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    Hans Rey's entire bike collection stolen from East Midlands, England

    From Hans Rey's Facebook fan page

    "These 8 bikes have been stolen from my garage and camper van in the East Midlands, England. @gtbicycles
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    Zaskar 100 Hans Rey edition
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    Zaskar Trials

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    Burglary Part 2, the nightmare continues. I can't tell you how gutted I am, the burglars came back the following night and stole my possible favorite bike, my @gtbicycles it1 gearbox bike, as well as my brand new TRS Motorcycles Factory 250 Trials Moto and my old 2000 @sherco_spain 290cc. I am 5000 miles away, my stepson secured the site after the first burglary unfortunately he had no access to the keys of the locks to move the lot. We had made arrangements to block the entrance for today, but it was too late, they came back in a 4 hour window with a blow torch, cut through everything like a knife through butter. Thank you all for the great outreach and concern from so many folks, I hope justice will be done. #bastards #MTBcommunityunite"

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    huge hit!!! ^^ #bastrads is right!
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    Damn, that guys been my hero for decades. Some rare one of a kind bikes.

    Hope they catch the bastard / s.
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    who would steal a GT. i can say that, i ride one.. lmao

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    That really sucks. I hope they get them.

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    This is why you donít put videos on YouTube showing all of the bikes and frames you have in your garage.

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    He got hit twice. Some sweet one of a kind bikes and some nice trials motorcycles as well.

    Hit twice > Hans Rey's entire bike collection stolen from East Midlands, England-fa16f8d4-5f99-413f-ade7-bfa528866042.jpg


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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Know what would be cool? If he found them and rode bikes over them repeatedly as they tried to run.
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    I seen this video that Hans posted on YouTube about a week ago. Thief probably saw it and figured he could hit it when Hans was out of town. Total bummer!





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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    I seen this video that Hans posted on YouTube about a week ago. Thief probably saw it and figured he could hit it when Hans was out of town. Total bummer!





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    Wow, I didnít realize it was that expansive. Heís been sponsored and connected with GT for decades. Thatís why heís got so many one of a kind collector bikes and frames. Hard to believe the crooks wonít get caught trying to move those. His garage should have been turned into a GT museum.

    And Iím sure as Brad said once he put that video up the crooks honed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad In A Van View Post
    This is why you donít put videos on YouTube showing all of the bikes and frames you have in your garage.
    Bingo

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    If anyone spots a scandalous looking mob of gt riders, check those serials!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knutso View Post
    If anyone spots a scandalous looking mob of gt riders, check those serials!
    That's what puzzles me. A boat load of one-off bikes stolen from a high profile owner, how do thieves expect to sell them?

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    At least the garage is now clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Wow, I didnít realize it was that expansive. Heís been sponsored and connected with GT for decades. Thatís why heís got so many one of a kind collector bikes and frames. Hard to believe the crooks wonít get caught trying to move those. His garage should have been turned into a GT museum.

    And Iím sure as Brad said once he put that video up the crooks honed in.
    Hans is one of the very few remaining from the 90's who still makes 90's level paychecks from all things bikes (big payroll days).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    That's what puzzles me. A boat load of one-off bikes stolen from a high profile owner, how do thieves expect to sell them?
    i think you underestimate the shadiness of some people in this world...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    That's what puzzles me. A boat load of one-off bikes stolen from a high profile owner, how do thieves expect to sell them?
    pretty easy actually. Ship them out of the country.. china or russia.. could be a preplanned deal even... its what happens with art.. goes into a private collection.

    Sounds crazy but its possible..

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    I can think of lots of stories about things stolen that shouldn't be flippable (like the Mona Lisa or Munch's The Scream). There was a story in the NYTimes a few weeks ago about a Nazi-heisted painting still in a private collection and the Jewish family can't manage to reclaim it. Bikes seem easy by comparison. Easier than fossils, probably.

    I dislike how that Pinkbike "article" is just a copy-paste of Hans's FB post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Know what would be cool? If he found them and rode bikes over them repeatedly as they tried to run.
    Line them all up on the ground and he can manual-hop between their noses

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    well at least they didn't get his stunt bike from Pacific Blue!

    seriously though, this sucks. I hope the thieves get some instant karma soon.

