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Kudos to my LBS

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Day before yesterday the police were in arresting a shoplifter.
    Yesterday the released shoplifter was in there (the LBS) again and they took from him some obviously nicked wheels...in fact he was so drunk he left them in the shop when they ejected them.
    I popped in for some new SPD's and they asked if I'd seen wheel-less Giant around town (don't ask me how they identified the wheels as coming from a Giant): I had.
    So, They gave me a pen and paper and asked me to stick a note in the bike letting the owner know where his/her wheels were.
    This I was happy to do.
    __________________
    you scratch mine.....
     
  2. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Bugger, wrong thread.B)
     
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    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    :biggrin:
     
  4. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Surely if they were been very nice they would have taken the wheels back to the bike and put them on? Not sure how the owner of the bike was expected to get to the shop without the wheels.

    But still pretty good of them.
     
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    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    They didn't know where the wheel-less bike was - which is why they asked me if I'd seen one. Perhaps I should have made this clear.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    They could have beat the info out of the thief, I guess...

    Good on them though.

    My LBS hasn't been crime fighting so far as I know, but they did give 2 hours of their time to check over bikes and do simple repairs for people on bike to work day. Top fellas.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Any decent bike shop would have hacked the thief's hands off with a rusty chain ring and rammed a rubber mallet up his arse.
     
  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Sideways. B)
     
  9. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I think i saw a stolen bike today that was dumped :biggrin: It was a decent Trek, lent up against some park railings. I was going to turn back but it was a ruff area and there was no-way i would of stopped. The rear mech was all messed up, chain was hanging off, but there was no lock on it i dont think. I did see a police car, but it shot off the other way so i couldnt stop to tell them. Local police station is a distance away and i didnt want to move the bike incase someone was going to come back for it, unlikely though. Hopefully it will end up back with its owner, and some chav wont just ride it down the bank and throw it in the river.
     
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    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Update: wheel-less bike gone, but LBS says wheels uncollected.
     
  11. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member


    what a stupid thing to say. this is europe you bloodthirsty ayatollah
     
  12. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    the wheels weren't locked, obviously, and would have remained unlocked after refitting by the staff. the distance from bike to shop is within walking distance for a drunk with two wheels, so presumably can't be too hard for a cyclist to carry his frame that short distance.
     
  13. Finally I get the chance to post this picture. Been wanting to for ages:
     
  14. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Where is the shop, Tony? If I ever get anyone to buy my house I could be moving to your neck of the woods.
     
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    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Banjo Cycles in Newbury.