I found my bike!
What a co-incidence. It was locked up just outside the Fort St. George, with someone else's lock. Luckily I had reported the theft to the Police when it happenned, so I was able to lock it up with my own lock- and anchor chain!- and leave a note, as we waited for the police to arrive.
They turned up within half an hour or so, and James used a pair of boltcutters to remove the other lock and we took it back.
In the absence of having registered the frame number, we had to prove to the Police that the bike was mine- which I did with the blog!
I showed them the original blog post, complete with photo, that I put up back in 2008 when I bought it, and they accepted that as easily sufficient proof of ownership.
The power of blogging!
In future, we'll lock the bike up on the boat- it might be more inconvenient, but I feel it's less likely to go missing if someone has to physically get onto the boat in order to steal it.
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