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Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:24 pm

The Purpose of this thread is to document suspicious sighting where you ask yourself "could that be stolen" or "could they be stealing that bike"?
Thieves are scumbags and it isn't always obvious plus there are awkward or unusual situations where genuine owners are simply transporting their own bike.

So this thread will get key details such as location and bike brand / colour reported, but without details that will get a genuine owner into trouble.

It means that if someone has had a bike stolen, the details you provide will come up in Google and can then help them and the police track and recover the stolen property.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:27 pm

Spotted in Freshwater, Sydney Northern Beaches a Basso Racebike, white with black letters.
Unusual as a fellow was riding an urban bike and was pushing this race bike along.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Skye1 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:40 pm

We had our very expensive KTM and Carbon Corratec bikes stolen on Sunday morning. How does one add photos to postings. Any other sites you can recommend where I can list our stolen bikes. They will be easy to identify as they not available in Australia

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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Skye1 wrote:We had our very expensive KTM and Carbon Corratec bikes stolen on Sunday morning. How does one add photos to postings. Any other sites you can recommend where I can list our stolen bikes. They will be easy to identify as they not available in Australia

Thanking you in advance


I have PM'd you.

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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby macca33 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:42 pm

Not a bad idea for a thread, however, one would hope that if someone was to observe suspicious activity, they would contact the coppers at the time, not wait until they get home to tell all and sundry here about their sighting...

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Postby im_no_pro » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:03 pm

macca33 wrote:Not a bad idea for a thread, however, one would hope that if someone was to observe suspicious activity, they would contact the coppers at the time, not wait until they get home to tell all and sundry here about their sighting...

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A large (and ever increasing) # of forum members are actually interacting with the forums using the tapatalk app on their phones & could post immediately and may choose to do so as well as reporting to police, rather than instead of (although I would suggest that not all instances would you report it to police, there would have to be a rather strong indication it was stolen to do so IMHO, otherwise their already significant workload would be unneccesarily increased).
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:06 pm

macca33 wrote:Not a bad idea for a thread, however, one would hope that if someone was to observe suspicious activity, they would contact the coppers at the time, not wait until they get home to tell all and sundry here about their sighting...


Point taken - although if something looks stolen or you believe it is being stolen - yes report to the police.

However there are situations where it is not obvious and they are unusual and awkward situations. The purpose of this thread is to document key details which protecting the idention of a innocent and genuine bike owners. If however it is stolen property, key details (location, bike brand) will come up in google and rightful owners have a better chance of recovery... and the baddie punished.
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Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby isabella24 » Sun May 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Noticed a Vivente World Randonneur (VWR) chained up at Blacktown station in Sydney a week ago. Unusual to see a $2000 touring bike chained up at a western Sydney station (a fairly rough station - I'm not bagging the area as I live in a neighboring suburb). I only noticed cause I was riding my own VWR past on the way to work!
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby frailer5 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:05 pm

isabella24 wrote:Noticed a Vivente World Randonneur (VWR) chained up at Blacktown station in Sydney a week ago. Unusual to see a $2000 touring bike chained up at a western Sydney station (a fairly rough station - I'm not bagging the area as I live in a neighboring suburb). I only noticed cause I was riding my own VWR past on the way to work!

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Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby isabella24 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:12 am

Lol, the one at the station would have been waaay too big for me!!! I got mine a year ago. Great bike though.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby frailer5 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:03 am

Sorry, that was ambiguous. :oops: Just curious about them; they sound great.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby isabella24 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:57 am

No worries! My experience with mine has been great so far. I use it to commute to work. It's stable, carries all my work stuff and copes well with the dirt road out the front of my workplace. Not light, but I certainly didn't buy it to try and save weight!
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby cyclebee » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:49 am

There is a Trek carbon bike at my workplace's bike room (security pass access), unlocked on the bike hanger. Wonder how long beore someone nicks it.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby nezumi » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:36 pm

I find this one on Ebay a bit sus:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191210536216 ... 1423.l2649

