Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
This is a bike from the 70's, and only ridden 4 times till I got it from my aunt in 1998. The condition is "well-loved" or "well-used," with paint job suffering from the chain damage; going from black to red undercoat to actual steel in some places. However, the was a survivor; hit by a car this summer the handlebars and front wheel are new (the back wheel was new last year.) Had bell, front white light, rack w/ milk crate attached, back light. Stolen at the same times was the helmet (white, jury rigged lights attached front and back. Original fenders, some rust on struts. The fine folks at Uptown Bikes know it well.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
What was the bike locked to?:
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?:
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I rode my bike to the Red Line stop at Lawrence and Clifton (1117 W. Lawrence) and locked my bike to a provided bike rack, using a heavy duty chain (links thicker than my thumb) and heavy lock (I have been using this set for 17 years). I left the bike just before noon, and when I returned just after 4 p.m. the bike was gone. My helmet was also locked with the same chain