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Two bikes stolen in smash-and-grab theft at Breadwinner Cycles & Cafe

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018 at 7:52 am

(Photos: Breadwinner Cycles)

Be on the lookout: Breadwinner Cycles in north Portland was broken into last night and the thieves stole two bikes.

Co-owner Ira Ryan contacted us with the news this morning. He said someone smashed through their glass front door, waltzed into the shop and took the bikes and a company laptop.

According to Ryan the bike that was taken is a red, Lolo model road bike with the name “J. Daugherty” on the top tube. To make matters worse, the bike belonged to a customer from Washington that was planning to come to Portland this Thursday to pick it up. The other bike that was stolen is a blue, prototype dirt-jumper model. Scroll down to see both bikes…


Breadwinner, the bike company formerly based out of Ryan’s garage, opened in this new location and expanded into a cafe last winter. Ryan says the cafe and shop will be open for business today once all the broken glass is cleaned up.

“We are bummed, but determined to carry on of course,” Ryan said via text this morning.

If you see either of these bikes, please contact Portland Police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333 and/or drop us a line and we can put you in touch with Breadwinner.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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    Buzz July 3, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I’d be curious to know if there was an alarm system or not, or if they just got in and out fast enough not to matter much either way.

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    bikeninja July 3, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This is really a bummer. I suspect the same nest of bike thieves that have repeatedly broken in to and robbed metropolis bike shop across the street. I hope we can all catch them this time and put them out of business.

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    Dave July 3, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Serial numbers, please?

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    nc July 3, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Non-emergency number? Good luck getting any response with that.

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    Bryan Hance (The Bike Index) July 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Serial numbers are in their Bike Index listings:

    Lolo is 18494 –
    Dirt Jumper is 14086 or 14085

    Note there’s been a lot of shop theft in that part of town in the last year or so … Molly Cameron’s place got completely cleaned out, Revolver too, I think, and Metropolis has been hit some stupid amount of times, ( and was the subject of this BP article ) and back then a bunch of other N. Portland shops that had been hit were mentioned in the comments then … always smash and grabs

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    Buzz July 3, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    A good reason to (double) lock your bikes, even inside what you think is a secure building. A stupid number of bikes are taken from ‘secure’ garages and apartment bike storage areas because they weren’t locked well enough. Bike shops are just an obvious, easy target, and it shows.

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    bendite July 3, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    That sucks. I hate it when bad sh*t happens to cool people.

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