[Posted by J.L.]
My wife and I just discovered our three bikes missing from our front porch. We’re carfree, so it was quite a blow. We live on SE 51st, near Powell.
Women’s Centurion (older): White, steel lugged frame, steel rims, “Centurion” on top downtube (it has two!), sticker with a (unfortunately unknown) license number on it from the seventies, wire saddlebag-type baskets on back, rear white plastic fender, lever shifters just behind cruiser-style handlebars, white grips on handlebars, centerpull brakes, empty light housing on front, Shimano components.
BC America Azzuri (men’s): 70’s bike, single-speed conversion, blue lugged steel frame, “Azzuri” on top tube, American flag on bottom bracket, lots of stickers on seat tube (including one from Germany and one from the Recyclery: three stickers, round Recyclery sticker, then at the base of the tube one that says something like “Made in the USA”), a (unfortunately unknown) serial number carved into the top tube, front reflector, drop handlebars with black tape, a little rust on the brake grips, says “BC America” on very-hard seat along with some Olympic-type symbols (maybe of stick-figures doing stuff?), sidepull brakes, aluminum rims, old steel back rack.
Novara Trionfo (men’s): dark red, lugged steel frame, Shimano 600 components, circa 1989-1991, downtube shifters, bullhorn bars (wrapped with an Ace bandage) made from inverted and sawn drop bars, reflective tape on right of front fork and on seatstays, wear on seat tube wear the lock is clamped, wear on aluminum (Planet Bike?) back rack from bike bucket hooks, aluminum rims, something written on the back of the saddle but I can’t remember what, some nice sidepull brakes, Recyclery sticker on seat tube, et cetera.
Our phone number is (503) 771-3745.
were the bikes locked on the porch? Seems to me there have been several reports of bikes taken off porches esp. in SE.