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    Hi All,

    My bike recently got stolen, so I'm trying to get the word out. I'm at 14th and Quincy NW in DC. Someone broke into our house yesterday and grabbed a couple things including my 2014 Felt Z85. I just recently bought it so I could do the bike to the beach century, so I'm especially bummed out as I have no other bike to do it with (definitely not going to attempt a century on my single speed commuter bike!). The bike itself is relatively new as I just bought it in March. It's black with red and white trim. It's got a 105 drive train. It's got shimano spd clipless pedals and 2 ibera black/red bottle cages. I've definitely alerted the police and have been watching craigslist like a hawk. Any other suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!

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    Ouch, mind if I ask how it was stolen? Cut u-lock on the street, out of your garage, etc?

    Hope you find it; look at the Baltimore and Richmond area craiglists too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Ouch, mind if I ask how it was stolen? Cut u-lock on the street, out of your garage, etc?

    Hope you find it; look at the Baltimore and Richmond area craiglists too.
    It was stolen out of my house while everyone was sleeping.

    I live in a rowhouse which faces an alley, so they snuck into our back yard and snuck into the house via a window. What's crazy is that they had to pull the security bars off the window. It looks like they yanked it enough so that they could slip under the bars and open the window. My particular corner of 14th and Quincy street NW is pocketed between two luxury condo building construction sites and two fairly popular bars. So, everyone in my house has learned to sleep through everything. We usually keep bikes on a rack in our living room so they aren't typically locked to the rack. Guess I'll have to start locking my bikes up, even if they're inside my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmaydoney View Post
    Guess I'll have to start locking my bikes up, even if they're inside my house.
    Depressing. So sorry this happened to you!

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    If renting, do you have renter's insurance? It should be covered.
    If you own the house, then it is definitely covered on your homeowner's.
    Presumably you have a police report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmaydoney View Post
    It was stolen out of my house while everyone was sleeping.

    I live in a rowhouse which faces an alley, so they snuck into our back yard and snuck into the house via a window. What's crazy is that they had to pull the security bars off the window. It looks like they yanked it enough so that they could slip under the bars and open the window. My particular corner of 14th and Quincy street NW is pocketed between two luxury condo building construction sites and two fairly popular bars. So, everyone in my house has learned to sleep through everything. We usually keep bikes on a rack in our living room so they aren't typically locked to the rack. Guess I'll have to start locking my bikes up, even if they're inside my house.
    Wow! That is ballsy of them to say the least. I know my renter's insurance would cover it (I don't recall if RI comes with a deductible or not). Personally, I'd put some sort of alarm on the windows; you can get cheap (but very loud) alarms that are designed for doors. They typically have two metal arms that squeeze together that you slip in between the door jam and the door. If the door opens, the arms spring open and sound the alarm. I imagine you could just as easily squeeze the arms in between the window and the jam as well.

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    Post up on the DC Used Bicycle Marketplace http://www.facebook.com/groups/dcusedicyclemarketplace/
    There are a few stories of recovered bikes there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Post up on the DC Used Bicycle Marketplace http://www.facebook.com/groups/dcusedicyclemarketplace/
    There are a few stories of recovered bikes there.
    Do you need a member invite to use that site? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I've tried to join but my membership just says pending.

    Good luck to the OP on getting your bike back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFC View Post
    Do you need a member invite to use that site? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I've tried to join but my membership just says pending.
    You need to have a facebook profile that makes it clear to anyone that you're DC based (and by DC, I mean DC and the surrounding area). They don't allow out-of-region people to join. So far the friends I have who haven't been able to join have profiles which don't show their location to non-friends. They had to fix that setting before they could join.

    OP-- Also try the DC lost and stolen bicycles group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dcstolenbikes/

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    Thanks. I suppose I need to check my facebook settings and give it another shot.

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