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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- The bike's serial number
- A photo of the bike
- An official police report
- A flyer
- A computer with internet access
- An etcher (optional)
Retrieve serial number
Retrieve your bike's serial number from the owner's manual or from the shop where you bought the bike. Find a recent photo, too.
File a police report
Call and file a police report to create an official record of the stolen bike. Get copies of the paperwork.
Pass out flyers
Pass out flyers with the serial number and a picture of the bike in the area where it was stolen, including used bike stores and pawn shops.
Post all the information about your stolen bike on social networking sites and tell friends and family members as soon as possible.
Monitor internet and garage sales
Monitor online auction sites as well as garage sales in the area. If you see your bike, call the police immediately.