- Dodgy Boardman – anyone recognise?
This Boardman Comp hardtail with some nice upgrades, including Fox forks, recently came up for sale on a local Facebook group (Bristol regulars will probably know the one) for £280.
I posted it up asking if anyone had lost one, no response.
Fast forward a few weeks and the seller stumbled across the post, and told me to take it down. I refused, he reported it, and it’s been removed. I’ve also received a 12 hour FB ban.
I’ve had a quick search for this bike locally but nothing’s coming up. I;m currently thinking that the forks were taken off another bike (because of the blue decals) but not sure what.Posted 4 years ago
chakaping – Member
If it’s that dodgy-as-**** FB group which was linked to from here before, I would just be working on the assumption that everything on it was half-inched.
It’s that one, yes. And if you clicked on the seller’s profile page it made for sad/hilarious reading: BB pins, weed, and pictures of his ankle tag. (He’s recently figured out how to make it private, sadly.) Not wanting to judge, but…Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
The pricing really all depends on if you apply a realistic valuation, or use the STW bicycle valuation calculator… That bikes probably only cheap by STW classified standards.
But it sounds like you’ve done a thorough FB profiling of the seller and that’s led you to smell a rat… Interesting that FB have slapped you across the knuckles though.
I thought the truly organised, organised bike thieves stole bikes from one part of the country and then offloaded them a few hundred miles away, ideally letting them sit in storage for a few months or breaking them up to avoid polices searches.
Hence a bike for sale in Bristol may well have originated from Manchester or Newcastle and could be composed from parts snaffled from several other bikes. so a local theft might not be where this one came from at all….
The properly clever ones would have written off the frame (especially a boardman) and broken the bike to sell as parts on fleabay (all virtually untraceable) as it’s typically only the frames that can tie it all back to the original theft.Posted 4 years ago
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