It must be one hell of a mountain bike

johnboy 13 December 2010 15

This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of a mountain bike in Farrer on Friday (10 December).

The custom-made Morewood Maluku downhill mountain bike is unique and was stolen from the backyard of the Farrer property.

The bike is described as yellow with red rims and handlebars. It is also fitted with specialty features such as Maxxis minion tyres, Deity pedals, E13 headset and a Bos rare fork (black).

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.


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Grrrr Grrrr 11:23 am 14 Dec 10

Ezreal2001 said :

That not Nathan Rennie’s old ride is it?

Probably not, don’t think he ever rode a yellow one – the closest he came was green and gold themed:
http://r.smugmug.com/Bike-riding/World-Championships-2009/DSC0188/680347869_LPeeK-L.jpg
.. though he was sponsored by DT Swiss for a while and red rims could be his old FR2350 wheels.

When I hear “custom-made (frame-name)” that SHOULD mean the frame was built with unique dimensions for the customer. However, the “custom-made” bit probably just means it wasn’t purchased as a complete bike, rather it was built-up with specific components.

There can’t be many Makulus out there in yellow (not like it’s Giant Glory) so getting the word out isn’t a bad idea. Unfortunately, it probably just got sold at a Crime Converters in Adelaide this morning for $800 to some 14 year old who can’t and won’t ride it..

icantbelieveitsnotbutter icantbelieveitsnotbutter 9:18 am 14 Dec 10

luther_bendross said :

shiny flu is totally on the money here: $5K just for the frame is nothing for a surprising number of Canberran MTB enthusiasts (the demographic for this price point splits pretty evenly between the very well paid, very young & very active chaps at Duntroon; and the obscenely paid, 35yro+, almost completely inactive white collar professionals – the ones you see in coffee shops across the the city on weekend mornings).

Ha! Lolz. I always feel poor at Stromlo with my $650, seven year old Trek, but I feel very rich in the testosterone department when I overtake some weiner in $650 worth of lycra.

lol

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:25 am 14 Dec 10

Not that it excuses theft, but surely a bike like that would be insured? Heck, my sub thousand dollar Giant is insured.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 8:18 am 14 Dec 10

shiny flu is totally on the money here: $5K just for the frame is nothing for a surprising number of Canberran MTB enthusiasts (the demographic for this price point splits pretty evenly between the very well paid, very young & very active chaps at Duntroon; and the obscenely paid, 35yro+, almost completely inactive white collar professionals – the ones you see in coffee shops across the the city on weekend mornings).

Ha! Lolz. I always feel poor at Stromlo with my $650, seven year old Trek, but I feel very rich in the testosterone department when I overtake some weiner in $650 worth of lycra.

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 8:18 am 14 Dec 10

Obviously it wasn’t worth enough to lock up.

I’m guessing it belongs to someone that is able to kick up a stink, other wise we wouldn’t be hearing about it.

DJ DJ 7:43 am 14 Dec 10

shiny flu said :

I’m guessing it’s more a case of someone having friends in blue and not having adequate insurance/locking techniques.

Having a friend in blue makes no difference but I guess if you want to believe that then there is nothing anybody can say to change your mind.

Police seek help from the public all the time and in this instance it’s for a bike that stands out. Is that a problem?

To suggest that Police shrug their shoulders when normal people are the victims of a crime is simply wrong… keep trolling.

Solidarity Solidarity 10:19 pm 13 Dec 10

My $25k Nissan got nicked, and they couldn’t care less, yet they care about some pushy?

Meh.

bikeshopgirl bikeshopgirl 9:45 pm 13 Dec 10

shiny flu is totally on the money here: $5K just for the frame is nothing for a surprising number of Canberran MTB enthusiasts (the demographic for this price point splits pretty evenly between the very well paid, very young & very active chaps at Duntroon; and the obscenely paid, 35yro+, almost completely inactive white collar professionals – the ones you see in coffee shops across the the city on weekend mornings).

MWF MWF 9:43 pm 13 Dec 10

Why is ACT Policing so interested in the theft of a freakin’ bicycle?

They shrug their shoulders when normal people get broken into and when normal people have their cars stolen.

I’ve yet to see anything like: “ACT policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of a white Commodore VN in Farrer”.

2604 2604 9:24 pm 13 Dec 10

It’d want to be a pretty good bike to get its own press release.

Most of the break ins and half of the attempted sexual assaults in Canberra don’t get that kind of coverage.

peterepete peterepete 9:10 pm 13 Dec 10

With that colour scheme it sounds like something that Ronald McDonald might have had his eye on. May have sent hamburglar in for the dirty deed I reckon.

Ezreal2001 Ezreal2001 6:38 pm 13 Dec 10

That not Nathan Rennie’s old ride is it?

Certainly not something I’d leave lying out the back yard

shiny flu shiny flu 6:28 pm 13 Dec 10

There are plenty of higher end bicycles in Canberra that have been stolen. Nothing makes a Morewoord special other than it comes from South Africa.

I’m guessing it’s more a case of someone having friends in blue and not having adequate insurance/locking techniques.

dvaey dvaey 6:10 pm 13 Dec 10

Pimp my pushie?

niftydog niftydog 5:32 pm 13 Dec 10

Well that sucks. Pretty distinctive bike – the thief would need balls the size of watermelons to take it out around town.

Just shy of $5k for just the frame, so yeah, I’m guessing it’s one hell of a bike!

Oh, and it’s Makulu, Mr Plod.

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