The John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth CourtChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:00am
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
White/Black Checkerboard rear wheel with 16 tooth freewheel and 17 tooth fixed cog, red Surly Hub, Red spoke nipples, red handlebar tape on drop bars, Black Alexrims front wheel, stainless steel toe cages, red drive chain, American flag sticker on frame.
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.
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through rear wheel 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 last saw my bike at noon as I walked to get lunch. I came back outside after class and it was gone.
On 6/22/2013 we were informed by a Working Bikes Cooperative volunteer that this bike crossed their hands and they were able to use the Chicago Stolen Bicycle Registry to identify the owner, who now has the bike back. On 6/25/2013 the victim, when asked how the bike fared over its 4 year journey, responded: The condition is nearly identical to when I lost it in 2009. Both wheels were in nearly perfect condition, chain still good, same tires still on it in great condition. Even the American flag sticker I put on it was still there. The only thing that is worse than before it was stolen is the paint job, probably because it was thrown around for a few years on top of other stolen bikes. I don't know why they didn't tear it apart and sell it in pieces, I guess that was too much work. Everyone at Workingbikes was astonished that I got it back at all, and were even more impressed with the condition. After spending a couple hours working on it at working bikes, it is now in better condition than before it was stolen, if you can believe that.
This bike was recovered: