It saddens me to report the theft of my nearly new 28" Semcycle “Deluxe” which
was briefly left unattended in a wooded area near “Beaver Lake” in NW Arkansas
on Sunday March 12 2000. Any help in finding my uni would be greatly appreciated
as well as any other suggestions for my search. I’m contacting the local police
as well as state officials(State Park Area). I’m running a local newspaper ad
offering a reward and contacting bike and pawn shops in the area.
Description: Mint condition 28" Semcycle (not XL) Blue seat(converted to air
w/12" tube) “Odyssey Twisted PC Platform Pedals” (Black Plastic) New
“Continental” city high pressure tire “Speed Zone@comp” cyclecomputer w/325
miles on odometer
I don’t believe there is a serial number but I think this is a relatively new
product and not very many have been made so far.
Are there any online stolen bike registers?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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RE: Stolen Semcycle
> It saddens me to report the theft of my nearly new 28" Semcycle “Deluxe”
> which was briefly left unattended in a wooded area near “Beaver Lake” in NW
> Arkansas on
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I’m especially saddened to hear that it was
apparently stolen in a trail or wilderness area. I normally give the trail users
more benefit of the doubt. Let it be a reminder to all of us that even though
unicycles are “odd”, some people will steal anything. Mine were in a locked car
when they were stolen.
> contacting bike and pawn shops in the area.
Contacting the bike shops was what worked for me. Your unicycle is also unusual,
and should be easy for bike shop people to spot. Make sure they know it’s an
unusual cycle (in this case with a very large wheel), and if you have pictures,
pass them around.
My stolen unicycles showed up at a bike shop only about 2 miles away from where
they were stolen. My low expectations of the thief’s cleverness were justified.
Give the nearby shops more attention to help them spot your cycle.
If anyone helps you recover your property, make sure they realize your
appreciation. As stoked as the guys were at Deno’s Cyclery in Sacramento (they
enjoyed seeing a thief get caught as much as me), I wanted to make sure they
were not forgotten. I bought them two big coupon books for Mountain Mike’s
Pizza, giving them ‘buy one get one free’ on 80 pizzas! This was commensurate
with the value and replacement hassles that would have been involved with what
was stolen in my case.
If I ever hear more about what happened to (suspected) thief Jeremy Berham, I’ll
let you know.
> Are there any online stolen bike registers?
If there are, these would probably require a serial number. Perhaps someone at
Semcycle can let you know where to find a number if there is on on there.
Good luck, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Re: Stolen Semcycle
On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, mark stephens wrote:
>It saddens me to report the theft of my nearly new 28" Semcycle “Deluxe”
Oh no! What a drag!!!
Some people are such slimes… I hope you get your uni back! At least you still
have the Coker.
Re: Stolen Semcycle
John, was it the same guy who ‘claimed’ to have bought the uni’s from another
person who is the suspected thief? Or did this point to someone else?
Chris Carey “Big One” rider - Anaheim CA
> If I ever hear more about what happened to (suspected) thief Jeremy
> I’ll let you know.
Re: Stolen Semcycle
You might keep an eye on ebay too. You could bust him t hrough that maybe.
“Chris Carey” <email@example.com> wrote in message
> John, was it the same guy who ‘claimed’ to have bought the uni’s from another
> person who is the suspected thief? Or did this point to someone else?
> Chris Carey “Big One” rider - Anaheim CA
> > If I ever hear more about what happened to (suspected) thief Jeremy
> > I’ll let you know.