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    Very fishy sounding NY Brompton on Ebay

    Hmm! He doesn't know the model, he thinks it's got a nice welded frame (when it's brazed), & he's never been shown how to fold it. Dodgy!!!

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    Is that the one I put up on the Craigslist thread?
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    Bloody hell, you were quick to reply, too quick for me, realised I'd left the link out, remedied that immediately, but you beat me to it! LOL! He appears to be trying to sell it outside USA, also very dodgy sounding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Is that the one I put up on the Craigslist thread?
    BTW, can't find your post on the Craiglist thread, how long ago was it?
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    Oops! My new raw laquer folding spectacles missed that LOL! Yep! Same one. If that's not nicked, my..............................................a bloater! Grrrrrr!
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    26 transactions with 100% feedback rating. I am not to sure it's fake. May be real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratdog View Post
    26 transactions with 100% feedback rating. I am not to sure it's fake. May be real.
    If it was bought or given to them, surely they would have had it explained the model, raw laquer and basic folding instructions.
    As for feedback, most come from stuff he's bought, only 4 sales previously, one another special bike :- VINTAGE ROYCE UNION ROAD BICYCLE

    I stand by my statement, sounds very fishy
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    Chop!,

    I didn't bother to check that far since this bike does not interest me, but you're right anyone considering buying this should do their homework.

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    My first red flag would be the amount of spelling mistakes. Just saying.

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    Sold for $907
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    It's a shame that I didn't ever come across my stolen Rohloff Birdy, I always thought it would turn up on Fleabay or somewhere, but here we are years further on and still not a sniff. Would love to have caught that toe-rag! Grrr! Still check every bikestand every time I'm in Dublin.
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    Here's a like new BF with the serial # filed off. Bicycle thieves are right up there with investment bankers.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-Friday-Pock...item2a0eeca2c8

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    Quote Originally Posted by social suicide View Post
    Here's a like new BF with the serial # filed off. Bicycle thieves are right up there with investment bankers.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bike-Friday-Pock...item2a0eeca2c8
    the smart guy bought the bike from someone knowing that the serial no. was sanded. hmm sounds really fishy. i will keep my hands off that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    the smart guy bought the bike from someone knowing that the serial no. was sanded. hmm sounds really fishy. i will keep my hands off that bike.
    He has also the case. Picked from a baggage carousel ?

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    Airport baggage handler, maybe..........

    May the flies of a thousand camels...........................

    Maybe BF will know of a missing Pocket Pro in that area.

    Report it to Ebay maybe

    I really would love to stick a spanner in these %$*@#'s works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Does this sound plausible to anyone? GPS devices are severe battery drains (my phone doesn't last a day with GPS on full time) plus you need some sort of transmission device. This is fine in cars, as you can connect them to the car's electrics, but I can't imagine how it would work on a bike.

    BTW does anyone know if the UK police bicycle marking has any value? I've had my frame marked, but surely that's easier to sand off than a serial number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    I note that they are 'developing' this device, it isn't tangible yet, their web-site tells you to download their brochure for further details, which tells you to visit their website for further details, which tells you to download their brochure for further details......................................................... meanwhile, your bike's being nicked from outside!
    After my Birdy went missing I resolved to fit a tracker to my GoBike, I approached many companies, only to find that a usable technology doesn't yet exist. One firm said the answer was their tracker which velcroed under the saddle!
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    The owner should of locked up a rabid mongoose inside the suitcase with the BF.

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