Sapporo 12 Speed



Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
If you could please be on the lookout for a stolen bike of mine I would appreciate it. The bike is a single speed conversion from an old Sapporo 12 speed. The frame is gray. Gearing is really tall. Has drop bars wrapped in a pink/pastel red grip. It was stolen from the metal rack in front of the Oriental Institute on the corner of 58th and University.

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?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
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.

Incident Description

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?: 
Locked at 9:15am, gone by 4:30pm
Incident Description: 
I'm going to view cctv footage of the theft tomorrow morning when the security supervisor for the building shows up. Maybe I'll get back to you then.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
Writes Tom on 5_9_08: The footage was not usable to identify the thieves, but the bike was recovered today at 79th and Stony. Someone saw the ad I posted on Craigslist, recognized the bike, and confronted the guy riding it. The rider immediately gave it up.
This bike was recovered: