My matt gray Cube Streamer was stolen this evening from outside Morrisons in Brentford as I stopped off on the way home from work for 15 minutes to buy groceries for dinner. It was the first (and evidently the last) time I'd chained my best bike in that location, and some c*&%t lopped off the lock and b*&&$%£d off with it.
If anyone sees such a bike for sale (2007 model with Ultegra groupset), please let me know, so I can deliver Mr. T levels of pain to the seller.
I honestly, fervently hope that whomsoever stole it dies a slow, terrible, painful death.
A lot of miles were done on the Cube, it took me up French alps and around a great deal of the British countryside, it was the second most expensive thing I've ever purchased and will be sorely missed. To replace it will cost not one month's disposable income, but one month's salary after tax, and I cannot hope to do so for some 18 to 24 months from now.
I realise that this experience is not an isolated one, and also that there's b&$$%r all I can do about it. Indeed, there's nothing the police can (or will) do about it either: just another statistic, and if the cretin was recorded on CCTV, it will help not a jot to bring said cretin to justice (again, hoping for the slow, painful death: more the depatment of karma than any earthly force).
Death to bicycle thieves!!!