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Peter    1,547

I wonder how hard they try and find owners. 

At breen auctions now and there is a xxl focus. Top spec bike. 

Pretty rare. I scroll thru the lost bikes page and find a guy that had it stolen. 

Message him. He calls me. I call the cops. 

Bike taken off the auction. 

He was pretty happy its been found. 10k bike. 

Some other very nice rides here. A few s works and a mint cannondale 54cm. Too small for me. 

 

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Rog    1,546

People actually steal Cannondales?

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prizna    525
14 minutes ago, Rog said:

People actually steal Cannondales?

People make mistakes.

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KieranR    105
2 hours ago, Peter said:

I wonder how hard they try and find owners. 

At breen auctions now and there is a xxl focus. Top spec bike. 

Pretty rare. I scroll thru the lost bikes page and find a guy that had it stolen. 

Message him. He calls me. I call the cops. 

Bike taken off the auction. 

He was pretty happy its been found. 10k bike. 

Some other very nice rides here. A few s works and a mint cannondale 54cm. Too small for me. 

 

whats the stolen bikes page you refer to please.

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Ronny    6
19 minutes ago, KieranR said:

whats the stolen bikes page you refer to please.

Stolen Bicycles Australia is the one on FB

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Peter    1,547

A cannondale sold for 1800 today. It was only 2200 brand new. 

People go stupid at auctions. 

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IronJimbo    484
On 11/04/2017 at 10:58 AM, Rog said:

People actually steal Cannondales?

I had a Giant stolen once

Try explaining that to the cops...

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Ex-Hasbeen    3,753
34 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

I had a Giant stolen once

Try explaining that to the cops...

There were some Giants on that auction list. Maybe one was yours.

 

I couldn't imagine that many thieves dumb enough to pinch one, and if they did, it would be on the auctions for years till it sold.

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roxii    3,944
Just now, Ex-Hasbeen said:

There were some Giants on that auction list. Maybe one was yours.

 

I couldn't imagine that many thieves dumb enough to pinch one, and if they did, it would be on the auctions for years till it sold.

Maybe they were just dumped!! 

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IronJimbo    484
2 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

There were some Giants on that auction list. Maybe one was yours.

 

Not likely.  It was stolen in 2003

As Roxii says they probably stole it, facepalmed and dumped it

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roxii    3,944
Just now, IronJimbo said:

Not likely.  It was stolen in 2003

Maybe it keeps getting passed in :lol:

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IronJimbo    484
1 hour ago, roxii said:

Maybe it keeps getting passed in :lol:

Very good!  :D

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Flanman    1,090
On ‎11‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 11:12 AM, prizna said:

 

I left a Giant outside the house to get pinched for insurance. Next day I found 2 there.

FM

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Ironnerd    322

ST have an article on the "Big Value! But under-appreciated Giant". Giant sells much better in Australia than in the US.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Giant/Giant_Big_Value_But_under-appreciated_6301.html

Disclaimer - I think that my Giant Propel is a fantastic road bike. One of its biggest advantages is that I can park it out the front of the coffee shop knowing that no one will steal it :rolleyes:

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BC_J400    47

A stolen iPhone 7 will get you perhaps one or two ice hits I was recently told.

The crooks don't care what the bike is worth and probably got next to nothing for it. 

 

Went to court recently (for a look) and was amazed at the dumb stuff people were doing to get themselves there.  Alcohol and drugs...

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IronJimbo    484
2 hours ago, TryTriB4Forty said:

Mate,  drugs make people do crazy things!

I wasn't actually on the gear when I bought it, if that's what you mean  :P

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trifun    146
On 12/04/2017 at 5:16 PM, Ironnerd said:

ST have an article on the "Big Value! But under-appreciated Giant". Giant sells much better in Australia than in the US.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Giant/Giant_Big_Value_But_under-appreciated_6301.html

Disclaimer - I think that my Giant Propel is a fantastic road bike. One of its biggest advantages is that I can park it out the front of the coffee shop knowing that no one will steal it :rolleyes:

 

Among the bikes in my garage (inc Cervello, Scott, Azuri (don't ask) and custom steelies) I have been trying to think of something I don't like about the Giant but sorry, the only fault I can find with it is the engine (but I did file the safety tips off the front forks to make it easier to load and unload from the boot of my car - does anyone else do that?).

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Bored@work    1,412
On 10 April 2017 at 5:33 PM, Peter said:

I wonder how hard they try and find owners. 

At breen auctions now and there is a xxl focus. Top spec bike. 

Pretty rare. I scroll thru the lost bikes page and find a guy that had it stolen. 

Message him. He calls me. I call the cops. 

Bike taken off the auction. 

He was pretty happy its been found. 10k bike. 

Some other very nice rides here. A few s works and a mint cannondale 54cm. Too small for me. 

 

Nice work, Peter. 

Maybe you're not going that big an A hole after all😀😀😀

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