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Stolen Bike Alert for California Re-posted from local Forum

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bomberboy11, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. bomberboy11

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    A friend of mine just had his medium 2004 Stab Primo stolen from behind his house in downtown Santa Barbara. It was the red/blue/black frameset, had a DHX 5.0, 888s, Saint Brakes, High Rollers, Flat Pedals, Brake Therapy floater. The buildup on it was pretty unique so it should be very easy to spot. Anyone in LA, SD, SB, SF or California in general PLEASE keep your eyes peeled. The owner would gladly have a reward ready for any info on its location or the return of the bike. Anybody who sees this please notify shop employees to keep their eyes peeled for anybody trying to work on the bike - this bike was really special to the guy, DH'ing was his entire life pretty much and right now he is in a really crappy spot.

    The guy to call is Dan - 505 310 2824 or the store he works at (Velo Pro in SB) - 805 963 7775.

    I know the chances are slim of him finding it, but the more people who know to look for it the better chances he has! So please, anybody in the region tell your friends and LBS's to keep their eyes peeled. Posted in the two California forumss as well. Thanks everyone!
     
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    I'll keep my eye out in Northern California bro. Sucks when a bike is stolen.
     
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    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    ill keep an eye out. i doubt itll get this far into socal thoguh
     
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    You'd be surprised. I have heard lots of things about a market for stolen high end bikes south of the border. Quite a few people have seen recently stolen bikes heading down highway 1 through TJ and Rosarito in the past. Once in Mexico however, it's usually not wise to confront anyone about it and the local law enforcement is rarely of any use down there.
     
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    That sucks Dans bike got stolen. I doubt I will see it in Los Olivos, but when i'm down there, or in (La or other places) I will keep an eye out for it.

    Hope he finds it.
     
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    Just to keep things as informative as Sean's post about it:

    serial number: H3H08540

    This will probably apply to shop workers since it's not exactly the first thing you see on a bike.
     
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    I'm a SB guy (Lompoc), so I'll keep an eye out. Few things are as infuriating as this- I know from experience.

    Do you have a photo of the bike. It might help me recognize it from a distance. I'm not sure what I'd do if I actually saw somebody riding it unless I was POSITIVE I recognized it though, so I high-res photo would be helpful.
     
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    Thinks that really stick out about this bike:

    -big silver brake floater
    DHX 5.0 (big turquoise dial on the piggyback), not the stock remote -res. shock
    -no decals on the 888 lowers
    -high rollers with the orange stripe (at least in front I believe)
    -speedplay flat pedals
    -saint brakes with dangerboy levers

    Not sure how much this will help from a distance besides the floater and the DHX and the decal thing, but it's something.

    This is a stock picture of the bike so you know what the frame looks like. There are very few of these around, so if you see one it should be a red flag.

    As for what to do if you see it: do whatever the hell you want/can, just know you'll be compensated accordingly.

    None of these pictures are of the actual bike, but the same year/color (the lower right one in the first pic), so it should give people a good idea of what it looks like.
     

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    Sorry to hear about your friend's bike. I will keep an eye out for it in the SF Valley and on my trips up to SB. Take my word for it, if I find the bike, and the person(s) who stole, I'll make sure they get what's coming...
     
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