Bike thieves suck!
Joe's got two Bronsons.
We were having pizza and meanwhile Joes bike was stolen. From his car. In the parking lot. Three large pizzas for the table and the bike was locked to his bikerack with a wimpy lock and his car was parked right next to two other cars with bikes on the back. But those bikes were yellow. Highly recognizable. And his Bronson was black.
His new Bronson is magenta.
His old Bronson had a Project 529 shield.
And that is how he got it back.
The thieves brought the bike into a bikeshop who recognized the shield and figured it probably wasn't all good and managed to keep the bike overnight and called the police.
All this didn't happen right away. Joe had already gotten a new bike from his insurance. So now he's got two Bronsons and the thieves have none.
And we all bought more locks. Bigger locks. ABUS locks.