My bike was stolen between 8:30pm - 11:00pm on 8/31 outside of the Mi Tocaya restaurant at California and Logan in Logan Square. It's a 2008 52cm dark blue Bianchi San Jose with turquoise bar tape, a white seat and possibly still a Pipeworks brewery sticker on the top tube.
It was locked to a speed limit sign securely with a U-lock. The sign it was locked to looks as though it suffered some damage, quite possibly from an angle grinder. The lock is missing as well. I filed a police report and a report with the stolen bike registry. I'm also keeping an eye out in Facebook bike selling groups.
If anyone sees this around, please let me know! I was in love with this bike and I'm very devastated. I can be reached at 913-706-9694 or email@example.com. The attached pic is a representation of it with the new bar tape and seat. I didn't have a good "real" pic to post.
bah, dude, i'm so sorry. check the swap tomorrow! and hit up bike index! good luck to you
Thanks! Yeah, I plan on checking out the Swap-o-rama tomorrow morning.
So sorry this happened to you. It's on The CL Facebook and Twitter (w/#bikechi), hoping to help get the word out.
Here's a thread you may want to check out if you haven't already:
Thank you! I really appreciate it.
This was posted on The Chainlink's FB page
"This bike/identical bike was locked outside Reno in Logan 3hrs ago."
Thanks so much for the tip. I went up there to check it out and there was indeed a San Jose, but it wasn't mine :(
oh shoot! So sorry to hear that. I was hopeful.