New Schwinn/GT owners Pacific cycles have been moving all the company stock from GT’s Riteway parts distribution centre by truck to their own premises. They got a real shock when they opened a couple of their trailers back at base.
Where they were expecting to find Syncros kit, Kryptonite locks, and Shimano gear instead they found two trailers full of rice. Wayne Thompson, Pacific’s director of logistics said: “We are right on the freeway. It looks like two tractors got off the freeway, dumped their rice filled trailers, hooked up two trailers full of bike parts and took off.”
This latest rice revelation follows the theft of a truck and trailer full of top end Shimano gear, somehow pinpointed among over 200 truckloads of gear. Chris Hornung, Pacific Cycle’s chief executive officer confirmed “We found the stolen trailer and it was cleaned out. They even took the tractor pulling the trailer. How they knew to target just that trailer out of the hundreds heading out is a mystery. But it seems like they had some pretty detailed information about our plans.”
So if you’re offered a great deal on Shimano gear, with a free side order of special fried rice, you know who to call…