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    Senior Member spaceballs's Avatar
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    Registering bike with police in Dallas...

    Does the Dallas PD have any sort of bike registration service? I checked their website and couldn't find any information.

    Thanks.

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    Senior Member jim10040's Avatar
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    They don't do bike registration anymore. Decades ago, they did, and it worked (for me, once).
    I've got a granny gear, and I'm not afraid to use it!

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    When I was a kid, they used to come to your school and etch info on the underside so they could get recovered bikes back to the owner. I'd say do your own DL# or something on the bike (but the experienced crooks file it off and paint them), and take some pics, and keep your receipt. I used to be a big city cop and now in the insurance biz... Not much you can do but lock them up good. The city pound always has lots of bikes (rarely a nice one though).

    Just my two cents worth...

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    Senior Member grayloon's Avatar
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    Now days, the word is don't put your DL on stuff, use some other identifier. Identity theives use the DL number even to screw you.

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    Senior Member TexasKid's Avatar
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    Hey I have a great idea. Put your social security number, your name, address and bank account number... and sign your name!

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    They still do.

    You can file your bike's serial number with them (and your TV, and any other property). Go by one of the local stations or storefronts/community policing locations. Aids in recovery of stolen property.
    Cyclists fare best when they act, and are treated, as the drivers of other vehicles. -- John Forester

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