After Bob's two bicycles

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

After Bob's two bicycles have been stolen, he now locks his bicycle with a huge padlock and a thick chain.
 

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Since Bob's two bicycles were stolen, he has locked his bicycle with a huge padlock and a thick chain.
 

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I'd say

'After Bob's last two bicycles were stolen, he now secures his new one with a huge padlock and a thick chain'.
 

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I might say "Since having his last two bikes stolen, Bob now uses a huge padlock and a thick chain to secure his new bike".
 

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After Bob's two bicycles have been stolen,
I have learnt that the present perfect used after the conjunction 'after' refers to the future rather than the past.
 

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Would it be OK to say this:

After having his two last bikes stolen, Bob now uses a huge padlock and a thick chain to secure his new bike.
 

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As I said before 'his last two bikes/bicycles' is better in my opinion.
 

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As I said before 'his last two bikes/bicycles' is better in my opinion.

I missed that. I agree with Rover. "... two last bikes ..." is not the natural word order.
 
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