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Stolen: Black/red Redline

Posted by on March 27th, 2006 at 8:32 am

[Posted by username “philevans”]

2005 Redline Conquest. 54cm. Black and red. Stolen in February during rush hour club traffic while locked on the rack in front of 24 Hour Fitness in the Pearl. Most unique feature is that the seat post has the receiving end of a child’s tag-a-long fixture.

After noticing on this list that at least 2 other bikes have been stolen from that exact location within one month, I have complained to club mangement about their need to upgrade security features. The staff that I have spoke to appear unaware of this, despite the fact that the real number of stolen bikes from there must be higher than the three listed here! My third request to speak with a manager has yet to be answered.

I encourage other members who have been victimized at this club to contact management and demand better security at this facility!!!

Phil Evans

phil@protocallsrv.com

503-804-2486

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    Me March 27, 2006 at 8:53 am

    Is it just me or has everybody else noticed the number of bike thefts reported at the NW Pearl 24 Hour Fitness? Sounds like someone should talk to the people in charge there to see what they can do to provide better security over the locked bikes in front of their business. perhaps this should be an indicator not to lock a bike up there. Of course, so many people are so local to that gym and dont want to drive to go and work out, its a shame…

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    Anonymous March 27, 2006 at 8:56 am

    too bad there arent any local, small gyms in that area. Im sure theyd be more willing to listen to you than a corporate gym giant. thats why I buy local. your voice is heard and your money goes to a good cause. vote with your dollar!

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    Anonymous March 27, 2006 at 10:04 am

    How are the bikes being stolen? I’ve seen all the posts, but nobody says how the bikes are locked up. Are they cable locks being cut? U-Locks? Is there some problem with the rack? A little more info would really help people understand what is going on there.

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    philevans March 27, 2006 at 11:32 am

    My redline was locked up with a cable lock. It was a study lock (half inch or so?) Nevertheless, it was apparently very easy to cut. My bike shop guy showed me just how easy it was to do with a hand held pair of cable cutters that are small enough to be be concealed in a coat pocket. The remains of the lock were taken as well, so my guess is that the perpetrator acts as though its their bike and dicretely cuts the cable but then packs it up to avoid suspicion of the many bystanders that are most certainly present.

    I for one have sworn off cable locks of any type; there are too easy of a target.

    Phil Evans

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    i March 28, 2006 at 5:15 pm
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    Russell April 1, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    Did you (the post above this one “i”) find the Redline red/black conquest 54″ listing?

    When I click on the link it says posting has expired.

    I could have sworn I’d seen a red/black 54cm Redline on Craigslist and went back to look for it after seeing this stolen bike post, but I couldn’t find it again by clicking back or using the search engine.

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    david November 1, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    I belong to 24hr fitness also, and am an avid daily bikerider. I have not been to any of the gym locations for four months because of the bike theft problems. Even with a new kryptonite lock. I think all bikes are seen as easy pickin’s at the 24hr sites, especially at the Pearl. So many bikes and so few bystanders.

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