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I found a bike on lawrence near the post office (between western and rockwell).  Would really like the bike to be returned to owner. Figured I would post here and on craigslist, any other suggestions? 


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Post fliers in the neighborhood, with the caveat that the owner must describe the bike before they collect it. Not everyone is online here or on Craigslist.
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
May i ask how it was found? im asking because...what if someone just put there as they went into a store, came back out, and now think it's stolen??
Iggi, the tire had a flat and was unlocked, no stores in the area, I waited for 15 mins then took it to my place and came back with a sign with my phone number on it, I suppose it's possible they came back during the time I walked it to my house and came back with a sign (I really hope not, I'd feel terrible, I got online and posted about it immediately)
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
Without getting too much into detail of the bike (i dont want to know make/model), but was it a newer bike, a nice bike, and dime a dozen schwinn type deal, a shitty WalMart bike?

Mostly just curious, it wont solve anything, just trying to postulate the situation and circumstance as to someone leaving a bike.

Michael Millican said:
Iggi, the tire had a flat and was unlocked, no stores in the area, I waited for 15 mins then took it to my place and came back with a sign with my phone number on it, I suppose it's possible they came back during the time I walked it to my house and came back with a sign (I really hope not, I'd feel terrible, I got online and posted about it immediately)
Howard : with all due respect; I seriously doubt a bike with a flat and not locked would be reported
as stolen on that website.

Think about it - if the owner is conscientious enough to know the serial number; be able to locate it; AND post to that site; do you _really_ think they would leave an unlocked bike somewhere and then
take this action if it was left and then returned to find it missing ?

sounds to me like it may have been abondones; or maybe the owner went looking for a way to fix the
flat and either did not have a lock or thought no one would take a non-rideable bike ?


DB

H3N3 said:
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
I did check there, nothing reported as of now

H3N3 said:
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
IGGI: Looks like someone took an older bike and added some nicer things to it, So I guess somewhere in the middle.

iggi said:
Without getting too much into detail of the bike (i dont want to know make/model), but was it a newer bike, a nice bike, and dime a dozen schwinn type deal, a shitty WalMart bike?

Mostly just curious, it wont solve anything, just trying to postulate the situation and circumstance as to someone leaving a bike.

Michael Millican said:
Iggi, the tire had a flat and was unlocked, no stores in the area, I waited for 15 mins then took it to my place and came back with a sign with my phone number on it, I suppose it's possible they came back during the time I walked it to my house and came back with a sign (I really hope not, I'd feel terrible, I got online and posted about it immediately)
If it was abandoned by the person who stole it there is a good chance it could be listed.

Leaving your bike unlocked outside of a business is, in my opinion, pretty much the same as giving it away to a stranger.

dan brown said:
Howard : with all due respect; I seriously doubt a bike with a flat and not locked would be reported
as stolen on that website.

Think about it - if the owner is conscientious enough to know the serial number; be able to locate it; AND post to that site; do you _really_ think they would leave an unlocked bike somewhere and then
take this action if it was left and then returned to find it missing ?

sounds to me like it may have been abondones; or maybe the owner went looking for a way to fix the
flat and either did not have a lock or thought no one would take a non-rideable bike ?


DB

H3N3 said:
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
Dan: Suppose it could have been abandoned, a friend mentioned if may have been stolen, then got the flat and then the thief ditched it. I'm not sure. I think if I had the flat, I would have walked it home or to the train and not just left it, but maybe there was something preventing them from doing that.

dan brown said:
Howard : with all due respect; I seriously doubt a bike with a flat and not locked would be reported
as stolen on that website.

Think about it - if the owner is conscientious enough to know the serial number; be able to locate it; AND post to that site; do you _really_ think they would leave an unlocked bike somewhere and then
take this action if it was left and then returned to find it missing ?

sounds to me like it may have been abondones; or maybe the owner went looking for a way to fix the
flat and either did not have a lock or thought no one would take a non-rideable bike ?


DB

H3N3 said:
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/
Dan, it could have been stolen and then abandoned due to a flat.
Even if it did not have a flat I would assume the same thing. When one of my bikes was stolen someone left a bike of lesser value in its place, I assume that they rode around on the shit bike looking for nicer bikes, stole the nicer bike and left the shit bike.

dan brown said:
Howard : with all due respect; I seriously doubt a bike with a flat and not locked would be reported
as stolen on that website.

Think about it - if the owner is conscientious enough to know the serial number; be able to locate it; AND post to that site; do you _really_ think they would leave an unlocked bike somewhere and then
take this action if it was left and then returned to find it missing ?

sounds to me like it may have been abondones; or maybe the owner went looking for a way to fix the
flat and either did not have a lock or thought no one would take a non-rideable bike ?


DB

H3N3 said:
You already checked for it here?

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/

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