N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

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N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen

None
15
41%
Bits/parts
3
8%
one
9
24%
two
5
14%
three
2
5%
four or more
3
8%
 
Total votes: 37

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N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby mercalia » 10 Nov 2020, 11:28am

N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

to go with the ownership poll

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54695188
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Mick F » 10 Nov 2020, 1:00pm

I have never left a bike anywhere that it could be stolen.
I suppose having my bike at YHAs in their lockups could have been vulnerable, but nowhere else.
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby CliveyT » 10 Nov 2020, 2:14pm

2 saddles but not lost a whole bike yet

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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Nov 2020, 2:15pm

Please amend the poll: I had a wheel stolen only so I had to walk home
'Half/part of a cycle stolen?'
Bet that is common enough :?

And once someone who I knew who, deflated my tyres, for fun :wink:
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby pwa » 10 Nov 2020, 2:37pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Please amend the poll: I had a wheel stolen only so I had to walk home
'Half/part of a cycle stolen?'
Bet that is common enough :?

And once someone who I knew who, deflated my tyres, for fun :wink:

I knew a man who, after a office Christmas party rode home and only on getting there did he find that a colleague had filled his panniers with bricks.

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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby tatanab » 10 Nov 2020, 2:42pm

None. The nearest I came was as a schoolboy 50 years ago when I left my roadster bike locked outside our house while I went to a nearby shop for my mother. As I returned I saw somebody lift it up to take it away, realise it had flat tyre and toss it back against the wall.

As a solo tourist I suppose I am vulnerable, but it has yet to happen. Crossed fingers.

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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby mercalia » 10 Nov 2020, 3:23pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Please amend the poll: I had a wheel stolen only so I had to walk home
'Half/part of a cycle stolen?'
Bet that is common enough :?

And once someone who I knew who, deflated my tyres, for fun :wink:


I have so people will have to vote again

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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Nov 2020, 3:27pm

Very good
I just voted

Have you thought of changing the thread title too, to N Minus X? :?
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Re: N Plus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Paulatic » 10 Nov 2020, 3:43pm

I’ve never had a bike stolen and for years never had a lock. I bought one when I stopped in an area heading to the old Ayr hostel. :D
Now I have a lock I rarely use it in my own area but I can still recall my heart beating fast a number of years ago. I parked it up in Garstang and went a wandering. On my return it wasn’t there :shock: Put brain into gear and realised that wasn’t where I’d left it. :lol:
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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby mercalia » 10 Nov 2020, 4:40pm

I have had a hand built wheel stolen when I went intoa pub.

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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby pwa » 10 Nov 2020, 5:11pm

About fifty five years of cycling and I have had no bikes, or bits of bikes, stolen so far.

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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby SimonCelsa » 10 Nov 2020, 6:44pm

I've had 3 bikes stolen throughout my lifetime.

First was a Puch Toledo yellow road bike (first bike I bought myself). My old man was using it at the time for his commute and it was stolen from outside his house. I was at sea at the time and had had good use out of it so was not too worried. Back in the eighties

Second was a Specialized MTB (£300 and fairly basic spec). Some toerag ran up my driveway and scarpered off with it. I usually locked it but forgot this time. Probably 2009

Third was my daughters Trek Navigator which I bought for £95 from a fellow in Fort William. Pretty much the same as (2), some scroat ran up my drive and scarpered off with it. Same year 2009 but I blame the daughter for this one.

All good since, although someone once said it was every bikes destiny to get nicked. So I won't hold my breath!

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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby sjs » 10 Nov 2020, 6:50pm

None for me, in 51 years. Two for student daughter in Manchester, in three years,

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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Oldjohnw » 10 Nov 2020, 6:54pm

A JRJ (Bob Jackson) stolen when I was in my 20s, nearly half a century ago. It still hurts.
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Re: N Minus X: how many cycles have you had stolen?

Postby Ben@Forest » 11 Nov 2020, 7:37am

Not yet. I've fretted most at continental campsites where, close to the tent, there's been nothing to attach the bike to, or only a young tree that wouldn't withstand a bowsaw for five minutes.

Nothing to say it wouldn't happen here of course, but I haven't cycle camped here since l was a teenager and it's one thing to have your bike nicked in the Peak District, another when you're halfway down Gascony.