Stolen Milton Keynes: 115 Treks

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  • Stolen Milton Keynes: 115 Treks
  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Just saw this on their twitter feed. From a lorry outside their building apparently.

    hora
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    They’ll be broken up and sold for parts. Only an idiot will try and fence the complete bikes on.

    Trimix
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    Woburn will now be full of chavs on Treks.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    jesus, did the lorry get nicked or did the thieves have a very big van?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    “Agency driver who ‘didn’t know’ he could park in our driveway, or in the shipping company’s yard a mile away.”

    so either;

    1) an idiot

    or

    2) an inside job

    depending on who’s being sued.

    Jamie
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    jesus, did the lorry get nicked or did the thieves have a very big van?

    project
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    It appears the Lorry driver responsible for not been given correct security information, by dispatch company or recieving company.

    so not his fault.

    hora
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    Bet they all pop up in somewhere like Poland etc.

    The question remains, how exactly do you get away with 115 bikes which are presumably all in large boxes?

    115 bikes, that’s what.. over £100k at retail most likely? Ouch. Some rapped knuckles around Trek MK I should think.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Doubt that, average bike by volume is gonna be way under £1k, still not exactly great though!

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Just received this:

    October 29, 2012
    Bikes stolen outside of Trek UK offices
    (Milton Keynes) – A lorry carrying a shipment of 2013 Trek road and mountain bikes was broken into overnight on Friday, October 26th. The vehicle was parked on the street outside of the Trek offices.

    Models taken include several sizes of the following models:

    Elite 8.8
    Elite Carbon 9.6
    Fuel EX 8
    Remedy 9.8
    Madone 3.5
    Madone 4.7
    Madone 5.9

    It is possible that stolen bikes will show up in stores for repair or build, or for sale on auction sites such as Ebay and Gumtree. Trek UK has a list of serial numbers for verification.

    Anyone with information regarding the stolen bikes, or to report a stolen bike being offered for sale, is asked to contact Trek UK on 01908 360 160.
    For inquiries contact:
    Chris Garrison
    chris_garrison@trekbikes.com
    01908 360 160

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Sounds proper dodgy – what are the odds that someone broke into a truck, found 100+ bikes & had the time & resources to lift ’em all?

    mrmo
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    Sounds proper dodgy – what are the odds that someone broke into a truck, found 100+ bikes & had the time & resources to lift ’em all?

    This, how many transits do you need to shift 115 bike boxes. Out of interest where was the driver? Sleeper cab or home or in a hotel room?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    People should also be on the lookout for Ghost bikes with suspiciously homemade looking graphics.

    (well, they do look like a Trek)

    BlindMelon
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    Probably Lance trying to get a few quid back

    how many transits do you need to shift 115 bike boxes.

    You could probably fling 20+ boxed bikes in a normal sized Transit. Perhaps more.

    So, not too many….But, that does sound like a very organised piece of work.

    Premier Icon joat
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    Has anyone seen Lance? He might need a new source of income now. Who better to nick a few bikes from.

    footflaps
    Member

    I blame Thatcher….

    cheekyboy
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    hora – Member
    Bet they all pop up in somewhere like Poland etc.

    POSTED 2 HOURS AGO #

    Why Poland?

    Why Poland?

    Because he didn’t want to say “Manchester”.

    snakebite
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    wonder if my next remedy is gonna be delayed then 😯

    patriotpro
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    Can’t think how they’ll ‘Remedy’ that one…

    The getaway van must have a tank full of ‘Top-Fuel’ to get away with that lot.

    The mastermind behind it all must have been a right ‘Mad-one’ to pull that one off..

    Couldn’t resist… 😳

    You could probably fling 20+ boxed bikes in a normal sized Transit. Perhaps more.

    Ten would be pushing it. To shift that many bikes quickly the scum would have needed either
    a) a similar sized vehicle
    b) lots of vehicles
    c) a very close lock-up or six

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Cool, i may well get a new bike for Xmas after all 🙂

    Cyclenaut
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    @snakebike: We are currently working to pull bikes from other warehouses in Europe to make up for any orders that were due to be completed from this shipment. If yours was included in the stolen bikes, most likely it will just be a slight delay in getting your bike to you. Apologies for the inconvenience this might cause you. Hopefully, you’ll be riding your new bike soon.

    hora
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    Because he didn’t want to say “Manchester”.

    Dont be daft! The Thieves can’t be that thick. If they stay in this country they will get caught.

    Theres many many markets in Europe. They’ll turn up though…

    Cyclenaut
    Member

    We were lucky enough to get Tracy Moseley’s stolen Session back, a year after it was taken. That was down to a good samaritan recognising it from the press release we sent at the time, buying it using PayPal so he could get his money back, and then calling us to say he had it.

    snakebite
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    @Cyclenaut, no inconvenience, need to sell my 2012 Remedy first!

    andypaul99
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    Why Poland?

    Ok then.. lithuania?

    Cyclenaut
    Member

    @snakebite: If you sell it on Ebay, make sure to shout as loudly as possible that it’s a 2012 version! 😀

    MrSalmon
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    Sounds proper dodgy – what are the odds that someone broke into a truck, found 100+ bikes & had the time & resources to lift ’em all?

    Dunno, pretty much anything you’d be nicking from a parked up lorry is likely to need a van or two to carry it away isn’t it? So assuming that’s their business they’d likely be fairly well prepared.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Dunno, pretty much anything you’d be nicking from a parked up lorry is likely to need a van or two to carry it away isn’t it? So assuming that’s their business they’d likely be fairly well prepared.

    that is a fair point. Its not like you’d be truning up in a Fiat 500 to steal from any lorry

    Or invite was simply but on Blackberry messenger. They filled their van then charges £100 to anyone else who rocked up with a van

    daznal
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    I’d be checking out the local Audi/pad owners club,bound to be a few of them there

    project
    Member

    I would check with the trekies, the star trek appreciation society, and also Captain Kirk and Picard, both now retired from the Enterprise,then there is the klingons,a race of aliens that dont smile you just cant trust them.

    Perhaps somebody has created a transporter, and said the imortal words Beam them up Scottie.

    You can get 15 boxes at least in a low roof, SWB Transit, a few more if you stack them carefully…. 😉

    scottfitz
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    Chevin Cycle Mountain Bike Demo Day – 3rd November Come and try the latest 2013 bikes from Trek
    Edit:
    Oops Sorry wrong thread 😉

    hora
    Member

    singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/trek-ex8-2012-for-sale-185-inch-platinum-brand-new-never-used

    tpbiker
    Member

    ooft that does look bit dodgy doesn’t it. Although its not one of the bikes on the missing list!

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