/ Stolen Bikes
You never know. I had one stolen in September and it has just arrived in a Cash Converter's 10 miles away.
Keep checking eBay, sometimes they turn up a month or so later.
Register them on stolen-bikes.co.uk They also have a sister site findthatbike.co.uk that makes it easier to search for anyone off-loading them.
It didn't help when ours were stolen, but you never know.
Sounds like a targeted robbery? When I was more into cycling and using cyclingplus forum it was figured out that people posting their rides and bikes etc seemed to be the target of home robberies.
If they don't turn up locally they will turn up in a few months in eastern Europe. I once sat on a plane next to a Serb lad who, when he saw my bike magazine, began boasting about his pal in Novi Sad who makes a nice living selling bikes stolen in the UK. When he saw the look on my face he suddenly forgot how to speak English.
> If they don't turn up locally they will turn up in a few months in eastern Europe. I once sat on a plane next to a Serb lad who, when he saw my bike magazine, began boasting about his pal in Novi Sad who makes a nice living selling bikes stolen in the UK. When he saw the look on my face he suddenly forgot how to speak English.
Same in sweden. By the time people have woken and discovered something has gone, there is a van full of bikes, power tools and chainsaws on a ferry over to the Baltic states. They are very canny, they use different cars and vans for the actual robbing, then transfer to the vehicle that goes out of country, so the reg. No. going through border control isn't on any suspect vehicle lists.
It's so easy to stuff stolen goods into the far end of a sea container and forget to declare them. Somebody told me that one of Manchester's Mobikes was spotted cruising around Kampala.
Probably not targeted in his case, on the same night a neighbour's house was burgled, attempted theft of a BMW further down the street, and he'd foolishly forgotten to lock his garage. Sounds very much like a case of some local scrotes from the Preston / Blackpool area on the rob.
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