Windsor The Hour


Old town pour house
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
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

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: 
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.

Incident Description

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
I believe the cable was cut and then taken along with the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
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: