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Old 12-21-16, 12:30 PM
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If you have a pic of the bike and a description of frame size and any unique features (even scratches or dents), you might want to post that in case any of our local or national online purveyors attempt to sell it.
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Old 12-21-16, 01:22 PM
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Please post the Serial Number and a couple of pictures of your bike. I check Craigslist and Backpage for bike deals daily. I also keep my eyes open for stolen bikes.


My suspicion is that thieves travel to a different city, steal a dozen good bikes and leave the area to sell the bikes elsewhere.
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Old 12-22-16, 08:55 AM
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Please post the Serial Number and a couple of pictures of your bike. I check Craigslist and Backpage for bike deals daily. I also keep my eyes open for stolen bikes.


My suspicion is that thieves travel to a different city, steal a dozen good bikes and leave the area to sell the bikes elsewhere.
OK. The SN is WTU076C7589H. I registered it with Trek when I bought it a couple of years ago. That was right after my hybrid was stolen. Following is a couple of pics.

[IMG]New Trail by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Dike or Damn? by res1due, on Flickr[/IMG]

On moving to another city, maybe. A couple of years ago I recovered my lost hybrid. It was 2 months later. Just showed up on CL locally one day. I am checking the local CL and Let Go daily.
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Old 12-22-16, 12:26 PM
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Nice setup, good looking bike!
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Old 12-29-16, 04:45 PM
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Please click on loco's photos to expand them and get a close look at TREK 3700. Regard the sticker on downtube, kickstand and brake levers turned down.
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Old 12-29-16, 05:58 PM
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Wow. Luckily never had a bike stolen and I've never locked one up on local rides. Like you I'll stop at McD's for breakfast.
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Old 12-29-16, 06:09 PM
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I think that's utter nonsense.

One of the guards in my office building used to demand that I LIFT up my bike if I was going to wheel it through the lobby. Presumably, he thought the tires would sully the carpet.

I asked him the obvious question ... how are my tires any different than the shoes of the people walking through the lobby?
I wonder what the guard would do to someone in a wheelchair.
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Old 12-30-16, 11:40 AM
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Please click on loco's photos to expand them and get a close look at TREK 3700. Regard the sticker on downtube, kickstand and brake levers turned down.
Plus he has a nice AZ orange underneath the kickstand.
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Old 01-01-17, 12:49 AM
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Wow. Luckily never had a bike stolen and I've never locked one up on local rides. Like you I'll stop at McD's for breakfast.
It's funny to hear you guys talk about locking up bikes outside. I grew up in Berkeley Ca and SF, second nature to me. If it is a beater whatever, anything decent I overlock it, or don't lock it at all, or leave it out of sight/arms distance.

I am back in school as mature student on the cheap. My Apt complex is a little ghetto, surrounding area not too bad. In metropolitan areas, bike thieves sometimes will come right in to apt's/residences looking for something to ride off with. My CV s#it is stored off site, or bolted down. There goes my deposit.
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Old 01-01-17, 01:14 AM
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Sorry about your bike but maybe it was karma. I mean you were eating at Mc Donalds. Good luck in your search hope you find it, cause it does suck.
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Old 01-01-17, 08:00 AM
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That's rough. I've never had it happen, but I know I'd be crushed if it did. My wife had her bike stolen when she was 14 (she's 58 now) and she says if she thinks about it much, it still makes her cry. Can't blame her. Her bike represented a lot of babysitting money and it was the first big thing she bought on her own with her own money. I hope your bike is recovered.
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Old 01-01-17, 10:05 AM
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Had my newish 1970 Schwinn Varsity stolen (locked outside my apt). I don't think I have ever recovered from the loss as I am now very obsessive about leaving my bikes outside (even well locked).

Another endorsement for Abus locks!
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Old 12-04-18, 10:01 PM
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Here's an update to the story. October 2017 the police called me to say my bike had been found by a pawn shop. The detective asked if I just wanted the bike back or did I want to prosecute. I told her that if the person who sold the bike had stolen my bike or knew it was stolen sure but otherwise not. She explained what she would do and that it might take some time.

It did. From time to time the detective would update me on the case but it was October 2018 before the case was closed. There wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the person who sold the bike which is fine. Now starts the process of getting my bike back.

Since the pawn shop also had a claim on the bike there was a hearing to determine ownership. The hearing was Nov 1. The bike shop printed out a copy of the receipt for me. I brought some photos with me also.

The pawn shop owner was nice. He showed up to claim the bike if the original owner didn't claim it. He graciously relinquished his claim to me. The Hearing Officer awarded me the bike.

Yesterday I received a letter from the police saying I could pick up my bike. There were instructions; hours, location and documents required.

Today I showed up a little after noon. The place was busy. Two hours later they call me to the window and ask me to describe the bike. Sure. Trek 3700, lime green... Another half hour they call me back up to tell me they can't find it. The lady said they checked three times. She gave me the number to Risk Management to file a claim.

I'm kinda bummed. I was looking forward to riding the bike again. Just call me disappointed.

Next time I just want my bike back.
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Old 12-05-18, 05:19 AM
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What the....? Was it stolen from the police station this time? Sorry for your troubles, especially after you thought you were getting it back!
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Holy crap. You've got to be kidding ... the police lost it?!?
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Probably sold with the rest of a lot, at the latest police impound auction, and no one wants to own up ......
I bought a bike once, from a guy that picks them up at those auctions - He told me they go cheap.
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Old 12-05-18, 01:50 PM
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It is NEVER the "fault" of the owner of anything that gets stolen... It is the thief that is at "fault" , then you can go down the line as to who contributed, and since most thefts are done by a small % of people but done over and over again, even when caught... Can you guess who I would blame...???
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I was wondering how this old post got revived ... and now I know the end of the story, or maybe it's NOT the end of the story? Only time will tell.
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Thatís just crazy.
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I was wondering how this old post got revived ... and now I know the end of the story, or maybe it's NOT the end of the story? Only time will tell.
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Old 12-19-18, 12:49 AM
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Sorry to hear this, it's the worst feeling getting a bike stolen. I had a Specialized Stump Jumper Comp stolen recently. Really frustrating. On the flip side, it gave me the excuse to buy a new carbon Santa Cruz and now I'm more excited than ever to go ride!
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Old 12-26-18, 11:55 PM
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I've been in a evidence room to recover items before and I could see how things get lost. The bike was partially stripped and they were pushing parts at me just to get some room. Good luck.
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Old 12-31-18, 10:36 AM
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Incredible...just incredible. And no one at the police department is "responsible" when something like this goes missing? I'm assuming thieves didn't break into the station at night and steal your bike...correct? So why is no one responsible? I sure hope Risk Management gives you the maximum for your bike...you deserve it. I'd also write a letter to the Chief of Police and maybe even copy it to the Mayor's office. I just hate this kind of incompetence.
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The end. I think. Received a check from Risk Management today. They depreciated the bike which was expected.

Went to bikeindex.org and reported my bike recovered. Left a couple of paragraphs explaining the circumstances. I think that closes the case.
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Very sorry for all that. Trust you'll find a replacement that works well for you.
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