A little over a month ago, my car was broken into and my bike and bag was stolen out of it in the fine city of DC. I posted on Craiglist and Bike Forums to alert people. Yesterday, an awesome dude in Georgetown recognized my fixie from the picture i put up on Craiglist and bought the bike off the homeless guy who had it for $25 and emailed me. I gave the guy $40 for being so rad. The homeless fella told the guy that he was selling it because he was getting too old to ride this kind of bike...
I am so happy right now...i wasn't so sure i would ever see it again. The bike stinks. Man does it stink! It is covered in crack head funk and sh*t. He taped over my beautiful Cinelli grip bar tape with red duct tape...this one had an eye for design. He took the toe clips and straps off my pedals...probably to realize that you can't really ride a fixie easily without them. I will be giving it a full overhaul. It still even had my blood all over it from an accident 3 months ago.
I am happy to be continuing the recent trend of people getting their stolen bikes and wheels back. I am sure the only reason it got it back was because it was really recognizable as a fixie conversion on an old frame. Thanks for keeping an eye out people.