2011 Trek/Gary Fisher Presidio



Lincoln Square
Sunnyside & Maplewood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
54 cm
Matte gray with light blue and white stripes/highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Set up as a single speed, 46x16. Red freehub body spacers. Stem Captain clock headset cap, the glass of which is cracked. One black downtube-mounted bottle cage. Tires at the time of theft were Vittoria Randonneur Cross 700x32's. Saddle at the time of theft was all-black stock Bontrager saddle and seatpost. Pedals: black Shimano A530 (one side platform, one side clip-in). Front and rear Knog Blinder lights (gray front, blue rear). SKS Xtra Dry rear clip-on fender. Black "Drunkcyclist.com" sticker on the downtube. Originally purchased from On The Route Bicycles, there should be a sticker on the downtube. Black Giro Saros helmet was on the handlebars.

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?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Porch or yard.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Incident Description: 
The bike was on my first-floor back deck overnight, which is completely hidden from the street or alley. Bike was last seen about 10PM, 8/7. The helmet was on the handlebars (black Giro Saros), as well as an old, clear 20 oz. water bottle from Mountain Road Cycles bike shop. There is also a white sticker on the bottle. Bike was not locked. My neighbor's bike was also stolen. Someone must have jumped the fence/gate into our backyard, walked up on the deck and simply lifted them.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 10/13/14, the former victim recovered the bike and sent the CSBR this email: Yesterday, an individual texted me with a screenshot from a Facebook post on the Chicago bike selling page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/244863329005063/ He said he ran in through the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry and saw my post. That's where he found my number. I went on Facebook and found the post, then messaged the seller that I was interested. Simple as that. I never let on it was my bike, although I had the serial number in front of me. We arranged to meet at the Dunkin donuts at Devon and Kedzie. I arrived 15 mins early, called 911 and we set up the meeting. I pulled into the Dunkin, and he was there. I asked to see the frame and sure enough my serial was etched in the BB. 3 squad cars rolled in seconds behind me. Confirmed serial with police report. They arrested him. He was 19, so it will be a felony theft charge. I have a November court date. If it wasn't for your registry, none of this would've gone down. Thanks again.
This bike was recovered: