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    New question here. Are your bikes registered?

    I didn't want to jack danK's thread, but it got me thinking.....

    Do you guys have your bikes registered? Like with the local police department or some national registry?

    Do you have photos of your bike and the serial number (I'm assuming they have a serial #) just in case it gets stolen?

    I haven't had a bike stolen since college *knock on wood* and have been fortunate toting around the Yeti (as well as the other bikes) the past couple of years around the valley. Nice living in a relatively crime free state. But maybe I'm taking things for granted......

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    I did.

    For the first time in my life, I registered a mountainbike.

    I had a bike stolen at age 8. Punks put duct tape over the seat to disguise the ride. Mom saw the perps, flipped a u-ee, and escorted them back to our house by the ear (this was before lawsuits and kids with guns).

    My brother and I swore up and down they were not our bikes.

    "Our bikes didn't have the tape on the seat, Mom!"

    riiiiip.

    "Oh. Those are our bikes."

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    I took pictures of our whole bikes and specific ones of the BB area where the serial and other identifying numbers are but have never actually registered them anywhere. I'm not sure what the point of registering them is since I assume I'll file the appropriate report if they are ever stolen. I suppose if they are stolen and I don't notice for weeks and they happened to be recovered during that time and..... Anyway, no bikes stolen here since 1975 or so!
    "The mouth of justice contemplates wisdom."

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    Mine aren't registered, but I have the serial numbers written down for all of them, and pics of most of them. Luckily most everything I own is old, so to the casual thief, there's likely little interest.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Mine isn't registered, but I do have the serial number. Having insurance for it makes me feel a little better too.

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    No registration here, but I do have copies of the receipts and plenty of photos. 2 of my 3 bikes don't have serial numbers.

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    All of mine are registered . . .

    Here in Boise you can do it online. I also place a piece of paper with my name, address, etc., inside the handlebar or seat post.

    In the event that you have to file a claim with your home/auto insurance, you should have the make, model, and serial number recorded somewhere. And it wouldn't hurt to save the sales receipt for the bike and receipts for any add-on components, so you can justify the dollar amount of your claim.

    TF

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    Has anyone recovered a bike because it was registered? Or is it typical, you call police and they are offended you want to make them do paperwork for a police report?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlliKat
    Has anyone recovered a bike because it was registered? Or is it typical, you call police and they are offended you want to make them do paperwork for a police report?
    The chance of recovering stolen property in general is slim. I seem to remember it being in the 2 to 3% range. Still, I've never had an officer be anything but courteous and professional when taking a report, no matter how small the theft. The last one had a value less than my left pedal (mail box - how dumb is that?).
    "The mouth of justice contemplates wisdom."

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    I've got my serial number written down, photos, and a parts list so it is easily identified.
    '06 Specialized Demo 8 II * '10 Specialized Pitch Pro * '09 Haro Steel Reserve * '70's Guerciotti SS

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