2015-04-21

His ‘n’ her bicycles.

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Ciaran Connolly writes:

These two bikes –  a Cube Agree GTC racer (left) and a Dawes duchess (right) were taken from Loretto Abbey apartments Rathfarnham [Co Dublin], from an underground carpark (that needs a fob), a locked bike shed with 2 good locks attached – has made me very sceptical of everyone.   I have seen very little of those Cubes on the road so if I do see anyone cycle one I will stop them and ask – I am sure they wouldn’t mind as I would do the same for someone in the same boat…

Anyone?

32 thoughts on “Two By Two

  1. pedeyw

    It’s really getting bad. I had my specialized taken from a bike rack inside a gated complex that needs a code, last month. It was locked with a roadster spiral lock.

    1. Jen

      My boyfriend owns a bike shop. Anything but a U-lock can be broken through. Even a U-lock with an angle grinder will be off in tow seconds. His good Felt and Scotts are kept in the bedroom. I have seen friends bikes robbed when attached to the gates to their house by cutting through the rails. Keep them in your house.

      1. pedeyw

        A bit late but yeah, They cut through my chain with what I assume was an angle grinder or bolt cutter. I would normally keep my bike inside but the property company were a bit weird about it.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          They can’t stop you bringing your property in doors. And now you have reason to tell them to fupp off… or better, hit them with a bill for the bike for insisting you keep it in an unsafe place.
          If they give you grief over a bike, demand to know their policy on child buggies. Worked for me.

    2. Jen

      My boyfriend owns a bike shop. Anything but a U-lock can be broken through. Even a U-lock with an angle grinder will be off in tow seconds. His good Felt and Scotts are kept in the bedroom. I have seen friends bikes robbed when attached to the gates to their house by cutting through the rails. Keep them in your house.

  2. Liam from Lixnaw

    sorry for your loss, erm,but before you stoping lads on the road and maybe causing a confrontation, I have seen plenty of those Cubes about – its a generic, low cost brand distributed by the largest retailer around, not exactly a Baum now is it?

  3. Ciaran

    Hey Liam, its a full carbon Cube AGREE GTC RACE, cost €2k, havent seen many people on it. The peletons are the cheap generics.

  4. joe

    jesus, thats a nice bike (the cube). common enough though i’d say. chain reaction? safe to say it was taken by someone who does this thing fairly often. if it was locked, inside your building, would it not be insured?

  5. BenTen

    Absolute dose, I’d take a look on Gumtree/adverts etc, and call around to all second hand bike shops in a ten mile radius, hope you find it.

  6. Ciaran

    i’ve been monitoring adverts/gumtree.done deal and set up alerts – they are insured but I would rather just to get them back then to go through all the rigmarole and the sentimental value and all that jazz!

  7. David

    Check also Donedeal . . . friend of mine also had highend bike taken and found it offered for sale there.
    Re locks: U-locks on frames are, apparently very easy to break. The lads simply lift up the bike and twist the frame using it as a lever. Lock pops open. My wife lost a new Trek this way. A mixture of U-locks on wheels and cables/chains are best – but even then . . .

  8. forshiz

    would i keep a carbon framed bike worth 2k in a public shed? c’mon man!
    Some local knack bag took your bike, either from the neighbourhood or the building. It’s local, so bide your time, it might turn up in a few months. Ask bike shops in local area to keep an eye out, tell the guards, look into your building insurance… Dont give up hope!

    Any lock can be broken. Bed room wall mount for bike. argos has ’em…

    1. Ciaran

      true my niavety got the better of me, just thought the people I lived with were decent folk. you need a key to get into the bike shed which is like a bank safe (big heavy steel door) fob to get into the carpark. even the tools to remove it must have made some noise, so apologies for my stupidity but just trying to catch a break

        1. Ciaran

          cheers man I just posted on that, hopefully something comes back – just loved the bike. Glad to hear you got yours back –

  9. David Byrne

    I had a bike once….. it was yellow in colour. I loved it very much. Sorry to hear about your bike Carn buddy.
    I’ll keep a look out on set and if i see it, i give em a roundhouse to the face.

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