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Old March 22nd 07, 01:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Chris A
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I recently had my bike nicked from outside the gym.
About a fortnight later I was in the pollution chariot stopping off for
a pint of milk when I saw three lads about 17 outside the shop and one
sitting astride my bike. I got the shopkeeper to ring the police who
said they would be an hour and a half. After a heated discussion, I
got the bike back and showved in the back of the car with a big grin.
One for the good guys!
Cheers.
Enjoy the ride.


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Old March 22nd 07, 01:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Chris A" wrote in message
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I recently had my bike nicked from outside the gym.
About a fortnight later I was in the pollution chariot stopping off for
a pint of milk when I saw three lads about 17 outside the shop and one
sitting astride my bike. I got the shopkeeper to ring the police who
said they would be an hour and a half. After a heated discussion, I
got the bike back and showved in the back of the car with a big grin.
One for the good guys!


Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police. The youths will receive no criminal record or become known to
the police and will just go and pinch someone else's bike to make up for the
loss of this one. They will most probably take a can of spray to the next
one to make it less recognisable.

I can't see this as a win-win situation.


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Old March 22nd 07, 02:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Clinch
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elyob wrote:

Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police. The youths will receive no criminal record or become known to
the police and will just go and pinch someone else's bike to make up for the
loss of this one. They will most probably take a can of spray to the next
one to make it less recognisable.

I can't see this as a win-win situation.


It's not perfect, but I'd say it was at least a win on points compared
to not having a bike at all...

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Old March 22nd 07, 02:03 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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elyob wrote on 22/03/2007 12:37 +0100:

Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police.


Yes, and apropos another thread your mistake was in not phoning up the
police and telling them the youths were playing football in the street ;-)


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Old March 22nd 07, 02:17 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 22 Mar, 13:03, Tony Raven wrote:
elyob wrote on 22/03/2007 12:37 +0100:



Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police.


I once got my bike back too. It was stolen from my garage as 'get
away' transport for some bloke who had just done over the local
garage. I had SPDs on at the time and the idiot also put it straight
onto the big cog, which was massive at the time because I was using it
for TTing. He got a few hundred yards. The bike was with the police
for ages as 'evidance' and I've still got a red tag on it they put on
as a momento.


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Old March 22nd 07, 02:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 22 Mar 2007 06:17:26 -0700, wrote:

On 22 Mar, 13:03, Tony Raven wrote:
elyob wrote on 22/03/2007 12:37 +0100:



Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police.


I once got my bike back too. It was stolen from my garage as 'get
away' transport for some bloke who had just done over the local
garage. I had SPDs on at the time and the idiot also put it straight
onto the big cog, which was massive at the time because I was using it
for TTing. He got a few hundred yards. The bike was with the police
for ages as 'evidance' and I've still got a red tag on it they put on
as a momento.


I got mine back.

Made about 100 A4 photocopied "posters" and put them about - made sure
there was one in EVERY cycle shop. Reward was offered.

A few weeks later got a telephone call from the owner of my favourite
cycle shop saying a "young fellow" had been looking at the poster and
asking questions. Two days later I got another call - from a young
fellow - and that day I went and got the bike, except for the Brooks
(this still rankles).

Then I called the local police in case they ever in their boredom
decided to look for it and found _me_ astride; could have been a bit
of a bother.
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Old March 22nd 07, 04:39 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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wrote:

On 22 Mar, 13:03, Tony Raven wrote:
elyob wrote on 22/03/2007 12:37 +0100:



Not really a "one for the good guys". You put yourself in a potentially
dangerous situation to retrieve your stolen bicycle due to the uselessness
of the police.


I once got my bike back too. It was stolen from my garage as 'get
away' transport for some bloke who had just done over the local
garage. I had SPDs on at the time and the idiot also put it straight
onto the big cog, which was massive at the time because I was using it
for TTing. He got a few hundred yards. The bike was with the police
for ages as 'evidance' and I've still got a red tag on it they put on
as a momento.


some twit tryed useing a bike as a get away where i worked before, the
fact that the bank isn't far from his home, and the police staion was
very close.

the bike was the iceing on the cake though, whats your escape plan out
of a steep sided valley? a bicycle....

as it was he didn't make it out of the bank...

roger
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Old March 22nd 07, 05:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Roger Merriman said the following on 22/03/2007 15:39:

as it was he didn't make it out of the bank...


Must have been at the end of the queue on a Friday when brains were
being handed out :-)

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Old March 22nd 07, 06:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 2007-03-22 12:23:48 +0000, Chris A
said:


I recently had my bike nicked from outside the gym.
About a fortnight later I was in the pollution chariot stopping off for
a pint of milk when I saw three lads about 17 outside the shop and one
sitting astride my bike. I got the shopkeeper to ring the police who
said they would be an hour and a half. After a heated discussion, I
got the bike back and showved in the back of the car with a big grin.
One for the good guys!
Cheers.
Enjoy the ride.


You probably violated their human rights by taking your property back.

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