Bike DescriptionI built this bike myself when I was about 15 years old, so it was a bit of a botch-job of parts, but I loved it nonetheless. This makes the bike itself very unique, so if it is spotted I will be able to tell for certain whether it is mine or not. Unfortunately, the last picture I have of the bike is from a couple of years ago, so I have uploaded that as well as a photo of the new wheels. The bike had newly fitted Ambrosio wheels, purchased from eBay two weeks ago from another guy who was selling his winter wheels after having his bike stolen (!). The front tyre was yellow and the back tyre was green (see pic). I had also recently added blue alloy end caps to my drop handlebars. The seat has had the fabric worn away from good use over the years, which could be another point of identification. The chainset is also odd/unique - I used Shimano shifters, but Campagnolo for the rest of the chainset.
Theft DescriptionA thief came into our back garden in Balham, London, via the railway line. They took my bike and then must have climbed back over the fence and got away with it. Unfortunately, no one was in the house at the time.