Bicycle Black Market

Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Jlabute » Sep 18th, 2018, 10:23 pm

I like the purse bait videos too.

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Sep 18th, 2018, 10:25 pm

When you see them with a second bike take a few pics.
If the cops won't act, some of the owners will, even if the *bleep* no longer has the bike.. they will show them how they feel.
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby cuba108 » Sep 18th, 2018, 10:33 pm

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Another internet tough guy.[/quote]
I'll assume you ride your bike around with a receipt for its purchase from whomever you bought it and you haven't a clue what your rights are.[/quote]

No but I could explain where I purchased all of my bikes and if push came to shove provide receipts, but I’m not an obvious street person.
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Bpeep » Sep 18th, 2018, 10:47 pm

cuba108 wrote:[quote=









Another internet tough guy.

I'll assume you ride your bike around with a receipt for its purchase from whomever you bought it and you haven't a clue what your rights are.[/quote]

No but I could explain where I purchased all of my bikes and if push came to shove provide receipts, but I’m not an obvious street person.[/quote]

Yup. You haven't a clue what your rights are.
I don't look like a street person either.
Or an "internet tough guy"
But I know my rights.

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby gman313 » Sep 19th, 2018, 8:40 am

I'm with Bpeep. It is pretty simple to take a pic of the serial number and keep it in your phone. The receipt and record of the serial number can also be kept at the house. I'd totally support you if you knocked the guy down (after verifying its your bike of course) and taking it back. It is the only way you will get any results. The RCMP are not going to bothe...
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Sep 19th, 2018, 8:49 am

The only thing we can do is take pics, and record time. And write down if you see where they took them.I confronted a girl with a bike removing another from a bike rack in Glenmore I asked if she was stealing it she gave me a flimsy reply picking it up for here friend. Can't remember what happened then. L if they are doing nothing wrong, they won't mind you taking a pic..
If you take a pic they may end up bolting and leave the bike.
Then we could post model of bike on here, and if someone replies it was there we show them the pic.
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Ken7 » Sep 20th, 2018, 3:56 pm

cuba108 wrote:My pet peeve or question is why can’t the cops make the crackheads show a proof of purchase? These thousand dollar bikes they are riding are unaffordable to most welfare recipients, and I never see the bums riding at the BMX park.Living in Kelowna South there seems to be a crew of thiefs working the 1 am to 4am shift,bolt cutters in their back packs, is it beyond reason to search these people for B&E tools?



Sadly you can not. As for proof of purchase, I don't have proof of purchase on my bike. I'm certain anyone who owns a $5K bike could tell you where they purchased it at.

But these crackheads will tell you a story and without reasonable and probable grounds you can;t size it and they know it.

What do you yell when you see a crackhead with a pricy bike?? Hey that's my bike.... if he drop it he stole it, or he will just pedal harder!

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby cv23 » Sep 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Ken7 wrote:

Sadly you can not. As for proof of purchase, I don't have proof of purchase on my bike. I'm certain anyone who owns a $5K bike could tell you where they purchased it at.

But these crackheads will tell you a story and without reasonable and probable grounds you can;t size it and they know it.

What do you yell when you see a crackhead with a pricy bike?? Hey that's my bike.... if he drop it he stole it, or he will just pedal harder!


All the more reason to see both bicycles and their riders licensed just like all other vehicles on the road
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Steve-O » Sep 21st, 2018, 2:47 pm

I have 3 bikes and am licensed.
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby kelbear25 » Sep 21st, 2018, 3:03 pm

It is pretty simple to take a pic of the serial number and keep it in your phone.


There is an app called Garage 529 that stores pictures and serial numbers of bikes (I use it for my other sports gear too). And its connected to a network, so other users can be on the outlook for bikes reported stolen. "digital neighborhood watch for your bike". Law enforcement are encouraging using this app as well.

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby spooker » Oct 22nd, 2018, 8:46 pm

kelbear25 wrote:
It is pretty simple to take a pic of the serial number and keep it in your phone.


There is an app called Garage 529 that stores pictures and serial numbers of bikes (I use it for my other sports gear too). And its connected to a network, so other users can be on the outlook for bikes reported stolen. "digital neighborhood watch for your bike". Law enforcement are encouraging using this app as well.


All of my bikes have been registered with Garage 529 ... I sold one of my wife's bike early this summer to a friend ... even started the transfer of ownership through 529 ... but she still hadn't completed the process when the bike was stolen early August ... she had locked it up with a dinky cable lock and left it out front of her building all night ...

Since she told me about the theft I've been taking closer looks at all the white bikes that I see on the roads ... and today it paid off ...

Riding home from work I saw the bike being wheeled down the street on the other side by a guy with a cart ... I rolled up to him and asked if I could have my wife's bike back ... he said it belonged to a lady friend of his ... I said that I had the serial number, pictures, and a police file number to prove that it was my bike ... if he had a problem I was willing to wait with him for the police to verify the serial number ... at that point he emptied the basket of all the possessions and handed it over ...

They had removed the Garage 529 sticker ... and it was ridden hard ... will need a little work but is still in rideable condition ...

I'm now at 50% recovery rate ... 4 bikes stolen in 9 years, 2 recovered ... wish everyone had those odds ...
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Ken7 » Oct 22nd, 2018, 9:59 pm

With today technology, you persons who have bikes worth over 1K, why not spend a additional $20.00 and chip the bike. These Smart Tag Bluetooth Anti-lost Tracker Tracking Key tag if you locate the right one likely would drop into the frame on the seat post.

Then when you suspect a bike is in a buggy you can quickly ID it without issues. You might even be able to drive downtown and pin point it if it's stuck hidden behind a dumpster.

Just a thought...

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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby Bpeep » Oct 22nd, 2018, 10:38 pm

I like that ^^.
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Re: Bicycle Black Market

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 22nd, 2018, 11:22 pm

Ken7 wrote:With today technology, you persons who have bikes worth over 1K, why not spend a additional $20.00 and chip the bike. These Smart Tag Bluetooth Anti-lost Tracker Tracking Key tag if you locate the right one likely would drop into the frame on the seat post.

Then when you suspect a bike is in a buggy you can quickly ID it without issues. You might even be able to drive downtown and pin point it if it's stuck hidden behind a dumpster.

Just a thought...


Great idea - begs the question, why aren’t the police doing that with a few bait bikes? - or are they? Probably because there’s so many, the brand-spanking new jail cells simply couldn’t house all of them at once just after one day...
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