the fence outside my house
600 w. Aldine aveChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 8:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Med. (i dont know the exact fram size)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Bike was in good condition. It had a grey Dimond Back seat. The bar tape was black with hyper yellow tape on the ends. The bars were caped off with wine corks. The bike had very little stickers on it and was light blue. The only sticker on the bike was on the very front,it was the Skyline logo (a rainbow in some clouds) and said made in canada.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I had the bike locked to an iron fence about 10 feet away from my living room window. I was inside side for about an hour. Came outside and my bike was gone. Found some plier grips in the grass by where my bike was locked. I used one of those stupid cheap kryptonite cable locks. I use to use it when I was only locking my bike up for a short time. Lesson learned.
Owner posted photo-essay here-- reported thief violated parole and is in jail on $100,000 bond. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2552465&id=23405890&l=31e205a82a
This bike was recovered: