Bike-Jacking?

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Peat
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Bike-Jacking?

Postby Peat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:23 pm

A colleague told me today that his cycling pal was out on a ride at the weekend, was just approaching home, waiting at a set of lights in the small market town of Abingdon (11am on a Saturday morning) when 3 eastern-european gentlemen pedestrians informed him under no uncertain terms that they would be relieving him of his Cervelo.

Bloke in question retorted that under no conditions would they do that, and high-tailed off.

(i expect there was more pigeon english and swearing in this exchange than i have described.)

DOES THIS ACTULLY HAPPEN???

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby nicklouse » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:25 pm

yes. often.
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Fevmeister » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:30 pm

I wonder what would have gone down if this happened to the infamous guy who kicked out at the 'racist'. As it was a multiracial affair he would have assumedly intervened and kicked out at the polish attackers, then reached out to fellow forum-goers to justify his actions.

On a serious note I have thought that riding round on thousands of pounds worth of gear can attract the wrong sort or people.

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:32 pm

Peat wrote:Bloke in question retorted that under no conditions would they do that, and high-tailed off.

Hell of a good reason to remember to stop in a low gear.
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Joeblack » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:34 pm

Fevmeister wrote:I wonder what would have gone down if this happened to the infamous guy who kicked out at the 'racist'. As it was a multiracial affair he would have assumedly intervened and kicked out at the polish attackers, then reached out to fellow forum-goers to justify his actions.

On a serious note I have thought that riding round on thousands of pounds worth of gear can attract the wrong sort or people.



Lmao, brilliant :lol:
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Mikey23 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 18:43 pm

hmmm ... noone has tried to hijack my defy 4

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby frazered » Tue Nov 06, 2012 18:49 pm

plenty of jackings of mtb riders out there too

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby wellbeloved747 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:43 pm

When I cycled through parts of London on my spesh venge 2 weeks a go it felt like a wad of case moving through London the looks I got and the feelings. So got in a low gear and went for it. Until I got to Knightsbridge :)

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 21:43 pm

Well, that is the 'don for you.

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby TakeTurns » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:02 pm

Happened to me 3-4 years ago when I was 15. Guy put his hand on handlebar, one hand in pocket and told me to get off. Assuming it was a weapon and the fact that he looked like he could have me I gave it up.

There was CCTV evidence. The police knew who it was. The guy was already going to be seen in court for other offences. However, I got nothing back apart from several visits to the police station. :/
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Teisetrotter » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:08 pm

Oh dear ........ didn't need to worry about this. Reason not to clean the bike and ride in groups.

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby simona75 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:43 pm

Maybe your friend could fit the South African anti-car jacking device to his bike

http://youtu.be/fDrzMGdYWZc

Might bump the weight up a bit though


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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby d87francis » Wed Nov 07, 2012 01:53 am

A colleague of mine had his bike jacked on the ring road around Oxford, not far from Abingdon, a couple of years ago. It was early evening and a white van pulled up and asked him to stop, when two guys jumped out and grabbed the bike from him.

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby JamesB5446 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:12 am

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Melter » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:43 am

I can't remember who it was, but during the Giro, the commentators were talking about one of the riders who, in training on his own, was quite badly attacked while riding, he came too on the side of the road with his bike gone. Since hearing that, it made me think more about the potential to have your bike stolen from under you.
The difficulty of identifying a high priced bike and a low priced one of the same manufaturer when glancing at it isn't easy, I'm sure that any decent brand bike would be a target.
People get mugged for 20 quid, let alone something worth thousands, and most people who would be in the game would be well aware of the potential resell value of a high end bike throughout Europe. It stands to reason we are targets.

The only thing that makes me think it won't happen to me is, like most, I use cleats - I don't think anyone would be mean enough to take my bike and make me walk in cleated shoes....
I see a scenario of getting pulled over, punched in the face, pushed off my bike, bike taken and lifted into the back of a van, van drives off, I start wadddling along the road on my cleats, driver sees the cleated walk in mirror, driver returns and gives me a lift to the bus stop, lets me out, punches me in the face one more time, then drives off.
I also see an extra scenario for some people. All of the above...second punch in the face, van pulls off leaving you at the bus stop, van gets about 1/4 mile up the road, you see the brake lights come on, van U turns, drives back up to you, winds the window down, sticks his head out, says "you f*ckin nonce..", then throws 2 red valve caps in your face.

Avoid all the trouble, buy a Trek.

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Joeblack » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:12 am

Melter wrote:I can't remember who it was, but during the Giro, the commentators were talking about one of the riders who, in training on his own, was quite badly attacked while riding, he came too on the side of the road with his bike gone. Since hearing that, it made me think more about the potential to have your bike stolen from under you.
The difficulty of identifying a high priced bike and a low priced one of the same manufaturer when glancing at it isn't easy, I'm sure that any decent brand bike would be a target.
People get mugged for 20 quid, let alone something worth thousands, and most people who would be in the game would be well aware of the potential resell value of a high end bike throughout Europe. It stands to reason we are targets.

The only thing that makes me think it won't happen to me is, like most, I use cleats - I don't think anyone would be mean enough to take my bike and make me walk in cleated shoes....
I see a scenario of getting pulled over, punched in the face, pushed off my bike, bike taken and lifted into the back of a van, van drives off, I start wadddling along the road on my cleats, driver sees the cleated walk in mirror, driver returns and gives me a lift to the bus stop, lets me out, punches me in the face one more time, then drives off.
I also see an extra scenario for some people. All of the above...second punch in the face, van pulls off leaving you at the bus stop, van gets about 1/4 mile up the road, you see the brake lights come on, van U turns, drives back up to you, winds the window down, sticks his head out, says "you f*ckin nonce..", then throws 2 red valve caps in your face.

Avoid all the trouble, buy a Trek.


Kudos for this post :lol:
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby Joeblack » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:21 am

mallorcajeff wrote:just the job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIz1KZOOzg


I found this beauty after watching that - http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=y6vPJ6f_M_A

Take the time to watch its brilliant :lol:
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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:57 am

Were the 3 eastern europeans dressed in just their pants?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7T_8do5Ask

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Re: Bike-Jacking?

Postby JamesB5446 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:38 am

Joeblack wrote:
mallorcajeff wrote:just the job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIz1KZOOzg


I found this beauty after watching that - http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=y6vPJ6f_M_A

Take the time to watch its brilliant :lol:

Bellend police. I like it when one of them started crying.


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