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    Awesome collection of GTs. Damn thieves. Hopefully all of it gets recovered and the guilty get their justice due. Me thinks Hans needs a bigger garage with a lot better security

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Bikes seem easy by comparison. Easier than fossils, probably.
    And relatively worthless and not worth the hassle of stealing. Or so I would have thought. Guess not though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    And relatively worthless and not worth the hassle of stealing. Or so I would have thought. Guess not though.
    So wrong. Hans is a celebrity in the mtb world. Being connected with GT for decades many of those one off bikes are huge finds in the collector world. The ones that arenít ďone offĒ are collectible just because he owned them. Heís the one who started the rise in extreme riding. Google some of his videos from the 90ís early 2000ís. Natural cliff side riding with 800í drops around the globe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Google some of his videos from the 90ís early 2000ís.
    I don't need to. I remember running those videos on the VCR at the LBS I was working at back then.

    My point is, the thieves are either planning to;

    1) sell the bikes to others who intend to ride them without knowing they're stolen or from who. Which seems like a good way to get caught given the rarity of the bikes and ease of identifying the real owner. Or,

    2) have some sort of wealthy, MTB riding Dr. Evil type of client that put them up to the heist and plans to keep the bikes in his own secret MTB museum. I'm not saying that's impossible, but it would surprise me almost as much as it would sadden me.

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    This reminds me of many years ago, Car Craft Magazine built this 65 Impala with a 496" big block and all this one of a kind work. It got stolen. Everyone thought for sure this car would turn up, after all it was so noticeable and off beat. Nothing... For years.
    Then about fifteen years later, the two front fenders popped up in someone's yard in Northern California. No other parts were ever seen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    some sort of wealthy, MTB riding Dr. Evil type of client
    A plateau is the highest form of flattery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T View Post
    I don't need to. I remember running those videos on the VCR at the LBS I was working at back then.

    My point is, the thieves are either planning to;

    1) sell the bikes to others who intend to ride them without knowing they're stolen or from who. Which seems like a good way to get caught given the rarity of the bikes and ease of identifying the real owner. Or,

    2) have some sort of wealthy, MTB riding Dr. Evil type of client that put them up to the heist and plans to keep the bikes in his own secret MTB museum. I'm not saying that's impossible, but it would surprise me almost as much as it would sadden me.
    In that case youíve been pardoned.

    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    This reminds me of many years ago, Car Craft Magazine built this 65 Impala with a 496" big block and all this one of a kind work. It got stolen. Everyone thought for sure this car would turn up, after all it was so noticeable and off beat. Nothing... For years.
    Then about fifteen years later, the two front fenders popped up in someone's yard in Northern California. No other parts were ever seen again.
    Crazy story, are you sure it wasnít a 396 big block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post



    Crazy story, are you sure it wasnít a 396 big block?
    Nope. 496. All custom. Car was called Project Heavy Metal if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Nope. 496. All custom. Car was called Project Heavy Metal if I remember right.
    Just checking and Iím sure you know why. 396 being the factory C.I. Iíd like to read that story if you can find it. Love mysteries like that.
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    My googler shows several 496 big block builds. Some fun reading if you're bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    My googler shows several 496 big block builds. Some fun reading if you're bored.
    Theyíre built up from a factory 454 block. The conincidence was him saying 496 when a 396 was factory, that is all. I thought maybe he made a typo.
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    Geesh thieves suck!

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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Bastards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Theyíre built up from a factory 454 block. The conincidence was him saying 496 when a 396 was factory, that is all. I thought maybe he made a typo.
    I never typo when talking engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I never typo when talking engines.
    And thatís commendable, did you find that article for me?
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    I heard that he got hit three times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    I heard that he got hit three times.
    Yep, watch the video Eugene posted above. Post #32.
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    Another good video from Hans - ripping it with Missy Giove and Timmy C from RATM






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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And thatís commendable, did you find that article for me?
    All I have been able to find are a couple of blogs with guys talking about it. Nothing anywhere about it. I guess because it happened before the internet existed.
    I MAY have the magazine somewhere. If I ever locate it I can scan it and post it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    All I have been able to find are a couple of blogs with guys talking about it. Nothing anywhere about it. I guess because it happened before the internet existed.
    I MAY have the magazine somewhere. If I ever locate it I can scan it and post it.
    No stress, thanks. Speaking of big blocks and rare ones at that you may be interested in what I posted in the musclecar thread in the OC yesterday.
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