Windy City Gyros
3932 N BroadwayChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:30pm
Basic Bike Info
Red and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Heavily used but mostly clean. New black fizik bar tape. Crank is quite wobbly. Tar spots on underside of downtube. Saddle rail mounted water bottle cage bracket. (Under the saddle bag) Tail light hooked over a plastic walnut bag from TJ'S on the seatpost. Full Tiagra groupset
JAN (masked by admin post-recovery)
Masked by admin post-recovery
Contact Phone Number:
Masked post recovery
Police Report No.:
How was the lock defeated?:
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?:
Bike not locked.
How was the bike locked?:
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?:
CSBR received an email on 9/19 regarding the RECOVERY: a member of one of the Chicago stolen bikes fb groups spotted it on Broadway and Wilson. So I took the train up there and had called the cops but after about 20 mins, they still hadn't shown up. The guy who had the bike cruised up to the intersection but traffic had stopped him so I ran up and grabbed the bike by the bars and seat and said, "you aren't leaving with my bike". From there, the cops showed up and since there wasn't any proof that that person had been the one who stole it, I just got the bike and we all kinda just went our separate ways. I had my bike sitting right in front of Windy City Gyros while I was inside picking up an order. There were about a dozen elevator worker union guys in the store at the time. While in line I could fully see the bike. Until I stepped up to the cashier and asked for my order I could still see it. In the 30 seconds where I wasn't able to see the bike, it was taken.
This bike was recovered: