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Stolen '03 Litespeed Vortex & '01 Softride from Pasadena(4 posts)

Stolen '03 Litespeed Vortex & '01 Softride from Pasadenamdo
May 16, 2003 5:48 AM
Yesterday around 1pm our house was broken into & the scumbags stole 2 bikes:

The Litespeed was a 61cm 2003 Vortex (standard titanium finish) w/Time Avant fork, Powertap 32H Aerohead rear wheel, Phil Wood 36h front hub w/Campy rim, full DA, Time criterium pedals (old style), Syncros carbon post & Syncros QR + a Pearl Izumi Flolite saddel (circa 1986). Has Ciussi SS bottle cages & a customized XLab rear bottle holder with black bottle cages & a Blackburn mini-pump. Black bar tape & yellow housing. A set of Profile aerobars with the flip-up pads was on it. Not exactly standard LS issued equipment.

The Softride was a blue & red Classic TT, full DA, red aero fork with "Inland Inferno" lettering on sides, 650 wheels (missing the front), new 172.5 Powercranks w/antique Diadora pedals & full Syntace front end. Also has an Xlab rear bottle holder w/blue Profile bottle cages.

Both of these are rather unique & should be easily identifiable as they were not stock builds. Anyone with information is urged to contact Mike Opdahl at 626-798-4455 or email me at

re: Stolen '03 Litespeed Vortex & '01 Softride from PasadenaCARBON110
May 16, 2003 7:27 AM
Check ebay and any forum like this one for the next 3 weeks or so. Also, check local pawn shops and ask around bike shops to keep an eye out for them. I wish you luck! There have been a few stories of bikes recoverd but its unlikely. Of all the bikes stolen from people I know its been right off the top of their car. Good luck....since I have a broken leg I will start checking bike classifieds. Good thing is that they are uncommon bikes
national registry??shamelessgearwhore
May 16, 2003 7:52 AM
It won't help you but I saw a flier at the LBS the other day about a national bike registry database. I was thinking of using this for my bikes. They give you special decals that have an 800 # and basically declare that this is a registered bike. The decals are supposedly almost impossible to remove. We used to take our bikes down to the police station and register them when I was a kid. Has anyone used the National Bike Registry? Any comments?
Try this, it's only $1shamelessgearwhore
May 16, 2003 7:59 AM

It can't hurt.