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  • No problem at all. I'll try and find the original invoice too.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Where in London was it (if you can say)?

  • Thanks Oliver, it was on the west side of Devonshire st just after it crosses Harley st.

  • Not so sure. Guy is pretty visible with a long varied sales history.

  • Hello, I was hoping someone might have seen my Cannondale Synapse bike. Frame size is 56cm with white bar tape as shown in the photo. This only difference being the tyres which were upgraded. I had the misfortune of it being stolen through my rear windscreen of my car 2 nights ago! My car was parked in Stoke Newington. Went to Brick Lane Market this morning but had no luck.

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  • hope okay to post the theft of bike parts, someone has liberated me of my Brooks saddle this morning outside of Cannon St station, sometime in between 6:30 and 8 this morning.

    it's a Brooks Ladies pro s, honey coloured with copper rivets, with a pretty deep scuff mark/ scrape right next to the Brooks badge on the left. if anyone sees one matching this description for sale pls let me know. i was quite attached to it and i don't want to spend four years remoulding a new one to my butt :(­ks-england-team-pro-s-women-s-saddle/rp-­prod131554

  • Just saw this parked unlocked outside a hair salon on Hornsey road of all roads
    Specialized S-works disc di2 with roval wheels. the whole lot circa 2016.


    Taken today between 2-6pm from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. So much for building up your own bike and being proud of it!

    Dolan Pre Cursa 58cm
    Campagnolo cranks
    R500 Front Wheel
    Halo Aerotrack rear wheel
    Fizik Antares saddle.

    Please share this around!

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  • Just walked up the shops and seen a guy stipping front brake off a bike as I walked back.­1118256078981087233

  • I posted on the London Cycling facebook too and it's kinda worrying how many pro-stealing parts people are about.

  • Meant to post this sooner, but has anyone had a VanMoof stolen, one of the electrified ones, white frame, looked like a large, clocked it on Sunday at Brick Lane and noticed it did have a Bike Register sticker and code on it, so hopefully it might find its way back to its rightful owner.

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  • Had someone break into my bike shed in Hackney E9 last night and steal my cinelli mash and hoy shizuoka (picture attached). Gutted since I had just put a new set of DD75 cranks and izumi on it a couple of weeks ago!

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  • A friend of mine has been swindled. He sold a Brompton for £600 cash to a guy named Mike. Turns out Mike provided him with Fake bank notes which he only found out when he tried to deposit the money into the bank. The police say that there is nothing they can do due to lack of evidence despite being handed the notes. Mike is now posing as John on gumtree, shpock, ebay etc and is trying to resell the bike in Fulham West London. Trying to assemble some guys together to get the bike back - anybody up for catching a theif?

  • Meet him and pay him in the original fake bank notes?

  • Please post in “Brompton Bicycle” if you use Fbook to warn others!

  • Please do this

  • Saw this one Ebay, i'd bet money it's nicked. Who sells a bike like that and doesn't mention the DA/Ultegra components?­napse-Ladies-Road-Bike-48cm-Orange-and-W­hite/183783993785?hash=item2aca6131b9:g:­LfoAAOSwmDJcveGq&frcectupt=true

  • It's also not a 48cm, a synapse or a ladies...

  • I posted about my Isla being stolen at the end of January:­

    Someone contacted me at the end of March after they saw a bike that fit the description of mine being sold on Facebook marketplace.. falsely advertised as an Isla Pro. Of course I immediately contacted the police to inform them, in the mean time I was able to get the seller's phone number / address (based in London Fields - less than a mile from where the bike was stolen) but I didn't want to retrieve the bike myself as didn't want to put my life at risk. Found the seller's Shpock page where other bikes are being sold:­MxzHkZhi0WD

    Got assigned a police officer on the 1st of April and the bike was still being sold on Facebook. PC suggested that they would send units to retrieve it. 2 weeks later and me constantly begging for updates/actions, the seller sold the bike to someone on her estate apparently and police did nothing.

    Just a note to say police seem pretty hands off, even when you have all the information for them. Such a shame as I could have got my bike back! Anyone had any positive experiences?

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    Pretty shitty. Makes London look dreadful, really

  • Have you filed a complaint? Seens pretty negligent...

    How do you know they sold it, did the police tell you that? Just because they no longer have it doesn’t mean nothing should be done. Maybe I’m being naive..

  • Not filed a complaint yet. Got an email from the sergeant (at 1am last night) to say that they are really understaffed which is why they could not go and retrieve it:

    Apologies. We did try to action going to look for your bike but at no
    point were we able to do this during our shifts. I’d gotten authority
    to pay people to stay on after the shift but by coincidence that was
    the day that the bike was sold and was no longer available. Had the
    bike still been there our intentions where to try and recover it.
    Unfortunately we were not able to do this in time.

    As for what happens now. The short answer is that I’m afraid we won’t
    be taking any further action or pursuing this matter. We weren’t
    intending to arrest or prosecute the woman selling the bike. If we
    could have proven that it was your bike then we would look to have
    informed the seller of this and then recovered it. As it’s no longer
    there we are not taking any action and the matter is being closed.

    I found out that the bike was sold after messaging her on the 16th of April to check to see whether the bike was still available. She said that a guy from around her estate bought it.

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Stolen bikes

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