- If you saw your bike that had been nicked a week ago…
My mate’s bike was nicked from my garage years ago & we found out who’d done it via a couple of bad lads that we knew quite well. Matey found the scrote sat in a car in the local village with 3 others & (on his own) simply opened the car door & said, ‘where’s my bike, cos I want it back, now’. A bit of ‘persuasion’ later & he had the bike back within 15 minutes.Posted 4 years ago
He’s now the smallest police sergeant the North.toys19Member
sweetsa bike from a baby
It was not difficult. Poor kid was terrified by the sight of my car heading towards him. He leapt off my bike like a salmon heading for the ancestral spawning grounds, issuing denials before I had even made my accusations. I was just thrilled to have my bike back..Posted 4 years agopussywillowMember
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I thought you are some kind of riding god Pussy I’m amazed you didnt leap out of the car emit a blood curdling challenge and kung po chop his thieving ass and reclaim your property.
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I am, but this wasn’t my bike that was stolen… Its my friends and he saw his stolen bike last week and he said he just watched the scrote ride past him while waiting for the traffic lights, he then drove past him again and did **** all! 😯
Bless him, when all I did was laugh when he told me! 😆Posted 4 years agochowmeinMember
Just talk to him. He might have bought it. Explain the situation. You might be able to work something out. Appearances can be deceptive and sometimes scroats are reasonable young people. If he has nicked it then it hasn’t cost him anything and he might just hand it back if you tell him there will be no further action.
If he legs it, try and take a picture then report it to the police.Posted 4 years agovan cough coughMember
I was in this situation 10 years ago. My bike was stolen from a house share I was in whilst ALL 5 of us were at home. The insurance replacement was fast (within 1 week I had a new identical bike). On my first ride on the new bike I see the old one outside a cafe. I phoned my friends and the police and locked my new bike to the old one. A big guy started kicking off about ‘his bike’. My mates arrived and all hell broke lose. The police were next to useless. I was able to prove the bike was mine but they let the big **** go and then they made a big thing about me contacting the insurance company. I contacted the insurance company and they let me keep both bikes. These were +£1k bikes.
But your question is more about your injured masculinity right? You felt weak cos you didn’t kick off ninja style? Don’t beat yourself up. We’re not all ninjas.Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
Well im not some big testosterone fueled hero but when I saw a scrote sat on my bike I ran up behind him and grabbed the seat post stays really hard and he jumped off. He was bigger than me and less than half my age – but I figure I was angry enough to try. Glad I did I got my bike back and amazed the police
Doubt he relished me in full on screaming banshee mode – he really didnt put up much of a struggle and startes trying to say hed bought it off someone etc
At least you know what area hes in – tell the policePosted 4 years agomjsmkeMember
I wouldn’t go and just take it from them. They may not be the original thief and could be innocent.
I’d follow them and call the police but add a few phrases like “i think i saw drugs” or “i think i heard them say something about a gun”. That will speed up the polices response. Then show them the photos of it on my phone. If no police show soon and it’s just a kid i guess i’d like to take it off them but i’ve never been in that situation.Posted 4 years agoflippinhecklerMember
Exactly a year and a month to the day I had my bike stolen from outside a pub, the scrote was on CCTV hack sawing the lock off but hoodie up he could not be identified, I drove around hoping to spot my on one ss but luckily didn’t spot it as I would of reclaimed it with menace. Got shown a pic this eve of a poor guys retro full sus Whyte that was nicked from Llandudno but he’s visited all the pubs in hope someone spots it offering £100 reward. More sensible way to go about getting a bike back.Posted 4 years agojim76Member
Had 4 bikes stolen back in 2008. Got one back via Ebay / police involvement, and got another back after seeing someone riding it – custom frame so couldn’t mistake it. Whizzed back and pulled in just as the chap was heading off down a bridleway, confronted him and explained he was on my bike, it was custom, proto frame too (complete with “Proto” etched into the bb), which I showed him. Gave him the choice of handing it over or we call the police to sort it, he handed it over fairly quickly. He did say he purchased it off someone, which may have been true, not my problem though. He did keep making eye contact with his friend and there was a slight moment when I thought it was all going to go to crap, guess it was my lucky day. Incidently, his mate was on a Hardrock, my Thomson stem was on that and the OEM Modus Hardrock stem was on my bike – I told his mate he could keep the stem though 🙂Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
I once saw a previously-stolen bike belonging to a mate of mine outside a shop, just leaning up against the railing, unlocked. I jumped on, then sprinted away down Withington high street, being chased by a very, very, angry scrote. I don’t think my heart has ever raced so quickly!Posted 4 years agomattg123Member
When mine was stolen (built up myself on a hand sprayed Marin frame) from my garage a few years back I sang like canary to the old bill about my lack of security & open doors (reporting while still pissed)so couldn’t claim on the insurance so wrote it off, a few weeks later I got a call from a mate who’s right up there on the nutter scale saying he knew who had my bike & would take me round but would cost me £100 to get it back. On the way there he confirmed I had a £100, insisted I payed as bloke who had bike was even bigger nutter & suggested we got out as quick as poss. Nutter 2 was apologetic about charging me for my own bike but insisted that’s what he had payed for it from some smack heads so was merely passing the charge back on to me, I was furious about the situation but respected my mates opinion, my anger soon faded when I found out that nutter 2 had stuck an axe in a guys head after a pub brawl only a week before… rode that bike today on a great solo adventure in the Preslli hills, didn’t give the 1’er a single thought !!Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Not a bike, but I did once find someone trying to get in through my kitchen window.Posted 4 years ago
I gave chase without thinking, it’s just what you do when you see a burglar. He got away.
Heading back to the house I was then thinking “what would I have done if I had actualy caught him?” Hadn’t thought that far ahead.
To answer the OP I suspect I would have a go at him. I don’t know if it would end well…rhyswilliams3Member
My old man caught some scrotes attempting to nab his car speakers in the middle of the night once. He chased them dressed in nothing but jeans and odd trainers whilst my mum stood at the end of the driveway with a rottweiler that simply did not want to be there (she was propped against the wall to stay awake). He did actually catch one, but only threatened not to come back (which they never)as they were teens and he was about 40.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Me and a mate “mugged” a bunch of kids for their bikes many years ago.
I say “their” bikes, they’d just stolen a load of track bikes from the lock-ups at Herne Hill velodrome – they were hire bikes and very distinctive. My mate worked at HH at the time and he’d got a call from a local saying he’d seen a bunch about about 6 kids riding these nicked bikes through Dulwich Village. We jumped in the car, headed down there and sure enough they were just exiting Dulwich Park as we drove up.
He braked in front of them and naturally they all fell off. It was quite funny really, none of them could ride the brakeless fixed gear and in trying to ride off pushing a 90+ inch gear they just stalled. We got all the bikes back no probs although one of the scrotes blustered a bit about “calling his Dad”, they all just ran off.
Thinking about it, it was very foolish off us. If they’d have actually thought about it, 6 of them could have beaten the shit out of us in no time.Posted 4 years agojamieaMember
The way I see it is that scrotes buying nicked bikes of other scrotes are only just slightly down in the pecking order of scroteyness. I’d have no problem taking a bike of a guy that handed over cash for a nicked bike sold buy a well dodgy geezer.
I had my first proper bike, an Orange Gringo, nicked from our garage whilst we were away over Christmas years ago. I still look out for it now!
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
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