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How do i claim a presumed abandoned bicycle l in Dublin city

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    I have seen an old bicycle that I would like to restore looking abandoned while locked to a post in an un-useable state. Does anybody know how I can claim this bike?
    This is my first post.

    Thanks in advance.


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  • You don’t. It belongs to somebody else.




  • Thanks for the reply.
    Ok, so it is abandoned in City Centre. I Feel it has been abandoned. there is a shabby chain on it. I would even buy it from the owner if could be found. I have seen it there for a while, has not moved. and has a broken derailleur, bent dropout not usable condition.
    if it is abandoned is there a way that I could legally claim it. its on a public place.




  • read more wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply.
    Ok, so it is abandoned in City Centre. I Feel it has been abandoned. there is a shabby chain on it. I would even buy it from the owner if could be found. I have seen it there for a while, has not moved. and has a broken derailleur, bent dropout not usable condition.
    if it is abandoned is there a way that I could legally claim it. its on a public place.

    You could take it for safe keeping and then restore it for the benefit of the owner. Put an ad in a newspaper to help reunite owner and bike.

    Be aware it could be construed badly if you're caught beside the bike with a pair of snips.




  • You could take it for safe keeping and then restore it for the benefit of the owner. Put an ad in a newspaper to help reunite owner and bike.

    Be aware it could be construed badly if you're caught beside the bike with a pair of snips.

    You can’t just steal something you see often, no matter how much you fancy it. Peoples moral values are in the toilet these days. Get a grip OP.




  • Hahahahahaha
    Yep! I hear ya.
    However, is there a way to claim it? I know the Dublin city counsel have a system for eventually removing them and holding them for a few weeks then either destroying them or giving them to some place if the owner does not claim the bike.

    Does anybody know of a legal way to claim it before it goes to waist.


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  • bikes were abandoned near my house I called the guards they said to bring them down they said I could claim them after a year and a day had passed




  • sheesh wrote: »
    bikes were abandoned near my house I called the guards they said to bring them down they said I could claim them after a year and a day had passed
    Thanks for that, I will contact the Garda station so, I have no problem waiting a year to get it.




  • There are lot's of decrepit bikes around, what's so special about this one?

    Have a look at Adverts and you will probably pick up something suitable for very little money and no complication re. ownership.




  • elperello wrote: »
    There are lot's of decrepit bikes around, what's so special about this one?

    Have a look at Adverts and you will probably pick up something suitable for very little money and no complication re. ownership.

    The age, style, eara. I would consider it a classic. it would be worth the hassle. none of these on advert!




  • read more wrote: »
    The age, style, eara. I would consider it a classic. it would be worth the hassle. none of these on advert!

    I've seen some lovely restoration jobs on classic bicycles.

    A well worthwhile project, you could try a want ad.


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