If you’ve ever had a bike stolen, you know how badly it sucks. Now multiply that by six bikes that are highly custom and very hard to replace. Major bummer. That’s the unfortunate situation Erik Nohlin, the Creative Leader at Specialized, has found himself in and he’s hoping for your help.
After moving into a new house in San Francisco, Erik’s garage was broken into and all six of his bikes – works of art, really, were stolen. He’s hoping someone might spot one or all of them and aid in their return. Currently, there is a $1000 reward, no questions asked.
Starting at the top of the list, the first bike stolen was a Red Hook Milano Specialized Allez Track bike which was one of four made for the race.
Size 56. One of four bikes custom made for Red Hook Milano 2016. Custom paint by Erik Nohlin (me) Raw Aluminum frame with black wordmarks. Matching custom carbon painted bars, seat post and fork with a black and white pill pattern. Roval CLX 60 custom finished carbon wheels. Rear wheel looks like wood and front like marble. Miche silver hubs and Dura-Ace silver cranks. Saddle has a red ball mounted to it #fintotech More images on Instagram / Internet under #atributetoettore
Next up is the 40th Anniversary Edition Specialized Allez 74.
Size 56. One of a kind. Reynolds steel frame and fork. Designed by Mark Di Nucci. Custom paint by Erik Nohlin (me), Orion silver to black with a silver flake. Silver Campagnolo Athena group set. Roval custom drilled tubulars 32 holes with FMB cotton tubular tires. Erik Nohlin signature is painted on top tube and downtube under the clear coat and the Mark DiNucci signature on the drive side chain stay. More images on Instagram / Internet under #74allezproject
And a custom rust AWOL Transcontinental.
Size 54. One of a kind. Painted in real rust, easily recognizable. Chromed chain stay. Sawtooth tan wall 42c tires and full Sram Rival groupset. More images on Instagram / Internet under #rustawol
Not even the e-bike wasn’t spared, though this is one super nice Specialized Turbo.
Size 54. Painted matte black. One of two bikes in the world with an aero seat post and split seat stays for belt drive + eccentric BB. It doesn’t look like a stock Specialized Turbo. Hub motor says “Hardcore” in Silver Sharpie. Has a front Soma cargo rack.
A very custom, one week old Specialized S-Works Diverge was also nabbed.
Size 56. Brand new, one week old. Painted by me in a Chartreuse green with chameleon (color changing) wordmarks. “Erik Fucking Nohlin” is handwritten on top tube and “Paint by Erik Fucking Nohlin” is handwritten under the clear coat on the seat tube. Saddle, bartape and gas tank are chameleon and reflective. Full SRAM Force 1x
Lastly, a brand new Specialized Sequoia Expert.
Size 56. Brand new, ridden once. Stock build on a 2018 paint sample. Paint is charcoal to black vertical fade with a reflective clear coat and a structured surface. 650b wheels and 47mm wide Sawtooth tires. Full SRAM Force 1x.
If you have any tips that could lead to their return, send a message to Erik though this link.