Rockwell and ArdmoreChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
1980's Schwinn converted to fixed gear/single speed hub. Frame is a slightly beat up, maroon. Black Alex Rims, black pedals and crankset, black riser bars.
Owner InformationContact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?:
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Bike was in a locked garage, hanging on the wall. Noticed it was gone during the evening of October 12th, but could have been stolen a day or two before, just didn't notice it was missing. Nothing else was stolen from the garage except for the bike.
On 10/15/2012, the victim writes: Hey, I reported my bike stolen here: http://chicago.stolenbike.org/node/193609 I recovered it in parts at a used bike shop, three blocks away from my residence where the bike was stolen. This shop is really shady and most of it's bike and parts inventory looks like it's stolen property. Was wondering if any one else in the area has reported recovering their bikes from a bike shop at 5600 N Western Ave? The place seems to be operating under many different names, and advertises on Craigslist and has multiple websites. http://www.yelp.com/biz/shining-bikes-and-things-chicago http://5600bikes.com/ http://www.chicagobikefinders.com/ http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bid/3334398481.html The police didn't seem to press any further on this place, even though they watched the guy return me the parts off my stolen bike. I contacted my alderman to report the business, and would like to know if there are more cases with this very shady operation?
This bike was recovered: