Make sure that the bike you buy doesn't have a hidden past
How to find a frame number
By checking a bike properly before buying it you could be helping put a bike thief behind bars and recovering someones pride and joy.
Stolen bikes are being openly traded in marketplaces both online and offline with your help we can change that and hit bike thieves where it hurts.
Thieves make there money by selling stolen goods, if everyone checks that bike they can't sell it without getting caught.
As well as checking a frame number there are some other key steps you should follow.
There's a few things you can do to help stop your bike getting stolen.
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The frame number of your bike could be located in one of the following locations:
Some older bikes do not have frame numbers but they may have a registration sticker with a number you can use instead.
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