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Need RBR Members help for a close friend--->>>ZenJones
Jan 3, 2004 3:49 PM
Trying to find a used or new old stock Cannondale T800(med or large frame-med preferred)complete bike for a friend who just had theirs removed from a lightpost in front of a deli. e.g. it got jacked.

She's completely heartbroken as it was her favorite ride and was purchased for her by her late father. She has has had it since 1999 and logged 5000+miles on it only replacing the tires one time.

She now has no transportation and even though she can get a beater for 50 bucks she's desperate to get another T800... can't blame her for wanting what she's used to and what brings back special memories.

If anyone comes across one new or used please let me know and I'll pass the info onto her. She said she'll pay for shipping too so the location of the bike doesn't matter.

Thieves are such heartless morons.

If anyone can help just by keeping an eye open in their local papers, LBS', etc it would be greatly appreciated. She's a great friend and this would make her year start off a lot better than it already has.

... might wanna give her general location...Akirasho
Jan 3, 2004 6:59 PM
... folks might be more inclined to respond if the rider is in or near their area...

Does she have a budget or preferences for components?
Has she filed a report with local police? Recovery is rare... but she'll still need to provide some proof of ownership to get it back if it's recovered.
Has she put up flyers at, or spoken to local shops? Most often, this type of theft is for the turn of a quick buck... cyclists rarely steal... from other cyclists (I know it happens... but we often have too much empathy).

FWIW, I'll keep an eye out... but that series 'Dale often seems to find happy homes... and don't show up in the ads round here often...

And, of course, the Google search...

Be the bike.
... might wanna give her general location...ZenJones
Jan 3, 2004 8:41 PM
New York City metro area... but again, location isn't important as she will pay for shipping.

Budget would be around 700-1,000 dollars... spec-stock or better.

Police know about it, they said, "Good luck" and rolled their eyes. She knows the bike is gone for good.

Thanks for replying.
This might be getting a bit off topic butpurplepaul
Jan 3, 2004 9:53 PM
I've had bikes stolen and can really sympathize with your friend.

Once, when I was waiting to board the ferry on Staten Island, a passenger was departing with a gorgeous ride. I saw the Look pedals and beautiful paint job and just had to smile at the guy walking it off the boat. He looked back at me like I was an ass or something.

About two minutes later it hit me: ghetto-looking teenager in street clothes, no helmet, sneakers with a ride that must have cost several thousand dollars (this was about ten years ago). Yes, I was a thorough ass. I looked a bike thief square in the eyes and smiled at him. I've lost a lot of my naivete since then but none of the guilt.

There should be Lojack for bikes.
Check ebay, who knows you may find one that is an EXACT match. nmbimini
Jan 5, 2004 6:51 AM