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CDooper

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Apr 2018
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    Sorry to hear! Had my Mercian (just) re-built Pearson swiped just before Christmas. Happy Christmas to me! As you its the sentimental value that trumps the financial value. Mine had been all over Europe with me over the past 8 years! Do keep an eye out for it on http://www.findthatbike.co.uk (Gumtree, eBay and PreLoved cycle related ads all pulled into the one web site). Do be careful with photos and titles on there. Those selling stolen bikes will either post a pic of the actual bike they are selling on (sometimes obscured/out of focus), but the wording may not be correct or vice-versa to throw you from finding it. If its sold complete on one of the websites they can appear just hours after, or a few days/a week when the theft isn't as 'hot'. Good to check a few times every 24hrs and you'll be surprised of the number of ads if you look at all for sale.
    Hopefully you have also registered your bike with findthatbike and then marked it as stolen. The Met use the web site to trace the owners of recovered bikes. Hopefully you know or have the frame number to add to the site. That way that is your proof that the bike is yours. Had an old hybrid stolen previously and I never registered it at the time and the sneaky thief took the frame no. and registered it as his own on the site to then sell on. Not complete proof of ownership, but if you've had it eons and no longer have a bill of sale etc then difficult to prove {possibly}.
    One last thing, email a description and photo to the Cycle Task Force cycletaskforce@met.police.uk They will distribute it between their officers to keep an eye. Any known scratches/seat post marking that you made to keep the seat height correct for yourself etc put in the email, especially for a stock machine. Oh, also Broadway and Brick Lane markets are worth a visit at the weekend as I've heard that stolen bikes are sold there. I hope you are reunited soon!

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    Hey, I remember you DoktorPepe. They've dismantled them and sold most of the components on Gumtree. The 2nd hand cycle/cycle parts section of Gumtree needs to be shut down!!!

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    These have been posted on all the usual sites. These have been with us for the past 8 years and both just very recently been rebuilt/resparyed. Both in unsual colours. One Pea Green with matching sprayed up mudgards, White Pearson logos. The other in metallic Tobacco Brown with Gold Pearson logos. Both high end Campag shifters/chainset etc. These have been all over Europe and have lots of sentimental value. If anyone hears anything, we'd much appreciate it. Thanks.

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    Two custom Pearson road bike stolen overnight/this morning from SE11!!

    If anyone see's or hear's about either of these please let me know. They have been registered in all of the main places on the web. Stolen from a secure back yard!!! Many thanks.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Tim,

    Posted on 'fleabay'. Price is high for those on lfgss, but only on for 7 days...wait as long as you can and hit the make me an offer button. URL is:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200919951994?sĀ­sPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.mĀ­1555.l2649#ht_1338wt_1399

    DC.

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    Huddo,

    Hadn't seen your initial pic...woah...that's some serious wear man. Ever thought of solid tyres as per kiddies tricycle's ;) A slight weight disadvantage, but think they would see you through for quite some time.

    DC.

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    Thanks Bump/diki for the thoughts...before I logged in here I'd decided to sell the bike on as a whole. I'm a confident mechanic so parts are going to be replaced nwith new quality items as I'd never want to sell anything on to someone else that was duff. So all, a very nice and (will be) fully serviced Ridgeback Solo will be on advertised on eBay very shortly.

    DC

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    Tim,

    I have photo's. I have decided to replace the worn items and sell the bike on as a whole though. New BB & chain arrived today, but still awaiting new freewheel and some other small parts. If you're interested let me know. Think it will be posted on 'the bay' in the coming few weeks.

    DC.

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