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Old 12-08-09, 05:57 PM   #1
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senee, YOU ARE THE MAN!!! found my Merckx!!!!

got a call from this member regarding an Ebay auction he saw

http://cgi.ebay.com/Eddy-Merckx-Trac...#ht_737wt_1041

local leos are not doing a thing and Ebay will not do a thing unless the Police get involved.
Time to call out the television crews, gonna make D.C. Police look like real, well...

Now, if my name was LANCE I am sure they woulda jumped , however... looks like I am going to have to buy Eddy AGAIN!!!
please DO NOT BID ON THIS ITEM ... I want it back .
Working on a sting as the seller says, cash on pickup so come Thursday nite we should win the bidding war
I hope to be re-united with my good buddy Friday after work

http://gallery.triduo.com/p/bike_in_...344-4219-40d27
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Old 12-08-09, 06:05 PM   #2
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Good luck. take a couple of heavies to sort the ****** out if the media wont help.
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That page has had 1240 hits before mine. The seller is either not well educated or is not a native speaker. Take the papers that prove it's your bike w/when you go to pick up (if you have the winning bid). Verify that the serial numbers match (assuming the azzhat hasn't removed/covered them). Get your hands on the frame and walk away without paying. Dare him to call the cops.

Remember to bring a bunch of impartial witnesses with you.
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^^No, then he wouldn't get the rest of the bike parts back, and the asshat would still be out there.
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Have some big friends hide nearby in case the pendejo tries any funny business. I'm beyond incensed your local pigs won't investigate, this criminal stands to make over $2000.00. That is a bit more $ to steal than ripping off a ****ing chocolate bar from 7-11.

You must be itching to beat his ass, eh?
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Those that know me understand that my belief is that "violence is the last resort of the incompetent"
The seller will not get a dime from me. I will be re-united with Eddy; only way it will not happen is if he pulls the
auction. The bidding has been done mostly by ME in order to insure I win. "why I asked that no one joins in."
Several people that know me are already primed for the event this Friday and the choice is the sellers.
Hand over the goods or suffer the consequences of several others with much angst towards bicycle thieves that are
assisting with the sting. The componentry, cane creek wheels, nitto stem and bars, the dura ace cranks and diadora pedals are insignificant and can be replaced but a custom built Eddy can not.
"Believe me, I cried a river to Eddy but all I got was an offer on a good deal for an aluminium frameset.
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Good luck with this. I really mean that.

However, I don't think posting a thread like this was a good idea. It's better to wait until the frame is in your hands.
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Yeah and your ebay account is new so...Mr. Crook might get suspicious. I still say bike thief = needs beatdown.
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Hey TMan - very glad to hear that you have "found" your beloved bike. I hope you get everything back and that butthole gets everything he deserves. wp.
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Tell him you are out of the Country on holiday and you will have your Representative pick it up for you. He will have a check for More than the amount of the item, so all he needs to do is Deposit the check and give your Representative $500 USD cash, keeping the rest for himself.

jk. glad it turned up! good luck getting it back. considering the cost of the item, it would likely be a felony charge if they'd catch the guy.
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probably mangled by someone who doesn't a tool from a hole in the wall.

good luck and please be careful - you never know what a scumbag like this could do.
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Wish I could be there in your welcome party. Have some cage fighter friends that might like to attend as well.
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Okay who wants to join the Posse? I'm in!

This is FANTASTIC, Trackman. I just wish you safety......Please keep us posted.
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Trackman, have you contacted the local authorities where the bike is to be picked up? If yours won't do anything, maybe someone else will...

also, there's a possibility the person selling the bike might not be the person who stole it. could have picked it up off CL, rummage sale, etc knowing it was worth much more.
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Trackman, have you contacted the local authorities where the bike is to be picked up? If yours won't do anything, maybe someone else will...

also, there's a possibility the person selling the bike might not be the person who stole it. could have picked it up off CL, rummage sale, etc knowing it was worth much more.
Why lie about where you picked up the bike? Also, I believe that anyone who knew what this bike was worth would not put up so horrible an ad. This guy looks like he's trying to get rid of hot goods.
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I hope you get your ride back; if so, you'll be about the first. I don't know if I would have gone public. Someone may tip him off and cause him to end the auction and dump the bike.

One longshot you could try, maybe--get him to ship the bike to you accross state lines, and then turn him in for a federal crime.

It seems tough, though, to prove that he stole the bike. He can always claim to have picked it up from 'some guy'. So, the most you might hope for is a return of the frame. Don't go off like O.J. with the memorabilia posse; you saw what happened to him! good luck
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Good luck, but I'd expect the rest of the stuff back as well, or at the least a civil or criminal proceeding for the replacement cost. If the parts aren't on your frame he's either sold them, or used them to disguise another stolen bike in which case you may prevent another theft.
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Good luck, but I'd expect the rest of the stuff back as well, or at the least a civil or criminal proceeding for the replacement cost. If the parts aren't on your frame he's either sold them, or used them to disguise another stolen bike in which case you may prevent another theft.
from his previous feedback it looks like he already sold the front wheel on ebay.

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I hope you get your ride back; if so, you'll be about the first. I don't know if I would have gone public. Someone may tip him off and cause him to end the auction and dump the bike.

One longshot you could try, maybe--get him to ship the bike to you accross state lines, and then turn him in for a federal crime.

It seems tough, though, to prove that he stole the bike. He can always claim to have picked it up from 'some guy'. So, the most you might hope for is a return of the frame. Don't go off like O.J. with the memorabilia posse; you saw what happened to him! good luck
Aint possession 9/10ths of the law or something? Saying "oh some guy gave it to me" doesn't mean you're off the hook if it was stolen, amirite? Plus, if dooder is the thief, dollars to doughnuts he has a lengthy criminal record, eh?
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Congratulations on finding the bike! However, I'd be extremely careful doing the transaction, and definitely try to get some kind of law enforcement involved. If the seller is routinely engaging in criminal activities, what's to say that he won't have some thugs of his own, and decide to keep the cash and the bike? Two common elements of most criminals is that they are greedy and they like to make a quick buck. (Then again, who doesn't?) As others have mentioned, it is possible that the seller is not the person who stole the bike, but he's obviously lying in the ad.

If any authorities won't help, try to arrange to meet the seller in a very public location during the day with lots of people around. This guy doesn't seem like the brightest bulb in the chandelier, which might make him unpredictable. Have several buddies get there well in advance, who look like they're just hanging out, and not associated with you. Don't even acknowledge them unless you need help. If he sees too many people with you, he might get intimidated and not follow through if he thinks it means getting a beat down. If the seller has other ideas and tries to keep the cash and the bike, hopefully the change in numbers will work in your favor. Of course the other risk is that surprising him make make him do something stupid too. You might also want to have one person whose primary job is to get the license plate number of the seller's car/van, if possible. I'd emphasize again the importance of getting law enforcement involved.

Edit: I realize you're not planning on taking $2,000 cash to buy back your stolen bike. However, the seller presumably won't be seeing it that way, and would probably settle for any cash on hand instead.
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A couple of more thoughts:

1) It looks like he has bought more than he has sold on eBay, and some of those purchases are from various bike shops/dealers. I'd guess that the seller is actually a cyclist, rather than a just a junkie looking to steal and sell things for his next fix. (That's fix, not fixie!) However, that also means that he might visit forums like this and see this thread, or have friends who would see it and tip him off. If you can get this thread temporarily deleted, I'd do so pronto.

2) I didn't find the seller's name listed as a member of Bike Forums, but Googling it produces some unexpected results!
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