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I've had very unsatisfactory results from CarFax, as it reflects only what events were put into the system. And there is no way to control what that/those are.

And that is for cars, which is a much bigger enterprise, obviously. I doubt most bike dealers or shops even know about a "BikeFax" system.
 

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Carfax is an unreliable source really. If a car (or any vehicle) is damaged and repaired without the assistance of insurance then it's not reported as a repair. Rental companies, dealers, fleet cars and private owners that repair cars out of pocket make Carfax is useless.
 

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Did it!

Well, I went ahead and took the plunge and bought a report from Cyclevin, and I can assure you I am NOT buying this bike. It came back as stolen in another state (I am in TX) and I should have figured the guy was acting kinda shady too.

So to your point pplassm, this seems like a resource for stolen bikes.
 

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Well, I went ahead and took the plunge and bought a report from Cyclevin, and I can assure you I am NOT buying this bike. It came back as stolen in another state (I am in TX) and I should have figured the guy was acting kinda shady too.

So to your point pplassm, this seems like a resource for stolen bikes.
"If it LOOKS too good to be True; it IS."

No "probably" about it.
 
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