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Old 12-05-07, 01:32 PM
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Houston Bicycle Registration

Recently talking about this in the Car free forum I am really curious as to how many people have their bikes registered with the city of Houston. Until I got mine I had never even seen one of these stickers.
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After a little Googling, I now know what you're talking about.

Did you register through a university or actually go to a fire station?
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Here is the the link I came across that has the laws listed.
https://www.bikehouston.org/index.php...id=19&Itemid=9

I went to fire station on dunlavy and richmond and your bike isn't necessary to have with you just the serial # and make and color of the bike. The cost is $1 bring exact change because they didn't have a cashier.
I was bored at work and was reading cycling laws and found this, it's kind of entertaining in the depth of the registration rules. I find it funny that I no one I know has ever registered a bike, so I had to get these stickers, plus technically it's the law and it also proves ownership. The plus side is that if the bicycle was ever stolen and then recovered by police they will contact you, I know there is a slim to none chance of this happening but why not 1% chance is better than 0%.
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1% is a lot better than 0%.

I think I'll stop by the local firehouse and see what's up. I have to get home and find all those serial #s.

Most importantly how much does this sticker weigh?
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BTW they are pretty ugly, really sticks out on my black bike. Weight no problem, I am concerned about extra wind drag created by the sticker, since this will be worse the faster you go.
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Old 12-13-07, 02:03 PM
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Lame, sticker on my beater is already coming off.
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Go get your dollar back!
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The same fire station that scattered73 went to is the first stop I made after I picked up my new bike.
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Dallas used to have such a program, and when I was a kid it actually worked (stolen yellow Sears 10-speed was found in a creek). But that was 30+ years ago. I wouldn't mind if they did it again. 1% recovery is infinitely better than 0 when it's your own bike.
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