55 W Wacker Building (South Side of building)
200 N Dearborn StreetChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:15pm
Basic Bike Info
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Bike is in excellent condition. The frame has some clear tape wrapped around the top tube to keep it from getting scratched when locked up. The frame is blue white and silver and it has carbon fiber front and rear forks and blue handle bar tape. It has an Evanston bike registration sticker. GIANT wheels/tires
aaron (at) aaronschapiro.com
Contact Phone Number:
How was the lock defeated?:
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
10 hours - but I went to check it was still there about 4 hours into that 10 hours and it was.
I rode my bike to work today and locked it in the same place I always do. There's a pedestrian passage way that goes from Dearborn to Clark to the south of the 55 W Wacker building. There's a wrought iron fence there with a small bike rack. My bike had its rear wheel resting in the rack and it's front wheel/handlebars resting on top of a thick wrought iron fence. There was an ABUS chain lock going through the frame, front wheel, and fence. I arrived around 8:30 AM and went to work. When I went to get lunch around noon I walked by and my bike was still locked to the fence, so the theft happened between 12 and 6 pm, when I left work. I would guess that happened before 5 since foot traffic increases quite a bit at 5 when people get out of work. When I discovered my bike was gone I went into the 55 W Wacker building and spoke to the security guard to see if maybe they'd have security footage but was told none of their cameras capture the sidewalks outside of the building.
This bike was recovered: