Bike found

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May 6 2013 at 12:01am #

Found a mountain bike abandoned on the sidewalk on Butler St in the mid-40s, about mid-way between Arsenal Lanes and the Allegheny Cemetery.

It’s frankly not in good condition, and someone seems to have painted half the frame white (but only the right half, as if they got bored or distracted or surprised before finishing).

If you can name the model / provide the serial number / otherwise prove it’s yours, message me to arrange to come get it.

If I haven’t heard from anyone by next weekend I’ll be taking suggestions for what to do with it. Free Ride and ghost bike are the leading ideas in my own head…


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May 8 2013 at 7:36am #

my name is Alessandro. My wife’s bike has been stolen between Sunday and Tuesday. We are not sure because we left from Pittsburgh on Monday morning for a short trip and we’ve just got back. We live in Penn Avenue. Unfortunately we were not prepared for this…who is…so we don’t have the serial number.
The bike was originally black with two stickers
– one black with “I <3 PGH”, on the part of the frame under the handlebar
– one blue on the rear fender “Who needs fuel perks?”.

The fenders were 1 year-old, we bought them from Pro-bike.
There was an orange milk-basket on the back, the handles were brand new.
If you think the description can match, why don’t we meet like today at 6 PM in front of “Espresso a mano”? Or somewhere else in Butler, if you prefer.

Alternatively, what would you suggest to do? Does it make sense to report a stolen bike to the police?



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May 8 2013 at 7:38am #

If you have a photo you can post it here. There’s a tiny button above the text window. If you click that it will open options to upload a photo or paste a link.

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May 8 2013 at 7:43am #

Sorry, not the one I have. Good luck.


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May 8 2013 at 7:48am #

+1 to reporting it to the police. They need to know where in the city the problems are so that they can patrol accordingly. It might also show up in their property room some day. If you can post a picture here we’ve managed to find a few over the years too.

Also, if you don’t mind me asking, how was your bike locked up? We try to keep track of such things in an attempt to gauge the “threat level” within the region. So far we have not had any bikes stolen in Pgh. while locked with a U-lock through the frame.


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May 8 2013 at 7:54am #

It was locked up with a U-lock through the frame, yes. Unfortunately we don’t have clear pictures. I was just able to retrieve this tiny pic taken on the trail close to McKeensport.

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