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David's bike was stolen, let's replace it!
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For those of you that know David, you know that his bike is a huge part of his life. It was recently stolen, and I hope we can replace it. More ...

First off, please don't tell David about this. He has no idea I'm doing this and would probably kill me if he did. That being said, please discreetly share this to everyone you think would be interested!

For those of you that know David, you know that his bike is a huge part of his life. It was recently stolen and after madly searching the city it appears he's not going to be able to find it. I'll let David's words from when it disappeared speak to what it means to him.

"I NEED HELP. To every friend and colleague I have in Vancouver, please help keep an eye out with me. My bike was stolen last night from Kingsway and 12th where I had it u-locked.

As many of you know, this bike is a major fixture in my life. I ride it several times a day, every day. I've put thousands of hours into it. It's my main source for sanity and independence and it deeply connects me to the hundred or so simple things I love about the city and the things I do in it. Who I am is very much tied to this pile of cheap steel and rubber.

Many of you come to me for help with bikes because you know how much I love it and hopefully you feel the same about yours. In return I'm pleading that you simply keep an eye out for me. Many bikes I know of have been recovered just by having a look around wherever you may be--it's a small city. Certain hot spots tend to be (but not exclusively):
- Up and down Main Street
- Anywhere in the Downtown East Side
- Possibly as far as Sunrise and Commercial Drive

There really isn't another bike like it--I know this. The bike isn't worth much but it was designed to be spotted a mile away:
- White wheels (paint cracking around the valves)
- Minimal (no cables, fenders, etc)
- Burgundy (ish) with a tiny sparkle to it
- Brass Bell
- Black leather grips with red stitching
- Gentleman handlebars
- The saddle is not the same as in the picture. It's currently a black race saddle with studs
- Black toe cages with black leather straps
- Possibly has a Krypto U-lock hanging on the top-tube
- Fixed gear
- One white zip-strap on the left side of the handlebar

Another sign might be a wobbly rider because it's a brakeless fixie and he/she likely has no idea what they're doing.... it's also possible it's crashed in a ditch somewhere for the above reason.

If you've read this far, thank you! I'm going slightly insane at the moment but if you'll all help me keep an eye out I'll stay optimistic. Sharing this post would also be appreciated. Thank you again, everyone."

Replacing this bike would mean a great deal to him, or at least getting enough for him to get started. David is not someone who ever asks for favours, so let's help him out! Again, please don't let him know we're doing this, he'd get mad at me, but I know he'll really appreciate it.

- Michael

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