Monks of Cool
5113 S. Kimbark Ave.Chicago , IL
Date of Theft
Monday, February 19, 2007 - 8:00pm
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
This is a Raleigh road bike from the '80s which has been converted to a fixie. The frame is black with an extremely flaky red paint job; the logos have been scraped off. The handlebars are homemade bullhorns wrapped in black cotton tape. There is a brake caliper up front, but no lever. The wheels are some generic wheels off a cheap track bike. It has a gold anodized BMX crankset, MKS cyclocross pedals, and a blue <a href=http://cetmaracks.com/>CETMArack</a>.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike was locked only to itself.
How was the bike locked?:
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Alley or side passageway.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
I got home last night at 2:00 a.m. and left my bike under my back porch, which is behind a garage. The spot isn't visible from the alley; you'd have to go around the side of the building to see it. When I came down this morning at 9 a.m., the bike was gone. This bike is worth almost nothing; I found the frame next to a Dumpster 2.5 years ago and have been riding it hard and leaving it out in the rain ever since. The only remotely valuable parts are the $80 CETMArack and the Shimano brake caliper, but this bike has great sentimental value to me. Her name is Carmen Sandiego.
Owner writes: "I spotted it outside a bookstore a few blocks from my house."
This bike was recovered: