Stolen, Stolen, Stolen.
You know what they say about threes. Sunday, we discovered a Surly went meandering on it's own. It looks like the folks who led it astray came back Monday to take their pick from the rest of the depleted herd. Three bikes down in a two day span. We're in Ann Arbor, near Packard and Platt. Here's some details to help if you spot something that looks like our rigs. The two big bucks are a pretty easy spot. The last one, well, I don't think they chose terribly well. I mean, I'm glad they chose the weakest in the herd as their (hopefully) final poach. Not that what's left out back is terribly inspiring, but still. Feel free to offer up any leads you may have. Thanks for taking the time. email@example.com
2010 Surly Cross Check
Robin's Egg Blue. Some particularly telling features so you'd know for sure it's mine: 7 speed 105 DT shifters. A very funky 7 spd Uniglide-compatible Hyperglide freehub mated to a newer 105 hub, spaced out to 135mm, and laced to a 36h Salsa Delgado rim. The fenders have small cuts in them to accommodate for the ridiculous 700cx50 tires I jammed up in there (literally). Green Arkel rear pannier decided to up and go with it. Salsa Bend 2 handlebars. Oh, and if it still has that Weehoo attachment on it, that's a dead giveaway.
2004 Gary Fisher 129.
This is the one that really hurts. Hauled the kiddo across 8 States. My daily driver. Here's your odd bit: 9 speed LX/XT drivetrain, 8 speed rear cheapo Megarange cassette with some Sheldon Brown cable routing. That's your biggest "That's not yours" moment. Who runs that sort of drivetrain? Oh, and the headset is a very rare Cane Creek S-5 bit. You read that correct. S-5. Other oddities. Surly Ogre fork. Old Man Mountain Rack without the normal attachment brackets and Dremel-tooled to accommodate tire clearance. Two green Arkel panniers. BB7s. That's what she looked like when she left. Lights and everything. That's a Weehoo adaptor on the seatpost, too.
2002 Bianchi Boardwalk
I'm not as bothered by this one. Jandd rear rack is your best bet in identifying it out of a lineup. Everything else, I think, is stock on it. Her destiny was to be a winter commuter for the gal, so she'd be facing a life of hardship anyway.
Just for inspiration, here's me and the Kiddo attaching the Bikes At Work trailer hitch we use in our volunteering efforts. Police have been notified. I'm hunting down serial numbers. Any help is always appreciated. We're car-free and they all serve a purpose, so this is a little harder on us than it otherwise might be. Pedal onward, bike friends. Thanks for taking the time.