GT Tachyon 3.0



Sheridan and Briar Bus Stop
3110 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Women's 'Large'
White with Grey 'GT'
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old. lots of small chips all along the top left edge of the lower bar, from locking it up with a U lock. When stolen: it had 'DOG WALKER' and 'GMD' in reflective stickers along the top of the lower bar, a plain black bike rack on the back, on the far back, left side of the bike rack, there a bright silver chipped away spot from rubbing against a screw on my bike bag that rides on that side daily. The u-lock bike lock holder is mounted in to center. Brand new women's bike seat, just replaced the last one that was stolen not two months ago. Cheapy front and back bike lights. The one on the front is on the top of the handle bars, to the right of the center. Back light is under the seat. Click on picture for better (larger) view of sticker text.

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: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour.
Incident Description: 
I've locked up to this same place a milllion times, for years. I was distracted and upset, I'm worried I must not have locked it up properly in my distress. This bike is my livelihood (I'm a dog walker), and a gift from someone very important to me. I love it like a child... :( Please please PLEASE help me find her...

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 10/10/14, the CSBR received an email from the "former" victim: Well, whatta ya know? Seems I did lock it up. Just to a little part of that fence that had been discreetly cut, apparently. When it came back with the lock hanging from the frame and tumblers thoroughly spun, I went back and worked over every part of that fence with purpose. Found the give on the bottom of one of the bars. But, my bike has been returned. Another dog walker had noticed it abandoned in an alley, then saw my flyer this morning (I plastered 65 of them in the area yesterday afternoon). The lock is beat to shit from them riding it with the lock still on the frame. Which also bent the crankset. Which must be when they gave up and left it. And I don't know how or why they destroyed the bungee cord, that had just been rapped securely about the rack in back, but came back bent up and rapped about the handlebars.
This bike was recovered: