Sad news reaches me from local blogger The Stymaster: he’s had his ride purloined. It really is a low thing, nicking a person’s bike. Let’s see if we can find it…
I’ll let The Stymaster explain:
My bike has been stolen, from the Barns Lane area of Rushall this morning. My own stupid fault in one way- it was unlocked.
It’s a Forest Green GT Nomad Hybrid bike, similar to this one:
With a 19″ frame, a black back wheel (the front is the original silver-coloured one). The bash ring on the chain wheel is missing, and the brake cable outers are silver rather than the original black, so it’s fairly distinctive.
A distinctive part of these bikes is that the chain stays don’t meet the seat tube, forming that odd little triangle under the saddle.
Has your child or someone you know suddenly acquired a secondhand green bike? Have you seen one lying around dumped?
Please, if you see this green bike around, mail me on brownhillsbob at googlemail dot com, comment here, or contact Walsall Police on 0345 113 5000 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It goes without saying, I guess: always lock your bike. Most thefts are opportunist, and a lock will stop that type of theft. Take care, folks.