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Stolen in NYC: Black M3L Brompton

August 10th, 2014

Last weekend, a friend’s well-loved Brompton was stolen in New York City.  Recovery seems virtually impossible, but, just in case anyone suspects Maggie — a black M3L Brompton with an unusual polished stainless chain guard —  has been spotted, or in case this particular B ends up in honest hands, here are the particulars:


  • Black 2012 Brompton M3L, serial no. 1209219098, frame no. 380949
  • Brooks B17 Ladies’ Saddle
  • Ergon handlebar grips
  • Light & Motion front light
  • Planet Bike Blinky rear light
  • Brompton toolkit
  • Monkii water bottle clip
  • Tiller polished stainless chain guard, not the usual black Brompton guard
  • Ortlieb Mini O bag (blue/black)
  • Carradice zipped roll bag (green canvas)

A police report has been filed; the theft has been registered with Brompton Bicycle, BikeWatch has been notified, and the information posted to BromptonTalk.

This is a heart-breaking loss of a good friend and fond companion; the sad specifics can be read here:

Loss, remorse and (expensive) redemption


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  1. Cathy
    August 11th, 2014 at 07:43 | #1

    Thanks for spreading the word, Brommie. YOU are a good friend and fond companion!

  2. August 11th, 2014 at 08:30 | #3

    This is truly very sad, and an unfortunate commentary on life as we know it.

    • August 12th, 2014 at 09:47 | #4

      It is terrible, isn’t it, Saul? And really awful to be reminded that not everyone is overly-endowed with good will towards fellow humans.

  3. IanM
    August 11th, 2014 at 08:35 | #5

    Plaudits to Mr Unfolded for support, encouragement & steerage towards a new Maggie. Chin up Cathy.

    • August 12th, 2014 at 09:50 | #6

      That was a wonderful response on Mr. Unfolded’s part, wasn’t it? Having support in the midst of trauma makes such a difference . . .

  4. Cathy
    August 11th, 2014 at 10:13 | #7

    Thanks, Saul and Ian! Maggie will always have a special place in my heart – and, hopefully, enough of an impact on my brain to ensure I never let this happen again.

  5. Scott Kelly
    August 11th, 2014 at 18:28 | #8

    I do hope you your Brompton makes it’s way back to you Cathy.

  6. Cathy
    August 12th, 2014 at 11:25 | #10

    They are indeed, Scott. Thanks so much!

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