Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Make: Salsa Cycles, Model: Journeyman, Description: Lightweight roadbike in like-new condition. Body of bike is white and says "salsa" on the downtube (diagonal bar), there is a small grey image of a pepper on the head tube on the front of the bike (the pepper is not a decal, but rather an image on the body of the bike), black dropbar handlebars, with brakes on the handlebars, levers on the handles adjust gears, two water-bottle holders fixed on the downtube. Black quick-release tires, (which were locked to prevent theft/being able to be removed from the bike at time it was stolen). Thin black seat, says "WTB" in small letters on side of the seat. Tires are a sort of "hybrid", thicker than thin road-bike tires, but thinner than mountain tires.
Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable through the wheels, in front of 231 S. LaSalle Street, corner of W. Jackson Blvd. (right in front of Chicago Board of Trade building).
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?:
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Bike was locked to a bike rack with a U-lock and cable lock through both tires. The quick release tires were locked and can only be removed from bike w/a key (which I have). Bike rack is in front of 231 S. LaSalle St. corner with Jackson Blvd. Bike was locked at 8:45AM, and when I returned to the bike rack to retrieve the bike at 6:45PM, it was gone, along with the U-lock and cable lock. Nothing left behind. I took a picture of the rack at time I realized it was missing.