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There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 06 May 2011, 14:16

My eldest son had his bike stolen from our stair last night.
It was chained up, so someone must have come prepared.
He uses the bike a lot, to and from work, cycling for pleasure.
He only had it a few months

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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 07 May 2011, 08:43

Not covered by insurance, communal stair is counted as "away from home"
Now changed insurance , including buildings cover as I got a good deal to combine ( extended) contents and buildings insurance.

So it was a Claud Butler Explore 100, black 21 gears, Bell F12 speedo, WD lights and a 22ins frame. 6 weeks old

Had massive spring clean, got more books up on high shelves and rearranged hall so it's replacement can live in the hall
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby rapunzell » 07 May 2011, 21:46

Oh that's bad news, Soupy. Hope the thief fell off it as s/he rode home.
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby wangi » 07 May 2011, 22:31

Nightmare.

Most locks are completely useless - it's an eye opener to actually take bolt cutters to them yourself. Really quick to cut through... So it really needs to be the hardcore D locks, but they're much less flexible to use - so much so I don't, instead relying on a lock that's a few minutes cutting time at best :twisted:

rapunzell wrote:Oh that's bad news, Soupy. Hope the thief fell off it as s/he rode home.

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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 07 Jul 2011, 19:01

The police pooped by this evening
No sign of the bike but they have made an arrest, so far the guy is admitting to over 150 bike thefts.
If he describes our stair we'll know it was one of them



I'm also hearing a rumour that a bike gang had been operating in the area and were shipping the bikes down to London
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Bazza » 07 Jul 2011, 20:31

We've had two bike nicked outside my work in Leith in the last few days too...
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Pal of Porty » 08 Jul 2011, 13:53

It's not the padlock I would use the bolt cutters on................................ 8)
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Franck » 11 Jul 2011, 14:59

There was a break-in to the garages at the bottom of Adelphi Place last night, got away with 3/4 bikes from one garage, unsure about the losses in the other ones. :evil:
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby rapunzell » 11 Jul 2011, 21:11

Soooo, what's the upper limit of the 'reasonable force' legally allowed to deter bike thieves..?
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Franck » 13 Jul 2011, 11:48

rapunzell wrote:Soooo, what's the upper limit of the 'reasonable force' legally allowed to deter bike thieves..?


I think ( but not 100%) that it all depends on age and your own description of 'reasonable force'.I've mellowed in recent years so I'd probably just shout loudly from my garden,wave my fist in a threatening fashion and call the rozzers.
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 13 Jul 2011, 19:31

I think Clanger 2s idea of reasonable force would be slightly less restrained than your's franck.

I think he muttered something about the insertion of a bicycle pump
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Franck » 14 Jul 2011, 15:19

SoupDragon wrote:I think Clanger 2s idea of reasonable force would be slightly less restrained than your's franck.

I think he muttered something about the insertion of a bicycle pump


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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 29 Jul 2011, 20:19

There's post on a bike forum suggesting if you've had a bike stolen in the last few months, to get back to Lothian and Borders Police as they've recovered a fair few bikes
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 13 Oct 2011, 17:08

Seems there's been a bike nicked from the boatyard this week.
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Bob Jefferson » 13 Oct 2011, 22:12

SoupDragon wrote:There's post on a bike forum suggesting if you've had a bike stolen in the last few months, to get back to Lothian and Borders Police as they've recovered a fair few bikes


They have a compound that is permanently full of recovered bikes. Always worth checking with them, whatever you have lost or had stolen.
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby wangi » 03 Sep 2012, 22:11

Mandy Martin wrote:Watch out folks bike thieves on the loose ...we had two bikes stolen from our stair tonight around 6.15pm. From stair opp The Skylark anybody see anyone hanging around outside the stair?
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby SoupDragon » 04 Sep 2012, 09:09

Sympathies Mandy
Mr Soupy wants to hang bike thieves, not sure by which part of their anatomy.

I'm just back off holiday and have had to put in an insurance claim for Clanger 2s bike. Stolen, but not from Porty this time
He was cycling through the Meadows, got a puncture , chained the bike to railings in Brougham Street came back and it was gone
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Pal of Porty » 04 Sep 2012, 10:28

I have had to buy one of those silver rated D locks for my bike - it is really solid and well made and fits handily on the frame but it weighs a relative ton. It is a lock that is recognised by most insurance companies and the lock manufacturer will also refund the cost of your bike if you can prove, via the police, that the thieves were successful in breaking the lock [not the item the bike/lock was attached to].

I just hate the principle of spending good money on a nice light bike to make getting up the hills of Edinburgh easier and then having to lug a big dead weight around that is heavier than both my wheels put together for the sake of some selfish scumbags. 8)
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Grunk » 04 Sep 2012, 13:08

I heard a story about a guy with a fixed wheel bike.

Never had to chain it up because no one could ride, it, or even if they could they never got very far because of the lack of brakes.
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Re: There's abike thief about

Postby Pal of Porty » 04 Sep 2012, 14:55

Grunk wrote:I heard a story about a guy with a fixed wheel bike.Never had to chain it up because no one could ride, it, or even if they could they never got very far because of the lack of brakes.

Maybe they thought it was Sir Chris Hoy's! 8)
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