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Offline James Bentall

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Have you had a bike stolen?
« on: September 21, 2003, 03:43:28 pm »
Two push bikes have appeared in the village between 10pm last night (Sat 20th Sept) and 8:30am this morning. I've informed the police but thought I'd post here as well just in case. Neither are in perfect condition, but in case you've lost one here's pictures of them:



This one a Raleigh Silhoutte was down the side of Windsors. The wheels have been kicked around a bit and are buckled.



This one a 'trakatak professional' was sittingin the middle of the village green. The back wheel is missing (was this what was chained up?) but the rest of the bike looks fine.
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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2003, 03:59:52 pm »
Just a quick note, has a Saracen raw Y-Frame style bike ever appeared in the village because it was stolen about 2 years ago and the police never found it.
 

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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2003, 07:32:00 pm »
Knew it wasn't a good idea to start a topic about bikes being stolen >:(

So mine currently having gone missing, just posting here, because the neighbours (who also had 2 bikes stolen) found one of them around the back of Station Close. So, if anyone finds an orange Dawes Discovery 401 hybrid bike with a brand new back wheel (typical!), please let me know.

50 reward if anyone finds it!

Thanks,

James
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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2003, 11:31:59 am »
If you used to have a bright orange Townsend bike, it has been abandoned just by the closed bridge at the botton end of Hawkshead Lane (west end).

It was there yesterday afternoon and still there this morning.

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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2003, 07:19:21 pm »
I dont recognise the bike, but I do recognise the location!
 

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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2004, 01:39:40 am »
Got another one - this one was found in the alley between Station Road and Westland Drive. Chain is fairly rusty, suggesting it's been outside for a while, but tyres are still pumped up and rest of the bike looks fine. It's a 'Falcon Cheetah' with frame number 611815. Have informed the police, who say I can donate it to the scouts if no one has claimed it by the middle of August...

James


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Re: Have you had a bike stolen?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004, 01:49:55 am »
couple of things about bikes for anybody interested

please remember to carefully write down in your diary the FRAME NO. of the bike
It is usually found underneath the bike near the pedals drive shaft, also write down in your diary the make and model
IF possible please go to the trouble of getting your postcode stamped into the bike as soon as you get it

A lot of police stations have the policy that when property is handed into them that is not identified as stolen
and a) is worth less than 50
and b) has been knocking about in the station for 28 days or more
and c) is unclaimed
can legally go back to the finder

They will even give you a "certificate" in case 2 months later the real owner challenges you in the street about it

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