Rear Hub Motor Wheel Stolen

Haseeb2

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Last week my hub motor wheel assembly was stolen while I had the frame locked up inside of the bicycle room in my apartment complex. My this serve as a caution... Lock your wheels up. People will steal anything these days.
 

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ki11a

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Damn that’s f’ed up...I knew I wasn’t being too cautious when I use a chain for the hub motor/frame and a additional ulock on the frame. :(
 

6zfshdb

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My guess is someone needed that specific part. Motors & wheels aren't generic and a thief would have a tough time getting much for it.
In any case, I'm sorry for your loss. Any insurance coverage?

Not a happy thing to report for your first post! Anyway, welcome to the forum!
 

FlatSix911

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Region
USA
City
Silicon Valley
Last week my hub motor wheel assembly was stolen while I had the frame locked up inside of the bicycle room in my apartment complex.
My this serve as a caution... Lock your wheels up. People will steal anything these days.
Sorry to hear about your loss. You may want to use a U-Lock to capture both the rear wheel and frame triangle.

 
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Lightning P38

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Last week my hub motor wheel assembly was stolen while I had the frame locked up inside of the bicycle room in my apartment complex. My this serve as a caution... Lock your wheels up. People will steal anything these days.
Did the thief have to remove a torque arm too?
 

Haseeb2

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My guess is someone needed that specific part. Motors & wheels aren't generic and a thief would have a tough time getting much for it.
In any case, I'm sorry for your loss. Any insurance coverage?

Not a happy thing to report for your first post! Anyway, welcome to the forum!
I doubt anyone who purchased a Magnum UI5 would be the type to go around looking for a rear hub motor wheel to steal off of someone else’s UI5. I suspect it was just a destitute drug addict who thought he could get some money for it. My insurance did not cover this.
 
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That's bizarre. Hub motors are not at all expensive.
 

kmccune

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I looked around on Craigslist for a while but I didn't want to spend too much of my time looking for it. It is nothing anyone would have any use for.
Do not say there is no use for such a thing,I have seen pictures of "hub motors" turning a pulley or sprocket to drive a recumbent or something. If you can anchor these things and have the "starting torque" solved they are a fine motor with many uses.
 

Dallant

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It could have been someone that works for the apartment complex, or used to work for it, and knew the cameras didn't work. Can you take the bike into your apartment? I wouldn't leave it in that storage area any longer.
Time to sue the apartment complex for your loss and lack of expected security.
 

Comfortably Numb

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Time to sue the apartment complex for your loss and lack of expected security.
Sorry, but you're delusional. There were likely signs up that said they're not responsible for loss if you choose to use the room. The answer is to simply have it insured and NOT store the bike there. Take it into your suite and tell them to solve the room security problem if they have an issue with it. ( a large number of these thefts are inside jobs......your neighbours lending a hand, whether unwittingly or otherwise)
I never used a storage room/cage for my bikes, at work or where I lived. Always took them up into my unit or my office.
There are scumbags/opportunists out there everywhere. They'll relieve you of anything they can get their hands on if they think it can net them anything at all.. They'll break car windows for mere pocket change.

CN
 

Comfortably Numb

Active Member
My guess is someone needed that specific part. Motors & wheels aren't generic and a thief would have a tough time getting much for it.
In any case, I'm sorry for your loss. Any insurance coverage?

Not a happy thing to report for your first post! Anyway, welcome to the forum!
Highly doubt it. CN