Author Topic: Stolen recumbent  (Read 890 times)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Stolen recumbent
« on: October 23, 2019, 12:51:41 pm »
Saw this on twitter:

"BIKE STOLEN. My @ChallengeBikes Fujin SL recumbent has been stolen from outside the Round Chapel in Hackney. Please can you keep an eye out. £100 reward for recapture! If found please call the Police and DM."

https://twitter.com/cyclisethecity/status/1186959134266183680


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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 01:05:06 pm »
Mildly impressed if the thief just rode off on it...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 01:12:50 pm »
Usually bolt cutters and a van are involved.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 01:26:24 pm »
Why do people steal recumbents - they're relatively uncommon and presumably harder to sell on without drawing attention?
2019 🏅 R1000 and B1000

Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 01:41:34 pm »
Why do people steal recumbents - they're relatively uncommon and presumably harder to sell on without drawing attention?

The Fujin SL is a nice bike, and eye-candy for a rouge recumbent thief.
Interestingly enough, it looks like it's had a Burrows front monoblade fork fitted [quite likely done at Bikefix], and there aren't many of those around, so recognition wise, it's very distinctive indeed.
Garry Broad

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 01:49:37 pm »
Why do people steal recumbents - they're relatively uncommon and presumably harder to sell on without drawing attention?

A groupset is a groupset...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Tigerrr

  • That England that was wont to conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
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    • Humanist Celebrant.
Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 04:39:39 pm »
Blimey - it is identical to my fujin sl - exactly the same bike conversion! I can't imagine what a bike thief is going to do with it - it's not easy to ride at all and I can't imagine the bits are worth that much.
Anyway - to the OP if you need a replacement I will do you a great deal - I fear I am never going to regain the form that makes such a machine really fly. I had a fantastic time when I could though, and many happy memories.
Never thought of hitching a trailer to it though.
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Re: Stolen recumbent
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 01:52:23 pm »
When you're the kind of scumbag that steals other peoples stuff, whatever you make from the parts is a profit.