"I live around the corner from this place, and there was some police activity there around 6pm. I was walking by and saw a guy checking out a bike that was for sale. Then I saw a cop car drive past, make a u-turn, and pull up by the place the bikes…"
"You seriously have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to bike theft i n Chicago; sorry but no matter how much you want to be right you are not.
Being older does not immediately add validity to what you say...
"While 12 year old kids may be a be some of the opportunistic bike thieves who take poorly locked bikes, I sincerely doubt that there are many 12 year olds walking around with angle grinders cutting u-locks. There are several entries to the Chicago…"
"Because I don't have PROOF of this, and didn't want to pass on unsubstantiated rumors of criminal wrong-doing against a licensed business in the city, and I didn't know for sure (web search or not) I didn't want to…"
"I went into that store when I first noticed it to look at a bike I saw in the window, and after a couple of minutes and a few questions, plus looking at their "repair area," it was clear they didn't know a thing about bikes.…"
"The one problem I have with Shining Bikes and Things is that when people have gone in to look at serial numbers on their stock they got chased out. That is SHADY!
Any legitimate bike dealer, or even an honest buyer & seller would NEVER…"