cheap way to mark a bike in case of loss/theft

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by smidgen21, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. smidgen21

    smidgen21 Wanna be Tink

    Jun 30, 2008
    the how to mark your camera thread made me remember this:

    take the seat off the bike. write your name/contact info on a small piece of paper. roll paper around a pencil. tape the paper on the pencil. drop pencil in the tube of the bike. reattach seat. if your bike is ever lost/stolen it can easily be identified by checking for the pencil with your name inside the tube!
  2. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    How about writing down the serial number and keeping it with your bill of sale? Or have it painted an very unusual color?
  3. squirrel

    squirrel DIS Veteran<font color=deeppink>

    Aug 19, 1999
    Up here most people inscribe their Driver's License in a spot that is not easily noticable. You should do this with all your expensive things.

    If the police find it they can easily return it! Makes it very easy for them to tell that the property is stollen when they pull over a van full of stuff and none of it matches the driver's id.
  4. Mickey527

    Mickey527 DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2000
    They don't do it here in Bridgeport, where I live but in the surrounding towns of Fairfield and Milford the police will inscribe information and keep records on the bike for you. I would give the police non emergency number a call and ask what they recommend, you might have a town that does it for you.
  5. kellia

    kellia DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2005
    You can get your bike registered here at the police station, too. Of course, I would think that would only help if they found it abandoned somewhere, but might be better than nothing!

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