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09-05-2009, 22:26   #1
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I got my stolen bike back!

I started a thread earlier this week about a bike which was stolen from my back yard last weekend. Biologic came up trumps and posted a link to an ebay auction with a bike of the same description. I had the thread deleted just in case the seller spotted the thread; boards gets indexed really well by google.
I then got the seller to send on some pics of the bike and sure enough it was my bike. I made sure I won the auction, which ended last night, and this morning I went with a garda to pick up my bike.
Stupidly I hadn't kept record of the serial number, but due to some miracle I had kept the box the bike came in which had the serial number printed on it. The serial numbers matched up, I got my bike back and the seller got arrested. Happy days!

Some words of advice: If anybody out there doesn't have a record of the serial number of their bikes then write them down now. Make sure your bikes are always locked, regardless of where they are. I nearly learned both these lessons the hard way.

A big thanks to Biologic for posting the link and the gardai who were great to deal with.
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09-05-2009, 22:29   #2
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Nice one, glad it worked out!
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09-05-2009, 22:31   #3
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class! good enough for him!!
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09-05-2009, 22:31   #4
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well done
great to have a story with a happy ending in these dark and gloomy days of recession '09

i suspect this guys stratergy was to steal his way through the recession (busted)
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09-05-2009, 22:32   #5
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That is class
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Brilliant story.
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09-05-2009, 22:42   #7
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Good on ya. I would love to have seen the tea-leaf's face when he/she opened to the door to see a cop with you.
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09-05-2009, 22:45   #8
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Congratulations, well done! And well done to the Garda for the help he provided by going along.
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09-05-2009, 22:46   #9
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I made sure I won the auction, which ended last night, and this morning I went with a garda to pick up my bike.
hope the thief wasnt 2 tyred
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This is the kind of thing that should be printed in the papers
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09-05-2009, 22:51   #11
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haha owned!
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Post of the day.
That really is good news.
Well done to you and the Garda that helped you.
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That's deadly
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09-05-2009, 23:00   #14
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Through up a link to the ebay auction?
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Good to hear. Well done for keeping a cool head! And as a Garda as well as a keen cyclist well done to my colleague too. Great to hear these stories.
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