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stopping my bike getting stolen!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Alfa GT, 9 Feb 2018.

  1. fatblokish

    fatblokish Über Member

    Location:
    In bath
    Bike register
     
  2. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    For £20, probably not stolen. There's easier ways of scamming twenty quid than nicking a bike and going to the trouble of listing it on the 'Bay. Like a bit of shoplifting followed by flogging the haul down the pub no questions asked. Loads of meat and chocolate goes AWOL out of the local Sainsbury's this way. I've bought two bikes at that price or less and was 100% satisfied the sellers were kosher. I've known enough rogues in my time to know the difference between a genuine seller and a toerag punting out bent gear. The sort of premises you have to collect an item from is a dead giveaway for starters.
     
  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Doesn't stop it getting nicked. If bike register are as bad as immobilise and leak your property details, it may even encourage home visits to nick it!
     
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  4. Brains

    Brains Guru

    Location:
    Greenwich
    They now know the bikes are there.
    So next time they come back it will be with a grinder.
    I'd move the bikes for a couple of months
     
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  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

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  6. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    Give the mercenary an Uzi machine pistol too!
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    Alfa GT

    Alfa GT Active Member

    The mango is a no go. The messages I've received from the guy haven't filled me with confidence. Most probably nicked
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Whatever said above, I'd be v suspicious about a £20 mango bike
     
  9. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Take a look at an ebay seller's feedback history, and see what sort of items they've been selling previously. If a large number of sales have been used bikes at very low BIN prices, then possibly they are dodgy, but equally possibly they just do a bit of wheeling and dealing and acquire unwanted bikes legitimately - house clearances, rubbish removal etc. Not everyone is clued-up about used bike values (hence there are some real bargains to be had), and some sellers just want rid of something because it is in their way or they might be moving house soon etc - so they are not fussed about obtaining a high price.
     
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  10. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    My little inventive brain " little being the operative word" is thinking Fake poo..
    Smother on handle bars and seat.

    Patent pending, tho its a deterrent that will stop just about any would be thief.
    You would need the removal wash tho which you will be able to purchase when ive marketed it.
     
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  11. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Wouldn't real poo work better?
     
  12. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Anyway, you can already buy sham poo in many shops.
     
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  13. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    Probably, But :laugh::eek:xx(
     
  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Not at work
    Comes in a handy dispenser too.
     
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  15. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    Brambles or Blackthorn bushes are a good deterrent . You would have to be pretty determined to dig one out.