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Postby KidCapitol » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:08 pm

While riding from downtown I came across a bike on the grassy strip near the curb in a residential hood.
Except for a few rust spots on the frame, it seemed to be in decent ridable shape. Inflated tires, oiled chain, nothing stripped and a reg sticker from 2007.
It's probably gone by now but I was thinking of going back in my van to search for and taking it if it's there. (I could use a set of "new" pedals.)
I think there are one of three possibilities.
1) The owner got another better bike and put this one out there.
2) It was stolen and left there.
3) A landlord found it and put it there.
What do you think?
What would be the right thing to do?
I'd hate to steal someone's bike by accident.
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Re: Curbside bikes

Postby roadkill bill » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:14 pm

Check with the city. Ask if they can contact the owner, based on the registration sticker. Ask if you can have it if there's no response in 2 weeks.

Lots of bikes get stolen and dumped within an hour or so. it's quite possible the owner would like it back, but maybe not.
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