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Old 02.10.2007, 19:59
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Hello all,

This is not one of more pleasant posts.

I got home tonight about 6pm to find that my cellar had been broken-into and one of my bikes was in the hall, and one of them has been stolen.

Location near Oerlikon.

The stolen bike is a silver STUMPJUMPER COMP DISK 2005, it is silver with an 18" Frame ,XTR rear deraillier, and a Wedlock bicyle lock on the downtube. It also has a GPS mount, and a cycle computer mount on the handlebars that the thief may be too stupid to remove.

Frame Serial Number: PU407274
Vignette : 483 25 080681

Please look out for it, especially if you attend any second hand bike events, and if you have any information then contact me via the forum or Oerlikon police.

It looks like this, but without the additional black trim


Any help gratefully received.

dave

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Old 02.10.2007, 20:00
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

Bummer. Feel for you mate. Hope you have some success getting it back or getting insurance.

All the best
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Old 02.10.2007, 20:13
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

Christ that sucks!

I'll keep my eyes open in the far reaches of Zug in case it surfaces out here...
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Old 02.10.2007, 20:32
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

Go check out the Velobörse to see if it winds up over there. I'm kinda surprised to see bikes being stolen from cellars in CH. I've lived in Amsterdam for 12 years and had 7 bikes stolen in this time. Now I have 2 unlocked bikes in my unlocked cellar and so far so good, mind you, all the tires are flat.
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Old 02.10.2007, 20:47
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

Part of the reason why I keep my bikes in the appartment not the cellar!

Hope you get it back. I'll keep my eyes peeled when I'm out and about.
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The police have just been round, and it seems an angle grinder was used to break-in. This was obviously planned.

The took fingerprints from the area and were very helpful. Full marks to Zürich Polizei ! In the unlikely even they find it , I will be well impressed.

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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

Look on www.ricardo.ch or www.ebay.ch for similar bikes.

Who knows where they're selling it.

How valuable was it?
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Old 02.10.2007, 21:32
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The police have just been round, and it seems an angle grinder was used to break-in. This was obviously planned.

The took fingerprints from the area and were very helpful. Full marks to Zürich Polizei ! In the unlikely even they find it , I will be well impressed.

dave
Did they offer you counselling to help you cope with your loss?

Cheers,
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I paid 3200 for it, so it wasnt cheap. Still, shit happens.

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Look on www.ricardo.ch or www.ebay.ch for similar bikes.

Who knows where they're selling it.

How valuable was it?
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

List it as stolen on www.velomarkt.ch also on the veloclick Börse at www.veloplus.ch that will give very good coverage quickly.
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I'm kinda surprised to see bikes being stolen from cellars in CH. I've lived in Amsterdam for 12 years and had 7 bikes stolen in this time. Now I have 2 unlocked bikes in my unlocked cellar and so far so good, mind you, all the tires are flat.
I'm afraid to say this happened to us too about six months ago. We lost a bike which was stored in the lock-up area in the basement of our building in Lausanne (a crowbar or similar was used to prise open the wooden bars that form the cage of our lock-up).



We try to go down and check on the lock-up at least once a week now and always close the entrance door to the basement if we find it open (some of our neighbours wedge it open when they're doing their washing so that they don't have to keep locking/unlocking it in-between loads, which is all very well, but it means that the door is left wide open for long periods when nobody is around hence the burglars had easy access)

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Just to bump the post a bit...any info appreciated.

Thx
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I paid 3200 for it, so it wasnt cheap. Still, shit happens.

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Wan**rs !

This shouldn't happen this really blows mate.

The good news is that there's not many people who have 3200chf bikes floating around, which means it should be identified quite easily..

Trouble is the theiving scum know this and are likely to get rid as fast as possible. So the chances are you'll find some innocent shop owner with it.

(I looked at one recently similar price and though better of it, still 2k later. You forget how much these things are when you use them every day )

I'll have a look for it in Basel at the velo market and ask a few local shops to keep an eye out. I hope you find it mate
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Yeah, its a strange feeling when someone steals something from you. It is less to do with the material value to do with the feeling of someone has intruded, and taken a liberty with your life.

My heart really goes out to those whose actual apartment has been broken-into.

