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Recognise this racing bike pinched from Red Hill?

By johnboy - 30 April 2013 29

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ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to a burglary of a house at Red Hill on Saturday evening (April 27).

Police suspect one or more offenders gained access to the house by forcing the front door open between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on Saturday.

Following the incident a black Cervelo racing bicycle valued at approximately $10,000, along with various jewelry and electronic items, were reported as missing from the house.

ACT Policing Forensics attended the scene to conduct an analysis.

Crime Prevention Station Sergeant Harry Hains said, “The bicycle is distinctive and purpose built for racing. It’s important that the community is aware that the purchase or receipt of any item known or suspected to be stolen is a serious offence.”

“Any offer to purchase goods suspected to be stolen should be reported immediately to ACT Police Operations on 131 444,” said Sergeant Hains.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident, or any person who may be able to assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing. The Cervelo bicycle reported missing from Red Hill may look similar to the image above.]

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Recognise this racing bike pinched from Red Hill?
Grrrr 10:58 pm 30 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

how high and uncomfortable looking is that seat?

High? It’s probably exactly the right height.

Uncomfortable? Well yes – it’s a Time Trial bike. It’s not meant to be comfortable, it’s meant to be aero and therefore fast.

I would expect that unlike the picture above, the stolen bike has a deep-section front rim, and the same, or even deeper or a full disc for the back wheel.

Aeek 10:42 pm 30 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Does the owner suffer from haemorrhoids?
I mean, how high and uncomfortable looking is that seat?

Its either a Time Trial or Triathlon bike, either way its closer to F1 than Ferrari.
Speed is everything. Comfort, style are irrelevant. Even handling is optional.
Tri courses tend to be soft handling wise.
TT like F1 and MotoGP expect the rider to cope with a fast but driver unfriendly machine.

OpenYourMind 10:26 pm 30 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Does the owner suffer from haemorrhoids?
I mean, how high and uncomfortable looking is that seat?

This bike style is usually referred to as a time trial bike. Similar geometry is used for an Ironman bike so that the 180kms can be ridden in relative comfort.

Cool bike!

Aeek 10:22 pm 30 Apr 13

Tooks said :

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

You think? When I was burgled years ago, Canberra Police never showed.

p996911turbo 8:36 pm 30 Apr 13

Who would want a bike like that now that the velodrome is closed?

KB1971 8:27 pm 30 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Does the owner suffer from haemorrhoids?
I mean, how high and uncomfortable looking is that seat?

Its a time trials bike, its not meant to be comfortable, its meant to be fast. Not the sort of thing you woudl commute to work on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56QQWWDfuG4

Alderney 8:07 pm 30 Apr 13

bundah said :

So the geniuses stole a bike which would be the car equivalent of a Lamborghini.Well that’ll be hard to miss.

Too right. Even if they ship it to another state, there can’t be too many of these around.

Moreover, anyone in the market for purchasing one of these beauties will, by now, know that one has been nicked in the ACT.

Pork Hunt 6:28 pm 30 Apr 13

So a ten grand pushy makes the headlines but if someones car gets nicked they get SFA.
No wonder motorists are so often pissed.
Disclaimer. I have never had either of my two bicycles or car stolen.

Ben_Dover 6:03 pm 30 Apr 13

10k for a bloody pushbike!! Hard to feel sympathy.

dungfungus 5:56 pm 30 Apr 13

Does the owner suffer from haemorrhoids?
I mean, how high and uncomfortable looking is that seat?

bundah 5:31 pm 30 Apr 13

So the geniuses stole a bike which would be the car equivalent of a Lamborghini.Well that’ll be hard to miss.

FXST01 4:46 pm 30 Apr 13

p1 said :

Interesting. Most of the time people on this site report having trouble getting much interest from the police for a break in, let alone sending out the forensic dudes.

The victim might have been someone important in Canberra, not one of us mere mortals.

DrKoresh 4:26 pm 30 Apr 13

Most people don’t live in Red Hill…

Tooks 4:24 pm 30 Apr 13

p1 said :

Interesting. Most of the time people on this site report having trouble getting much interest from the police for a break in, let alone sending out the forensic dudes.

Forensic go to nearly every burglary.

p1 4:21 pm 30 Apr 13

Interesting. Most of the time people on this site report having trouble getting much interest from the police for a break in, let alone sending out the forensic dudes.

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