Stolen bike – i've found it
my DH bike that got stolen last summer has appeared on ebay…Posted 4 years ago
the ad was from last november so i’m not sure if the guy still has it as it just says that the auction has ended
i’m not really that interested in getting the bike back…although it would be a bonus
i just want to know of there is anyway i can track him down so i can send round the plod to deal with him
link for the ad is below
The Police have a unit that deal with ebay and can get results very fast. They will bhe able to get details of seller and buyer and pay them a visit.
I found my bike on the bay and the Police acted quickly against the seller and got it back, but then went through his account to contact every buyer of a bike or power tool in the last 18 months to check them against the stolen register.Posted 4 years ago
^^ thanks guys…Hora i expected that after the miley cyrus chicken thing!! 😀Posted 4 years ago
it might look ugly but it was a beast of a bike!!
anyway like i said i’m not all that fussed about getting the bike back, although if it can find its way back to me then it would be a bonus…though technically it would belong to the insurance company so i would have t speak to them as to what would happen in that case.
if i were to get it back i would have my eye on quite a few of the components….but my main objective is getting the plod to deal with him and if by any chance i find out who he is and where he resides then at some future point in time i may give myself the pleasure of introducing the world to him from a new perspective …that of a wheelchairRichPennyMember
I had this recently. Police were very busy, so eventually had to win the auction then get an address for collection. The police were informed of my plan to visit the seller and persuade him to return the bike. Police then took action with the address I gave them and made 2 visits to the house. On the second visit the guy was in and they collected the bike.
Sadly they were not able to prosecute anyone.Posted 4 years agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
It’s extremely ugly…
however, it says it can be collected. Can’t you go outside the house (with a friend) and then call the police saying you know your property’s inside. If you have proof of ownership with you, I’d imagine it’s a faster method of getting a result.Posted 4 years ago
i’m a bit reluctant to contact him. i’ll wait to see what the police say first. theres no geotag on the picture so i cant locate him that way but i might get a friend to contact him and casually enquire about the bike. if he has still got it then we’ll take it from there and see what happens.Posted 4 years ago
richpenny – the sale ended back in november but there were no bids on it so i assume he hasnt sold it yet. this may be due to the fact that i did advertise the bike as stolen everywhere i could think of, or because it is ugly (in the eyes of many it would seem). its a very unique bike in its appearance and does look ugly in those pics…the pics i have of it look better (but i would say that).Posted 4 years ago
i’ve asked a mate to contact him as a buyer to ask if he still has it.
insurance paid out so it would be the property of the insurance company. what they choose to do with it if it did get recovered would be anyones guess but maybe they’d just write it off and say keep it we dont care or they sell it back to me on the cheapPosted 4 years ago
either of these outcomes would be a bonus….all i want is for the police to try and prosecute the guy trying to fence it off. they managed to lift a fingerprint from the scene but had no hits, but if they collar this guy and his print matches the one they found they can hopefully do him for theft and possession of stolen goods…if not i’ll do him at some point
update: i created a fake ebay account and contacted the seller with a view to “buying” the bike. i got his details and passed them onto the police and they obtained a warrant to search his house. they executed the warrant this morning and have now got the bike in their possession and i have had to contact my insurance company who have sold the bike back to me for a small fee!!Posted 3 years ago
What’s its replacement?
i didnt get a replacement. i used the cash to upgrade another bike i’d just built at the time of the theft.
i will be stripping it down to transfer some of the parts to the current bike and selling off the parts i dont need.
I notice his account is stil live on ebay….not that it means anythign as he could just go and set up another tomorrow.
the seller wasnt the thief….he bought it from cash generators so the police are going to try and track down whoever sold it to them.Posted 3 years ago
Did the police look round the house? If you look on his ebay buying he’s been buying fish tank pumps and hydroponics stuff. Wonder what he’s doing this those….?
to be fair…he wasnt the thief…he bought it legitimately…he had the sale receipt form cash generators to confirm this…i feel sorry for him as he’s lost out on whatever he paid for it
he may be able to get his money back from cash generators for selling him a stolen bike.
he even messaged me on the fake account to tell me the police had took it off him and that he didnt know the bike was stolen…he said he suspected i was the real owner and if so then he was glad i’d got it back (now my concern is if he was involved in some way then he knows where i live and will send his scrote mates around for attempt number 2)
Great news out of interest what was the fee?
does it still have the
not sure yet…still waiting for the payment to clear and for the insurers to let the police know so they can let me go and collect itPosted 3 years ago
Even if the bike ain’t to everyone’s taste
you’re right it might not be to everyone’s taste but for me it was a really nice bike. seeing as its based on the Intense M1 which wasnt a bad looking bike IMO i liked the way it looked.Posted 3 years ago
obviously the saddle isnt to everyones taste and neither are the 24″ wheels…but i didnt buy it for its looks but for the way it rode which was awesome.
to be fair the image posted on the ebay ad wasnt the best…taken in the dark made it look uglier than it really is…so here’s a picture of it in better light
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