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Last month, Seattle’s bike-riding Mayor became a victim of bicycle theft. After donating his beloved Trek 700 commuter to charity, he borrowed his wife’s bike until he found a new bike.
On the morning of February 24th, he had ridden his bike to work as he does many mornings but when he returned to the garage after work the bike was missing.
He has since bought a new bike from Recycled Cycles, the U-District bike shop McGinn prefers for his biking needs.
His new ride is a Raleigh Detour Deluxe.
Made of Butted Chromoly with DNC dropouts, the bike features an integrated pannier rack, Shimano 8 speed triggers, Shimano Roller Brakes and Dynamo generator lights.
“This is the first new bike I have bought since I was 16,” McGinn said. “It’s a nice, affordable commuter, although I would have preferred disc brakes.”