/ Stolen bike :(
My bike was stolen from Canary Wharf yesterday. I've talked to the on site security/ police but i don't hold much hope of it being found. I am going to keep and eye on ebay and gumtree in the hope i see it and can go 'steal' it back.
I was wondering if there's any other places i should be keeping a lookout. Bike forums, markets etc.
Brick Lane is pretty renowned for it but I heard there was a crack down so the thieving c**ts have probably found new ground to peddle their stolen gear.
Its a Beone Diablo.
Carbon Frame, black&white
Shimano 105 groupset
Selle Italia seat.
I'm sure it will be stripped down but if anyone sees a bike like this...feel free to stick a umbrella through the wheels.
No use now I know, but for future reference. Good luck getting the bike back.
thats ace.. Am defo getting one of them
Had my bike stolen from the same place a few months ago, by the waterfront. Very little interest shown by the authorities or the local businesses, but equally very little they can do - this is London!
The local plod should maybee set up a sting.. It seams to be a on going problem round there
Hi - bit late to the thread but keep an eye out for your bike on Bikeshd.co.uk . It "scapes" all bike adds from Gumtree and Ebay and puts them in one place. You might just see your bike pop up. I think this is london only at the moment. *site is also down at the moment*
Game of Conkers- It was stolen from under the Canary Wharf station DLR bridge.It was locked to a sheffield bike stand.No sign of the lock when I got out there.
I went straight to the security office and they said they were getting roughly 2 bikes a day stolen. Makes me think it must be the same cretins everyday and a sting operations would be worth it. To cyclists anyway. I'm sure the Police aren't too bothered.
Website looks good as well. Hope it's running again soon!
Looked at that tracker device, looks good, apart from it is easily removable, and I'm not sure sinking your star washer that far down the head-tube is necessarily a good idea...
I agree with your frustration, but....
We may just be able to justify a stop and search, and we might even be able to justify seizing the bike. We then have the issue of proving it is stolen and who the owner is. If as you say it has been repainted, a few bits have been moved around and a serial number has been filed off - we are going to struggle to prove he didn't "just buy it off some lad second hand."
At which point he gets his bike back and we have wasted a lot of time.
Conversely, were you to be stopped on your racer, and because you can't produce a receipt you were arrested and your bike was seized, I don't think you would be too happy with the police either.
The law is money making scheme for a huge industry, it's not the police who make the law.
Anyway fingers crossed.
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