My bike was stolen yesterday from outside my house in Glasnevin, Dublin. I had left it for about 20 seconds while I opened the garage and it was gone, I ran after the guy but he was on a bike, and I was not.
It was a Dawes Discovery 101 Men’s Hyrbid which was white when I bought it (2 1/2 years ago) but I had covered it in silver duct tape, green spray paint, black and white checkered tape and green, black, red and yellow electrical tape – to try and deter thieves. It also had an Abus U lock attached to it, a black rack, one mudguard (spray painted teal) on the back wheel, and some purple duct tape covering a tear on the seat. It wasn’t the most inconspicuous bike to steal by any means.
I’ve attached a photo of what it looked like when it was stolen (top) and when I bought it (above), it could be somewhere between the two now. I mostly want to get it back so that the bike thieves don’t win. Any help you could give me would be fantastic.