Recently bought a bike from Gumtree, this Indian guy met me at the train station and drove me to this industrial unit, he was a great bloke and we talked cars and house building etc on the way to the bike, anyway I told him I was going to restore the bike (an old Rocky Mountain) and hopefully enjoy it for a while befopre selling it on, anyway when we got to this place he said the strangest thing, he told me I had good energy and that he was going to show me something and that he trusted that I would never tell anyone else about it, I promised to keep it between us and so he took me into this unit.
ALLADINS FUCKING CAVE
Bikse everywhere, frames, wheels, plastic bins full of components, all kinds of stuff, most of it probably garbage but there must have been some reasl treasures in there too because of some of the frames I saw, Kleins, a couple of Mountain Goats, at least one Salsa, possible another and then there were road bikes about which I know little but there were two Roberts there that I saw.
Long story short the Indian guy rented the unit to a Jamaican, the Jamaican used it to stash, strip down and package bikes, some he sold in the UK but most were shipped overseas to contacts in the West indies and the EU.
Anyway the Indian bloke told me this Jamaican was a lying theiving bastard and so were his friends, he said he knew they stole the bikes and he knew they stole from him on occasion, so he liked to sometimes have a dip into their stock as way of restoring karma. He also told me that if I ever wanted to come and have a proper look and sort out a few choice items he would let me have them for the price of a good meal.