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[Travel] Bike theft Liverpool game 14/01/23



Geoffbn2

Well-known member
Feb 2, 2014
279
I had my bike (Black Trek Madone 2.1) stolen from the railings by the A27 bus stop near Falmer station yesterday, I've been parking my bike there for the past 8 or 9 years with it chained one side and my husbands the other with the locks securing both bikes, thankfully my husbands bike was left, the 3 locks (retractable small locks) were all cut and my helmet was also taken.
I've always thought the area was safe due to the police presence but alas not this time, If you are one of the other 10/15 people who leave their bike there please consider using strong locks and be aware of the potential risk.
 




CliveWalkerWingWizard

Well-known member
Aug 31, 2006
2,673
surrenden
Can’t help but I have just watched the bicycle thieves, beware of teenagers wearing German hats
 




BNthree

Plastic JCL
Sep 14, 2016
11,091
WeHo
Unbelievable it happened given there must have been police very close by. Bike thieves are scum, simple as that.
 


PILTDOWN MAN

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NSC Patron
Sep 15, 2004
18,778
Hurst Green
Not much help but is it covered by CCTV in that area?
 




thedonkeycentrehalf

Moved back to wear the gloves (again)
Jul 7, 2003
8,800
I had my bike (Black Trek Madone 2.1) stolen from the railings by the A27 bus stop near Falmer station yesterday, I've been parking my bike there for the past 8 or 9 years with it chained one side and my husbands the other with the locks securing both bikes, thankfully my husbands bike was left, the 3 locks (retractable small locks) were all cut and my helmet was also taken.
I've always thought the area was safe due to the police presence but alas not this time, If you are one of the other 10/15 people who leave their bike there please consider using strong locks and be aware of the potential risk.
Any reason why you don’t use the cycle racks at the Amex?
 


portlock seagull

Why? Why us?
Jul 28, 2003
17,400
Not much help but is it covered by CCTV in that area?
If they had fingerprints and a mugshot odds on they still not catch him our police force is so woefully underfunded. They don’t have time to deal with such “crime” these days sadly (had 3 bikes stolen, no longer bother to own one consequently despite purchasing several expensive and excellent locks but if they bring electric bolt cutters there’s nothing you can do. Scum)
 


MattBackHome

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2003
11,758
I had my bike (Black Trek Madone 2.1) stolen from the railings by the A27 bus stop near Falmer station yesterday, I've been parking my bike there for the past 8 or 9 years with it chained one side and my husbands the other with the locks securing both bikes, thankfully my husbands bike was left, the 3 locks (retractable small locks) were all cut and my helmet was also taken.
I've always thought the area was safe due to the police presence but alas not this time, If you are one of the other 10/15 people who leave their bike there please consider using strong locks and be aware of the potential risk.
Scumbags. Nothing you can do.
 








Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
60,318
The Fatherland
I had my bike (Black Trek Madone 2.1) stolen from the railings by the A27 bus stop near Falmer station yesterday, I've been parking my bike there for the past 8 or 9 years with it chained one side and my husbands the other with the locks securing both bikes, thankfully my husbands bike was left, the 3 locks (retractable small locks) were all cut and my helmet was also taken.
I've always thought the area was safe due to the police presence but alas not this time, If you are one of the other 10/15 people who leave their bike there please consider using strong locks and be aware of the potential risk.
I presume your husband’s bike had a more study lock?

I can sympathise as someone stole the saddle and seat post off one of my bikes a few months back…..I switched to my other bike and a week later the same thing happened again.
 




Sirnormangall

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Sep 21, 2017
3,021
I had my bike (Black Trek Madone 2.1) stolen from the railings by the A27 bus stop near Falmer station yesterday, I've been parking my bike there for the past 8 or 9 years with it chained one side and my husbands the other with the locks securing both bikes, thankfully my husbands bike was left, the 3 locks (retractable small locks) were all cut and my helmet was also taken.
I've always thought the area was safe due to the police presence but alas not this time, If you are one of the other 10/15 people who leave their bike there please consider using strong locks and be aware of the potential risk.
Sorry to hear that. Might be worth checking if it’s for sale on local websites? A friend got hers back having spotted it for sale on gum tree. She engaged some “friendly muscle” to ensure successful recovery.
 




Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
60,318
The Fatherland
The very reason why I put a lock on my bikes seatpost
I will now. I’m 54 and have cycled since I was about 6 or 7, this is the first time it’s ever happened to me. Is it a new thing? Do the thieves pinch other components? Pedals? Brakes?
 
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Geoffbn2

Well-known member
Feb 2, 2014
279
I presume your husband’s bike had a more study lock?

I can sympathise as someone stole the saddle and seat post off one of my bikes a few months back…..I switched to my other bike and a week later the same thing happened again.
No his and mine shared the same locks, bikes either side of the railings. Mine was the road/ path side.
 


Geoffbn2

Well-known member
Feb 2, 2014
279
Sorry to hear that. Might be worth checking if it’s for sale on local websites? A friend got hers back having spotted it for sale on gum tree. She engaged some “friendly muscle” to ensure successful recovery.
Have been checking the usual sites, Gumtree, facebook marketplace and Friday Ad
 


LamieRobertson

Not awoke
Feb 3, 2008
47,226
SHOREHAM BY SEA
the inconvenience of getting the bike through thousands of fans, if i were to use them i'd have to walk down to the bridge car park to then use my bike as not safe to cycle down, we used to use them but felt it was dangerous with so many people around.
I took the opposite view and felt that with more people around it’s less likely to be nicked.

Hope you have some success in getting it back
 






virtual22

Well-known member
Nov 30, 2010
428
our police force is so woefully underfunded. They don’t have time to deal with such “crime” these days sadly
Yep, they have at least 1.000 doors to knock on next week cos someone watched a football match on the internet they weren’t meant to! Have to prioritise the wants and needs of the corporates first!

In all seriousness though, sorry to hear this, it’s just shit and sad people can get away with it so easily.
 


Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
61,891
Location Location
My son had his bike nicked last year when it was chained up in North Street. He reported it to the police (total waste of time, obvs).

A few weeks later, on his lunch hour from work, he clocked his bike attached to a lamp post in North Laine with a heavy-duty shackle lock (he'd had it stamped, and recognised a chip on the frame so it was definitely his). He went straight back to work, came back with 3 or 4 plastic fences to put round it, and an angle grinder. Set to work on the shackle lock, and rode it home.

We'll never know whether he "stole" it back from the vermin scrote who thieved it in the first place, or whoever he'd sold it on to. But its back with its rightful owner now anyway so who cares.

The thieving filth in this city want drowning at birth. Ideally.
 


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