It’s a sad truth that despite your best efforts, if you live in certain cities, your bike may just end up stolen. Usually your only recourse is to file a report with the police that will go nowhere and put up missing posters like it’s a puppy that has wandered off. Add an extra layer of protection with the Bike-ID Bicycle Marking Kit.
This is a registry and tag system for bike owners in Europe but they’re working on expanding to other parts of the world. Basically it allows you tag your bike making it easy to identify with a simple scan and or search in the database.
This is great for people who buy used bikes. This way they can look up the bike they’re interested in to make sure that their gain isn’t someone else’s loss and perhaps even help get a bike back to its home. This tag system will in no way keep your bike from being stolen but it may make it a little bit easier for you to find it again. The Bike-ID Bicycle Marking Kit is €19.99.