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    $100,000 with not much security.....really.

    Anybody else think this sounds fishy. To me it sounds like an inside job. The trailer was parked just out of security camera view.
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    Doh who moved the camera, it was there befores.
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    yup when it has the aura of shat, tastes like shat it typically is.

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    $100,000 with not much security.....really.

    Here's my hunch: There will be 50 cameras on the road leading from the factory. I don't imagine this will take too long to crack and I feel sorry for the disappointment once they learn the employee's identity.

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    I'm just gonna park this trailer right here, out of sight from cameras and next to a chain link fence right next to a road.. I'm going with inside job or someone who planned this out.

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    Well, you may be able to get a used SC bike for real cheap right now if you've got the connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, you may be able to get a used SC bike for real cheap right now if you've got the connections.
    been eyeing the 153 process myself but no connections (yet)

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    $100,000 with not much security.....really.

    That mafia Lufthansa heist in the 70's only netted the inside guy. Never be the inside guy.
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    How many bikes were stolen? $100,000 is a LOT of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    How many bikes were stolen? $100,000 is a LOT of bikes.


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    How hard would it be for them to figure out who drove last.
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    I occasionally have a valuable load in the back, and I almost always back up to as close to a wall as I can get so there is no way for someone to access the door or lock mechanism. They'd have to cut into the side or break into the truck, somehow start it up, and move everything forward. It's like that bank robber said when asked why he keeps robbing banks. "Because that's where they keep the money". A trailer full of carbon bikes with ENVE wheels and top of the line build kits is a mighty tempting target (for those that are so inclined).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    How many bikes were stolen? $100,000 is a LOT of bikes.
    yup and with it being 11 bikes i don't see it, 50-60 sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    yup and with it being 11 bikes i don't see it, 50-60 sure.
    If it really was only 11 bikes and the estimated valuation of $100K is accurate, then the bikes were their high-end, carbon, XX1-Enve builds, which are a hair over $10K each. I've been to the SC demo, and they do not usually bring out the Enve builds. Its usually the mid-level build, which is just another piece of the puzzle suggesting that this was an inside job because they would have had to know when those builds would be on the trailer.
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    Insurance job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    If it really was only 11 bikes and the estimated valuation of $100K is accurate, then the bikes were their high-end, carbon, XX1-Enve builds, which are a hair over $10K each. I've been to the SC demo, and they do not usually bring out the Enve builds. Its usually the mid-level build, which is just another piece of the puzzle suggesting that this was an inside job because they would have had to know when those builds would be on the trailer.
    why even have them on the trailer then? just for show? 10k far too much IMO and wouldn't pay it.

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    $100,000 with not much security.....really.

    In a related note, I have a SC Bronson that I'm looking to sell. $1k, cash only.

    Who leaves that much inventory on an unprotected trailer like that? That's just begging for a theft.


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    Some people commonly leave race cars and tools in their trailers, maybe not 100k but 50-60k anyway. They treat it like a second garage. You're more likely to get shot in the ass robbing someone like that than a bike manufacturer though.
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    They're doing it wrong. Next time put the goods in a Budget rental truck and fill the SC trailer with Huffy's.
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    10K for a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    10K for a bike?
    Silly right?!?
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    $100,000 with not much security.....really.

    They'll figure out the culprit. No insurance company is going to pay this claim until it is thoroughly investigated.
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    Unless these rigs are going overseas they will be found....11 bikes would be around 60k tops, maybe there was other stuff as well? Might also be what the insurance value was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    10K for a bike?
    When it has all top of the line carbon parts on it, yeah that would be the retail.

    They have insurance. They will be fine.

    In other news, I just found a great deal on a New 5010 with Enve wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Silly right?!?
    zackly, uber silly especially for a used bike.

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