Anyone have their Giant stolen?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chevrolegs, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I came across some shady guy at work who was riding a VERY nice Giant Reign XO at 2am on the streets of Santa Ana. He didn't know anything about the bike and said he had recently bought it for cheap at a local swap meet. If you guys know anyone that's had their Giant stolen have them PM me. If no one comes forward this guy will unfortunately get the bike back.
     
  2. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Did you take the bike from him?
     
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  3. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    The guy is in custody for something unrelated, but he will be out in a couple of weeks or so. Yes, I took the bike from him.

    The dropper post needs a rebuild. Hah
     
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  4. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Are you a cop?
    That must have been a funny exchange. "Nice reign. Where do you ride?"
    Guy: "Huh? I don't know what you're saying, I don't have a ring."
     
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  5. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Hahah yes I'm a cop.

    The exchange actually went like this..
    Me:nice bike dude, what kind of wheels are those?
    He looks at the front wheel and says... Maxxis (they were crank brothers)

    I checked the stolen bike registry but the bike didn't come up... Any other website recommendations to look up these bikes by serial number?

    I have a strong feeling the owner of the bike didn't write down the serial number.
     
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  6. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Craigslist in OC, make someone prove the bike is theirs by description. If the original owner bought it locally the shop SHOULD have a record of the sale with the name and serial number.
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hail to the yeah @Chevrolegs is a cop! One badazz nose wheelying, kiss his fiancé on dah lipz Mountain Bike Riding Cop!
    Way to go Bud!
     
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  8. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Hahah.. Just trying to get this bike back to the owner.
     
  9. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    My giant reign was stolen. It had a maxxis front tire, so if this matches that description.......
     
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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    @Chevrolegs if the bike was purchased from a bike shop, the serial number should be registered with Giant. Maybe you can run it down through them. Just a thought.
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    You forgot the Crank Bros wheels!
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    That was the best engagement picture ever taken!
     
  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Don't let that scum sucker take that bike back! Can't someone just shoot him and drag his carcass through town?

    Additionally, allz of yooz who patron giant dealers: please give those shops a heads up that a stolen Giant Xo is out there in case the victim declares it to them. I know my LBS would want to know if my rigs got jacked, and I would call all the shops I could for support.

    Back to the douche...just shoot him and all his current roommates as well.
     
  14. rojomas

    rojomas Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kookamongus
    Name:
    Oxx
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Intense Tracer 275
    How much did the A-hole say he paid for it?
     
  15. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    He said he paid 400 bucks for it.. And it supposedly came with an almost new pair of 5 10's and orange straight line flat pedals that were in his backpack...
     
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  16. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Hang 'em high!
     
  17. rojomas

    rojomas Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kookamongus
    Name:
    Oxx
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Intense Tracer 275
    Sheet... I don't know the dude but I bet he doesn't have 10 bucks let alone $400 to his name. But if he actually did buy it for $400, rest assure that he bought a stolen bike.
    Throw it up on a few of the mountain biking pages on Facebook. I bet you'll get a hit.
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    @Chevrolegs -

    He doesn't sound like the smartest criminal in the world.

    How far do stolen goods usually travel in a case like this? Is it a safe bet that the initial theft was within "X" miles?

    Just curious... I've been on the victim side a few times, and I always wondered how far our stuff would go... In Florida, a stolen vehicle from our driveway didn't even warrant a police response. They did offer to mail us the forms for a report, however... Much nicer experience when our car (and a dozen others) were broken into at the Irvine Spectrum. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Louis Zegarra

    Louis Zegarra Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Eastvale
    Name:
    LouisZ
    Current Bike:
    Giant Stance
    Irvine takes their reputation VERY serious ;-)
     
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  20. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson

    I haven't dealt with stolen bikes very much.. This is actually the first really nice bike that I've come across at work so I can't really say how far they travel before they're recovered.

    What I have dealt with a lot is stolen cars and those USUALLY stay within the same county where they were taken.
     
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  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
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  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Are there any updates on this ?
     
  23. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I was unable to locate the owner of the bike... the guy got the bike back. :bang:
     
  24. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Damn. Maybe this guy will smash his head on a rock. Thanks anyway.
     
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