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Chainlink Bike Theft Task Force


Chainlink Bike Theft Task Force

Please join if you're interested in being part of a coordinated effort to fight Chicago bike theft. The comments are purposely disabled for now- discussions are much more useful for goal-oriented action-- let's see if we can make them work here.

Location: Chicago
Members: 72
Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2014

We've taken the planning of details for specific actions out of public view.
Anyone who is interested in participating in our bike recovery efforts please send an e-mail to introducing yourself and explaining how you'd like to help. Please include a contact phone number in your initial message.

Please continue to use this group to discuss bike theft and what to do about it.

Discussion Forum

Unusual and witnessed thefts 27 Replies

This thread will be used as a sort of notepad to collect witnessed and unusual theft reports-- take a look if you see new activity-- this sort of info has been very elusive until recently.A victim…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Nov 18, 2012.

What revisions/additions would you like to see to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry? 27 Replies

Please use this thread as a notepad to list ways the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry could be modified/revised to be a more useful to to combating bike…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Sep 10, 2012.

Bikes Stolen and Undamaged Ulock left at scene 2 Replies

I saw a string of posts on the Stolen Bike Registry where a bike was stolen and an undamaged ulock was left at the scene. Anyone have any ideas what's happening in these cases? …Continue

Started by Cameron 7.5 mi. Last reply by h' Zerocats Nov 21, 2011.

In-garage locking solutions

Some great resources in this thread:…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats Aug 16, 2011.

Recovery Stories 16 Replies've got an e-mail out to see if I can get more details.Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Aug 1, 2011.

Theft prevention/stolen bike registry awareness 8 Replies

Lately I've thinking about ways to get word out about how to encourage people to record their serial number and how to encourage people to use the chicago stolen bike registry in case their bike is…Continue

Tags: publicity, outreach, prevention

Started by BalloonBiker. Last reply by Liz Sep 29, 2010.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Marco Rayos on November 20, 2010 at 1:14am
Someone stole my wheels. They were aluminum weineman deep rims with origin 8 hubs. The rear hub had a dent in it. Blue tire on the back wheel and my C.Y.B.C.T.G spoke card. I'm pretty sure they're long gone but if you happen to come across them please let me know. Thanks.
Comment by Fred Noinaj on September 13, 2010 at 9:34pm
Comment by Marco Rayos on September 13, 2010 at 8:31pm
got a bike stolen yesterday from inside my gated yard. It was cheap mountain bike but it's still a little frustrating especially since the bike belonged to a friend I was trying to sell it for.
Comment by Lee S on September 9, 2010 at 3:38pm
As I was walking out my door this AM I looked out my window to see my road bike being ridden off by a high schooler.

It's nothing special but it was MINE.
My friends got it for me and used blue, red, white duct tape to make it look like a Cubs themed bike. Kind of easy to spot!

I called police and they actually seemed responsive and I heard him put out a call to others to look for it. Still I don't have much hope.
Comment by Kevin C Dormant on August 27, 2010 at 5:21pm

Police report. Serial number. Bike description.
Comment by Janie Wu on August 27, 2010 at 5:13pm
Just had a bike stolen in broad day light today. I'm getting really sick of donating my locked bikes to thieves who obvs know their bikes. Please help, I'm furious!

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