The following is a message from a close friend and colleague. Please help if you can:
Hello Everyone, This email is an attempt to locate our stolen bikes. Our detached garage, in Columbia Heights, MN, was burglarized sometime last night and the lucky thief made off with five bicycles. I've included pictures and descriptions below. The guy came through the alley, wedged the door open with a screwdriver or something (blew out the lock), and proceeded to walk off with all five bikes. My neighbor across the alley actually saw the guy around 5:30 this morning and described him as a "white guy, tall and skinny, with short hair, and a cap." He was rolling down the alley on Jess's bike when he saw him - too bad he had no idea what was going on... Please keep an eye out for these bikes, and pass this along to anyone who might be involved with cycling, or otherwise might be involved with buying and selling used bikes, or maybe someone with too much time on their hands that likes this kind of thing... The first three are rare enough that they should be easy to spot - evidently no one but me and Jess ride Fuji.... If you see any sign of these bikes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call my cell 763-232-1870. Get 'em!!!
Bike #1: 2007 Fuji Team, carbon frame, 61 cm, as pictured with the exception of: Dura-Ace crank, Black Speedplay Zero pedals, Fizik Arione seat, Thompson Elite seat post, ITM stem, silver bar tape, and grey Continental tires. It also had a Polar CS100 on it at the time it was stolen. Oh, and the clincher, on one side of the fork it read "FUJ" instead of " FUJI ."
Bike #2: 2005 Fuji Team SL, aluminum frame, 56 cm. All stock, as pictured. AT the time it was stolen, there was a Cateye computer on it.
2008 Fuji Tahoe 29 Pro, 21" frame, stock with the exception of a Fizik Arione seat (with an orange center stripe which had been covered up with black marker), and Stan's No-Tubes Crow tires. Also, it had a pretty good scrape on the outside of the big chain ring, and it had a different brake disk in back. It also had a mount and a speed sensor for a Polar computer.
Bike #4: Specialized Crossroads, XL, Maroon/Silver with black fenders
Bike #5: 1994 Bianchi Nyala, 19" frame, purple color, slick tires, luggage rack (no picture available)