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Old 07-11-06, 11:56 AM   #1
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National Bike Registry anybody do this?

I bought a Kryptonite Lock and it had a National Bike Registry card that says for $10 they will enter my bike in a database that will help my bike be returned to me if stolen. Any one have this work for them?
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Old 07-11-06, 12:36 PM   #2
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Not yet. When I proposed sort of a free registry here on BF two moderators said NO and referred me to that bicycle registry. If Koffee and Maelstrom had heard anything bad about them I doubt they would have referred me.
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Old 07-11-06, 12:47 PM   #3
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My bike is registered. Giant offered me a free 6 months with NBR when I registered my bike with them, but I subsequently purchased 10 years for 10 bucks directly from NBR.
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Great idea. We can't even get the kids at the university here to use our registration/bike-lock program.

We give 'em a high-end Kryptonite lock and register the bike for 20.00, AND refund the 20 bucks when they leave. What a deal!
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Old 07-11-06, 12:54 PM   #5
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Great idea. We can't even get the kids at the university here to use our registration/bike-lock program.

We give 'em a high-end Kryptonite lock and register the bike for 20.00, AND refund the 20 bucks when they leave. What a deal!
Do they wipe their asses too?
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Old 07-11-06, 12:55 PM   #6
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Yep...most of the PD's in my area check the database on any stolen or abandoned bikes that they come across. It has resulted in quite a few folks that I know of getting their bikes back.
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My bike is registered. Giant offered me a free 6 months with NBR when I registered my bike with them, but I subsequently purchased 10 years for 10 bucks directly from NBR.
This is nice to read. I had not noticed the sticker under the BB of my Giant until a few months ago (I bought it new about 3 years ago) and wondered... I don't think my LBS offered me the 6 months, but it did get me to thinking about registering my bike.

$10 for 10 years sounds like it is well worth the peace of mind. I know it guarantees nothing, but any chance to get something stolen back is worth exploring.
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Who operates the registry and what do they do with the data collected? Who has access to it?

In MN they have a registration scheme where you get a serial numbered sticker for the bike and are issued a faux vehicle title. It's part of the same database law enforcement uses for motor vehicles.
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I entered the six month free membership with the application that came with my new Giant.

dgregory, my Giant bike was a 2004 and the application was in the bag that contained the owners manual.
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thanks for all the info
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I entered the six month free membership with the application that came with my new Giant.

dgregory, my Giant bike was a 2004 and the application was in the bag that contained the owners manual.
That explains it... I just realized (3+ years later) that I didn't get a manual.

At any rate, I already have a number, so at least I don't have to wait for the sticker for that bike. Now to figure out if I care enough about 3 bikes or more to go for the family rate for the discount... I think I will...
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Check 'em out:

http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/
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Old 07-12-06, 07:30 AM   #13
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Last week, I registered my new Raleigh on their web site. I was given the opportunity to register my bike with the NBR for a free 6 month membership.
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Registering your bike will also probably take some $$ off that bicycle theft rider on your renter's insurance.
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I registered my last bike with the National Bike Registry eleven years ago...I don't think they even had a web presence back then! I didn't realize they were still in existence, but I suppose it couldn't hurt to register my new bike. Thanks for reminding me.
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