Recent Reports

Tribe single speed

Location

2837 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
None....Small light on the back

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
theif broke into condo building and stole bike out of locked storage unit by climbing over the 9ft cage

Pure Fix

Location

Residential garage
2100 W Addison ST.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Still new, teal/light green-blue wheels (color called Celeste), had a bell and a light attached. There is a sticker indicating it can be parked at 150 N Wacker on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
The bike was mounted in a garage on Hoyne and Addison. The building is shared by three different tenants. The garage door failed to close all the way down at times because of the cold. Bike must've been stolen some time when the garage door failed to close all the way down. Anytime between Jan 11(last seen) - Feb. 13 (today). I haven't used the bike in a while, so I didn't realize it was gone.

Fuji Absolute 2.3

Location

Marianos Ravenswood
1800 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Army Ranger Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near new. Color is one of a kind. Lightish army green. Fuji markings prominent. Had rear blavk kids seat when stolen. Lights front & rear.

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 mins tops
Incident Description: 
Locked up at bike rack at Marianos Ravenswood. Got groceries then gone when came out.

2015 Trek Crossrip Elite

Location

Gilt Bar
401 N Franklin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU242C4267J
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Matte black with blue detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear skewer was recently replaced and is a shiny red (as compared with front skewer and rest of bike with blue detailing). Both front and rear Bontrager fenders installed.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Up to 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Exact timing unknown; lock was cut sometime between 8:20 AM - 4:30 PM in broad daylight. Cut was completely clean. Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 LS U-Lock through front tire and frame to rack with cable looped through rear.

Trek

Location

Hubbard Place
360 W Hubbard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Large men's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A bit worn (8 years old); had a rack on the back with a green bungee cord. Brazen theft right out of the parking garage at 360 W Hubbard

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Must've cut the lock right off the rack. Inside a parking garage. So infuriating.

Soma Wolverine

Location

Matchbox
770 North Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Bright Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks World Traveler seat, Tubus rack, belt drive, Alfine 11speed, Chris king headset, Chris king front hub, SRAM hyrdaulic disc, H bar handlebars, custom wheel build. Silicone tape on the top tube.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of matchbox. Gone the next morning when I came back.

Specialized Allez

Location

Broadway/W Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
EN14781Kevin E
Size: 
63cm
Color: 
White with black/red trim. Baby blue handlebar tape.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2012 model. Stickers. Mostly all white frame with white seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 min

Alight Liv Giant

Location

1620 Chicago Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
About a year and a half old, chain was a bit rusty.

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.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Went into an apartment building, came out a few hours later and the bike was gone.

Felt z85

Location

my garage
1728 W Pierce Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
black, red, white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tape on left handle bar. bracket for trailer bike on seat post

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
long term storage
Incident Description: 
My child accidentally opened the garage door without me knowing and when i noticed the door was open the bike was gone

Jamis Quest (women's)

Location

Apartment
3123 N Oakley Ave Unit 1N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U156U13510
Color: 
Black with purple decal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Has U-lock attached to frame. Holders for bike lights on front and rear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
every day
Incident Description: 
Bike has always been on top rack in back stairwell. Door is usually locked to get into back stairwell. Discovered missing this evening.

Vintage custom made Lotus bike

Location

Apartment Building
2829 W. Lyndale #2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
50-53 inches
Color: 
Chrome/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shiny chrome bicycle with brown faux brooks saddle and brown bullhorn handlebars. Vintage lotus frame. Single speed with front and back brakes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in the basement of my apartment building to itself for a couple of weeks before I checked for it. When I went to ride it last night it was gone.

Specialized Globe hybrid

Location

St Pancratius
4025 S Sacramento
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has special safety locks on tire bolts. The bike has a black splash guards over the tires. It has a black bike rack on the back tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Had left my garage open where bike was

Trek 1200

Location

Home
Troy St. & Logan Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
62cm
Color: 
Black and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is in good condition. Trek 1200, with Vetta seat, gatorskin tires, and pedals you clip into. Reckless Records hand sticker on it. Clearly a bike custom built by someone with experience.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was placed with three other bikes in the gangway of our garden apartment. It is gated (10 foot iron gates) from both sides. Gate were locked. Motion activated lights near our front door with in the gangway. Someone had to have had help getting over the gate, grabbing the bike and sending it over the gate, then getting back again. We honesty never though someone could get past the gate, and that we most certainly would hear if anyone ever tried. Should have locked our bikes to each other. This happened inside our gated property at just off Logan Blvd. on Troy St. in Logan Square.

