1980's Nishiki Road Bike



My House
N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Large frame for people over 6' tall
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, tan grip tape, black seat, front and rear reflectors.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
The bike was in the locked basement of my 2 flat house. It was on a cycle trainer. Someone picked the lock or jimmied open my back door between 2:30am and 6am. I was sleeping right above where the bike was located in the basement, didn't hear anything.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On June 16th, victim reported that he had recovered his bike on 6/12/14 after four months. "I had been trolling CL, looking for my bike every few days. On Tuesday I came across my bike, sans pedals and wheels. I contacted the seller, who unfortunately purchased it from the thief. The seller, a very nice guy named Luis, agreed to meet up and give me the bike back. I thanked him and brought him a case of beer. Luis told me the guy he purchased it from was a short bald middle-eastern man in his late 40's. This fits the bill for the taxi driver that brought my back door neighbors luggage to her door, whom I initially suspected. Luis purchased the bike in early April and didn't have the cabbies number in his phone anymore."
This bike was recovered: