/ Bike vandalised!

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Flinticus - on 01 May 2014
Back from my dad's 80th in Ireland. Unlocked the bike to cycle to work. Both brake cables cut, parts removed and chain set f*cked. Wife's bike tyres slashed. These are kept locked in communal close of 5 owner occupied flats and I know all of them. Someone will have left the front or back door open and it seems as if the bikes were previously noted as the f*ckers clearly had wire cutters.

F*ckers!
balmybaldwin - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Sorry to hear that... I suppose you don't have the option of keeping them indoors do you?
Tricky Dicky - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

There's some weird people out there. I lent my bike to somebody once who left it locked in the bike sheds at work. CCTV recorded some toerag in a hoodie dousing the bike in lighter fuel and torching it.
Flinticus - on 01 May 2014
In reply to balmybaldwin:

My wife doesn't use her bike much so we will keep that in the flat. I use mine eveyday and it would be a hassle to cart up & down (second floor) all the time (as well as keeping both bikes in the flat).

Going to put up some notices in the close (shared stairwell / hall for those who don't know what a 'close' is).

About a fortnight ago wheelie bins were set alight in our back lane. Seems the devil is finding work for idle hands.
Choss on 01 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Its a Bugger Innit... Stealing bikes or bits you can at Least see some logic to... just vandalising them makes no sense at all.
PeterM - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Yeah living in a close is always a hoot! I stay on the top floor and some git pinched the bar-ends of my mountain bike when it was locked to the stair right outside my front door. All bikes inside now.
Mr Trebus - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

I feel your pain, someone numpty attempted to pop the D-lock on my Marin with a car jack to only bend the bike frame around the angle iron post. The bike frame is still sitting there as they also destroyed the barrel of the lock.
Flinticus - on 01 May 2014
In reply to broken spectre:
Had my last bike stolen late 2013...
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Flinticus - on 02 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

I don't get it. Stolen: both disc brake pad mechanisms. Rear derailleur unscrewed and left dangling (prob as interrupted by neighbour).

Wife's bike: rear derailleur stolen. Brake cables cut. Front inner tube taken!

Didn't take my quick release wheels or sadle.

WTF

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