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What happens to stolen bikes? Are they cut up for scrap? Are they stacked in a shipping container and sent to Eastern Europe as part of a Sopranos style ringing scheme? Are they re-painted?  Stripped for parts? Or, just simply sold on to unsuspecting buyers? But let’s focus on that last scenario. Your bike has been stolen so you search online.  There are cycling forums, eBay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace and so on. If it’s your bike then you’ll know the spec, that new bar tape you fitted or any other number of small things that just make it yours. And...

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People often ask why the Polocini vehicles aren't covered in red spots and liveried up. There are two reasons for this. The first is straightforward because in cycling there is what we refer to as the 'Team Car Wanker' and we don't want to be like them. The TCW is a special breed as they never actually have a team. They do however have a car absolutely plastered in stickers. The TCW also likes to refer to themselves as a founder. Founder of a scientific group to cure cancer? Founder of a charity to abolish world hunger and poverty? No,...

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