I'm a student in college, and I have a key to the basement labs and storage rooms in the Natural Sciences building here, as part of my on-campus internship.
There is a lovely brown Centurion LeMans tucked away, coated in dust, in one of the storage rooms. I left a note on it a month ago, saying "whose is this?" with my phone number. No response.
I did some asking around, and apparently the Mystery Bike belongs to a certain professor who is still technically an employee, but apparently "quite ill." She turns up now and then to sort through some stuff in her office (which is now occupied by a new professor,) but never stays more than a few hours. Her husband is also a professor at this school, but his health is rather poor as well, and he just had open-heart surgery. Thus, he's not around much either.
It's a sticky situation, and I know I can't just walk out with the bike, but at the same time it breaks my heart to see such a nice bike with flat tires and layers of dust just moldering away in the basement instead of being ridden outside!
Tell me, BikeForums members, what would you do?