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07-03-2018, 07:56   #1
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Trek Bike found on M7

Good morning all,

I found a Trek racing bike yesterday on the M7 which may have come off a car. It was located near junction 15 for Monastervin/ Killenard / Ballybrittas as you head for Dublin. On first impression it doesn't seem to have come off too bad.

It has a few identifying features so could the rightful owner please step forward or could you please pass the word around.

Cheers, Brendan
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07-03-2018, 09:20   #2
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Not something you read every day, fair play
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If its a red Madone 9.9 then its mine. Thanks.
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Bit of a long shot but the owner may have registered the serial number with the Gardai.
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It could have been a get away bicycle and switched bikes on the M7 to avoid detection.
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Is there a marathon passing soon?
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It might be worth considering that it was lost some time other than yesterday - any chance that is has been there a bit longer but covered in snow?
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Fair play to you.

Unless it's a ruse to hit the owner with a ten grand repair bill for your car, having run over the bike...

Hand it into the guards, leave your details. If nobody collects it within a year, then the bike is yours.
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Fair play to you.

Unless it's a ruse to hit the owner with a ten grand repair bill for your car, having run over the bike...

Hand it into the guards, leave your details. If nobody collects it within a year, then the bike is yours.
I wouldn't bother doing that as god knows what way it might be stored. Ring the local station and give them your details to pass onto anyone who may report it missing.
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Well folks I have appreciated and being amused by your comments in equal measure! Madone 9.9 indeed!

I had checked with the Gardai in Kildare and Portlaoise but they have received no calls. The bike, in my opinion, was recently lost as there was no chain rust from either snow or salted roads.

I brought it in the end to the barracks in Portlaoise and we decided to leave it there as it's better to be half way between Cork/Limerick and Dublin rather than the owner having to collect it from either end of the spectrum. - I think the Guard was amused by my inquisition of the type of sheds they had. Hopefully the rightful owner will find it in good repair.

In hindsight, and as a member of Oldvelos(.com), this was definitely the best decision, as if the bike came home to my stable of vintage bikes God knows what would have happened. Just look what happened my Mercian in the recent snow!

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Bit of a long shot but the owner may have registered the serial number with the Gardai.
How is that done?
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Bit of a long shot but the owner may have registered the serial number with the Gardai.


I went into a Garda station to register my bike serial number and the Guard stated with no uncertainty that they do not take the serial numbers from bikes. Then I left.
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I went into a Garda station to register my bike serial number and the Guard stated with no uncertainty that they do not take the serial numbers from bikes. Then I left.
One assumes he meant if it was reported lost/stolen the owner might have provided the serial number when reporting it to the police.
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I went into a Garda station to register my bike serial number and the Guard stated with no uncertainty that they do not take the serial numbers from bikes. Then I left.

Weird. I remember a bike show in the RDS years back where there were 2 Gardai at the bike rack taking serials of anyone interested in registering them against theft.
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Weird. I remember a bike show in the RDS years back where there were 2 Gardai at the bike rack taking serials of anyone interested in registering them against theft.
And you read about them offering to engrave your bicycle from time to time. e.g.:

http://irishcycle.com/2018/01/05/fre...town-tomorrow/

What do they engrave!? I would have thought the bicycle serial number was a pretty good identity. Is it your name / address so it doesn't require them to maintain a register of serial numbers?
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