A Happy Ending

Here’s a stolen bike story with a happy ending from one of Civia’s customers:

Hi everyone, 

My name is Graeme. I live in soggy Vancouver BC. About a month ago my steel steed was stolen from a “secured” underground parking garage. It happened while the city slept on a blustery Saturday morning. I remember going down to the garage to do some beer bottle recycling and looking over as I usually do to check on my bike. It was like an anvil falling through space, as the reality of what happened hit. One sure fire way of reducing a hangovers impact (having your bike jacked)… any way the skinny is that i went around to a dozen bike shops, informing them of the misery I was currently experiencing. One fellow suggested “bike rescue” a local guy who has a web site and business dedicated to recovering stolen bikes. I called Gord, told him what happened and where. He instructed me to fill out a “stolen bike report”.

In less than a week I received a call from Gord informing me he had recovered my bike from Vancouvers’ lower Eastend, a notorious neighborhood full of crack head zombies, a sad byproduct of our society.

Nevertheless, I have my bike back and rewarded her with a brand new “Brooks” leather saddle. I want to give a shout out to PJ at Civia and all the bike community here in Vancouver for all their positive support. If your bike has been stolen, be positive and keep the faith.


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4 Responses to “A Happy Ending”

  • meligrosa says:

    this is awesome! must have felt great to hear that over the phone. thanks for sharing this story with such a positive attitude and a great end to this back-together story!

  • Ows says:

    You’re so fortunate to have that kind of system in your country.
    The cops tend to be a bit blasé about bikes on this side of the Atlantic.

  • Karl OnSea says:

    Great story.

    Things to do today:

    1. Detailed photos of all bikes.
    2. Record frame / serial numbers.

  • Ian Duddy says:

    Is there a story of the little boy who “lost” his Kuahara? I know this story also had a happy ending.

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