I'm not going to connect him with the track, but here goes: a couple of years ago my TLR was stolen along with my neighbors R1, and there was some talk about Marbod at the time. I had picked up a couple of Items from him, and can't remember whether my adress etc. was in his data base. At the time it was only rumors so I refrained from flaming him on this site. I didn't replace the bike because I didn't want to deal with theft/storage issues until I had a garage of my own. Well, I recently decided I couldn't wait anylonger and got an 04 rc51, so started reading this site again. I discovered a thread that made it sound as if Marbod has in the mean time been convicted of bike theft. I was in a certain other "M" shop the other day and over heard another certain"M" ask a certain "A" to call Marbod and ask him if he had a certain part. My question is, what the hell are suposedly respectable shops doing having business with a known bike thief? this is not a flame or a rhetorical question, I want to open up a discussion on this topic, because it seems hypocritical to me to be all pissed off when a bike gets stolen, and then tootle down to either M shop to buy parts or service. Comments? Sugestions?