MSP - Stolen 2014 Specialized AWOL

All.  This just happen a week and a half ago, Jan 19th.  The main bike is very similar to my touring bike but it a first generation, #42 of 100. Please keep your eyes and ears peeled and forward to other's you know that are around bikes if you can.

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Mr. Emir:
REWARD for stolen bike

“I am reporting the theft of my Specialized AWOL Transcontinental Edition bike. The bike was stolen along with two other bikes from our condo garage on 1/19/2017 by three individuals who were recorder illegally entering our garage and leaving with the bikes. This bike was one of 100 made and it's numbered 42/100 so it's a rare bird and easily identifiable. It is in XL size and it fits larger/taller riders. The bike features: -steel frame, XL size (fits tall people), titanium grey color -black fenders, racks, wheels, handlebars, tires, seat, seat-post -Gates carbon belt drive in blue-black color (the bike doesn't use chain) -Shimano Alfine internal gear hub, 8 speed -black Tubus front and rear racks -internal dynamo hub, front and rear lights by Supernova -plug for charging mobile device in the stem (also by Supernova, located on the top of stem) The Police report has been filed and this bike is being actively tracked by its serial # through dealers network and national bike registration database. I am also offering a monetary REWARD for any information on this bike. Please feel free to either contact me or Minneapolis Police with any information you have. Thank you

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Stolen 2014 Specialized AWOL

Last seen 01.19.2017 at Bryant Ave S & Greenway, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

  • Serial:WSBC609000684I
  • Other serial/registration:42 of 100 made
  • Manufacturer:Specialized
  • Model:AWOL
  • Year:2014
  • Primary colors:Silver or Gray
  • Frame size:xl
  • Wheel diameter:700 C (Wide tire)
  • Frame Material:Steel
  • Handlebar type:Drop

Distinguishing features

Custom butted/formed Cr-Mo tubing, Nickel plated frame in Titanium Gray Satin finish. The bike had belt drive, internal Alfine 8 speed rear hub, internal dynamo hub (Supernova), custom made racks by Tubus, black fenders and permanently attached lights (front and rear, by Supernova). One detail is the USB plug at the top of the stem used for charging mobile devices by internal dynamo. Only 100 of these bikes were made, this one is #42 and in size XL.

Theft Details

  • LocationBryant Ave S & Greenway, Minneapolis, MN, 55408
  • Locking descriptionU-lock and cable
  • Locking circumventedLock is missing, along with the bike.
  • Date stolen01.19.2017
  • Police report #17-023378
  • Department & cityMinneapolis

Description of incident

Three teenagers illegally entered the garage, they were caught on security cameras, they stole three bikes (including this one) and left within 5 minutes. One of the thieves has been successfully identified as Joseph Browneagle of Little Earth community in Minneapolis. He is 16 and he's been in trouble with the police and is known as a bike thief. His whereabouts are unknown and we fear that's he's already sold/dumped the bike. I WILL OFFER A REWARD FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO THE BIKE.


  • Rear Rim Specialized Disc, 29", alloy double-wall, 32h (Specialized)
  • Tire KNARD gravel tires, 700C x 40, black KNARD (Surly)
  • Rear Hub Front hub with internal dynamo (Supernova) Rear Hub with internal gearing (Shimano Alfine) Supernova Infinity S, Shimano Alfine 8 (Shimano)

Additional parts

  • Handlebar Specialized AWOL, 6061 double-butted alloy, 12-degree flare-out, 31.8mm AWOL (Specialized)
  • Water Bottle Cage Black Aluminum by Blackburn
  • Fender Matte Black steel fenders (Specialized)
  • Generator/Dynamo Front dynamo hub Infinity S (Supernova)
  • Lights Front (E3 Pro 2) and rear (E3 Tail light) lights by Supernova. Integrated system with the dynamo front hub. E3 Pro 2, E3 Tail (Supernova)
  • Grips/Tape Perforated, black with gel padding underneath Perforated, black (Fizik)
  • Front Rack Custom racks made by Tubus, black color, models Tare (front) and Fly (rear). Tara, Fly (Tubus)
  • Stem Specialized AWOL, with USB plug for device charging (Specialized)

Drivetrain and brakes

  • Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo, integrated, w/ sealed outboard bearings (FSA (Full Speed Ahead))
  • Pedals Alloy, 1 pc. body, loose ball, w/ reflectors, black platform pedals (Specialized)
  • Front Shifter 8 speed index shifter, right bar-end. Dura Ace (Shimano)
  • Crankset FSA with Gates Carbon 42 tooth front ring and 18 tooth rear cog for Gates Carbon Belt Drive Gossamer Single Speed, alloy ring, 42T (FSA (Full Speed Ahead))
  • Brake Lever TRP hydraulic brakes, levers and 160 mm discs Hylex (TRP)

Frame and fork

  • Fork Specialized AWOL, Cr-Mo unicrown, w/ integrated cast dropouts
  • Headset 1-1/8" FSA, Campy style w/ integrated cartridge bearings, 15mm alloy cone spacer

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