I have a feeling I will see this bike again...maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow...

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Wan**rs !

This shouldn't happen this really blows mate.

The good news is that there's not many people who have 3200chf bikes floating around, which means it should be identified quite easily..

Trouble is the theiving scum know this and are likely to get rid as fast as possible. So the chances are you'll find some innocent shop owner with it.

(I looked at one recently similar price and though better of it, still 2k later. You forget how much these things are when you use them every day )

I'll have a look for it in Basel at the velo market and ask a few local shops to keep an eye out. I hope you find it mate
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Old 03.10.2007, 12:21
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Re: Stolen Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Disk

You know your bike better than me, but thought it might be worth checking here as i remember something about the Swiss police catching people from neighbouring countries making 'shopping trips' here to nick stuff:

http://m6n.ebay.de/__Fahrrader_STUMP...kwZSTUMPJUMPER

http://search.ebay.at/search/search....per&category0=

can't see it appearing on Ebay Liechtenstien, even if it did exist...
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Old 03.10.2007, 12:48
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The good news is that there's not many people who have 3200chf bikes floating around, which means it should be identified quite easily..
You would be surprised. I see many more beautiful bikes on the roads and trials here than I've see in any other country. Anyway, hopefully the insurance will cover you.

I try to keep our good bikes locked together with a U-lock (aka D-lock) even while they are in the cellar. It won't prevent the most skilled and determined thief from getting them, but it is as much as I can do (there is certainly no space in the apartment for them).
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My heart really goes out to those whose actual apartment has been broken-into.
Dave, so sorry to hear this.

How right you are. Many years ago when I was still living with my parents our house was broken into. In a small draw I kept a couple of watches, camera etc. They took pillowcases and used them as sacks and probably just emptied the draw to sort out later. Unfortuntely it contained a box with all the photos from my school days. Gone forever.

Hope you get your bike back and that it’s not already on it’s way to an eastern country.
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Hope you get your bike back and that it’s not already on it’s way to an eastern country.
BB ... I normally have great appreciation for your posts ... but this I find offensive.

You could just as well say ... down the Velo Markt to end up as sugar in someones veins ....

Dave : commiserations regards the bike & apologies for the hi-jacking of your post

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BB ... I normally have great appreciation for your posts ... but this I find offensive.

You could just as well say ... down the Velo Markt to end up as sugar in someones veins ....

Dave : commiserations regards the bike & apologies for the hi-jacking of your post
Polorise, sorry you found my comment to be offensive. Perhaps I should have elaborated and explained more as my comments were based on several things but I’ll mention just two.

The first is a documentary shown on UK TV showing markets in certain eastern countries full of SatNavs, sateelite receivers, DVD players and some top of the range bikes many of which still had things on them such as dealer labels showing they originated from other countries. It was estimated the number of SatNavs in use far exceeds the number legally imported.

The other case was when the Police here broke up a gang resident here and of eastern origin and were able to charge them with 140 burglaries. The loot was taken out of the country in a specially adapted visiting tourist bus which had several hidden compartments for this purpose.
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Old 03.10.2007, 17:36
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Polorise, sorry you found my comment to be offensive. Perhaps I should have elaborated and explained more as my comments were based on several things but I’ll mention just two.

The first is a documentary shown on UK TV showing markets in certain eastern countries full of SatNavs, sateelite receivers, DVD players and some top of the range bikes many of which still had things on them such as dealer labels showing they originated from other countries. It was estimated the number of SatNavs in use far exceeds the number legally imported.

The other case was when the Police here broke up a gang resident here and of eastern origin and were able to charge them with 140 burglaries. The loot was taken out of the country in a specially adapted visiting tourist bus which had several hidden compartments for this purpose.
its the "Eastern" broadbrush approach that gets my goat. Same as Slovenian friends I have that hate being lumped in with the other Balkan states. Try calling a Czech a Slovak & vice versa or mixing up a Hungarian with a Ukrainian ... the list goes on ....

I know of one local gang of Poles that were stealing bikes here in Bern that was broken up last year, doesn't change my view of Poles being one of the friendliest nationalities out there.

I would ask that you are a little more careful with generalisations, you can cause a lot of bad feeling very easily.

Now, get back to reading your Daily Mail ...

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