633 N Saint Clair StChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:00pm
Basic Bike Info
White with orange and black/grey trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Great condition. Used for about 2 full years, but no damage or marks. Currently has a black bell on handlebars, as well as the base of a cell phone holder, and a small black skull front light (which is easy to take off, so probably not going to stay on). The water bottle holder is broken on one side but still useable. Pedals have toe straps. Small black rack on back of bike. Specially purchased and fit for that bike. It's on slightly crooked so really tough to put on the 2nd pannier. Back tire is gatorskin brand.
Kwiat.erin (at) gmail.com
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
45min or less
Was locked outside of Capital Grille on 633 N St. Clair St., near Michigan Ave and Ohio. It is a busy street, and it was daylight. I was on the corner, less than 20 ft away with my back to my bike, doing a peaceful protest against the restaurant for less than 1 hour. I think the car valet staff may have been involved because when I first arrived, he came up next to me and was chatty, asked me if I was going to lock my bike (and asked about the weather, etc). It really struck me as a strange interaction, and I told the other protesters about it when they arrived. Unfortunately, I didn't move my bike, even though I was suspicious. Considering I was there for less than an hour and it was taken from right behind my back, it seems like he was involved. I'm just freaking out right now and can't stop crying. I'm going home to find my serial number so I can call the police and file a report. Please help if you can!
This bike was recovered: