Murray Language Academy
5335 S. Kenwood Ave.Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Other (describe in detail below)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Red bar tape Wack mix of parts: 80s alloy bars and cranks Shimano R500 wheels, most decals removed: black rims, hubs, spokes, the decals are still on the hubs. Challenge Eroica tires SRAM Red right brifter Rivendell Silver dt left shifter Cane Creek SCR-5 silver left brake lever. Shimano Deore front derailleur SRAM Rival rear derailleur Trailer hitch on seatpost
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Left bike locked to rack in front of Murray Language Academy last night at 8:00 PM, with CycleTote trailer hitched to seatpost. Came back this morning to find only the trailer; the lock was on the ground a short distance away and cleanly cut. (Mini-U-lock and heavy chain; the lock was cut, not the chain.)
The CSBR received an email from the victim roughly 5 hours after receiving the initial theft report: Good news! I went to the Swap-O-Rama at lunchtime today---I'd never been there before; it's a huge flea market, outdoors in the spring, summer, and fall. Walked the full grounds and texted my wife to say, "Saw a bunch of stolen bikes, but not mine." I was taking a last mosey around when I spied a glint of silver and white in the back of a guy's van: There it was! I'd recognize that 1" head tube and silver brake lever from...well, 45 feet. I walked up, said, "That's my bike in your van. I'm going to need it back." He immediately went to "the guy who sold it to him" but I didn't listen, I took it and got the hell out of there. Sans pump, saddlebag, trailer hitch, (any reasonable dignity of handlebar angle,) and one bottle cage, but she's mine again. Now I'm going to start breathing again.
This bike was recovered: