bike identity check method?

Cambie

Active Member
Location
Brighton
Is there a website or other means of instantly checking if a bike is stolen? If not, any ideas on buying a used bike safely?
 

mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
https://checkthatbike.co.uk/ but it doesn't have everything.

Usual secondhand vehicle trading rules apply: prefer to go to their home or business, not meet in a car park, ask about the bike, see if they seem legit, stuff like that. More tips at http://stolen-bikes.co.uk/how-to-avoid-buying-a-stolen-bike/ and they seem reasonable.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Immobilise.com is the biggest and the one the dibble endorse so your best chance of finding a match if it is hookey.
 

mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
" Immobilise is offline for maintenance" and did it let the public search anyway? Some police use bike register.com instead which sucks for obvious reasons: what thief leaves a bike register code on the bike?
 
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