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  • Dylan08
    Member

    Apologies if already been done, but this one looks fishy even down to the Mini Moto in the background !!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mens-mountain-bike-/321286284202?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item4ace27a3aa

    adrec
    Member

    This would be hilarious if it wasn’t some robbing pikey scrotum flogging someone’s pride and joy

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Fishier than Captain Birdseye’s beard.

    Dylan08
    Member

    ditto – looks a pretty specific build – hopefully the real owner will spot this post!

    adrec
    Member

    Is there a way to report the ad? Can’t see a button to on the mobile site

    hexhamstu
    Member

    Is there a way to report the ad? Can’t see a button to on the mobile site

    Ebay don’t care

    ruffride
    Member

    Arnt they 36s with a qr through them may just be some young lad selling it has a pw 50 in the shed

    “…cotic(Be) frame for more stability”

    Thanks.

    robhughes
    Member

    There’s also a phone number for it on gumtree.Hope he gets nicked.

    matther01
    Member

    “liquid brakes”!!!!

    ragger
    Member

    Obviously nicked, “liquid brakes” “cotic(BE) frame for more stability…”.
    As mentioned above, it’s a pretty specific set up and the fact that it’s listed as simply a “men’s mountain bike” is another tell-tail.

    crocodilian
    Member

    “…frame for more stability…”.

    Selling a zimmer frame?

    angryratio
    Member

    clearly looks like another persons pride and joy.

    jaymoid
    Member

    eBay seller feedback: 0
    I’ve done a quick google to see if I can find out if it has been reported stolen but doesn’t look like any of them.

    Is there anything that can be done? It would be good if there was a central place people could report stolen bikes to. Does that already exist? (Don’t say the police as I’m sure this isn’t their no 1 priority!)

    Bazz
    Member

    Mmmm.. in Orpington as well, not far from me and has a bad reputation for less than honest travelling folk.

    llama
    Member

    More stability
    Such liquid
    Very cotic

    Wow

    yossarian
    Member

    Very dodgy ad – looks like a nicked bike for sure

    Mmmm.. in Orpington as well, not far from me and has a bad reputation for less than honest travelling folk

    Twattish comment, disregard.

    torihada
    Member

    robhughes – Member
    There’s also a phone number for it on gumtree.Hope he gets nicked.
    POSTED 20 HOURS AGO #

    What’s the number: can’t find it on gumtree. Want to pass the number on as it looks like it’s my friends bike.

    jaymoid
    Member

    Thanks^ on the off-chance it disappears on gumtree 0x7x9x5x8x0x6x9x1x2x0

    (just added x’s so it didn’t turn up in google/other searches)

    torihada
    Member

    thanks to all. Details passed onto mate (who thinks its his). We shall see what happens…..

    matther01
    Member

    Hope your mate does get it back.

    Hopefully bike & owner will be reunited.

    Hopefully the bloke that is trying to sell it ends up with a few bruises!

    vorlich
    Member

    Minimoto a clear indication the seller is a ****.

    p8ddy
    Member

    I messaged the guy asking for a frame number – and telling him where he could find it. He hasn’t replied.

    Doesn’t mean it’s stolen, but it’s not looking good given the description and the radio silence on frame numbers.

    Sad thing is there’s now a bid on it, and he *will* sell it on.

    edward2000
    Member

    Get your friend to tell the police ASAP. Contact the currently bidder to tell him it’s possibly stolen and the police may take it away, which may cost him his hard earned. This way the guy may withdraw his bid or never pay the seller

    godzilla
    Member

    I messaged the guy asking for a frame number – and telling him where he could find it. He hasn’t replied.

    Probably now a wise thing to do, no point spooking him IMHO.

    hexhamstu
    Member

    Surely the owner of the bike should just make sure he wins the bidding?

    p8ddy
    Member

    godzilla…

    I asked for it as part of a wider set of questions, and framed it as an inquiry so I could find out the year of the bike and if it would fit me…

    Even if he deletes the auction, it will make no difference to the cops – they have an ‘ask a question, get an answer’ setup with ebay. The current status of the ad makes no odds. What *will* matter is if the cops can be bothered following it up. I had a great experience with the police on this front, but different forces have different priorities.

    If he does remove it just makes it harder for him to sell. Anyone bidding on the off chance it might be their bike simply runs the risk of buying a different stolen bike and losing their money.

    godzilla
    Member

    I dont agree, if i was selling a hooky bike and someone started asking about frame numbers i would end the auction move the bike somewhere else, whiteout a physical bike to recover the owner looses out.

    Weasel
    Member

    That’s for sale in my manor, will post up on my clubs forum to see if anyone knows the owner

    torihada
    Member

    As mentioned further up the thread, its in all likelihood my mates bike. He has the details and is going to contact his insurance company and the police. If there’s any further outcome I’ll post here, otherwise I’d leave it there.

    p8ddy
    Member

    godzilla…

    Proof of the puding is in the eating. The auction is still there.

    And regardless, if the police act they’ll still get his name and address. There’s far more chance someone unscrupulous will see a mega cheap BFE on gumtree and buy it without caring that it’s nicked.

    Lucky you’re not the bike thief, eh? 😉

    torihada hope this ends well and your mate gets his bike back. you mentioned the advert being in orpington, is this near where your mate lives or has it been stolen and moved on?

    torihada
    Member

    torihada hope this ends well and your mate gets his bike back. you mentioned the advert being in orpington, is this near where your mate lives or has it been stolen and moved on?

    we’re local

    put a ridiculously big bid in, I did this recently then called police and waited. they recovered my bike.
    hope you get it back.

    torihada
    Member

    Well done to Dylan08; your detective work has led to the recovery of a stolen bike. Thanks, on behalf of my mate, to the STW searchlight.

    plyphon
    Member

    thats dope!!!

    did the arrest the scrote?

    torihada
    Member

    All I know is the bike was recovered this am by police and original owner due to ID it. What this shows is its always worth keeping your eye out and posting your concerns on forums like STW. With all us eagle-eyed bike nerds out there, the perps will start to feel like they’re living in East Germany.

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