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Did Someone Steal Your Bike?

Posted Jan 26 2009 5:16pm

Thanks to Urban Velo for alerting us to the site Someone Stole My Bike, a great new site that includes interviews with people who had their bike stolen and in some cases had a happy ending.


Speaking of stolen bikes, local cyclist Eric Hougland put out a APB on his commuter bike which was stolen on Saturday afternoon. 

It was cable-locked to a bench in front of the Robert E. Johnson State Office Building at the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and 15th Street in Austin. Please be alert for anyone trying to sell or trade a dark grey 2008 22.5″ Trek Valencia, serial number WTU234C1811D.

Eric's bike looked something like this.

Eric' s bike looked something like this.

If anyone sees this bike contact Eric at  casehougland@earthlink.net or 512 448-1032. 

Of course, you can always read up on our article about how to lock your bike so hopefully this won’t happen to you and you won’t have an entertaining story of bicycle heart break to share with Someone Stole My Bike. (Step one, take a picture of your bike so you don’t have to rely on a Trek marketing picture to identify your bike.)

UPDATE: Our friend Rob D’Amico over at Bicycle Austin Blog had his wife’s bike stolen this weekend at church no less. Jason at ATXBs has started a Stolen Bike Registry so if you are victim or see a suspicious two wheel, you can check there.

Here’s what Rob has to say:

 

Here’s what’s missing:

Trek 5700 Hybrid, 2008 See:  http://bicyclesportshop.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibID=48399
Silver and Gold
Has a distinctive light brown seat
Black Bike Rack
Light and Seat Blinkie and Bell

And here’s the dinger…since I had a broken spoke on my hybrid, I dragged out an old 1995 Mongoose Mountain Bike…can’t remember the model, but it was covered in stickers including:

Ireland
Slusher for Mayor
Waterloo Records

Slusher for mayor? How’s that for some history!

If you see it, simply email  damico@lobv.org

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