Another one. I'm sorry to hear this. I'm starting to think cable locks should be sold with a warning "Will not prevent theft" :-(
Adelaide gets better Rey. Sorry to hear and hope it turns up.
Thanks everyone for your condolences:( It was stolen from Winifred Street, South Terrace, Adelaide.
Have you reported to police? Check out S/H bike shops for a few months but discretely. If you find your bike and match the serial number, do not let on to the assistant but inform the police. Check online adverts, e.g. Gumtree.
Hello Heather, yes I reported today. I was thinking on that of Gumtree. I will check on the second hand shops also.
Thanks for the advise.
This is too sad, I'm so pissed and disappointed, as I encouraged you to buy your bike. As you may know, Rey is just settling in this city/country, like myself. Actually, he was looking for a group to ride his brand new MTB, now his bike is gone. 1 month ago somebody tried to stole my bike from the building bike rack, fortunately the thief didn't have a proper cutter.
We come from a very dangerous place looking for a safety place to live. And I'm sorry, I've enjoyed this city by bike, but this is too depressing.
Is there something we can do as a community?, this community have thousands of members and many more cyclists that are not members. If this continue escalating, I know how things end when a couple of thief make people to fear.
I really hope you can find your bike
Where are you living ? Can you get the owners to provide a proper locked bicycle cage or let you store your bikes inside ?
Hard to retrofit, especially if you are renting. An example that planning regulations should require secure bicycle parking at apartments. I included this in a written submission to my local council on its planning requirements but ignored. A hint to cyclists to make pro-cycling requests to their local councils, until it becomes the norm across Adelaide Metro.
There maybe is something we can do as a community.....
. -use Adelaide Cyclists to compile a list, of bikes stolen recently.
On a given date, 20 people get the list . They then discreetly check classifieds, secondhand shop, local market. If they find a missing bike - they notify the bike's owner, and it's up to the owner, what to do.
Each bike theft usually affects just one person - and that person, by himself/herself, can't possibly check everywhere a bike might turn up.
But if we work as a community - we can share the task efficiently - . We might even get one or two bikes back!
Just wanted to float the idea, if 20 people were interested, it could work. It might or might not find anything, we'd have to try and see!
What do people think? Anyone game?
I'm new here so I don't know where are all the second hand shops but I am willing to help and participate in this idea Mike.
We need to stand and be heard because we are a big community here.
Sorry to hear your bike got stolen Rey.
I'll also participate, but the only cashie i know of is the cash converter in central market, which i have checked when mine got stolen last Saturday, they only have a small range of bike. I'll also keep a close eye on gumtree and ebay.
but yeah i'm in, i think we also need to spread flyers in the city to let other cyclist know of the high risk of theft in the adelaide cbd area and also to ditch those cables locks. Since those are easy to cut through it take less than 5 sec.