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Rear Mech gone!

stevedb55stevedb55 Posts: 52
edited August 2011 in Commuting general
Came out of work yesterday to find some delightful person had broken my chain, disconnected the cable and removed my rear mech (Shimano 105)

As the bike was locked up in a company provided cycle store, does anyone know if they have any legal liability? There is the usual "parked at owners risk" signs, so I'm not holding my breath......

Cheers

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Why would they be liable? It's not their fault. Unfortunate, I grant you.
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    Any CCTV to speak of?

    You need to report the matter to the Police for a start...

    Is it an employee only parking place; is it another employee who's nicked it?
  • ThebigbeeThebigbee Posts: 570
    cloggsy wrote:
    Any CCTV to speak of?

    You need to report the matter to the Police for a start...

    And unfortunately an instant finish! But at least you "may" get a crime number.

    And if you have insurance they may pay out. Wouldn't hold ya breath though even if there is CCTV
  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Must've been someone who knows a bit about bikes, your average Joe on the street would not know how to break a chain and undo the cabling etc and probably wouldn't be bothered...
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  • gilesjukgilesjuk Posts: 340
    Must've been someone who knows a bit about bikes,

    Not that much or they would have known that you can take the jockey wheel bolts out of the mech and remove the mech without breaking the chain.

    But they went for the quickest option I guess.
  • 'parked at owner's risk' means exactly that. But they may help you to figure out who did it (cctv, security card access, any non-employees working on site that day).
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