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    Stolen Bike!

    Aaaaaagh! My 2012 Santa Cruz Blur TRc was stolen last night. Orange and Black with Kenda nevagal tires. Full XT. Please keep an eye out. Thanks.
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    It would be nice if you tell us from where...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanovnv View Post
    It would be nice if you tell us from where...

    That would be Boise.
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    where was it stolen from? Garage, restaurant, etc?
    Just ride down there and jump off something for crying out loud...

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    This is no s**t, from inside a "locked" fire station in southeast Boise. Sometime between 2100 and 0500 this morning. Talk about brass balls. I went downstairs and saw that it was gone. I had taken it to work to clean it up for a trip to McCall next week. I figured it would be safe. I filed a police report and they are working on it......(theme song from Jeopardy now)...........There is a reward for the safe return of the bike. Thanks for the interest.
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    damn! i will keep a lookout around BSU and the trails.
    It's all downhill from here.
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    bummer Mark. I always wondered about station security when I was working, but was never so unlucky to find anything missing in the a.m. good luck recovering it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post
    bummer Mark. I always wondered about station security when I was working, but was never so unlucky to find anything missing in the a.m. good luck recovering it.
    Yeah, thanks Jim. I couldn't freaking believe it. I thought somebody was messing with me but as I searched the station and realized it was GONE. . I made up a flyer and visited a bunch of the bike shops and pawn shops to help get the word out.
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    Any surveillance around the station? when I worked in a station in Cali there was at least perimeter surveillance. It must have been an inside job. Someone who you work with probably? Feel for you but will keep an eye out. Do you have the serial number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    Any surveillance around the station? when I worked in a station in Cali there was at least perimeter surveillance. It must have been an inside job. Someone who you work with probably? Feel for you but will keep an eye out. Do you have the serial number?
    No visual surveillance, there are electronic card readers on all exterior doors but, sometimes, they do not latch correctly. Which we have told the city maintenance people to come and fix before this happened. The city security person will check her computer records of door openings on Monday morning. So, it is a waiting game. I do have an older bike I can ride to take my frustrations out. I have seen only one other bike of the same make and model in the last year. It is a pretty rare bike. I spent big bank to get it. I do have the serial number and the police have it as well.
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    Will watch the local trails for your bike.

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    That station on Gowen by the Simplot fields?

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    If the detective that has been assigned to the case is doing his/her job then they'll be watching craigslist but so too can you.

    I'm not sure this works on craigs anymore but it's a good search engine for ebay.
    For Sale - bicycle - multi-site search mash

    all three of my bikes (one was wifeys) stolen out of my garage two years ago ended up on Craigslist, my wife's custom Titus Racer X in less than 24 hours. The detective in my town was not successful in setting up a sting or get the ***** to meet. I eventually put in a claim with my homeowner's insurance. Thieves suck

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    Was your garage door open? I shut mine even while mowing the back yard. Paranoid and probably burning out the garage door opener motor. Friend has his motorcycle pushed out of an open garage in broad daylight while he was in the house!

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    If the detective that has been assigned to the case is doing his/her job then they'll be watching craigslist but so too can you.

    I'm not sure this works on craigs anymore but it's a good search engine for ebay.
    For Sale - bicycle - multi-site search mash

    all three of my bikes (one was wifeys) stolen out of my garage two years ago ended up on Craigslist, my wife's custom Titus Racer X in less than 24 hours. The detective in my town was not successful in setting up a sting or get the ***** to meet. I eventually put in a claim with my homeowner's insurance. Thieves suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Was your garage door open? I shut mine even while mowing the back yard. Paranoid and probably burning out the garage door opener motor. Friend has his motorcycle pushed out of an open garage in broad daylight while he was in the house!
    My garage was broken into while I was upstairs sleeping. Luckily wifey was out of town with her Ibis Mojo with her. The got my road bike, my Ventana El Ciclon, and wifey's older Ti Racer X. Oddly, they didn't take my Moots YBB or my daughter's Voodoo. I'm pretty sure my garage was cased and we were the victim of a bike theft ring. Mtnbkrid sounds more like a theft of opportunity.

