Earlier today, I idiotically forgot to retrieve my bike from a rack and bring it back to its garage before dark. When I finally went back to retrieve it, the entire bike except for the lock (cut) and the helmet was gone. I live at the west end of the PSU campus and parked the bike in front of Hoffman Hall, which I know is very close to a bike chop shop (at the corner of 12th and Mongomery St.). Therefore, I think there is a relatively high chance that it ended up there, although I have no evidence yet. If anyone knows more about the details of this shop, or can give advice on doing a fake buy, please let me know.
The bike is a relatively old model of the Skykomish brand and with the Marble Point build/color. Despite the bike’s age and having purchased it second-hand, my family and I have put hundreds of dollars into its repair and I care greatly about getting it back.
Although I couldn’t find a picture of the bike itself, I found a picture of a bike of the exact same model online. However, note that this bike has a number of differences: the front wheel was replaced and has a black inner rim, while the back wheel is original and has a gray inner rim. The tire on the back wheel also has thinner traction bumps than the front wheel. It is a 21 speed.