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Offline BrianW

Portland, Oregone: Help find XC biker's stolen 46cm LHT
« on: July 22, 2015, 08:40:38 pm »
A friend of a friend just had her bike stolen in Portland, Oregon, after riding cross-country from the East Coast. I don't know her, but here are the details from her posting asking for help. If you know of it, contact the Portland Police using the case number at the end.

Note, this is NOT MY BIKE. Just posting to maybe help her find it.


I just rode across country from Washington DC to Portland OR. My 2nd to last day visiting Portland, my touring bike, that I built myself, was stolen this morning sometime before 8am PST on west Burnside St (NW). I am absolutely heartbroken. I dont have many friends/connections here in Portland but posting this anyway to get the word out for those who are nearby. If you know people in Portland or surrounding area, please tag. Could be already in the marketplace or several weeks before the culprit sells it.

Surly - Long Haul Trucker
Black 46cm frame
26'' wheels (Continental Tour Ride)
Honey colored Brooks leather saddle (possibly under black seat cover) and matching tan handlebar tape
Teal cable housing
Headset has a unique spacer thats a lime green beer bottle opener
Shimano bar end shifters
Black front rack (old man mountain) and back rack **the front rack cannot be removed unless they find a new quick release for hub mounting**
Front and back Planet Bike fenders **with lots of bright yellow reflective stickers**
The right of the top tube only says "Trucker" on it (compared to all/most LHT bc I scratched it off).
27 speed. Large chain ring is black, middle and small are silver.
Pedals are MKS step-in **flat on one side, clips on the other**
I had a nameplate on the back fender that said "Megan" from Natural Bridge, VA but likely was removed.

Unfortunately I dont have many pics of the bike unloaded because I finished building just before the trip.

Portland police case #15-248109

Offline Iowagriz

Re: Portland, Oregone: Help find XC biker's stolen 46cm LHT
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 11:36:31 pm »
Saw a post somewhere in the past year about Portland bike thieves essentially running a chop shop under a bridge. I think east side of the river from downtown. Good luck!

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Offline Dreux

Re: Portland, Oregone: Help find XC biker's stolen 46cm LHT
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 12:01:02 pm »
Another trail angel strikes! Good news.