Elston and KimballChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 7:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Normal wear and tear of a 3 year old bike(Scuffs and such). Pink Seguino Crank set. Bare Carbon fiber fork. Chrome Cane Creak Headset. Pink Velocity Deep V wheel set.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front 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?:
Friend of victim recognized the bike in a craigslist "for sale" ad. Additional help of volunteer bike theft task force solicited, 9th district tactical police assistance procured. Bike was identified and recovered 12/2/10 at seller's home near Pershing/California without incident and without arrest. Sellers claimed that the bike was a birthday gift from a friend who had purchased it at Swap-O-Rama, 41st and Ashland.
This bike was recovered: