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Steel-framed bike in distinctive team colours is equipped with Dura Ace 9000 and Pro finishing kit

Madison Genesis have appealed for help in trying to track down Ian Bibby’s bike, which was stolen in Lancaster yesterday.

The Genesis Volare bike, worth £7,000 and pictured above, is one of only ten in the world and is finished in the team’s distinctive black, orange and light blue colours.

Made from Reynoldsd 953 tubing, it is equipped with a Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11 speed groupset, Dura Ace 35 wheels, and Pro finishing kit.

The bike was taken from outside the Music Room Café on Sun Square at around 3:30 to 3:45pm.

Anyone with information cam contact the team through its Facebook page or if you’d prefer info [at] road.cc (to get in touch with us) we can pass any message on.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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wildoo [37 posts] 3 years ago
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Should have locked it! You don't leave your car unlocked outside the shops so leaving a shiny £8k bike unlocked is inviting an opportunist tea leaf to take it!

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Some Fella [890 posts] 3 years ago
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I think Bibby was probably still thinking he was in Majorca.
Not condoning the thieving little scrotes but to leave any bike unattended in a town centre is asking for it.

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mattbibbings [81 posts] 3 years ago
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Why appeal? It's only going to increase the chances that the tea-leaf will find out they have a bike they can't sell and you never see it again. Better to keep quiet and watch eBay/pinkbike/gumtree etc and pick up when it comes to market.

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themartincox [513 posts] 3 years ago
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Can you imagine the telephone conversation back to HQ about this!

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jollygoodvelo [1466 posts] 3 years ago
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Have to agree with the above sadly - leaving any bike unlocked in a town centre is asking for it to walk.

The tea-leafs will google it, work out it's very rare, get the components off it and it'll be melted down.  2

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pmr [198 posts] 3 years ago
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Well that should be easy to spot on ebay. Sadly, the most likely result is that they will sell on the groupo and the wheels and other parts and leave the frame. If however they are stupid enough to advertise it, it should be easy to find and the toss pots will be caught. I dont suppose Madison are that bothered though, they can afford it.

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Fignons-ponytale [5 posts] 3 years ago
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" I dont suppose Madison are that bothered though, they can afford it."

So that makes it OK to steal off "big" companies then? Doesn't say much for your morality does it?

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Some Fella [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Expect to see some smack head in a few months time riding this around with a fat seat, rusty chain, buckled wheels, no front brake and gaffer tape around the decals.

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bikeylikey [208 posts] 3 years ago
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wildoo wrote:

Should have locked it! You don't leave your car unlocked outside the shops so leaving a shiny £8k bike unlocked is inviting an opportunist tea leaf to take it!

What makes you think it wasn't locked? The report doesn't say it was unlocked. You'd have to be mad bad or sad to leave a bike like that, or any bike in fact, unlocked in a town centre. Or daft, deluded or drunk. I do hope they cath the scumbag toe rag though, and make it suffer horribly. City centre stocks would be good, locked in for a day. With the bike lock which was on the bike for a bit of poetic justice.

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fuzzywuzzy [78 posts] 3 years ago
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It's unlikely he'd have been riding it just for a social pootle to his cafe, more likely he was out training and stopped off so very unlikely to have been carrying a lock. If it was in a town centre though then yeah not too smart but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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Some Fella [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Looks like Lancashire's finest has managed to track his bike down - he is on twitter celebrating its return.

https://twitter.com/IanBibby86/status/306076392662122496