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Old 03-18-16, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Holy crap!! A stolen bike was returned to its owner! Now I've seen everything.
A buddy of mine had his Colnago C-40 stolen from community center. He had bought the bike from a LBS owned by a relative. Some two years later someone came into the shop with a C-40 trying to sell it. The owner thought he recognized the bike and persuaded the seller to leave it for a few days so he could check out the condition. The shop owner used to sign the inside of his hand-built wheels. He removed a tire and found his signature. He then calls his relative saying he thinks he has his stolen bike. The relative tells him to remove one of the bar caps and look for his business card inside the bar. Sure enough, it's in there. The seller was only asking for maybe $150 for the bike, so to avoid trouble (broken shop windows, arson or even worse), the shop owner paid the seller.
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