I was contacted by numerous people who found the bike on Craigslist. They looked the bike up on Bike Index and realized it was stolen. The seller gave the bike back. Thank you everyone who contacted me about the posting and thank you to Bike Index for the amazing platform and community. translated from EnglishNick Bike recovered 2020.7.7
Shoutout to Tasha who found the bike via Bike Index! translated from EnglishNeil Bike recovered 2020.7.6
The guy who stole my bike apparently threw it into Boulder Creek. Some nice humans then posted a picture on the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance Facebook page and Bike Index made the connection and emailed me about it! Thank you so much!! translated from EnglishBecca Bike recovered 2020.7.5
I got a call from a high schooler who bought the bike on Offerup last week. When cleaning it up he saw the serial number was scratched off so he did some digging to see if it was stolen. He came across my Bike Index post - all the components matched so he called me to return it! translated from EnglishTyler Bike recovered 2020.7.5
Police saw the bike locked up, ran the serial number on Bike Index, discovered it was stolen, cut the lock, and contacted me!! translated from EnglishVeronica Bike recovered 2020.7.4
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