2009 Novara Safari



Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Grey & Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large Touring Bicycle. Brown Leather Bar Tape and Saddle, Butterfly Handlebars, High Power Front & Rear Generator Lights, Front and Rear Cargo Racks, Black fenders with reflective striping

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.

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?: 
2 Hours Max
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked to another biycle and to a good sized tree. Bike frames were locked together with u-locks and a cable was used to secure the 4 wheels to the frames and tree. Owners parked the bikes at 12pm on the sidewalk on the east side of CHicago Ave in Evanston across from the South Evanston Purple Line Station. when they came back for the bikes around 2:15pm they were gone. No locks or cable at the scene and the tree was unharmed.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
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 his and his wife's bikes were there (they saw the listings on this registry). Awaiting further details.
This bike was recovered: