Top End Force handcycle



Condo building - enclosed garage
3113 West Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This three-wheeled purple handcycle and removable seat was custom-built in 2010 to my specifications because I have a disability and use a manual wheelchair for mobility. It looks kind of like a recumbent bike but it has hand cranks and it would be very difficult for anyone else to use because there is no place to rest your legs. The frame is approximately 6 feet long and cannot be folded.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Contact Email: 
Email hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to email the owner.
Contact Phone Number: 
Police Report No.: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
I kept my handcycle on a rack on the wall in the enclosed garage of my 24-unit condo building, in my parking space area. It was secured to a metal ring that was bolted to the concrete block wall with the thickest cable lock that I could find (I probably should have used several u-locks.) I don't know the exact time it was stolen but I did wake up and hear some noises from the alley behind the building at around 2:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 16. Other bikes have been stolen from our garage recently.