busy contacting the second hand shops! Please would you let me know if you see it. Thank you"

Joanne’s Red & Black Specialized Rockhopper & Black & Gray Giant Rainier

18th March / Llandough

Joanne writes. . . .

“Hi there. Thanks for this website - we just found out about it!

We had two bikes stolen from our locked garage in Llandough last Wednesday night. (They hit every second house on the street). I don't hold out much hope of seeing them again, but if you have a website like this, maybe bikes do get recovered sometimes!

1. Specialised Rockhopper 19'', 2008 model
Colour: Red with black and white trim
Rockshox Tora (white) forks
Juicy 3 Sh disc brakes
Shimano Deore gears
Alex rims RHD
Mud guards front and back
Code: WUD B 70751054

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2. Giant Rainier 19"
Colour: Black/grey
Suntour SR XCM 100mm forks
Giant hydraulic brakes
Tritaviv chainset
Shimano rapid fire gear on right, SRAM MRX comp gripshift gears on left
Alex - ACE rims
Mudguards front and back
Wider Gel seat
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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Rhett’s Black & Red Cube Analog

18th March / near Lloyd George Avenue

Rhett writes . . .

“Stolen from the bike racks behind my apartment block, off Ffordd Garthorne, near Lloyd George Avenue. It was stolen on Friday night, 18th March 2011, between 8pm and 6am. My bike (and my girlfriend's bike) were locked to the racks with Abus Millennio series locks. My bike was locked with the Abus Millennio cable lock, and hers with the Abus Millennio D lock. Mine was cut straight through with a boltcutter, they attacked hers but could not cut through it.
My bike was a 2011 Cube Analogue Comp Disc hardtail mountain bike, 18" frame, it had/has a cateye light on the front and a Specialized bottle cage. I had removed the seat post so it was stolen with no seat. It was otherwise stock, no stickers or damage. Colour scheme is grey, black and red. It was 4 weeks old, and it lasted 5 nights locked outside our apartment in the bike racks provided.

I guess it proves that D locks are better than cable locks, even if they are of the same brand and specification. Also, I will never leave a bike locked outside my house every night, as I believe the thieves must do laps of the bike racks each week.”

Ben’s Black Focus Cayo

22nd of March / Cyncoed/Llanishen

Ben writes . . . .

“Last night my garden shed got broken into and my bike stolen. I live in the cyncoed/Llanishen area and 5 other houses on the street also got burgled and bikes stolen.
Mine was a Focus Cayo, 105 tripple 2007 model. It is all black with Red and white stickers. Red/Black shimano RS80 wheels with new gator skin tyres. It had large seat pack and light fiitings attached. Nothing else unique appart from having cadence sensor, Polar CS100 computer. I have attached photo.”

Jeff’s Matt Black Cube Ltd Pro

16th of March / Llandaf North

Jeff writes . .

“Bike was taken from locked garage in Llandaff North. They accessed from a back lane, via the side door and then left via main garage door – which was left wide open. Theft was 21:00hrs(approx) Weds 16th March. Bike was locked via long cable lock (MasterLock ®) through secured hook in garage wall.
The Mountain bike is an 18” matt black Cube LTD Pro. All standard parts other than new saddle. No damage to any of it. SPD540 pedals.
Stock photo attached (all photos of mine have it covered in mud so won’t be of any help!)”

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Imac's Black Electra Cruiser

20th of Feb / Unknown Location

Imac writes . . .

“Hiya, I've had my much loved 'Electra' cruiser bike nicked from my hall way. A housemates friend must not have shut the door properly.
50s retro style with very distinctive curvey frame and big curvey handle bars. Silver/Black trim with big black mudguards over fat tyres. Reg Braddock sticker on down tube. Bike stand and One brake.

The photo is the exact same model with black mudguards but mine has a silver frame without the white walled tyres.”

Phillip's Silver Viking Targa DX

17th of Feb / the Hayes

Phillip Writes. . . .

“My bike got stolen in outside the old library between 5-8.30pm on Thursday the 17th of February. It was secured to a bike stand outside the old library opposite Waterstones the lock was a thin wire lock.
It is a Viking Targa DX in silver with continetal gravity tyres on it. The gear shifters were scratched on top and the right one only has one screw in it. The rubber tops of the suspension have popped out of place. It has a bike computer on the handlebars. There was a scratch though one of the padded stickers on the side.
Spec :
Front suspension (jumbo forks)
Aluminium oversize square to round taper tubing
Shimano 24 speed gears with E.Z.Fire shifters
Front disc brake
Full alloy wheels with aero V section rims & CNC hubs
Wheel size : 26"
Frame size : 21"

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Neil's Dark Green Claude Butler 2008 Cape Wrath

8th of Feb / Unknown Location

Neil writes. . . .

“Hi I have just found your site, please enter my bike details. This is the second bike stolen from this bloody city!! Sorry but I'm really pissed.
Theft: My back garden, 08.02.11, sometime the night before or that day while I was at work. It was secured with a lock under a tarp in a gated garden which can only be accessed by walking down someone else's drive.
Bike: Claude butler 2008 cape wrath, Dark green still had my night lights attached to it.
Additional comments; I hope whoever broke into my garden and stole my bike breaks their neck!”

Helen's Gold Ladies Dawes

4th of Feb / Roath

Helen writes. . . .

“I had my bike stolen last night from outside my house on Plasnewydd Road, near the Roath pub.
The bike is very distinctive it is a Dawes ladies shopping bike with a single low bar and is a gold colour. It has a plastic wicker basket at the front and a rack on the back.
I can’t remember the exact model, I dont think they make them any more but it is pretty identical to the newer dawes red feather bike.
The image is of a different brand bike, but is identical to my mine.
Am so upset, i use it for everything. Anything your site can do to help would be hugely appreciated.”

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Rod's Silver Specialized Rockhopper 2009

24th of Jan / Cardiff Bay

Rod Writes . . .

“my bike was stolen from my works staff car park at Caspian Point, Cardiff Bay.The bike was secure with a sturdy lock to a bike stand amongst numerous other bikes. I left the bike at 8:30am and returned at 5pm to find it was gone. My office is right next to the bike stands which makes it all a little more bitter.

It is a grey / silver Specialized Rockhopper 2009, with yellow superstar grips, nuke proof rear wheel and yellow hub, white tektro hydraulic disc brakes.”

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