*The name is spelled incorrectly, skultura instead of scultura
*I asked if the bike was stock, he mentioned that the seatpost, bars and stem - no mention of the chainring, clearly visible in the pic
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby TraceyG » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Spotted at Morwell Railway Station tonight. Nice looking bike but the $40 price tag seemed a bit sus.Image

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Could be legit but who knows. If it is, someone might like a bargain.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Andy » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:29 am

Saturday afternoon in Coburg at corner of Sydney Road and Munro street. A guy crossed Munro then Sydney rd heading south with what looked like a black fixie over his shoulder. Had a suspicious manner about him looking around everywhere. Can describe him if needed.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Saturnstarzz » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:57 am

Andy wrote:Saturday afternoon in Coburg at corner of Sydney Road and Munro street. A guy crossed Munro then Sydney rd heading south with what looked like a black fixie over his shoulder. Had a suspicious manner about him looking around everywhere. Can describe him if needed.



A suss looking bloke with a fixie in Coburg lol. Just throw in a beard ,flannel shirt and skinny jeans. :D
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Andy » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:59 pm

Hey that's me! But it's due to an expired fashion sense and laziness. Not so sure bout the stove pipes and fixie though.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:39 pm

Saturnstarzz wrote:
Andy wrote:Saturday afternoon in Coburg at corner of Sydney Road and Munro street. A guy crossed Munro then Sydney rd heading south with what looked like a black fixie over his shoulder. Had a suspicious manner about him looking around everywhere. Can describe him if needed.



A suss looking bloke with a fixie in Coburg lol. Just throw in a beard ,flannel shirt and skinny jeans. :D


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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby askrapscola49 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:58 pm

I just recently had my 2014 apollo transfer 20 stolen on thursday June 19 2014 its slate or black with red lettering if anyone has any info please contact me or post please.
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TAS Suspicious - Possible Stolen Focus Hardtail TAS

Postby harmonix1234 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:11 am

OK, so I have seen this druunkard bogan with no teeth riding around on this really nice Focus Hardtail around Moonah.
I think it might be a Raven Expert (Value about $5,500 AUD).

I had a chat to him at the ATM the other day trying to suss it out and the guy seems to be under the impression that "It's a pretty sick bike (pushes down on front suspension to show me its sickness, and), a mate 'gave it to him', except he crashed it when he was drunk and that's why there's blood on the bike'. He has no idea of what he is riding, or what it's even worth, but I reckon as soon as he cottons on that he can get $2K for it he'll be palming it off quicksmart.

I see the guy almost daily around the Moonah CBD smoking and drinking beer out of a paper bag.

If this is your bike, take a stroll through Monnah around 5:00PM and you'll see him. The bike looks mint so is pretty new. No mud and all the stanchions and paintwork seem really nice and clean like it's pretty much straight out of the shop.
About 45 years old, dirty unkempt bogan, no teeth, no helmet, stained filthy clothes, long grey brown hair tied in a pony tail.
You'll see him hanging around the CBA ATM or Banjos over the road scabbing for spare change.
Also see him outside Woolworths on the main roda entrance scabbing for change.

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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby rodneycc » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:52 am

Looks like s Stolen bike on the corner Burwood hwy and Springvale Rd (in Victoria). Not sure what brand but sitting there unchained by the looks for a few days now.

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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:03 pm

Spotted a fella pushing a White Giant bike over the Leach Hwy bridge that goes over railway pde in Welshpool. Look dodgy. No helmet, no road shoes, not cycling gears.
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby bychosis » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:41 pm

This seller on Gumtree posts multiple bikes and updates the ads almost daily. This is in my local area and, as I look at gumtree way too often, have also seen this seller posting plenty of different bikes. It could be legit, but the sheer number and variation in the bikes just sounds alarming. The prices are about normal and the seller seems to describe them well so knows something about bikes. How do you report/flag it as suspicious? If the bikes are stolen, other than watching for your own stolen bike, how will anyone know?
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Re: Suspicious Sightings Thread - Possibly Stolen

Postby roshea » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:39 pm

This Giant Omnium on eBay looks very shady. Seller knows nothing about the bike, and listing has been taken down a couple of times already. Seller is listed as Mount Pritchard area (outer Eastern Sydney, apparently, I have no idea). Anyone lost one?

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