Etch your driver's license number onto your bike's frame

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Etch your driver's license number onto your bike's frame

Post by jmitchell » December 31st, 2018, 11:15 am

This helps to identify it as stolen. Pawn shops will likely check for any markings.

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Re: Etch your driver's license number onto your bike's frame

Post by Frilly Perduta » January 2nd, 2019, 11:10 am

The problem is that there is no way to tell if the etched number is for a stolen bike or one that is still in the hands of it's legitimate owners. It gets even more complicated when the owner wants to sell it legitimately.
When I was young manufacturers used to stamp a unique frame number into the frame of each bicycle, but that didn't protect expensive parts like wheels and accessories. There may be potential for putting tracking device inside the bicycle lights (where there will be batteries to keep it going) as long as you put it on charge regularly.

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Re: Etch your driver's license number onto your bike's frame

Post by jmitchell » January 2nd, 2019, 1:12 pm

You can always etch a second one on. If it gets stolen then pawn shops would check it over and make sure that it hadn't been reported stolen.

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