Merseyside Police has released pictures of a recently recovered bike in the hope of tracing the original owners.
The bike was recovered in South Liverpool but it is believed that it was stolen from Sefton sometime before 10th September this year.
Neighbourhood Inspector Jim Atherton said "I would urge anyone who has had their bike stolen recently and recognises the bike in the pictures to call Constable Mavrakakis on 0151 777 5340 to arrange a meeting.
"Officers will then conduct checks and ask for proof of ownership before it is released. This is a necessary measure to ensure the bike is reunited with its rightful owner.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people about the basic steps that you can take to keep your property safe. In particular, officers in Formby currently run an initiative called Operation Dragonfly, that encourages people to register and records details of their valuables for free at Immobilise.com.
"Immobilise.com is a database of bikes, mobile phone, lap tops and computers. The police can access this database and, when stolen goods are recovered, can identify who they belong to and return them.
"Additionally, electronic chips called 'immobitags' can be bought through the local Homewatch scheme in Formby for a discounted rate. They fit inside the bike frame and are an extra way to protect your bike."
For more information on Operation Dragonfly visit www.merseyside.police.uk or call 101 and ask to speak to your local dedicated policing team.
Alternatively come along to a crime prevention surgery. Please call 101 for more information.