Near Purple Line (South Boulevard Stop)
ChicagoChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 9:00am
Basic Bike Info
Other (describe in detail below)
Sm / Md
Red & White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Red & White Novara Transfer, Silver Fenders and rear rack. Butterfly handlebars with black bar tape. Generator lights, 7 speed internal hub.
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.
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Other situation, please describe below.
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?:
2 hours max
2 bikes were locked together and to a tree. Bike Frames were U-locked to each other on either side of the tree, a cable was also used to secure the 4 wheels to the frames and tree. Bikes were locked at 12pm outside the apartment buildings on Chicago ave. across from the South Evanston Purple Line Stop. When the owers came out to retrieve their bikes at 2:15pm they were gone. No sign of the cable or the u-locks and the tree was unharmed.
Recovered on 9/1/2011 by victim at S. Side flea market widely known to be stolen bicycle fencing point. Victim had been alerted on two separate days by a man identifying himself as a flea market vendor and by another victim searching for his girlfriend's bike that her and her husband's bikes were there (they saw the listings on this registry). Awaiting further details.
This bike was recovered: