When a daughter's bike gets stolen, a dad a couple of thousand miles away does what he can do to help get it back, and this is that. My daughter is a student there, and her red Glorius (mixte) with cream head tubes was stolen from a rusty fence (it was U-locked to it, and they uprooted the fence-section) on Portland and Saratoga Aves. September 16.
Brooks saddle, Schwalbe Marathons...Albatross bars...but basically, if you see a red Glorious around there, a 52, that's it. I don't know how to go about getting it back, but I want to do what I can, and Put the Word Out seems to be the extent of my influence.
A reward, too. I buy bikes, too--they don't come free to me--and she rode the bike all last year and so far this year, and she liked the bike a lot, and it's just a bummer. Keep an eye out for it. Maybe it'll show up on eBay or Craigslist.
You know, on one hand, it's better that she lose her Glorius than maybe a bike-poorer person. But she got attached to it, and she wants it back, so I'm asking for help locating it. There will be a reward, sure. I don't know. Something.
The same day one of my daughter's roomates also got her bike stolen. It was a dark olive green All-Pro (brand) non-mixte with upright bars, black saddle, white grips. Maybe the same guys (sexist but statistically probable assumption) took it, too.
Anyway, it's not tragic, but it is sad, and it is my daughter and it is her friend, and I think we can all relate. Thanks for any help. Grant
New note: Karl G. lives in St.Paul and also has, whaddya know, a red Glorius--one of maybe four that color. His has skinwall tires and is a 56. My daughter's (see note following) has a normal stem, blackwall Schwalbes, and is a 52. It was recently stolen, and here's that ol' note again. Thanks to all who've cared and are looking. Pounce on the guy with the non-lugged stem and the Schwalbe all-black ttires; be nice to Karl!
For those who don't know much about Grant Petersen or what he means to cycling, read up on the guy. He's a great fellow.