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Old January 23rd 04, 11:57 PM
Stephen \(aka steford\)
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John Hearns wrote:
I don't suppose yet another report of cycle theft is
of any use really.

Some rotten little toerags stole both my bikes.

Not that I'll ever see them again, details a

Orange P7 fully rigid bike, old but well loved.
Tioga bar ends, SPDs, Topeak rack, slick tyres. Silver grey colour.

Halfords Apollo Tdf-100. Bright yellow aluminium framed road bike.
SPDs, Topeak tool pack under seat.
That was one of the Halfords specials discussed on the group.
I think I rode it three times...

London area.

Very annoying. Happened to me a month or so ao. Only consolation is that if
insured you get to buy some new stuff. Sure the tweaking and accessories are
a pnnoying and the attachment is gone but a couple of new bikes should
hopefully ease the pain.


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Old January 24th 04, 10:05 AM
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On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 23:40:52 +0000, John Hearns
wrote:

Some rotten little toerags stole both my bikes.


*******s. Cut off their goolies.

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Old January 25th 04, 12:54 PM
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Stephen (aka steford) wrote:
Some rotten little toerags stole both my bikes.

snip
Only consolation is
that if insured you get to buy some new stuff.

snip

Used to leave my 'bike locked at the bottom of the stair steps
(we lived three floors up) someone pinched it .Because the stairs
are considered a public area (although it has a locked door to the street)
insurance said it wasn't covered by the household insurance and 'bike
wasn't insured in its own right .Result one non-happy puppy that was
well out of pocket.
Have since moved and the bikes are either in a
locked bike store or at the side of the house (in the garden )
so household insurance does cover it.

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Old January 25th 04, 01:14 PM
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On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:54:01 GMT, "Soup" wrote:

Stephen (aka steford) wrote:
Some rotten little toerags stole both my bikes.

snip
Only consolation is
that if insured you get to buy some new stuff.

snip

Used to leave my 'bike locked at the bottom of the stair steps
(we lived three floors up) someone pinched it .Because the stairs
are considered a public area (although it has a locked door to the street)
insurance said it wasn't covered by the household insurance and 'bike
wasn't insured in its own right .Result one non-happy puppy that was
well out of pocket.
Have since moved and the bikes are either in a
locked bike store or at the side of the house (in the garden )
so household insurance does cover it.


I think it's something the insurance coys have got against bikes. I
had a lawnmower (not cheap; a good quality ride-on thing, more like a
tractor) nicked from a shed. The shed was pretty remote from the house
(you wouldn't have seen or heard anything), was not locked , glass had
gone from windows years ago. A totally insecure ruin. I wrote it off
and put it down to experience. My wife, however, had gone ahead and
phoned the insurance company who sent a chap round. I was a bit
worried that they'd think we were trying it on a bit. No worries
though; insurance man says that a shed's a shed and shortly after I
get a cheque.

I was gobsmacked. I gave up insuring bikes when I realised that the
chances of any payout were microscopically small.
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Old January 25th 04, 05:49 PM
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I don't suppose yet another report of cycle theft is
of any use really.


Oh pee, John, that's bad news. I hope you do get them back, even though the
chances are slim :-(

Commiserations.

helen s


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Old January 25th 04, 05:54 PM
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Both myself and my brother had loads of bikes stolen over the past
years or so, (ranging from stolen from railings, bike lock up point
when out and about to being jumped at traffic lights etc) and after th
first incident when the household insurers refused to pay out, w
changed the cover to Co-Op and they have been excellent, paying out o
every bike that has been stolen since. Just need to make sure that yo
tell them the bike was shackled with a D type lock and they will b
fine. There was one incident a year or two ago, when a 1500 mtb wa
stolen that was locked up with a kryptonite chain style lock (**** know
how they stole it!!) and then insurance dude asked us what lock wa
used. We told him, he asked if it was a D-lock. We said no, an
explained how much better it was. The insurance dude then said "ok I'
going to put it down as being locked up with a d-lock so you should ge
the payout". Just a bit weird how they seem to think that a 10 d-loc
is potentially better than a 100 ******* kryptonite lock

I do genuinely think the thieves would have had to cut through the fram
to steal that bike. (it had good wheels and groupset though

Anyways back to the point. Co-op insurance have in my experience a
least been good at paying out on bikes


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