Surly Preamble


Brown Line Western stop
Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Distinctive features: - Custom wheelset, Ailerom rims on Red Hope Pro 4 hubs - Santa Cruz grips - custom purple stem cap with rocket icon and text

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Ross Handler
Contact Email: 
rbhandler (at)
Contact Phone Number: 

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.

Incident Description

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked in front of Western CTA station

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: