Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: UMBC, Maryland
Bikes: custom built by me: fisher frame, deore/xt/king parts
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Bike thieves do suck. My family has seen at least three or four taken.
Where are you located? Major city? Small town?
I live in a suburb of Washington DC, and quite honestly, the cops never find anything. It might be different in a smaller town, for sure.
On the flip side, owner's/renter's insurance covers the value of the bike. I'm not exactly sure how it works but if you have insurance for owning/renting your house, it might be covered, with a deductible.
All I know is the expensive bikes of ours that were stolen, we got money back, so it's not a lost cause.