    I guess my point is, if you want the bike back, find out which detective has been assigned to the case and get his number. And then hound him. Otherwise, the sting of being violated will fade and the it's time to move on and collect the insurance money if that is an option with it being at the fire station.

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    from yesterdays CL

    Bike found in alley (North End)

    Date: 2012-09-09, 8:52AM MDT
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    I found a bike this morning next to my garbage cans in the alley behind my home 11th and 12th between Resseguie and Pueblo.
    If you have had a bike stolen recently let me know the make and brand and maybe it is yours and you can get it back.
    Location: North End
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim22 View Post
    from yesterdays CL

    Bike found in alley (North End)

    Date: 2012-09-09, 8:52AM MDT
    Reply to this post w57rc-3260224542@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    I found a bike this morning next to my garbage cans in the alley behind my home 11th and 12th between Resseguie and Pueblo.
    If you have had a bike stolen recently let me know the make and brand and maybe it is yours and you can get it back.
    Location: North End
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    Thanks for the heads up, I saw that yesterday as well contacted the guy and was called back and told it wasn't mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote Dentist View Post
    That station on Gowen by the Simplot fields?
    Nope, new one in Harris Ranch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    If the detective that has been assigned to the case is doing his/her job then they'll be watching craigslist but so too can you.

    I'm not sure this works on craigs anymore but it's a good search engine for ebay.
    For Sale - bicycle - multi-site search mash

    all three of my bikes (one was wifeys) stolen out of my garage two years ago ended up on Craigslist, my wife's custom Titus Racer X in less than 24 hours. The detective in my town was not successful in setting up a sting or get the ***** to meet. I eventually put in a claim with my homeowner's insurance. Thieves suck
    Thanks for the link, I will be following up with the cop that took the report tonight when he gets on shift. I have been told to file a claim with my homeowners insurance but I am hesitant, I mean doesn't the city bear some responsibility? Not wanting to start a flame war.
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    I guess if you can prove the door was faulty. Then the City could say you were too incompetent to shut the door behind you. Could get ugly. If someone left their car unlocked in a parking lot owned by the City and it was ransacked who is at fault?

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    Sounds to me like a $20.00 lock would have saved a $4000.00 nightmare. .............

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    Hey, I happened to catch a story on Ch7 news last night, police caught some guy who had been stealing bikes in Boise, traveling out of town, staying in a motel and selling them on CL. They are trying to get some of the bike to their rightful owners….might be worth looking into. There is probably more info on their website. Good luck...you're in my neighborhood, that freaks me out a little -nothing like happens around here *usually*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Monkey View Post
    Hey, I happened to catch a story on Ch7 news last night, police caught some guy who had been stealing bikes in Boise, traveling out of town, staying in a motel and selling them on CL. They are trying to get some of the bike to their rightful owners….might be worth looking into. There is probably more info on their website. Good luck...you're in my neighborhood, that freaks me out a little -nothing like happens around here *usually*
    Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately for me he is sitting in the Ada County jail and those bikes were stolen last spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrid View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately for me he is sitting in the Ada County jail and those bikes were stolen last spring.
    After having 3 bikes stolen and having them pop up on craigslist in Portland.. I will say my investigator here in boise and the Portland pd were both totally useless.
    Keep an eye out on craigslist and when it pops up, be ready to drive there and call the pd when your on your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    After having 3 bikes stolen and having them pop up on craigslist in Portland.. I will say my investigator here in boise and the Portland pd were both totally useless.
    Keep an eye out on craigslist and when it pops up, be ready to drive there and call the pd when your on your way.

