Erik Nohlin, creative leader with Specialized bikes, put out an APB with a $1,000 reward for these super-custom bicycles that were stolen from his garage.
If you’re in San Francisco and you see a bike that looks like it belongs in a museum, it might be stolen.
That’s because between 10:30 and 11:00 p.m. on Monday, a thief or thieves broke into Nohlin’s Bernal Heights garage and made off with six custom bicycles. According to Nohlin, the bikes are “extremely unique and easily recognizable.”
Below are details on the stolen bikes, as told by Nohlin. And a note to all readers: Given the value and unique nature of these bikes, they could surface anywhere. So we’re hoping all our readers will keep a lookout for these rides.
Specialized Allez Track / Red Hook Milano
Size 56. One of four bikes custom made for Red Hook Milano 2016. Custom paint by Erik Nohlin. 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 online under #atributetoettore.
Specialized Allez 74 / 40th Anniversary Edition
Size 56. One of a kind. Reynolds steel frame and fork. Designed by Mark Di Nucci. Custom paint by Erik Nohlin, 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’s 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 online under #74allezproject.
Specialized AWOL Transcontinental
Size 54. One of a kind. Painted in real rust, easily recognizable. Chromed chainstay. Sawtooth tan wall 42c tires and full Sram Rival groupset. More images online under #rustawol.
Specialized Turbo E-Bike
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.
Specialized S-Works Diverge
Size 56. Brand new, one week old. Painted by Nohlin 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 drivetrain.
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 47-mm wide Sawtooth tires. Full SRAM Force 1x drivetrain.