4907 N. Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
80's frame. Distinguising marks are: Columbus SL stamped into rear frame stays. Decal says SEMPION on down tube. Front wheel BLACK. Rear wheel silver. Campagnolo crankarms. White seat. Serial Number acid stamped onto bottom of down tube, which is a London Police serial number. May be alpha-numeric. One number/letter smudged in the middle.

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: 
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?: 
1 week.
Incident Description: 
Bike was sitting in Garage. I think someone accessed the garage using a tool that defeated the automatic door open. I entered the garage to put out the trash and found the door open and the bike missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On October 1st, the victim wrote: On september 29th I approached Damen CTA and saw my bike locked up underneath the CTA station. I called Chicago PD, who arrived and advised that I reclaim my bike by cutting off the lock. Despite having logged a report at the time of theft the police were unwilling to aid cutting off the lock due to the difficulty of assuring ownership. A passing locksmith then aided me using an angle grinder. worth mentioning that the policeman actually drove me to sears to buy a lock and then back to the bike.
This bike was recovered: