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Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ademort » Sat Feb 09, 2013 13:31 pm

Apparently 16 of the team bikes from the Garmin team have been stolen.The team were due to start a stage of the tour of the Mediterranean when the theft was dicoverd. The cost of the bikes is thought to be about £150,000 . The team were offered bikes by other teams but have decided to abandon the race.
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ratsbeyfus » Sat Feb 09, 2013 13:43 pm

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Just saw that Garmin-Sharp had all their bikes stolen #dontyoujustlovethe french


Wonder if they'll turn up in 'motoman's shop?
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby SpecialGuestStar » Sat Feb 09, 2013 13:45 pm

How can this still happen?? It used to be quite a common occurrence. Surely the security on 150 K must be a substantial investment

Even just backing it up against a wall. I saw they left the wheels!

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby No tA Doctor » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:17 pm

*puts on special double layer tinfoil hat*

Sky stole them to pay for secret drugs

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby dab_32 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:42 pm

Or they staged the theft to avoid doping controls...

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ademort » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:47 pm

dab_32 wrote:Or they staged the theft to avoid doping controls...




That,s a theory, but why did they leave the Time trial bikes behind.?????
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby dab_32 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 14:52 pm

Because the time trial bikes weren't doped?

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby Above The Cows » Sat Feb 09, 2013 15:03 pm

I may have spent most of today researching what new frame I want but it wasn't me, honest guv. They'd all be too big for starters.

But seriously, how can this happen? Are they not securely locked up, is the truck not alarmed etc.? Are the riders going to have to start sleeping with their bikes in their rooms?

Who is going to buy them? Surely its a steal to order. You'd be hard pressed to flog those on a gumtree equivalent, non?

So many questions, so much housework avoidance...
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby BikeSwan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 15:27 pm

I dont know the whole story, but assuming they got away with complete bikes isn't it "standard policy" for bike thieves to strip the components and sell them individually? And if they have any smarts, they will just dump, or hang on to the stuff that's instantly recognizable as Team Garmin? Anyway, unless the thieves are ex SAS it never should have happened anyway!

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ratsbeyfus » Sat Feb 09, 2013 15:42 pm

This is all that was found at the crime scene:

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby BikeSwan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:25 pm

ratsbeyfus wrote:This is all that was found at the crime scene:

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:lol:

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:38 pm

pffft...its Garmin, they're SUPERB at tracking after all....

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby Above The Cows » Sat Feb 09, 2013 16:40 pm

ratsbeyfus wrote:This is all that was found at the crime scene:

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School boy error. :roll:

Is that a helmet on the other side of the post?
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ademort » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:02 pm

This is a picture of the crime scene.
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Feb 10, 2013 13:02 pm

17 Cervelo R5's with Di2
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby ratsbeyfus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:52 pm

frenchfighter wrote:17 Cervelo R5's with Di2


How much do you want for 'em?
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Re: Garmins team bikes stolen

Postby jerry3571 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 23:02 pm

Strangely, I got someone on Facebook who has put up some photos of Santa Margalida in Majorca where one of these trucks has been spotted. Tyler Farrar eating breakfast and a Garmin Bus spotted also.

My old man said the stolen lorry wasn't parked in view of the nearby security cameras so the thieves could take their time getting the bikes off.

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Ps- Sorry about the other thread. There's good reason why I'm not a brain surgeon. :s


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