Help bring bike thief “The Twister” to justice

Jefferson from Mission Bicycle Company recently contacted us with the following warning:

There are so many bikes stolen in this city it’s ridiculous. Most stolen bikes were:

  • Not locked up at all but left in a “secure” places like a garage.
  • Not locked up with a quality lock (cheap generic u-lock or cable lock)
  • Not locked up properly (Front wheel only, locked up to a wooden rail, etc.).

This past week we saw two bikes stolen within around 24 hour hours of each other. Both locked up properly, with quality u-locks. Both were twisted open.

  • Wednesday 8/27  8:30 PM – 3:00 AM – 18th Street between Church & Sanchez
  • Thursday 8/28  10:00 PM – 12:30 AM – Alabama between 19th & 20th.

If anyone hears of a bike stolen using a similar method, I would encourage them to file a police report and send a tweet to

Let’s work together to nail “The Twister”!!!

3 Responses to “Help bring bike thief “The Twister” to justice”

  1. Peter says:

    Sheldon Brown locking method has ensured that I never lost a bike frame for over seven years in this city so far.

  2. singlespeed says:

    my guess is that the Sheldon Brown locking method makes this harder

    mini U-lock through the rear wheel at the rear triangle (position is important or they can just take the rear wheel off)

  3. kiko says:

    HAHAHAH your bike got stolen! fuck you. bikes are fucking lame. douchebag.