Bike DescriptionWhite/ Black Vipera X444 cross bike (Purchased Norway, in 2013). Lightweight commuting / recreational use bicycle. Fitted with bar-top brake levers.
Alu frame and carbon front forks.
Frame size: Measured at 22 inch/56cm
Crank:FSA Gossamer 50/34T
Wheels: Alex Race 32, 622 x15
Tyres: 34-622 currently fitted
Front shifters: Tiagra - double, 9 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105, 9 speed
Brakes: Conventional cable. Conventional drop levers plus extra set of horizontal levers on the handlebars
Saddle: Q-bik Selle Italia
Pedals: Dual purpose (SPD/flat) Handlebar end caps missing Mudguards Overall Weight: 10.8 kg
Theft DescriptionSomeone cut through a Kryptonite D Lock attaching the bicycle to a ring bolted into the front of our house in Hanover, Brighton. The bicycle was undercover and therefore not typically visible, and the location is right on the street front so very visible for theft to have occurred. The theft occurred between midnight and 12:30pm on 13th December, with the cover hastily replaced over the remaining bicycle that was left behind. Another bicycle was stolen from the neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago, so was careful to ensure the bicycle was properly locked in location.
Recovery DescriptionBicycle stolen 1.5 months ago recovered as a cleaner noticed the bicycle in an unusual place, not properly locked up and decided to check whether it was listed anywhere as missing. It just so happened that he came across my listing on Stolen Bikes UK, got in contact and 1 day later I was re-united with my missing ride. I did not expect that to happen at all! Just goes to show that it's worth listing any stolen bicycles everywhere to make the item too hot to handle and undesireable to sell. I recommend everyone using this site if their bicycle has gone missing to provide an additional deterrent to anyone wanting to make a quick buck out of the theft.