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Residential property
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Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like-new. Pitlocked wheels: Mavic Open Pro, Continental 4000S tires, black spokes, Deore XT hubs. Koobi saddle on vertical suspension post. Sora road shifters. Silver Bontrager cranks with toe clips. Black cork handlebar tape. Fenders.

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 was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid 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?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
Wheels are locked to the frame with pitlocks. Not sure what the thief is going to do about that... Last seen at 6PM night previous, gone in the morning. Kryptonite mini was cut through to steal the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
Good news -- I recovered my bike!! My girlfriend pushed me to take a leap of faith and check the Ashland Swap-O-Rama, where I found it and wrangled it back from an individual who claimed to have bought it from someone else earlier that day. I was being eyeballed and couldn't wait for police, so I demonstrated proof and simply took it back. Unreal. I don't know how I'm so lucky.
This bike was recovered: