Bright Bike STOLEN!

This bicycle was stolen on January 8th 2010 at 195 Bowery NYC, a block south of the New Museum. I attached it metal scaffolding supports but the thief either unscrewed the bolt, or broke through the metal, and released the scaffolding bracket! It has a white non-reflective "BRIGHT BIKE" sticker on the downtube. The wheels are a brand new set of Open Pros, laced to White Industries ENO hubs (eccentric). Dura Ace brakes, and Sugino cranks. Went in for a gallery opening, came out, and it was gone. This is an ICONIC bike, (there are no other bikes in NYC with the full retroreflective treatment) so if you see anyone riding it, it is stolen.


$500 reward, no questions asked


If you see it, please contact me: michael @@ mandiberg ddott com




The Bright Bike was the first version of a project i am working on ( It is a fully retroreflective vinyl wrapped bicycle. When the bicycle is in the beam of a light (like a car's headlight, or a camera's flash,) it reflects back super bright. When it is not in the light, it is just jet black.

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  • KTesh 6y

    Sorry to hear about your loss... I hope that you get it back soon, and the thief gets what due.
  • rocker9455 6y

    no way! thats terrible. Its the worst when you have your bike nicked, such a sweet build! i hope you get it back soon.
  • Michael Mandiberg 6y

    i hope it comes back too, but i'm not counting on it. these things walk. sadly, it is what comes w/ living and riding in NYC
  • girl_onthe_les 6y

    RIP. can we hold a funeral for it like they do for the troops who go MIA?
  • evan moran 6y

    Dude, that sucks. You know i'll keep an eye out for it and retrieve it at all costs...
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