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Old 11-10-07, 04:11 AM   #1
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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.


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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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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Old 11-12-07, 05:22 AM   #2
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Well at least you know where you can pick up a bargain..

Sorry, bad joke - couldn't resist..

Good luck
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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

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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