Sunday, December 16, 2012

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: SF Green and Van Ness

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: "Leader 725 in Seafoam Green 51cm was stolen Monday Dec 3rd between 7 and 8:30PM while parked at Green and Van Ness

Components (may or may not be missing): Black steel Surly Pacer fork (says "URL"), Velo Orange front fra
ck, Bullhorn Nitto handlebars with black Cinelli tape, Gold Sugino 46t chainring, black Sugino 165mm cranks, generic black saddle seatpost pedal cages, Vittoria rando tires, carbon spacers, Leader FSA ZS3 internal headset.

Other Details: Lady Alleycat, Bike2Bike, and NYMessKings spoke cards, bunny sticker (pictured below), pixel pig sticker, NorCal bear headbadge sticker, Santa Cruz screaming hand sticker, rainbow giraffe sticker, Huckleberry Bicycles sticker.

Two round 3-4mm paint chips on the top tube by the 725.

Contact brenda at biketobrew dot com if you see it!

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: SF: 20th st between Valencia and Guerrero

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: (via Aaron Weis)

"Just got back from the weekend in LA and my girlfriends schwinn voyageur touring bike is gone. I'm on 20th st between Valencia and Guerrero and it was parked under stairs inside in the hallway. We're
a small 4 unit building and everyone is close, so I'm guessing someone left the front door/gate open.

Regardless, it's a (I think late 80's) green schwinn voyageur lugged touring bike. It's on the small side, and I'm pretty sure the toptube was about 52cm. It's got 27" wheels and I relatively recently put a new pair of panaracer paselas on it. It's got downtube shifters, cloth handlebar's that have been shellacked and finished with twine (rivendell style) and tape and twine are years old and coming a bit loose. Not shown in the picture below are a nitto mark's rack on the front, an all black rack on the back and a black and red terry liberator seat.

She of course really loves it and it's taken us on quite a few little trips. I'm guessing it was taken Friday or Sat Night.

If anyone sees anything, please let me know: aaronweis at gmail dot com"

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: 1990's De Bernardi SF castro / upper market

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: "Stolen from my garage early this morning, 1990's De Bernardi bike made into a commuter bike. Black 57 cm frame with lots of white chips and wire basket. Brown and white tires. Tan leather grips and distinctive tan Selle
Anatomica saddle with center cut out. One of a kind bike that I really treasured. Any help to find this will be rewarded. Please contact Brett at b_macfadden at hotmail dot com with any info."

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: Women's White/Blue Trek road bike w/ Pink Handlebars - El Cerrito Plaza BART Station

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: Women's White/Blue Trek road bike w/ Pink Handlebars - El Cerrito Plaza BART Station

"As appears in photo, except with light pink handlebars.

Serial WTU20300153C.

Although I'm sure it's unlikely to make its way back to me, thank you greatly for watching out.

veenaipatel at gmail dot com"

stolen purple schwinn santa clara

STOLEN BIKE ALERT: Purple Schwinn Bike; stolen by using cable cutters on lock, Great America Parkway Santa Clara, early evening 12/9/12.

"Purple, women's frame, 19". One speed coaster brake.
Bicycle frame number: KC29055, written on non-drive side rear dropout. New crank set, pedals, and front chain ring.
Need to get this bike back. Blackburn rack, red REI pannier bags, and black duffel bag. Lots
of stuff in these, stuff of zero commercial value. But I need it back.

On board was large orange covered book from SJSU library, need to return it. Physics : parts I and II / David Halliday, Robert Resnick.

Can return anonymously, no questions asked.
Please contact me or Santa Clara Police.

I saw the guy who rode off with it. Seemed to be two guys working together. I did not get a good look at the partner. If law enforcement or anybody else has suspect photos, even from other cases, I would be happy to look at them.

Here I have borrowed a Schwinn Breeze picture from somewhere. It is what my 1970 Schwinn Breeze originally looked like. It still has its chrome fenders and its rear red reflector. It still has the original handle bars with the Schwinn plastic hand grips epoxyed on.

Some times photographs distort colors, or sometimes some people see colors different from others. Mine is definitely seen by most as purple.

My bike has a different seat, a black seat of the same shape as the original and with two springs. There is a longitudinal tear near the front of the seat, on the right side, about 4 inches long.

There are large paint scratches and some of the decals have washed off. It still has its matching aluminum Schwinn chain guard and the Schwinn head tube badge.

It has a different crank set, chain ring, and pedals. The pedals are aluminum colored Well Go's, with little studs that dig into your shoes. The chain ring is a Dimension 44t Cruiser Model. It has 4 large holes and 3 small holes. The drive pin is where the forth small hole might have been.

My bike has its Bendix RB-2 rear hub, indentifiable by the red band around the center."

Contact owner here if you see it: boss302sweet at gmail dot com