Checked all local cctv and posted on all local sites and asked a lot of people around the town eventually the thief couldn't resist selling it to another local person who had been told about the bike and they made contact with me ... from the day it...
Bike discovered after enquiries at local schools in the area. Had been purchased by students parents from criminal entity.
I put a strong message out to as many sites as I could and it worked, some 16 yr old scrotum that stole it has returned it to my house (lucky for him I’m at work) it just shows how fast social media works big thank you to all the spread the message
Had my bike frame registered on bikeregister.com Found it being sold online on findthatbike.co.uk Kept in contact with the police, who ultimately recovered it.
Bike was dumped just round corner from our house. A neighbour had found it and kept it in his shed whilst he tried to track down the owner via lost properties sites etc. Happy ending, but very lucky!
An advert for it for sale was spotted on Facebook marketplace. The seller had bought it from a scrap merchant. Very kindly the seller, who was unaware it was stolen, returned it with no issue. A good outcome.
On that day when the bike was stolen I saw a guy who ride on my bike. I'm not a "fighter" but I took it back. The bike has a damaged transmission/drivetrain system and a lot of scratches (it was one week old that time).