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Thread: Stolen Bike: Pea Green Surly Cross Check

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    Thumbs down Stolen Bike: Pea Green Surly Cross Check

    I had my bike stolen from the rack it was locked to at H & 13th NE last night between 6-7:40pm. I have called in the report to the Washington DC police, also filed a claim with my renters insurance, and contacted the OnGuard lock company.

    The bike:
    Year:????
    Make:Surly
    Model:Cross-Check-Pea Green color
    Size:54cm

    Parts
    Fenders:Velo Orange Hammered Aluminum
    Saddle:Brooks B17 (black)
    Saddle Bag:Brooks Challenge (black)
    Rear Cargo Rack:Soma Deco (silver)
    Crankset:Shimano 105 Double (chainring guard and small ring)
    Chainring Guard:K-Edge (white)
    Bars: Deda Elementi Drop Bars (black w black cork tape)
    Levers: Sram Rival 10spd Levers (silver)
    Rear Derailleur:Sram X7 (black)
    Brakes:Avid Shorty 6 (silver)
    Wheels:Mavic CXP22 (silver)
    Tires:Continental Gatorskin 28x700c

    (I'll post photos below in the thread)

    I built his bike myself to my own liking and preferences. I was crushed to return to the rack where I locked her up just an hour and forty minutes earlier, only to find her missing without any evidence of ever being there.

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    Sorry to hear that.

    What kind of lock were you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    What kind of lock were you using?
    Curious about this as well - I have an OnGuard Bulldog Mini that I almost never use anymore b/c it just feels so flimsy.

    This is the second or third Surly theft getting posted to the forums in the last few weeks - not good news.

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    That's the one I used with an extra cable. I've contacted the lock company to start that process. Fingers crossed.

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    Aw, man, that sucks. Nothing worse than coming outside to find, well, nothing where something you spent time, attention, and $$ to build used to be. A nice ride, too, from the description - Brooks, VeloOrange, Soma, etc. Bet the thief doesn't know what they have, but it should make it easier to "find." Did you capture the bike serial# - remember, Surly puts it in a special place to make it easier to ID and recover (see Surly's website for more details.) Also (and a shout-out on this goes to Kate C. aka @girlonabikedc, and an MPD officer) MPD makes it easier to check out the haul of what they recover, so you may be able to spot your bike that way - see https://secure.flickr.com/photos/mpd...division/sets/

    Good luck - I hope your Shirly comes back to you, and intact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurlyTed1187 View Post
    That's the one I used with an extra cable. I've contacted the lock company to start that process. Fingers crossed.
    Ugh that's the one I have. And I used to have a green Cross Check. Best of luck getting it back, or at least getting some relief from the lock company.

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    Interesting write-up on the relative merits of different types of locks:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/life/s...ef.single.html

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    How was the lock compromised? Was it (or signs of compromise) left behind?

    Brendan

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    Here are a few photos of her. She was called Shirly.

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    I went by the rack this evening, thinking maybe I missed some evidence, but there was nothing to be found.

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    There is a special place in hell for bike thieves.....

    I hope Shirly is recovered in one piece.

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