GAZELLE Men's Black 3 speed



Front of house
3100 block S Morgan St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Classic Dutch Men's Gazelle 3 speed. 1980's good condition. Covered chain and rear tire guards. Bell and rear rack and 3 built on bungee cords. My special bike that I brought back from Amsterdam about 8 years ago.

Owner Information

Contact Email: 
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen Friday night 2/18
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from in front of my house while I went inside to go to bathroom. Missing Gazelle. Keep an eye out. My good friend and companion since I brought back from Amsterdam in 2004. Men's Gazelle Black 3 speed. Great condition. Vintage late '80's. Rear rack. Soft chain and rear wheel covers. Disc brakes. Triple Gazelle bungees. Gold bell.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 8/3/2011 victim reports he bought the bike back from a local seller who was offered it by a neighborhood kid, and bought it knowing it was the victim's and intending to pass it along to the victim at the same price. We at the CSBR are happy the victim received the bike back, but disappointed that it did not happen in a way that has the potential to reduce rather than promote bike theft.
This bike was recovered: