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By chris / Tuesday 14 June 2011 05:10 / United States
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Are you sure its your bike? You do know that bikes are mass produced. If you're absolutely sure its yours then take it anyway, lol. Break the lock and run [or bike]!

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Are you sure its your bike? You do know that bikes are mass produced. If you're absolutely sure its yours then take it anyway, lol. Break the lock and run [or bike]!

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in the UK you can get them registered by the police (for free!) but no one ever bothers. It amuses me that this service is totally free and yet so few people use it.

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my town also has a law where you have to register it. although the proof they put on your bike could probably be broken off

You should have reported it when it got stolen, it's only a bike but you would save you the hassle now.

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OP might have reported it stolen but unless they can prove that is their bike (with serial numbers etc) and not just another similar looking bike there's nothing the police can do.

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If neither party can prove ownership the goods remain with the person currently in possession of said goods. This is the case in the UK and, as far as I'm aware, most other places.

Bikes usually have an ID stamped on them under the frame, usually right under the pedals. Write it down in future ;)

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if it's stamped on there couldn't the guy whole stole the bike see it too and write it? and if that was the case people would be going around looking at the stamp and claiming other peoples bikes.

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This is why you keep receipts for expensive items. The receipt usually has the number on it and only the real owner would have the receipt.

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wherever he bought the bike should have a record of the serial number because both the store and customer SHOULD have copies of the same paperwork...so OP either lost that paperwork or it's a really old hand-me-down bike...or maybe...OP stole that bike and it's karma...lol

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Even if the store has copies of the paperwork he'd have to prove he was the person who bought it. If he paid cash for the bike the paperwork the shop has won't prove anything. If he paid by card his name might be on the paperwork.

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Where I live, you can register your bike ID number with the police, so that you can prove it's yours if it gets stolen.

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If the bike wasn't locked up at the time, OP could have just walked right up and taken it back as if he were the one who put it there in the first place.

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#54 how do you figure that? Most people with more than one brain cell lock the bike through the frame not the wheel.

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Bikes can be pretty expensive. Plus, some people depend on their bikes to get from point A to point B on a daily basis. Where I live, bike commuting is quite popular (as is bike theft).

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At my university, bikes help alot. nice ones are between 400 to thousands of dollars. file a complaint and call your dealer asap.

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