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Stolen HP Velotechnic Grasshopper

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    Posted: 07 October 2018 at 6:06pm
I received this as secretary. Im will pass any replies on, the pictures didn't come through to me;

My lovely recumbent bicycle was stolen today in Sheffield City Centre. It was seen about an hour later being ridden in the Burngreave area by a young man aged about 20.

It's a very distinctive bike, an HP Velotechnic Grasshopper.

It could appear for sale anywhere I guess, some idiot might ride it around or might be dumped in the city since it would be hard to sell. Any sightings very gratefully received.

It's non-standard bright yellow with no branding as it was repainted by the dealer (thanks Ben at Kinetics). The only label is a small copper 'Kinetics Glasgow' badge on the top tube. Grasshoppers have two 20" wheels, full suspension and a folding joint in the middle.

It has Rohloff gears, underseat steering and a single prop stand attached to the chainstay quite far back, not the normal prop stand mounting point in use in one of these photos. It has a black cantilever luggage rack and an adjustable hard seat.

It has some yellow reflective/fluorescent tape on the seat back, rear mudguard and on the strapless toeclips

Sorry the pics are partly obscured by luggage, I seem to only photograph it on tour. But if you see one you'll know what it is, the extra detail is for reliable identification.

As you can imagine I'm absolutely gutted and it was own stupid fault. I'm thinking it may have been amateurs since I can't imagine a professional bike thief having a market for one, but most amateurs would fall off if they tried to ride it. Oh well. If somebody spots it I'll be grateful and If anyone helps me get it back I'll be forever in their debt.

Chris Rust

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I'll share this to Facebook - Can you send the pictures to me please Stuart? 

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Sorry Alan, the photos were not attached to the email sent to me.

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No worries...

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