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09-01-2019, 13:09   #1
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Bicycle Registration

What's the advice of the cycling forum on this?


Media reports constantly repeat anti-theft advice to register your bicycle without any details of how.

So far as I can find there is no official national bicycle register.


A private company of unknown credibility claims to "work in partnership with the Gardai[sic]" and invites people to provide a fair amount of personal information on bikeregister.ie.


The Gardaí do ad-hoc bicycle registration from Bridewell and Donnybrook Garda stations at infrequent ceremonies around Dublin city.


I already have my bicycle, including frame number, registered with the manufacturer for warrenty purposes. Should I do more?
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http://bikeregister.ie/

As for what else to do? i recommend you invest in at least two descent locks.

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09-01-2019, 14:13   #3
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Gardai used to register the serial for you. I remember doing it a few years back at the RDS - they said it'd be entered into pulse should it ever be knicked and end up in their possession they could check... whether that's still a thing I don't know.
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Take a photo of you, with the bike and displaying the purchase invoice. Use that to prove ownership when the gardai recover your bike.
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Take a photo of you, with the bike and displaying the purchase invoice. Use that to prove ownership when the gardai recover your bike.
Good shout!
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Does anybody know who owns Bikeregister.ie?
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I've a bit of paper in the seat tube of my bikes with name/address/phone number. Unlikely to be found by a thief but would be helpful in proving ownership if recovered. Along with photos/receipts/serial/etc
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Thanks all for the pointers everyone, some excellent advice

I'm a bit reluctant to share my personal information on bikeregister.ie without some reassurance that it will be safe.
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09-01-2019, 16:10   #9
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i recommend you invest in at least two descent locks.
And look up locking techniques, I am constantly cringing at seeing these high end locks on bikes and then seeing I could nick the bike using a swiss army knife or a hack saw from dealz, or sometimes need nothing at all (locked on the top bar of the frame to a fairly low post with no sign on it so just needs to be lifted off it).

Also the 2 locks might be of different types, so different tools are needed to attack both of them.
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I'm a bit reluctant to share my personal information on bikeregister.ie without some reassurance that it will be safe.
will see if they respond:

https://twitter.com/JSWeetabix/statu...79571294253056
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Their domain doesnt seemed to be registered to anyone either. Very odd.
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11-01-2019, 11:24   #12
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it's done via IEDR, and i'm not sure how tightly they manage what info is made public.
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11-01-2019, 13:26   #13
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The site doesn't even have a valid ssl certificate!
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