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More details to come, but here's the preliminary email:

My bike has been recovered, nearly 4 years to the day that it was stolen.  My sincerest thanks and gratitude go out to Jesse at Comrade Cycles, who found my bike and contacted me after reading my Theft Report on your website.

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What needs to be done? Is there another thread about it? A drupal upgrade? 

h' said:

Plugging the serial number into Google would probably be my approach, but searching by serial number is not really all that useful as many (the majority of)  victims don't know theirs. In this case the victim was also savvy enough to list enough identifying details of the bike that Bailey would have been able to tune in quickly when searching by model.

We're discussing a fundraising process to procure paid upgrade help to the registry since we seem to be out of other options; increased database flexibility is a given when that happens.

James BlackHeron said:

Kudos to Comrade yet again!  I am in awe at their stolen bike kung fu spidey-sense.  

Good work.  Other than the custom stem and a few other very minor variations from a stock Trek 2.1 this bike doesn't seem really all that unusual or noteworthy IMHO to raise much of a red flag.  Seems like this shop could be checking every bike against the serial numbers on the website.  Is there an easy way to do this on the CSBR that I obviously don't know about?  The last time I tried doing this I ended up having to search manually -a somewhat long and arduous process for bikes that haven't been recently stolen. 

Still this is one more proof, in my mind at least,  that it is all-important to  record and know the serial number of your bike before it gets stolen. 

It would be helpful of bike manufacturers to have a standardized serial number system.

After my bike was stolen, I went to the paperwork to get the serial number. And there it was, handwritten, complete with ambiguities due to the handwriting. Thanks, Performance Bike!

Closest thing is probably here:

http://www.thechainlink.org/group/chainlinkbikethefttaskforce/forum...

The big thing is an upgrade to current version of Ru-Paul.



Tony Adams said:

What needs to be done? Is there another thread about it? A drupal upgrade? 

h' said:

Plugging the serial number into Google would probably be my approach, but searching by serial number is not really all that useful as many (the majority of)  victims don't know theirs. In this case the victim was also savvy enough to list enough identifying details of the bike that Bailey would have been able to tune in quickly when searching by model.

We're discussing a fundraising process to procure paid upgrade help to the registry since we seem to be out of other options; increased database flexibility is a given when that happens.

James BlackHeron said:

Kudos to Comrade yet again!  I am in awe at their stolen bike kung fu spidey-sense.  

Good work.  Other than the custom stem and a few other very minor variations from a stock Trek 2.1 this bike doesn't seem really all that unusual or noteworthy IMHO to raise much of a red flag.  Seems like this shop could be checking every bike against the serial numbers on the website.  Is there an easy way to do this on the CSBR that I obviously don't know about?  The last time I tried doing this I ended up having to search manually -a somewhat long and arduous process for bikes that haven't been recently stolen. 

Still this is one more proof, in my mind at least,  that it is all-important to  record and know the serial number of your bike before it gets stolen. 

I never get tired of this.

Mercier Kilo TT stolen on 2/2/13.

Owner gets a call from Comrade on 2/5/13. Reunited same evening.

Everyone should go buy something from Comrade Cycles, 1908 W Chicago Ave., 773-292-2522.

+1 to Comrade and a double-huzzah for stupid thieves.  

Hurray for recovery!

wow, those bikes were recovered almost 2 years later!  maybe there's still hope my blue ross is still out there somewhere, stolen 2 years ago.  i still craigslist-search it every so often.  

h' 1.0 said:

Other recent recoveries thanks to Comrade:

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/184536

http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/190609

Go Bailey! Go Jesse!

This is awesome, and yes we should go buy stuff there!

Kevin C 4.1 mi said:

I never get tired of this.

Mercier Kilo TT stolen on 2/2/13.

Owner gets a call from Comrade on 2/5/13. Reunited same evening.

Everyone should go buy something from Comrade Cycles, 1908 W Chicago Ave., 773-292-2522.

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