Two Stolen Bikes - Sydney

Felt Curbside & Panasonic AL7000 Singlespeeds, Paddington NSW

Our two singlespeeds were stolen from outside Verona Cinema in Oxford St, Paddington, on Sun 1 Nov 2009, between 6.45 pm and 9 pm. Please message me here or by email ( lucygroenhart @ gmail . com ) if you have any info or have spotted them on eBay / pawnshop.

Bike: Felt Curbside 54 cm 2009 singlespeed
Colour: Pale blue, gold ano hubs
Date it was stolen: 1 Nov 2009
Where it was stolen: Outside Verona Cinema, Oxford St, Paddington NSW
Specs: Modified with bronze riser bars, black Oury grips, navy blue Selle Italia saddle
Other Descriptions: Brown deep V rims
Pictures: Yes

Bike: Panasonic AL7000 Singlespeed
Colour: Black
Date it was stolen: 1 Nov 2009
Where it was stolen: Outside Verona Cinema, Oxford St, Paddington NSW
Specs: Single speed conversion (with tensioner)
Suntour Crankset, 42 tooth chainring, black
Ritchey Grinder Rims, black hubs, track nuts, flip/flop
Maxxis Detonator tyres, black/red
Fizik Arione Saddle, black
Easton EA50 Flat Bars
120mm stem, silver
Oury Grips, black
Avid speed dial levers, graphite
DiaCompe BRS-101 brakes, black
Bottle cage on seat tube, black
Pictures: Yes, picture shows bike frame before listed mods were done

That sucks. Locked or not?

Is it just my browser or do the pics not show up?

Sorry - pics weren’t working but if you click on it it should link to cyclebucket?

Locked to a pole with a decent ABUS lock, which had been cut with a bolt cutter and left in the gutter.

Ahh. Yes links straight to them. Thx.
I like that Panasonic too.

keeping eyes peeled.

That’s right where I ride all the time, I will keep my eyes open for them.

ah this totally sucks, will keep the 2 eyes open for em.

Yeah, will keep eyes on the lookout.

I figure this sort of thing is only going to get worse in Sydney (I’m new to town).
No lock will protect your bike fully… but I wouldn’t use less than a D (or U) lock.
I usually use 2.

Just bought a kryptonite U lock today…

Now I have to get a new bike to lock up :frowning:

good luck, there are loads of tips on the web for locking your bike up safely.
I had my bike locked (with a D lock) but the thieves stripped it of the handlebars, stem, brake lever and a wheel. They almost got the seat and post. 300 pounds worth gone

I use pitlocks on the seat post and have glued ball bearings into the allen key holes of the quill stem. Paranoid…

Bike thief = el bastardo.

ive heard quite a few bikes being stolen from outside Verona. Few backstreets around it which I wouldnt ever lock a bike in. I live 100m away and often see some broken locks around.

Sucks man, I work just down the street. I’ll keep my eyes peeled.