Old town pour house
WellsChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Black with white wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Fixed gear black bike, top tube cover. Rear wheel is deeper the the front. Short handle bars (white with black oury grips) no brakes
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.
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I believe the cable was cut and then taken along with the bike.
On 9/29/2012, the victim writes: Crazy story: I get a call from [removed by admin] who apparently is friends with you guys. He explained to me that he saw my [CSBR] post about my bike being stolen and said it was at a flea market on the southside. Me and my friend go down there and see a guy attempting to sell my bike! I call the cops and we waited over an hour. We finally decided to take it in our own hands. I ask the guy for a test ride and he wouldn't let me. I jump on the bike anyway and ride off! My hearts beating and when I get to the exit the doors they are locked. At this point [friend] is in his car ready to go. I throw my bike over a 10 ft fence [friend] catches it, throws it in his car. I jump the fence, rip my pants but get in the car successfully and ride off! [Editorial note-- ongoing thanks to the friend of the bike community who helped this and other victims get their bikes back.]
This bike was recovered: