Stolen on Wednesday night...


Senior Retro Guru
My garage was broken into on Wednesday night and the scumbags cleared out all six of my bikes, including the little dude's balance bike!

I'm not hopeful they'll turn up but if I can make this as hard as possible for them to be sold on, I'll be relatively happy. If people could keep an eye out for the following its be hugely appreciated.

Stanton Ti Switchback, large, fitted with an Invisifame kit which is a mix of the kit for the steel bike ans generic sections, black Hope headset, Thomson X4 stem, Race Face SixC Carbon bars with green logos, black Easton grips, brand new white Manitou Mattoc forks (fitted but not ridden), DT Swiss Spline Two M1700 wheels, Maxxis Minion tyres (DHF and DHR II), 10 speed Saint mech and shifter, Race Face Turbine cranks, ano green Absolute Black oval ring, black Race Face Aeffect pedals, Shimano XTR brakes with 203/180mm centre lock ice tech rotors, Rock Shox Reverb post, SDG Ti fly saddle in black and a green Straitline seat clamp.

2006 Specialized Demo 8, medium, reprinted in orange with white and black decals, black Hope headset, Thonson X4 stem, white and black Answer 780 bars, orange Eadton grips, white Marzocchi 888 RC2X forks with orange decals, Zee mech and brakes, Saint shifter, 10 speed Ultegra mech, Race Face Atlas cranks, E13 SRS chain device, black Superstar pedals, white SDG I Fly saddle and black Hope seat clamp and rear QR.

2013 Specialized Allez road bike. Totally stock aside from two red Topeak bottle cages and black Shimano clipless pedals.

1999 Santa Cruz Chameleon, painted white with custom pink and black decals (custom colour and from a later bike without the chameleon), black Rock Shox Pike forks, U Turn with pink decals, black Hope headset, Race Face Diabolus stem, Race Face Turbine bars, Charge Ladge saddle with pink detail, Race Face post, silver Race Face cranks, Race Face bash ring, XT front mech, M952 XTR rear mech, 9 speed XT cassette SRAM Attack shifters, NS Bikes bulbs on Mavic EN321 rims, Conti tyres and black Azonic A frame pedals.

1993 Cannondale M800 Beast of the East, painted grey, black Race Face Deus headset, Race Face Turbine stem, purple Race Face Atlas bars, grey AC Lo Pro cranks with a silver chainring, Onza H2O pedals, M952 XTR v brakes, singlespeeded, silver Hope bulbs (old style, with five bolt spiders removed) on silver Mavic D521 rims with WTB TCS tyres. Ano purple seat clamp. Polished Z1 forks.

Isla Bikes Rothan balance bike in green. Has a black Fox sticker on it.





The only pic I have of the 'Dale and it's not complete



Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
Cleland Fan

Obviously keep an eye on Gumtree, ebay, facebook selling pages etc. Very distinctive bikes so if sold complete should be easy to tell if it's yours.
Fingers crossed for you.


Senior Retro Guru
Cheers chaps.

The little guys bike and the 'Dale are the two that really get me. Who steals a kiddy's balance bike? And the 'Dale frame was inherited from an uncle who passed away and helped to get me into bikes. I thought that bike was the dog's dangly bits when I was younger.
Total scumbags! And then some for stealing your little ones balance bike.i really hope you can recover them and the people who stole them get caught.


Dirt Disciple
I had my 1999 team issue pace stolen in 2007.

The parts turned up on ebay all for sale by the same seller. Contacted the police who refused to do anything unless I went to the house and identified them with my own eyes. I contacted the seller and arranged to go to his house to look at some of the parts with a view to buying them and then had to contact the police to tell them that I'd seen them and they where my bike parts.

Guy got arrested, claimed that it wasn't him who broke into my garage and that he was just handling them.

End result.....

He got a caution but was free to do the same again the next day.

I got some parts back but the frame was gone.

Lets just say that if I was in that position again I'd take a different course of action and it wouldn't involve contacting the police.


Gold Trader
MacRetro Rider
That is horrible news :(

I know its little to go on but anything to help :)
The wee ones balance bike isnt worth much or desirable really, whereas the rest are.
I would look out for that more than the others as that is unlikely to be hidden away and may be thrown down and left in garden or sold on gumtree with them thinking its not identifiable in the manner the rest of it may be.