Albany & NorthChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 12:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Other (describe in detail below)
26" Cantilever Beach Cruiser
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
VERY Distinctive bicycle! CHOPPER. 26x1 3/8 Shimano 3-speed Coaster Brake rear wheel. 12" front wheel. Wide cruiser bars and fat springer saddle. Hand-painted, white script on headtube.
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.
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Any information will be taken anonymously by any employee of Rapid Transit Cycle Shop 1900 W. North Ave. Chicago, Il.
On 5/30/2011 the victim wrote: The bicycle was recovered in Humboldt Park at the corner of Division and Mozart. A friend walking through the park recognized the chopper and called me with information on the kid on the bike and the guys he was with. Me and 3 friends went to recover it, without physical incident, from the people in possession. When asked for proof of ownership by those with the bike, I asked the guy if he had a smartphone, which he affirmed, I told him he could look up the listing on stolenbike.org, He claimed he had no idea how to access the internet on his phone, so I called the police and told the guy we could have the police look it up. When faced with being charged with either possession of stolen goods, or theft of lost possessions, he handed the bike over. All of this went down in front of the (Omitted by Admin) bike club, who know me (and the bike) and totally had our backs during its recovery. Thanks for providing such a great resource.
This bike was recovered: