Blogs are very useful to gratuitously vent one’s disappointments out into the Ether…
Dear Bicycle Thieves,
As a thief you’ll never consider that you are taking peoples belongings, not just “objects” to convert into cash.
I don’t even consider myself particularly materialistic, but I did love my bike.
You’ve not made me angry – you’ve made me sad. The amount of inconvenience you’ve just caused me is huge.
The bicycle is my main mode of transport – I don’t own a car (never have).
If I could give you the cash that you’ll no doubt make from selling it, I would – it’s worth that much to me. In fact if anyone does help return it in good order, I’ll offer a £100 (no-questions asked) reward.
I love cycling. My bike was fabulous to ride. Very comfortable, light, strong. Front-suspension.
It had a beautiful form and I loved the colour. It weighed under 9kg.
I bought it last year for a substantial sum – £900. I bought my last bike in 1993 so this was a big update (I was lucky enough to have saved enough to afford it at the time).
Of course, I don’t have insurance. Why? Well – at £110/year plus the most ridiculous restrictions on what constitutes a claim makes it wholly unrealistic for anyone who actually rides a bike. At least I know I had a good lock – you had to remove the steel fixings from the brick wall that I was tied to and take the lot. Looking at the Terms of some of the insurers I don’t think this would even have been fully covered.
I have the bike shop searching for another, but they don’t make this one any more – Koga are based in Holland.
A Koga Miyata Terraliner with carbon wheels. Whoever ends up with it will be quite noticeable.