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Stolen bike alert - custom Patrick bike in Santa Cruz

My builder friend, Greg Patrick Gardner just sent out the APB on this thing:

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This bike was stolen yestreday around 10-11 am, December 7 in Aptos CA. Its one of three Patrick Cycles frames in Santa Cruz and the only Patrick mountain bike owned by a SC resident. It's an ash grey 29er SS w/ eccentric BB, disc mounts and drive side bottle opener. Marzocchi comp fork, avid juicy brakes, mavic hoops laced to Phil Wood SS hubs, truvativ stylo cranks, titec seatpost and stem, King headset.

Jason Hajduk( [email protected] ) is the owner-had in for three days, roughly 50 miles on it only. stolen from his garage, worth roughly 3200.00. 25" effective TT c-c, 17" seat tube c-c. This is a unique bike, the only other person riding a Patrick this big is me. I still know the owner of every bike I've made as well. Contact me at the above email address or Jason at the above email address.
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Ok, this thief is vile. Please spread the word and help catch this guy. Greg Patrick Gardner is a San Jose bike builder working full-time as a paramedic. Each one of his filet-brazed frames is a labor of love.

francois




 

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I hope they hang the scum-bag when they catch-em


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Wow, you weren't kidding when you said it had a drive side bottle opener on it! That thing beats the snot out of the 'bottle opener' that SC puts on their Hecklers.

Seriously though, this sucks. Should be an easy one to spot if it's still in the area.
 

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jeez

that bike is sweeeet!

I'll be on the look out. I''ve got mid-county santa cruz covered
 

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Like gobike

I am here in Santa Cruz and ride alot so I will be on the lookout and pass the word. I will also send this to a couple of local bike shops. This kind of thing just angers me..... I hope that beautiful bike gets back to the owner.

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Sounds like Mike Gardner's Brother?

u know, Mike's annual big-ass birthday bike ride usually in Feb?

Anyway, tell him to contact all the bike shops, powder coaters (including undergeound S&S Powderworks, Santa Cruz bikes, etc), n spray painters as well. Definatley keep an eye out on Craigslist.com.

I'll keep an eye out here in Santa Cruz as well.
 

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I posted this info UltraLord

I put this up on another website.. :D

-Dude
 

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fire horse said:
u know, Mike's annual big-ass birthday bike ride usually in Feb?

Anyway, tell him to contact all the bike shops, powder coaters (including undergeound S&S Powderworks, Santa Cruz bikes, etc), n spray painters as well. Definatley keep an eye out on Craigslist.com.

I'll keep an eye out here in Santa Cruz as well.
That's actually the same guy. It IS Greg Gardner. I went to his big ride this year and we rode 40 miles in January.

Make sure you make it this year!!!

Check out the festivities here:http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=74141

There's a photo of the bike owner, Jason btw.

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Dude said:
I put this up on another website.. :D

-Dude
What's up with the no avatar. It's not that I miss it. I'm just worried about you, at home you know...

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:mad: :mad: I want to thank Francis and Greg for getting on this and posting my bike. This has been the full roller coaster, bike comes, bike rocks, bike gets stolen. I am in mourning. As Greg said I had only ridden my bike for a few days before the thief took it. I had my garage door open and I was in my house. They came in and took my bike and lawn trimmer (random) and bailed. Not that I want a bike stolen but any of the others in my garage would have been much easier to handle. I have posted fliers at the local bike shops here in Santa Cruz and I plan on checking ebay, craigslist, and the local flea market this weekend. If anyone has a lead or an idea on where to look please let me know. I'm really pissed that my bike is more than likely in the hands of some jackass who has no clue what it is. It rode exactly how I wanted and I know Greg put a ton of heart and soul into making it. Kegs of homebrew to anyone who finds the bike. Thanks, Jason.
 

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Did you at least get to use the bottle opener?

We'll get you back on a Patrick frame as soon as possible dude. Thanks to everyone who's on the lookout

Greg
 

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If it helps I will keep my eyes peeled up in Marin if that ****ing twat even makes it up here, then I will brake his fingernails off in that pretty bottle opener and then cut the ends of in the avid rotors, for starteres! :)
 

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Any word yet

Any news on the bike yet?
 

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:) :p :D :) :p :D :) :p :D :D

Merry f----n Christmas to me. My bike has been found and I will be riding it today.Thanks to everyone for putting the word out. I know that this forum and other e-mails helped. Happy new year. Jason.
 
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