Bike DescriptionBlack Steel Frame sized 54/56, carbon front Fork, Black Fabric Saddle(recently replaced previous white saddle from picture), Shimano Groupset (black Sora derailleur), Mavic Rim Wheels, Black Tape on Handlebars, two red specialized bottle cages
Theft DescriptionStolen from the bike shed at my office in Clerkenwell, at 15 St John St EC1M 4AA at 14.16 on Friday 23rd Feburary. The Thief fiddled a combination lock to enter the storage space, snipped the cable which had secured the front wheel, and undid the frame from the back wheel which was locked to a D Lock. He stole a colleague's back wheel to fix to the frame and then wheeled it out of the building. The bike may have one mavic wheel or a new set of wheels as a result of how it was stolen.
Recovery DescriptionThe thief (posting as Jan, with just one post) put the bike up for sale for £400 'urgently' on Gumtree and I arranged to meet him under the guise of buying it, and managed to retrieve it from him. He is part of a small network, he has posted on Gumtree before under a different account but also as Jan and is based in Elephant and Castle, as his network stole a colleague's bike before Christmas and also posted it on Gumtree. (Our CCTV showed it was the same thief, and also the same seller on Gumtree)