Se­Cure buy­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

When buy­ing a sec­ond-hand bike there are a few tips to help en­sure it doesn’t be­long to some­one else.

Mr But­ler said: “Treat it like a car so ask for a proof of pur­chase, ser­vic­ing re­ceipts, that sort of thing.

“Gen­er­ally you can tell as there are a few give­away signs, so if it’s re­ally cheap it’s go­ing to be to good to be true and also check for se­cu­rity tags as well.

“A lot of peo­ple will also leave iden­ti­fy­ing fea­tures in the seat tube and un­der the han­dle bar grips.”

You can also get ID tags for bikes how­ever th­ese work in a sim­i­lar way to mi­crochip­ping a dog – you can’t track the bikes lo­ca­tion but re­tail­ers can check if it’s on a database for stolen bikes.

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