Centurion 12 Speed Road Bike



Augusta & Francisco
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
ca. 62cm
Grey metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
early 1980s roadbike with new Schwab Marathon tires. Handlebar heavily worn on left side - I used to hang the U-lock there for short errands.

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: 
Bike was stolen from 3rd floor back deck sometime between 2am and 9am Sunday. Front and back gate were locked. Bike would not have been visible from back alley, so the thief probably came looking for whatever could be stolen and didn't target the biked specifically. Another unlocked bike was not taken.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
The victim found his bike listed for sale on craigslist, set up a viewing which occurred near 24th and Western, and was able to get 10th district police to "swoop in." The recovery occurred on Saturday May 10 2014. The victim reported that minor changes had been made to accessories. The seller had 14 bikes listed for sale on craigslist along with this one, generally of similar vintage/value to this one i.e. all under $200 in value.
This bike was recovered: