We know a stolen bicycle isn't big news in the big city, and judging by reader reaction to a post we once put up about some cats that were lost and in need of meds in Allentown, we were reluctant to post this plea. But come on, 17 years with the same bike? That's a long time.
And thievery, especially where it concerns someone's dedication to bicycling, thus reducing their carbon footprint, plainly pisses us off. Plus, wouldn't it feel good to spot this bike and be the one who helped get it back to its rightful owner?
So here goes: BR reader, David Moon, had his bike-friend stolen from Gill Alley. "I've had it for 17 years," Moon says, "and it has been a really big part of my life. And I will never be able to replace it." So big a part, in fact, that Moon is offering a $200 reward. Moon also says he's never seen a bike quite like his.
He's already registered it with the Stolen Bicycle Registry
, a good tool for those who don't already know about it. (PSA value.)
Judging from the many pictures Moon sent, this bike truly is more than a bike to him. So, keep your eye out for it, and email him
if you see it; you may end up $200 richer in the bargain.
Note: Moon says the cables have been changed to black since the top photo was taken, and that the speedometer is no longer on the handlebars.