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Stolen Bikes Thread - Mod Note please read post #1 before posting



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,753 ✭✭✭Pinch Flat

    So my stolen bike from 2013, which I spotted 2018 for sale and reported to the gardai without success, has reappeared again. Going to the garda station later with details. Not sure how this will pan out - It' changed hands at least twice.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    reappeared on adverts/donedeal?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,753 ✭✭✭Pinch Flat

    donedeal this time. Was on adverts previously.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,589 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    What happens if that Garda has transferred to the Fraud unit or the Airport unit or something totally different in the four years? Seems like a bit of a run around.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,753 ✭✭✭Pinch Flat

    The guard I reported it to in 2013 and again in 2018 is still working in my local station. But yeah is frustrating and I've no idea what happens if he had of moved on.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    Looks like there were two e-bikes stolen from Drury street car park in the last day or two:

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects

    I recovered a few bikes that were stolen in Clontarf last night. Thanks to 360 Cycles keeping a record of who the serial numbers are registered to, I've been able to return some of them already.

    I've still got a steel frame road bike though. So if anyone has one missing, or have heard about it, let me know.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    needs more info! how did you recover them?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,281 ✭✭✭MojoMaker

    Brilliant - well done!

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects

    Found the owner of the bike. Going to drop it back to him this afternoon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,589 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko

    Two kids bikes, white one is btwin, in Sweetmount, Dundrum. Let me know if you need the exact location.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,853 ✭✭✭Spudmonkey

    Hey guys, unfortunately second time I've had to post on this thread, previous time a road bike of mine was stolen in Ashtown, this time its my mountain bike. It is a Trek 4300 and its a good few years old but still looked pretty well. Stolen outside in Blancherstown SC by Mr Price. I'd it locked and was gone for 10 minutes but they'd the lock cut when I got back.

    Has a bit of sentimental value to me cause I bought it as a present for myself when I started working. If anyone in the area notices something like it please give me a shout.



  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭smeal

    My bike was stolen today on Dorset Street between approx 1.15pm and 1.35pm when I was at an appointment. It is a white Free Spirit bike with a secure basket. No serial number unfortunately. It was locked (and double check locked given the area!). Not of particularly high value but would like it back all the same! If anyone happens to come across it on the websites/ roads of Dublin, please let me know.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,945 ✭✭✭steve_r

    The bike attached was left on our street today and has been brought to Irishtown garda station if the owner is looking for it

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    Silly me didn't have a cable on front wheel when I went into IKEA today, some score still my front , now near impossible to replace campag vento wheel plus brand new tyre.

    Lesson learned. Must carry cable and 2 locks as we can't have nice things. If it was properly locked they'd have probably smashed it up

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    balls; you mighthave thought there'd be enough foot traffic through there to deter thieves. we've locked the bikes outside decathlon a couple of times, but at least the bike rack is right beside the main door there.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    I was actually a bit apprehensive as I've always felt the bike stands were too far from the doors and foot traffic. Should've taken wheel with me .

    Went to Garda station where I waited and then gave up as there was noone bothering to even show a face.

    Went back and gave details. At least if I see it up for sale I have that. It had a very uncommon tyre on it too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 841 ✭✭✭nicksnikita

    Jesus that is desperate.

    Wonder if they knew what the wheel was or if they would have robbed a bog standard.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭Kaisr Sose

    That's awful. Itmay have been taken as a prank/mischief/boredom thing and will be thrown away when the individual or group becomes bored or find something else to wreck for entertainment. Some low life's get off on things like that.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    Ah yeah, just opportunism. The IKEA car park gets targeted anyway. Vans broken into for tools and such.

    I've got spare wheels, but typically it's the bike I was a bit choosy with for everything to match

  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭garyskeepers

    Hey All.

    My kids bike was stolen from a school in Killester last Wednesday.

    The police are currently looking through footage but if anyone sees it in the meantimes I would love to get my hands on the bike ;)

    it was only 2 weeks old and is a 26 Inch Black and purple Verve Trailblaster from Smyths.

    All help welcome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,228 ✭✭✭Tombo2001

    Fair play to them because I know another prominent local bike store wasnt able to give me the serial number for a bike I had bought from them three weeks previously.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,228 ✭✭✭Tombo2001

    Thats really cheap to rob a kids bike from a school....

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 styx2010

    Hi all

    Coyote connect folding bike stolen from Princes St North beside GPO sometime between 1453 (photo) and about 1610 on Tuesday 4th October 2022.

    Reported to Gardai on scene about 1620 & have frame number if seen anywhere (or recovered).

    This model can be electric but I bought it a year ago on Adverts & been using it since as 6-speed pedal bike.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,455 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,164 ✭✭✭beggars_bush

    what scumbag would do that. steal a bike that is clearly used to transport kids

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,757 ✭✭✭✭Thargor

    What scumbag would pedal off on 2 grand left unattended in Stephens Green/Grafton St? All of them? I feel sorry for the guy but come on, town is a lost cause since Covid, you cant be leaving Ebikes lying around like that. I had an ancient Raleigh Amazon I bought for €20 on Adverts years ago for leaving locked in Dublin and even that got nicked, we dont really have a police force in this country anymore or one that gives a sh1t anyway and the scum know it.

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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,374 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal

    It's not like he left it unlocked,

    Your mention of a cheap bike simply isn't the answer, there's no point in having a ebike or cargobike if you don't use it, its money down the drain.

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