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    Can you register a bike that seems to already have been registered?

    I am the 3rd owner of a Trek 3500. I checked the bike online and it seems to already have been registered by someone else most likely the first owner. There is no record of it being stolen, so I would assume that he sold it.

    How can I then register the bike in my name? I notice when I try to register it, that it wants either the store name or the previous owner name. But the problem is there was another owner after the previous one.

    Would I still be able to go ahead and register it, or am I out of luck until I get contact with the original owner? I'm not sure how this works.

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    Register for what? Warranty? If so, just FYI, the Trek warranty only applies to the original purchaser.

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    Register the bike to the national bicycle registry to prevent theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewisDoes View Post
    Register the bike to the national bicycle registry to prevent theft.
    How does that prevent theft? Is there a sign that goes on the bike saying it is registered?

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    The Orange Fleet:

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    Its a backup in case my bike gets stolen, so there is a chance I can reclaim it.

    But your right, it doesn't prevent theft. My bad choices with wordings.

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