So, just found these on ebay (SLX brakes, with HOSES CUT!!)...
looking into the guys other items and history, he has loads of bike parts and only a rudimentary knowledge. Have I found a thief?
cut hoses look dodgy as hell
Most other stuff is easily unbolted from locked up bikes - not exactly definitive proof tho.
Recon forks with (by the looks of it) headset bearings but no cups looks pretty shifty too.
But if he was stripping a bike that was left locked (or where he's cut the frame), why wouldn't he just keep the hoses too.
Was thinking about this the other day. Time to get replacement bolt set for stem face plate and clamp. Mix and Match Hex/Torx at least to make it a bit trickier to remove?
Can't believe someone would actually try to offload the above on ebay without at least removing them from the bars before taking the pic. Cut hoses would still be a give-away though.
he owns a bike work stand, I'm much less inclined to think he's a thief now
how do we get this guy charged?do you mean how do we get someone to look into whether this guy is actually dodgy?
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Ironic thing is he's selling a bike alarm
Dunno if it's a thief or just someone picking up cheap bikes and parts from Skips, house clearances or a pawn shop and just flipping them on via fleabay.
of course clipping the hoses on a pair of brakes shown very little mechanical sympathy, but doesn't automatically mean he's a thief...
Stolen iPhone maybe: RCD A BARRED PHONE SELLER UNAWARE RECEIVED FULL REFUND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND 5* ??
Most of the items on feedback look like 'theft material'...phones, laptops, bikes..
Emailed seller to ask about hoses:
yes the hoses were cut because my dog got to the bike and messed up alot of the stuff his teeth could get through when you buy these in the shop they dont come with hoses
Interesting answer...brakes that don't come with hoses???
I bought some brakes off ton on here that had cut hoses - he's definitely not a thief.
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