- Roll up a
business card and put it in the handlebar tube. You never
know - if it may help your identification of the machine.
- From: Jeff
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000
Subject: [trikes] [hpv] Re: Stolen Greenspeed GTR
List-Id: Recumbent Human-Powered Trikes <trikes.ihpva.org>
A lower tech solution. Take a bit of Tyvek, and
with a permanent marker, write: This bike belongs to [your
name here]. If the name on the repair ticket doesn't
match, call xxx.xxx.xxxx. Put one in each tire,
against the rim strip.
Should the person flat, and take it to a shop, you might
get a call. (and a majority don't change their own tires).
The other beneifit of this, is that you have a ready to
use tire boot, should you get a cut in the casing.
- From: Jeffrey
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000
Subject: [hpv] Re: [trikes] Stolen Greenspeed GTR
List-Id: Human Powered Vehicles Mailing List <hpv.ihpva.org>
A potential idea as a mfg/retailer who lets people demo
expensive bikes would be to use a digital camera to take
a picture of each person who takes a bike out for a demo.
You could do it as they sit on the bike and say it is for
inclusion in the slide show running on your computer
screen somewhere in the store showing other smiling
potential customers. If challenged by a customer,
you could add with a smile that it is also in the event
someone forgets to bring a bike back. This way you
create a marketing tool and improve security. I
can't imagine many people would object to having their
picture taken. If someone did, I would be inclined
to ask for some kind of identity and security deposit in
lieu of the picture.
Thursday, 29 January 2009