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It's my bike which was stolen today, only image I have of it. Please, need for the police and insurance...

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    Do you have the bill of sale or the bike insurance paperwork? – Willeke Dec 23 '20 at 17:08
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    No nothing but this photo, bought it secondhand a couple of years ago, all I know is that it is probably 7 or 8 years maybe since it was new. Price range then maybe 400 euros. Any ideas? thanks! – Patrick OMahony Dec 23 '20 at 17:20
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    Once you have some cash, consider buying two bikes. One nice bike as a replacement, and one ugly used $20 beater bike which is specifically for shopping, where you have to leave it locked up somewhere, and spend more on the lock than the bike. Your old lock was not up to the task. – Criggie Dec 23 '20 at 21:04
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    @Criggie Perhaps in exceptional cases, a more expensive bike is less likely to be stolen than a cheaper bike, in particular if it's the expensive bike is highly unusual (I recall an anecdote where "bike thieves" were stumped on moving a certain unusual model of a recumbent bike at all, when it wasn't even locked, just parking with the parking brake; a bike thief putting those up on craigslist cheaply is more likely to attract attention). – gerrit Dec 24 '20 at 11:31
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    @PatrickOMahony Also, consider that the insurer doesn't care exactly what model your lost bike was. They need to know what a suitable replacement is that is available now, and what they have to pay out. If you don't work with the claim officer to a good choice, then you might end up with a sub-$100 BSO because "its a bike" and still have to pay the excess and depreciation anyway. Insurance claims are horrible. – Criggie Dec 24 '20 at 21:26

It's a Specialized Sirrus circa 2012-2014. Here's a video from 2013 that shows the bike in detail. Without part photos it's hard to tell the exact trim level, I suppose it's either a "Comp" or "Sport".

Notable features are:

  • Flat bars on a road bike.
  • Rim brakes.
  • Aluminium alloy frame.
  • Distinct paint scheme, especially on the fork.
  • Frame shape, tubes, junctions.

How I found it:

Google Image for "flat bar road bike rim brakes", look for bikes with matching features. "Sirrus" looked similar, so I searched for "Specialized Sirrus alloy rim brakes" next and look for one with same top tube and fork paint job, that's how I found the video. To narrow down the year and trim, I've looked for "Specialized Sirrus alloy 2011" and other years.

Good luck finding the bike, Patrick!

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    Genius!! Thanks so much, felt like an idiot not knowing the make of my ex bike. – Patrick OMahony Dec 23 '20 at 17:29
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    Yeah, very likely Specialized, but the brakes look different (though it's hard to tell in the fuzzy picture). – Daniel R Hicks Dec 23 '20 at 17:57
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    maybe maybe 2014 sirrus comp everysingle.bike/models/2014-specialized-sirrus-comp notice how the downtube lettering gets a big change from 2013 and earlier – Swifty Dec 23 '20 at 20:57
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    low spoke count/ radial spoked front wheel indicate a higher spec model than basic as well – Swifty Dec 23 '20 at 20:59
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    @PatrickOMahony remember to include everything in your insurance - the lights alone could add another $100 to the claim if they were fancy. – Criggie Dec 23 '20 at 21:06

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