Schwinn World Sport


Rockwell and Ardmore
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
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 Information

Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.

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?: 
4 months
Incident Description: 
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.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 10/15/2012, the victim writes: Hey, I reported my bike stolen here: 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. 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: