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Race and tt bikes were stolen
amongst others,some of the gear were from the 17 year old new world champion Amalie Dideriksen who don't have any sponsor, wheels , bike, helmet is now gone. I know that it might be a long shot to post in here hoping to get the bikes back.
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High end cycling shops are now being "hit" regularly in Italy, word is out on the value of the bits and pieces sold there.
Hope all the stolen material is found and the guilty are brought to justice.
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i know stereotypes come into play (@record, why so suspicious of your own folk?) but you don't steal dozens of 10k bikes to sell them at ebay in a place (let's face it) where's hardly any market for such stuff. besides e-sales are easily traceable these days thus it poses some considerable risk to offer such 'rare' items online
IMO if you aim to sell such quantities you're looking for a receiver who already runs a legit bike business. FWIW i'd rather seek for them at high-end shops or local distributors than internet auctions
kkibbler wrote: WW remembers.
de zwarten wrote:Sorry for them, but they should have taken more precautions: 1 guy sleeping in the cabin of the truck + 2 trucks parked with rear end together.
This kind of precaution has been done since ages, and with good reason it seems.
Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing. Would you volunteer to sleep in the truck and do you have a spare truck to park behind that one? It's been stated that they parked a car behind so obviously they have been thinking about the security.
tymon_tm wrote:IMO if you aim to sell such quantities you're looking for a receiver who already runs a legit bike business
You may have a sort of point there that they may try to be sold through a business, but it's not really a legit one if they're selling stolen bikes...?
I think that it could well be more likely that they'll be disassembled and sold on as individual parts, by a number of sources, that way, less traceability.The biggest problem is that we all like a bargain and I think that many buyers are willing to turn a blind eye for that bargain.
The bike of Amalie: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-road-world-championships-2013/junior-women-road-race/photos/280904
I personally have never heard of stolen bikes sold inside Italy, both on internet or shops, but in the past months local police found in a few occasions small vans full of bikes direct to east Europe.
In any case it's an emabarassing situation for us italians and hope you guys can find the bikes asap.
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