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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm 
Old School Hero
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I am part of Sheffield Cycle Kids Speedway club and we have just had our bike store done over - the perps have stolen most of our bikes 26" and 700C single speed bikes

Archie Wilkinsons rarely come up for sale so if you see one please let me know


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Sorry to hear that, have you got any pics of the bikes stolen?

Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:33 am 
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Thought I would update on this as a few people have been in touch through here and other forums to find out what has happened

We actually got a few of the full size Archie Wilkinson bikes back, they look quite distinctive with swept back bars, no gears and no brakes - so the police actually recovered a 8 or 9 (and we club members got 1 or 2 too). The bikes run weird 590 size wheels and all manner of non standard parts which possibly helped.

The smaller 20" wheel ones didn't come back, probably because they look a bit more like a normal bike and run standard size bits - I am currently waiting on local bike shops/charities that take in donated bikes to see if we can build up 3 or 4 of these again. The kids club used to use these a lot, the younger ones on 16" wheel bikes bring their own bike and then need to borrow a "proper" bike with no brakes to progress

So not a happy ending, but not a complete disaster for the club either
https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldcyclespeedway/


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