I am posting this on behalf of Rob Symmons from Park Orchards BMX Club. A number of bikes were stolen from his backyard shed yesterday (while he was home too)....
Date: 22nd November 2008 Location: West Heidelberg (from Robs Shed)
DK Bicycles Xenia Single Speed Dirt Jump 26 wheels Gun Metal Grey (Silver) Single Speed Dirt Jump or 4X bike. Marzocchi Dirtman Pro Suspension Forks Disk Brakes front and rear. Serial Number U5YU34613 GEAX composite rear tyre (Road/Dirt) Enduro knobby Front Tyre 51 Race Plate (Red) Lots of deep scratches on forks and frame (from bike rack transport)
Percentage P7-1 Cruiser (24 wheels) Pearl White Single Speed Racing BMX Cruiser (Red 51 race plate) Serial Number PHS004 Bombshell Aluminium Forks Maxxis Holy Roller Tyres S&M Slam Bars Lockon Grips (Race Face) RedFactory Prototype Stikers on frame 51 Race Plate (Red)
DK Bicycles Octane Pro 20 Wheels Black Racing BMX (White 5V plate) Serial Number B163-4 60021 05560 W3201 95001 (I think all of this is stamped on bottom bracket prob not all serial number) Orange Answer Drive Forks White Answer Drive Bars Silver serfas grips FMF brakes Answer Cranks with Answer 43T Chainring Mismatched wheels and tyres Siren knobby front, Specialized knobby rear. Front wheel with DK Hub with Weinman 36 spoke DH16 rim. Rear Wheel, Sinz 28 spoke
GT Bicycles UltraBox2 Carbon Fibre Monocoque Racing BMX 20 wheels Notable Wheels FMF Hubs with Alex Supra-B 36H Chrome Plated rims Tyres Intnese Micro Knobby (1.5) Answer Alumlite Forks S&M Slam Bars Blue Grips SE 180 mm Cranks Good Quality Avid Brakes with FMF brake lever Serial Number unknown may be able to get it from suppplier.
Specialized Hemi Black and Red Racing BMX 20 bike Specialized Spanky original tyres Sun Rhino Lite Rims 36H (I think) Specialized Hubs (I think) Race Plate (white 6V I think)
These are his and his son's bikes, and this is a kick in the guts for the guys with just a week to go to the state championships. Rob is the tireless track maintenance guru for Park Orchards and helps out at open races when he is not on his bike, so for this is an awful act against someone who works so hard for the club and the sport.
All these bikes are very customised, but most noteworthy is the GT UltraboxII which is a very rare bike.
Thank you all for your kind words and offers for help.
It's great to see such great community support.
I think I have arranged the 3 rides we need for the weekend, with a few spares scrounged and a loan cruiser. (I think from memory I have at least 3 cruisers to choose from and about 6 20" bikes on offer from people all over the place). A hell of a preparation for state titles.
Yep Fletch, if I caught them there'd be some filthy foul smelling scumbag skins hanging on the fence. (That's a metaphor, I really don't condone skinning people, even if they steel my rides). I've also contacted my local paper and hope to get a write up (next week). I don't think I could do the spin well enough to get channel 10 or Fox to engage in a feel bad story.
HEY ROB I FOUND THIS REPLY ON THE THREAD I PUT ON OZ BMX.COM.AU REGARDING YOUR STOLEN BIKES I HOPE THIS CAN BE OF SOME HELP Re: STOLEN BIKES ***MELBOURNE*** Reply #4 - Yesterday at 09:35:59 Alert Moderator Quote West Heidelberg...........hmmmmmm I'd be checking the local cash convertors. You know their motto: "You steal em, We deal em" Some smacked out local junky for sure CHEERS NOEL