Hi everyone, My Brompton folding bike is missing and I suspect it has been stolen. :-( I am calling on you fellow riders for help in keeping an eye out. Where?I am from Sydney and moved to Australia…Continue
"Just got word from the shop; the frame number is between the back wheel and the frame where the seat pillar can be stowed into. When the bike is parked on the rear rack (back wheel under the handling bar) the number should be clearly visible in the…"
"Thanks Jim, also apologies re the radio silence with my being in a remote area (as soon as I am out of the main hubs really). Will have a look on Google with these directions.
The serial number has 6 digits; 2***60. I am a bit cautious to note the…"
"Apologies for the radio silence; I was in a remote area with no connectivity. Thanks for your suggestion. I have created a poster, which is attached.
It would be absolutely fantastic if someone who would be willing to put some up. But I know I am…"
"Are there AC cyclists who live in the Port Adelaide area who is prepared to help Mirjam and put posters on stobie poles and in shops? Goodwill to a tourist to Australia?
Mirjam could attach a pertinent flyer to this discussions, with a request to…"
"hi mirjam,sorry to hear about your bike ,i had one stolen at a very big bike event here in Adelaide about 3 years ago, my then partner found the guy who stole it a week later ,he was using it at the local triathlon !!! He was well known by the…"
"I like the idea Jim and think it will do some good. Though I am not in Adelaide anymore... so that restricts me quite a bit. Had a look online but could not distinguish the shops close to the area you mentioned. If you have suggestions I can give…"
"I had a bike of mine stole a couple of years ago, and reported it to the police immediately.
A couple of months later, they called me back asking for the serial number. A bike idenically matching the description of mine had been sold to cash…"
"Posters in shops are a good idea. You could also put them on posts and stobie poles (electricity poles). Like people do for lost cats and dogs. This is far more important than a lost cat or dog! As it's a very…"
"Thanks for this, Jim. Just checked, Alberton is very close to West Lakes. Obviously it may the rightful owner, like Heather also suggests. But it seems quite a coincidence since this bike is so uncommon and you saw it close to and not long after it…"
"Alberton is with coo-ee of West Lakes where the bicycle was stolen. Looking respectable can make it easier to commit some crimes, or not to be considered a suspect. As you said, the cyclist you saw may be the rightful owner."
"Well you raise a good point and wonder what can be the consequences for these people's actions. There must be different options to fulfill their intent but they have chosen this route. Not the right one. One way or the other, I hope and trust…"