- Stolen (?) Jones Spaceframe & Truss Fork
Jesus what a bunch of miserable bastards. The bike is in quite poor condition mechanically which is what set alarm bells ringing. The bike is spec’d exactly as chainline described 4 years ago and would be one hell of a coincidence if its not the same. Frame no. will be checked today.Posted 5 years ago
Jesus what a bunch of miserable bastards.
Some forum members just want to see the world burn….or be annoying cockweasels.
One of the two.
…or maybe both.
Ok, well maybe he lost it down the back of the sofa, sold the sofa on Gumtree, the next owner didn’t like it an had it reupholstered, the bike came out with the old fabric and was thrown into the scraps bin, the scraps bin ignited and burnt the unit down burying the bike, it lay underground for years until the area was redeveloped as allotments to feed the children on the local orphanage, the orphanage served up moussaka to the needy children and there, in one of the slices of aubergine, on the plate belonging to the girl in the OP, was the bike.
Seems legit.Posted 5 years agodavidjSubscriber
Very glad to hear things likely to end well for Chainline.
Unfortunately the police sometimes use the insurance claim and innocent seller argument to avoid investigating. Two of our stolen bikes have appeared on auction sites and police have been disinterested in recovering them due to the insurance claim. It’s a shame as we would be happy to payback the insurance money to get the bikes back as they were pretty customised.Posted 5 years ago
Bike is 100% definitely mine, frame numbers and exact specification. Nothing has changed on it other than having a mudguard and some pink tape added.
Original crime reports have been unearthed and authorities informed of detals.
Insurers have been informed and we have come to an agreement.
I sincerely hope this is a happy ending (given post above, but Police are involved) and I am very grateful to Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative for being vigilent and everyone on here for bringing it to my attention.
Assuming said happy ending I will be making a donation to the forum and to the LBS.Posted 5 years agochippsSubscriber
Fantastic news. Best of luck in getting it back quickly, Chainline – and top marks to Edinburgh Coop for being vigilant.
Always wondered what happened to Chipps flower print maverick, that must have stood out like the proverbial Bulldogs *******.
That wasn’t my Maverick (though it was stolen from outside the office (from a locked roof rack)) – it was real-tree camo and belonged to Nick Wallis. Unfortunately he died a couple of years ago, so will never be reunited with it.
In happier news, send us a photo of you and the reunited bike when you get it back, Chainline.Posted 5 years ago
Yeah, I’d be changing the saddle and grips…
I get the feeling it would be either like hooking up with an old G/F where once the heart beat twice for ever one in normal life, but now, well perhaps the affection has wained.Posted 5 years ago
Or your into dogging and anything will do 😆somafunkSubscriber
There’s a few folk i know that have reached a certain age and for one reason or another (reeking of desperation not to die alone i guess?) they have hooked back up with old GF, usually met back up through some form of social media and are putting a brave face on it by acting all lovey-dovey……….perhaps the same thing will happen here 😀Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
“If I bought something stolen I’d want to liaise with the insurer NOT someone who had been paid out years ago.”
It wouldnt matter what hora wanted…… youd be talking to the fuzz – who would take the stolen item off you ….. youd be looking to prove you bought it in good faith and thus get off without being charged for knowingly buying stolen goods.
as i said before – you buy stolen goods you deserve all you get.
you have no stake in the item at that point regardless of if the rightful owner has been paid out.Posted 5 years agomartinhMember
Just caught this thread. I remember well the posts about the theft all those years ago. Jones owners were few and far between back then and I had met Chainline briefly at the Kielder 100 and was really gutted at his loss.
It’s amazing that the bike has resurfaced with all it’s parts. I think we’d all assumed it had been split and melted long ago.
Ride like you stole it Phil 😉Posted 5 years ago
Thanks guys. The thanks really must go to the guys at the shop. The police have recovered it and I am trying to arrange collection. Couldn’t get hold of anyone late today, could be ‘office hours’ on the number I’ve been given.
Martinh, that Kielder is etched on my memory!
Has anyone tried one with a 29+ front rather than fat? I mostly rode it Fat Front.Posted 5 years ago
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