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    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
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    Stolen bikes in London

    In the search for my stolen bike I was told that the following are the best places to look. Unfortunately, having looked, I have to agree - lots of suspiciously cheap bicycles of dubious ownership.

    Ebay

    Brick lane market (Sundays from ~04:30 but most stuff won't be there until ~08:00)

    gumtree - turns out that it's a hotbed of dodgy goods

    london second hand shops

    car boot sales - check your local free-ad pages/newspapers

    Some (a very small minority) bike shops in London - not going to name and shame as I have no proof.
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    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Sucks at loife DickyJ's Avatar
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    Well at least you know where you can pick up a bargain..





    Sorry, bad joke - couldn't resist..

    Good luck
    '06 Stumpjumper HT

    - Toddorado - "I speculate that, like cats, your other bikes(s) have been out at night having unprotected bike sex"

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    When the police recover stolen property this UK valuables register is the first place they check the bike's frame number against

    https://www.immobilise.com/

    It's free to register ANY valuables you have.

    So if you're lucky enough to 'find' your stolen bike in Brick Lane, or on the web you have positive PROOF to get the police to act, recover it, and deal with the offenders.

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