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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:33 pm
 


Title: Thieves steal custom-built bike from North Vancouver man who suffered stroke
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Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2016-01-24 11:09:22
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:33 pm
 


Thieving scum.

I had two bikes stolen out of my locker, one three weeks old. I got the strongest chain I could find and locked them to a 6" water pipe. Unfortunately I don't know anything about plumbing, turns out the pipe was connected just by a rubber sleeve and the pukes just pulled it off the connection. That is after taking a crowbar to the steel door to the locker room. No such thing as secure parking, and the numbnuts in condos don't help by being careless about who they let in. The strata had just passeda rule you can't take your bikes up to your apt. I'm never going strata again.

Gotta have insurance. Especially for a 15k vehicle.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:50 pm
 


Yeah, I saw this on the news last night. Very unfortunate for the bike's owner who depends on it for his freedom.

If anything that custom bike should be easy to spot if someone (either the thief or whoever they sell it to) actually uses it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:37 pm
 


Strutz wrote:
Yeah, I saw this on the news last night. Very unfortunate for the bike's owner who depends on it for his freedom.

If anything that custom bike should be easy to spot if someone (either the thief or whoever they sell it to) actually uses it.


It's not a custom built bike in the sense that the frame is built to custom specs (that gets expensive), just that it has a lot of optional features.

There's a number of trikes in Vancouver, so the bike probably wouldn't stand out except to people who know what they are looking for. Might also be stripped for parts and sold that way.

Even if it's spotted, there's the problem of getting it back. Had a guy from Port Coquitlam (I think) whose bike was stolen in Vancouver. He found the bike being sold on Craig's list, but the Vancouver cops said he had to deal with the PoCo RCMP, the horsemen told him he had to deal with Vancouver. The guy finally went to the seller himself and just threatened him with calling the cops and got it back. Shows how interested the cops are in helping out.


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