Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:40 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:21 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:04 pm
Posts: 2500
Location: West Sussex
Real bad luck ! I've lost a couple over the years and 2 of mine were attempted this year.
Even worse when its at home.

If anyone is after a good (& cheap) padlock I got one of these (AM-Tech 70mm Container lock).
It weighs about half a pound and just for sheer detterent value is brilliant.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Am-Tech-70mm-Steel-Shutter-Lock/dp/B000V1T22U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1364386898&sr=8-4

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:00 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:06 pm
Posts: 1052
Location: Edinburgh
FluffyChicken wrote:
Just got back from the lakes national, that was cancelled, and I find my

1991 Rocky Mountain Altitude that I've had since then and been everywhere with me has been stolen.

My Orange Alu-O has been stolen

My sons Islabike Beinn 20 has been stolen

Among other thongs :-(



Gutting... I share your pain - the Kona in my avatar was taken from me - hope you have better luck getting yours back...

Any pics of the thongs so I can keep an eye out?... :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:23 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:14 pm
Posts: 119
Location: Out there
Hi Ben,

Sorry to hear your news will keep my eye out for you fella. Finger crossed :x


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:43 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 8433
Location: Oh Canada!
shiate ben, just saw this now. gutted for you. particularly saddened by the loss of your Altitude! :(

hope somehow/someway it gets returned to you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:38 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:55 pm
Posts: 4309
Location: In trubble'fsumthin r'uther....North Warwickshire
good luck ben.....its all of our worst nightmares isnt it?.....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:48 am 
iconoclassic best in show
iconoclassic best in show
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:30 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Derby
I use the cable method but with an Airedale Terrier as n alarm which seems to do the trick as my neighbour gets burgled instead


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:59 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Posts: 4977
Location: Edinburgh
Don't put too much in braided locks. A set of Felco cutters make mincemeat of them. I have a set at work and a girl I work with lost her keys to her bike lock last week and I cut the 1cm braided cable off with little effort.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:55 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Posts: 2574
Location: The Cock Inn, Tillett, Herts
I have a handy set of cutters in my shed you could use...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:59 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:04 pm
Posts: 2500
Location: West Sussex
Spotted just what we all need at the zoo yesterday !!

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: my bikes stolen :-(
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:18 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:32 pm
Posts: 443
Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
Real sorry to hear about the theft Ben,seeing as im across town from you I'll keep an eye open around me.
It is a constant worry about security, in the past I had motorcycles and had a couple of attempted on my garage,I ended up using a baby monitor plugged in the garage just so i could hear anything,its also common for thieves to follow a "potential" victim to find where the bike is kept,in the past I've detoured to lose unknown riders that seemed to be following me, paranoid i know but the thought of losing a much loved bike makes you like that.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Minifreak, ringo, shedobits and 41 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group