Bad news from Starling Cycles, the British builder of Steel mountain bikes as a one-of-a-kind bike goes missing.
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BAD NEWS, I need your help please. My one-of-a-kind prototype stainless steel Murmur (yep, sorry, spoilers, it’s not Ti) is missing, presumed STOLEN in Dunbar, Edinburgh. ⠀ ⠀ It was delivered to a rider’s house by post, and we think was signed for by someone it shouldn’t and went missing without a trace. It’s super rare and a complete one of a kind and I need it back. Stainless front triangle, black rear, orange headset and seat clamp, RS Lyrik, Magura brakes, BikeYoke dropper.⠀ ⠀ Please keep your eyes peeled and let me know any information you might have – and please spread the word far and wide. You can contact me through social media or via my website’s contact form. ⠀ ⠀ #UKstolenbikes #stolenbikes #stolenbikesUK @singletrackmag @pinkbike @offroadcc @mbrmagazine @wideopenmag @SteelIsRealMTB @descentworld @mbukmagazine @bikeradar @VitalMTB
Starling Cycles recently teased their Instagram fans with a picture of a shiny looking Starling Murmur, hinting that it was “something exciting”. The post lead to a split of opinions with loads of people thinking it was a prototype stainless steel Starling Murmur, and almost as many thinking it was a prototype Titanium Starling of some kind.
The good news is that Starling confirmed that the bike is actually a Stainless Steel version of their 29″, 150mm travel Murmur full suspension. Fans have been calling out for stainless since the bike launched because it allows the much-loved ‘raw’ effect without the steel frame rusting.
The bad news is, Starling broke the news alongside announcing that the bike had gone missing, presumed stolen. The bike was, according to Starling’s Instagram post, due to be delivered to an address in Dunbar, Edinburgh. The bike was delivered and signed-for but apparently never reached the intended recipient and is now missing.
Starling Cycles owner Joe McEwan is calling for the bike back saying “It’s super rare and a complete one of a kind and I need it back. Please keep your eyes peeled and let me know any information you might have – and please spread the word far and wide. You can contact me through social media or via my website’s contact form“.
The bike has a silver front triangle and a black swing arm and is said to have an orange headset and seat clamp, RS Lyrik, Magura brakes and BikeYoke dropper.⠀