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Originally Posted by salcedo View Post
Which makes me wonder, where are all the stolen mid-priced bikes? How do the thieves sell them? How do users buy them? It is a complete mystery to me.
Someone once told me it was more lucrative to sell the parts and throw out the frame. Easy to dispose of parts on fleabay and harder to get caught.

Buying and selling bikes is a problem. It is super hard weed through all the junk out there to find what you need unless you have a lot of time. Same with selling - how can a buyer know you have what he wants. You can't just buy a mountain bike, but have to research the brand, the style the category, the level of equipment, the fit - for every bike you are interested in. Its just often not worth the effort.
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