"With all the stolen bike posts lately (and no one thinking "I wonder if there's something under Useful Links for this."), I think it's well past time to make a sticky about the Stolen Bike Registry"
- Tank-Ridin' Ryan
Well said Ryan.
Done and done.
And sticky too.
Cheers - Lee Diamond
My husband’s bike was stolen last night near Illinois and Lakeshore. It’s a bright blue Trek 1.2 road bike with blue handlebar tape. Here’s the listing on the stolen bike site - appreciate any leads!
chicago.stolenbike.org seems to be down. Unfortunately, I have a report to enter...
While I await the resuscitation of that site, here are the details:
Linus mixte - light blue, rear rack with one blue Ortlieb pannier, Spurcycle bell near the left grip, Kryptonite lock strapped to the rack. Purchased at JC Lind a few years ago (has a sticker on it, I think). Was probably stolen from our garage in Evanston sometime yesterday. My wife remembers riding it Thursday to and from her mom's, but not yesterday. It's likely that she had the garage door open going back and forth working on a project (saws are in the garage). Nothing else was taken that we can see. Bike helmet was left in the garage.
Crisis averted. It turns out a nephew borrowed it and didn't bother to tell us. Our sister-in-law only discovered the bike in their (unlocked) garage today and let my wife know. All's well that ends well.