Giant Cypress DX, Frame type: cross, wheel size 700 C

Location

Strahan
8936 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C84V0156
Size: 
L frame
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in excellent condition. Purchased the bike at the Beverly bicycle shop on 94th Western Ave. Bike was serviced twice. It was purchased on 3/15/2015 and stolen 7/11/2016.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike has been located in the basement of my home. Possibly, workers completing repairs in the home has stolen the bike.
Incident Description: 
Workers doing repair work in my home. Bike was covered with a plastic tarp, along with other bikes. Notice bike was missing the next day, when attempting to ride. All other bikes were presented. Asked workers of course denial. Have a police report however, I didn't have the serial number of the bike, when calling to report. ( Very upset).

Big Shot Single Speed

Location

Eco Collective
2042 w 21st st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
medium, perfect for a 5'6" lady
Color: 
dark blue grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A chromoly frame dark blue grey road bike with short bullhorn handlebars with black foam, (right side coming off and attached with black hair tie), brown leather medium seat, painted black stripes on the frame of the bike & the words "big shot". a silver back fender, a black back rack for paniers with bungee cord, an old U lock locked between the seat post and the back fork, rechargeable bike lights on the front and the back. skinny deep V wheels + new tires. 2 brakes. flip hub, currently on one speed. Purchased from Big City Bikes May 2015.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
main storage space, 3 days.
Incident Description: 
During an event at our collective space (the Eco Collective, in Pilsen), 3 men in black hoodies paid to get in & were weird and shifty all night. They slipped to the back when the event ended, opened up our dividing doors to the rest of the garage, and stole this ( and 3 other bikes) through our back door. There are 6 people in our collective, this is our main bike storage area and is a locked and enclosed space. list of items stolen: KHS Urban Uno bike · Schwinn Bike · 30’ ladder · Vitamix 5300 (not only used for work, but a gift from one of our mothers) · Rigid 18v Drill and Impact Driver · Chop Saw · Yamaha MG10XU Mixer · Alesis Multmix 8 USB · several Shure SM 58 microphones · Two Behringer b212 speakers · Fender Roadhouse Strat · Fender Frontman 2x12 amp (it has Daymade written all over it) · Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Russian Big Muff, MXR Phase 90, MXR Overdrive, loop pedal, tuner, various ¼” cables of different lengths · All our Daymaker merch save for a few tapes (this actually has no value, but maybe the hardest to stomach) · Toyo-View 45CX View Camera w/210mm lens and 8 neg carriers · The BEST Polaroid of Eric Newmiller that’s ever been taken · Berlebach Wooded Tripod · Minolta Spot Meter · 2 Bowen Monolights and stands

2015 Trek Domane 2.0C

Location

Revival Food Hall
125 S Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU135G0261J
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
Charcoal Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Silver clip in Shimano pedals. Shimano Tiagra components.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked and locked the bike against a fixed bike lock frame in the North East corner of Adams and Clark. Came back after a couple of hours and the bike was gone. No trace of lock or bike. Looked around and asked security people around. Nothing.

Specialized allez

Location

2834 n Dawson ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent shape, aluminum ksyirum elite wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
I had my bike locked to a metal pole in a fenced in passageway behind my apt. I think someone, somehow saw my bike behind a tall wooden fence and cut the lock or cable

2015 Trek 7.1

Location

Next to Dollar Tree Store
4920 North Pulaski Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU312C1812J
Size: 
22.5 Inch
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Overall, the bike frame is in relatively good condition. However, the seat has a rip in the front of it showing the padding.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was there at midnight and was gone when I tried to pick it up at 2pm that same day.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a black rod iron fence.

Specialized Allez 2013 58cm

Location

155 N U Wacker SE Building Bike Rack
155 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black with Blue Red White Trim - With bars/seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - dent on lower frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6hrs
Incident Description: 
155 N Upper Wacker SE corner of building bike rack. Man in black coat approaches bike at 2:07PM. Takes 3 mins to evaluate and either cut or pick the pink steel hinge lock. 2:10PM Takes my bike, the lock, and grey helmet and rides East on Randolph. Caught on Video.

Schwinn Tempo (Late 80s)

Location

Home
2046 W. Institute Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Blue Frame with White top Cross bar and Red Handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but in good working condition.. Plenty of wear and tear. Last Seen With: Pinheads on the tires, a Black Topeak Bike Rack, Red Drop-down handlebars w/ a second set of "suicide breaks" on the top of the bars. Downtube shifters. Black pedals (different from photo) and a generic (replaced) pedal crank arm on the non-geared side. Shimano 105 gears and breaks. Broken (but functional) water bottle holder with portable pump holder attached, too. Also stolen: Topeak Trunk Bag which contained Kryptonite New York Style U-Lock (and the key!) photo on Dropbox because the upload link is broken: https://www.dropbox.com/s/or6s1qxlauntibg/My%20Precious%20Bike.jpg?dl=0

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The common area by the laundry room -- key needed from the outside.
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a secure area, but not locked. My Topeak Trunk bag (with the lock & key inside -- stupid me!) were also stolen. I don't know exactly when it was stolen because I was out of town, but it was some time between 1/18 and 1/23.