Always sad to report a Stolen bike! This one was picked off from a customers home in Montrose New York around two weeks ago.
Record Your Bike Serial Number!!!
Much too often customers call us with the bad news that their bike was stolen. I can predict the next line that they’re about to ask every time: “Do you have the serial number for my bike?” Never make the assumption that shops record this information. Most shops do not. It is the owner’s responsibility to jot down this information. Shops may write a serial number down on the purchase invoice or the owner’s manual. The owner should file this information someplace safe for future reference.
Off to the point of this article: A customer and friend reported (around 2 weeks ago) that his new ride was ripped off. Of course he did not record the bikes serial number. This particular bike is a one of a kind and should be fairly easy to spot.
Stolen was a customized Superco Satellite (24" size wheel) dirt jump bike. The Satellite is built specifically around 24” wheels and will not accept a 26" wheel. The frames finish is “Raw”. The "Raw" is basically just a clear coated steel frame that displays the bluish hue around the weld areas. The Superco decals are red and adheared on the frame down tube.
We built this bike from new and old parts. The frame was new as is many of the components. The following build listing will help identify this particular bike.
Frame: New Superco Satellite 24” Raw color with red decals (and a small Red,Yell,Blk Down Cycles sticker). This bike is designed as a single speed style Dirt Jump frame. The frame does not have a derailler hanger. Rear drop outs are horizontal BMX style 135mm mountain spacing.
Fork: Used Marzocci DJ (maybe a 05 DJ II ?) with QR drop outs Matte Black (and scuffed)with gold air assist top caps. Impac headset internal style (Campy) Matte Black.
Crank: New Profile with Mid BB (press fit bottom bracket bearings) Arms: powder coated black.
Front chain ring: New Profile in Gold Anodized (This ring is no longer available from Profile. I purchased it for the customer on close out).
Front wheel: Used 24" Sun Rynolite (All Black) with bolt on hub and black spokes. This was the stock wheel speced on an old Iron Horse Porter 24”. The front wheel is a bit tweaked (not perfect).
Front tire: Used Maxxis Hookworm 24” x 2.5”
Rear wheel: New Atom lab single speed cassette style 32hole hub with bolt on axle(32H is a bizarre choice for a 24” size wheel). The hub is matte black laced and laced to a 32H Halo 24” gloss black hoop (very hard to find this hoop in 32H). The Halo hoop has white HALO decals.
Rear tire: New Halo Twin Rail 24" x 2.2" Black
Chain: Gold KMC
Pedals: Used Atom lab general issue in bright red.
Stem: New TruVativ Hussefelt DH 50mm White
Bars: Used TruVativ DH risers Matte Black
Brakes: Front and rear Cable actuated discs (not sure of the brand). Black cable housing.
Seat post: New Kalloy Matte Black
Seat: New Action DJ Black and grey
Please contact the shop or police if you spot this bike: Shop telephone number 914 827 9570
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A Superco Satellite 24” is not a common bike. This build kit makes it a one of a kind. The Halo 32H 24” rear wheel is a real freak. So is the gold profile front chainring. This bike should stand out like a sore thumb.