Hi - my brand new Electra Ticino 20D was stolen from New Port Quays (Sempaphore/Port Adelaide area) Saturday night (1 Aug). Photos attached. It was customized a bit and brought over from the states and is most likely the only one in Adelaide.
It is a men's frame, metallic brown with (removable) leather tassels on the handlebars. It has chrome front and read fenders and front and rear racks as well.
I'm not sure what the proper protocol is if anyone does happen to spot it but if you want to tackle the rider and do a citizens arrest I'll give you $100. ;) Or you can call the police, it has been reported.
It was quite expensive and was my main mode of transportation so I am devastated to have lost it. It was not insured yet. Any assistance is appreciated.
Thx for the pics - that helps a lot. Nice bike by the way... very distinctive which raises your chances of getting it back. Do the usual checks daily at your local crime converters etc.
That is such a nice and distinctive looking bike anybody that loves their bike (and there are plenty) would feel your loss.
Sorry to here of your loss. If you need a bike to tie you over, just let me know. I've a few ladies older style 10 speeds with a carrier or a child carrier if required. All are in good condition.
I ride every day and would be at a loss without my bike.
Some cyclists parted from their bikes use Twitter, Facebook, etc. Check adverts for S/H bikes on Gumtree, etc. One person even advertised that his bike had been stolen. Do not give up your search too soon. See below.
From City North Messenger of 5-Sep-2012 on page 6.
Adelaide: A 61-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly pawned a stolen bike on Tuesday 21-Aug-2012. Police allege the bike, worth about $4,000, was stolen from an Adelaide address on 14-Dec-2011. The Stepney woman was charged with theft and making a false declaration to a second-hand dealer.
$100 to tackle the scumbag that nicked your bike?.....Ill do it for free!
May I ask how it was locked up? Many people use cable locks without realising that these locks are completely useless when it comes to a resourceful thief who can cut them in a few seconds.
To anyone reading this thread, always use at least two locks and one of them must be a U/D lock.
Wow what a friendly site this is, thank you everyone.
The bike was inside a locked carport, they climbed a side fence and then unlocked the gate to get it out.
Some people have had luck by placing For Sale ads on ebay (www.ebay.com.au) and bikeexchange (www.bikeexchange.com.au) for their stolen bikes with an explanation that the bicycle has been stolen and the ad is just to get the word out with your contact details - put on a crazy price to stop bidders and attract attention. Lots of people search for price comparisons and may stumble on your ad. Won't help much with Cash Converters which seems to be a place where some bikes end up.
Oh man that stinks. Really hope you get it back. Nice bike.
If you need a bike to tide you over let me know - I have a single speed that might work for you, depending on your standover height. I live @ Sema4.
Or I can put together a step thru - I've got a couple of frames in the shed.
Pity the plods don't take bike theft as seriously as car theft. After all, its increasingly common for people to use bikes as their main or only mode of transport.