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    Sorry to hear about your bikes. Thanks for the advice, I am monitoring CL and will do that drive if I have to.
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    Oh how I hope that is it! Maybe this story ends the way it should. Thief caught, and owner with his bike back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher View Post

    No, I saw that when it came out in the Bend CL on Sunday or Monday. It has a different component package and no wear spots that my bike has. Thanks for the assistance.
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    Use craigslook.com and do searches for generalized headings in addition to blur and trc such as "carbon bike".

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Use craigslook.com and do searches for generalized headings in addition to blur and trc such as "carbon bike".
    Thanks for the info I will be on it. Thanks to everyone out there who has been keeping an eye out for me.
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    Loosing things and getting things stolen have come close to driving me clinically insane. I can't stand it. You even have me searching a multiple state area for this bike. Hope you find it.

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    Have been scoping Craigslist down here to man. I really hope you find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogs View Post
    Have been scoping Craigslist down here to man. I really hope you find it.

    Thanks, I have been using SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search. and it makes it pretty easy to see different areas. I appreciate the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher View Post
    Check eBay. One if them might be yours?
    I looked and only saw a large TRc frame. Mine is a medium, did you see a complete TRc bike?
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    I saw a complete. It is gone now. It had a chip near one of the pivots.
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    this is what you need to do after you find that fool: Bike Thief Gets Owned - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrwplsn View Post
    this is what you need to do after you find that fool: Bike Thief Gets Owned - YouTube
    Yeah, that's a feel good story for sure but anyone that wants to set up their own sting should keep in mind that said thief has a lot to lose. Anyone willing to risk felony theft might also be ready and willing to beat the crap out of you and/or be packing heat. Obvously, the tool in this vid was prepared to do neither but just be prepared for when the situation potentially goes south.

    Maybe I'm getting just getting old but it seems easier and less risky to 1) let the detectives do their job (albeit keep the pressure on); and 2) collect the insurance money and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Yeah, that's a feel good story for sure but anyone that wants to set up their own sting should keep in mind that said thief has a lot to lose. Anyone willing to risk felony theft might also be ready and willing to beat the crap out of you and/or be packing heat. Obvously, the tool in this vid was prepared to do neither but just be prepared for when the situation potentially goes south.

    Maybe I'm getting just getting old but it seems easier and less risky to 1) let the detectives do their job (albeit keep the pressure on); and 2) collect the insurance money and move on.
    I agree that meeting someone in a alley by yourself is not a great idea. But no non-cracked out thief is going to try and throw down in a supermarket parking lot with tons of people there.

    There are a few issues with what you said.

    First the investigators are useless. I did all the craigslist searching for my 2 bikes and found both of them on my own (granted I don't expect them to be checking craigslist for me 24/7) but once I found them in Portland (I live in boise) I called my investigator here in boise and he said there is nothing he can do. He told me to call Portland and get an investigator over there. He is the cop, he should have pulled some strings and got a hold of someone. Instead I had to spend 2 hours getting run through the system in Portland before I got to talk to the receptionist for the investigator. She said "he will call you in less then 10 mins.".... I never got a call back and both bikes slipped away. I was livid at both my boise investigator and the Portland guy. It was around 5k in bikes and they were no help at all.

    Second the insurance route screwed me over as well. I was even a shop employee and I couldn't replace my stuff with how much they gave me.. They gave me around 1100 for a carbon cross bike, road wheel set, and my girlfriends nice built up myka hardtail,and a old hardtail I had. My claim was ~4000 I believe.

    I did end up getting the bikes back 2 months later when I got a call that they were locked up behind a 24 hour fitness.. But both bikes came back in horrible shape. My cross bike was perfect and now I have massive spots where paint and clear coat is taken off. And my girls myka is totally battered too.

    Makes me sick to me stomach thinking about the whole thing.


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    Exactly, if you truly care about your ride you will take matters into your own hands. I would never go alone but take some of my buddies and have video like they did in the youtube clip so you have evidence also if you do something to your bike to mark it as your own so you have added evidence that it is yours.

    Edit: also most bike thieves are just punks who are too scared to do anything not some fool who is going to be packing. half of them dont even know its a felony.

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