Our bike was fenced on OfferUp and several people in the Bike Index community notified us. Amazing! With the help of a local bike shop owner who got involved, we recovered it. translated from EnglishShawn Bike recovered 2020.12.1
A man showed up saying he had bought the bike then checked it on “Bike Instinct(?)” which I assume means Bike Index! translated from EnglishJason Bike recovered 2020.12.1
The Reddit community suggested I register on Bike Index. I shared my listing and got tips from fellow Redditors who saw my bike on OfferUp. I posed as a buyer and had police officers accompany me in a civil standby. They confirmed my serial from Bike Index and returned my bike. translated from EnglishRian Bike recovered 2020.12.1
Thanks to Bike Index, a local Facebook page, and a good Samaritan who was suspicious about a sale, my bike is back!!! translated from EnglishBailey Bike recovered 2020.11.29
I received a text from someone on Bike Index saying they bought a bike and thought it was ours. He sent me pictures and the serial. It was our bike. We drove up and picked it up and paid him what he paid for it - he said he wouldn't feel right taking my money but I insisted. translated from EnglishKari Bike recovered 2020.11.26
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