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    Stolen Fat Bike from Turnagain

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    Black 19” Motobecane D. Boris X9 Fat Tire Bike

    Anchorage bike friends, please help me find my bike.
    Thieves really suck.
    Stolen Fat Bike 6/23-fat-bike-pic-cropped.jpg

    It was stolen from my house in Anchorage on the West Turnagain neighborhood. Haven't even had it for the winter yet, so really looking forward to learning how to winter ride this year.
    If you see someone trying to sell it - send me an email or a text and i'll check it out. This brand isn't sold here in AK, so it isn't all that common since it has to be either brought or shipped up here.

    Please call / text 351-6199 if you see this bike around - text me anytime of the day. (Or call APD at 786-8723 with report #14-25331, if it seems shady)

    A reward of lots of beer and appreciation for any help.
    Thanks
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    Last edited by AlaskaKarla; 07-07-2014 at 03:40 PM.

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    Lame. Can't say that I have ever seen a Motobecane in town so hopefully it will be easy to spot.

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    Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for too. I have seen a few of this brand, but not really of the fat bike model yet.

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    Check Craigslist and keep checking it. Some thieves were stealing and painting the fat bikes, then selling on CL. I hope you get your bike back. Bike thieves are scum of the earth.
    Last edited by AKPeach; 06-24-2014 at 12:49 PM. Reason: added info

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    Maybe post some component specs too in case they try and sell off parts
    -Ride it like you stole it

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    Check Alaskaslist as well. Damn thieves! was it outside or in a garage or what?
    two wheel livin'..

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    Yeah, from the garage no less.
    I really appreciate everyone keeping their eyes out for this bike. Thanks.


    Here are some specs:
    Frame ALLOY 6061 FRAME, W/DISC MOUNT ONLY, TIG WELD, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, H2O bosses
    Fork 26" 25.4x28.6x30x250L Straight blade CRMO 1 1/8 W/DISC MOUNT ONLY
    Crankset SRAM X5 22T ALLOY BKx36T ALLOY BKx175MM
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP100 100x1.37
    Pedals VP-530 ALLOY BLACK W/CPSC REFLECTOR
    Front Derailleur SRAM FD-X7 2x10 HIGH DIRECT MOUNT
    Rear Derailleur SRAM RD-X9 GRAY CAGE 10SPD STGRY
    Shifters SRAM SL-X7 TRIGGER 20-SP BLACK
    Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG-1030 10-SPEED 11-36
    Chain KMC X-10 STEEL NP/NP+CL-566R LINK
    Hubs Front 14Gx32Hx135mm alloy BLACK,W/QR / Rear 14Gx32Hx170mm QL205Y alloy BLACK
    Spokes 14G STEEL STAINLESS W/BRASS NIPPLE
    Rims 26"x32H WEINMANN HL-80 WIDTH 80MM W/BIG HOLES, ALLOY BLACK
    Tires/Tubes VEE Rubber 26"x4.0 MISSION 120TPI FB F/V
    Brakes AVID BB7 DISC BRAKE W/F:180MM,R:160MM ROTOR
    Brake Levers AVID FR5 ALLOY BLACK LEVER W/ALLOY
    Headset VP-A42E BLACK W/M-1D ALLOY BLACK CAP
    Handlebar 31.8mm W:700MMx9 DEGREES, ALLOY BLACK
    Stem Alloy, 19":90mm
    Tape/Grip 130mm, ALL BLACK, SUPER LIGHT FOAM
    Saddle WTB SPEED V SPORT SE VINYL TOP
    Seat Post Alloy 31.6mm x 350mm aluminum
    Seat Post Clamp 34.9 ALLOY, Q/R

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    I'll be keeping an eye out. My neighbors seem to move a lot of bikes through their yard... but we're down in south Anch.

    If you haven't, post a wanted ad on Craigslist and Alaskaslist looking for that style of bike. Fish out those bastards some...

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    Re: Stolen Fat Bike 6/23

    Quote Originally Posted by WildEMT View Post
    I'll be keeping an eye out. My neighbors seem to move a lot of bikes through their yard... but we're down in south Anch.

    If you haven't, post a wanted ad on Craigslist and Alaskaslist looking for that style of bike. Fish out those bastards some...
    Good call on posting a wanted ad.

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    Good luck! It is possible to recover stolen bikes in Alaska, but it is not easy. I recovered my daughter's bike and another that was stolen with it was recovered a few weeks later. Post 71 in this thread has the details on how we got back my daughter's bike:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/sto...-902245-3.html
    --Peace

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    Hope this stolen bike story turns out as good as Lars did, Don’t mess with Lars daughter’s bike he will hunt you down and get it back! That was to cool.

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    Thanks for your help and support so far - but still no luck. Thanks to everyone that has given us leads and ideas on hunting this down. Definitely not going to give up, and really hope that is shows up soon.
    So glad you got your bike back Lars, that is a great story! The police should have been a little more helpful in recovering an item that costs upwards of 1k-2k - but taking matter into your own hands seemed to be the only way to get it back.
    I have been chasing down every lead, so even if you have a weird feeling or a hint about a bike, don't hesitate to get in touch with me and i'll scope it out. Damn thieves.

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    Cops.... "Shoot first, ask questions later"... Atleast that's their philosophy down here in the lower 48...
    Unfortunately they can care less about theft on the smaller end even though its $1k+

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    no idea if this is relevant but i did a quick CL search for Motobecane and found this posted a few days ago...

    Motobecane

    could be worth a call.
    -Ride it like you stole it

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    DucRR - Went and checked it out, it's the manufacturer, but not a fat tire frame so sadly not my bike. Thanks for the heads up. You guys are awesome.

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    Was going to suggest checking the pawn shops and also letting bike shops know of the stolen bike.

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    When searching, don't limit yourself to looking for that specific paint job. As you may have seen with the case Lars mentioned, I believe the frame had been repainted, but was identified based on the components. Look for things like the saddle, shifters, etc... that can't be repainted to ID the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchskier View Post
    When searching, don't limit yourself to looking for that specific paint job. As you may have seen with the case Lars mentioned, I believe the frame had been repainted, but was identified based on the components. Look for things like the saddle, shifters, etc... that can't be repainted to ID the bike.
    Also, it's hard to grind off serial numbers. Sometimes they'll just cover them with bondo and paint over that. So if you locate a bike with a non-factory paint job and a missing serial number. You may be able to prove its yours by scratching off the paint and bondo over the area where the number should be.
    --Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKPeach View Post
    Was going to suggest checking the pawn shops and also letting bike shops know of the stolen bike.
    The police notify the pawn shops automatically, so once you file the police report you are done as far as they are concerned. You will need to notify the bike shops in town that buy used bikes--Play it Again is the main shop you should notify as they do most of the used bike business.
    --Peace

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    Not that all play by the rules, I recall Family Flea Market selling known stolen bikes in the last year, but they move/sell the bike before the owners could claim them, even after being contacted by the owner, to hold the bike. Get a note/poster up at Off the Chain bike collective, just to get the word out more in the bike community. Good luck, I'll keep my eyes out in Girdwood for your bike also.

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