My Schwinn Le Tour (circa 1979-ish) was stolen out my storage unit of my apartment building. While this is concerning on the safety of the building security, I am here to spread the word in hopes that it might miraculously be found. This bike was my dad’s, so there is sentimental value there. It’s blue, suicide shifters, has multi-colored “funfetti” handlebar wrap, black fenders, and a black saddle with paisley imprint design. It also has a red bike bag on the back rack. The images with the red handlebar wrap and seat are older. While I realize many aren’t out and about these days, I am going out on a limb here in hopes someone may spot it, or see it on a re-sell site. Thank you. Be well, friends.
Ugh. So sorry to hear this. looks like a great bike. Bike rooms have become such a huge target… right @bikeindex?
(BTW, thanks for joining the Forums! Sorry it wasn’t under better circumstances.)
Please be sure to get this listed as stolen in bikeindex.org and see also the tips in this article: https://bikeindex.org/news/what-to-do-when-your-bike-is-stolen-in-portland-oregon
@Jonathan_Maus yeah. It’s kind of nuts, actually, how many of the listings coming in are from ‘secured’ areas. I would have thought that with everybody being home/social distancing/etc. we’d see a downturn but it’s been completely the opposite. And it’s across all the cities we deal with, not just PDX
& @Jonathan_Maus thanks, y’all! I do have it posted there, as well as a handful of other platforms. It’s infuriating and heart breaking. https://bikeindex.org/bikes/713020
Thankful to live in a bicycle friendly city where everyone is as helpful as they can be!
FOUND!! I have been driving around to different camps around town the past week. Found her at NE 21 & NE Pacific. A camp of tweekers had a number of bikes, which the cops stayed around to handle after I left. I hope others get their bikes returned! I appreciate everyone who helped me spread the word. Take care, y’all.
Good job on the legwork there.
I am glad to know that you have managed to find it.
Great work! Rolling around town and looking for your bike is something I strongly encourage. It worked for me years ago when I recovered my rig. Glad you got it back and that the cops were able to assist.
Mostly intact? Congratulations, and clean the muck out of the serial number and make sure it’s in your registration.
Hello! My bike was stolen last night, I am really hoping you have some advice to offer on how you found it? Which camps did you go to? I am living in North Portland so I wonder if there are any around there?
Hello Lauren! Sorry to hear about your bike. I drove around to all the camp areas that I was familiar with. I did this in the AM and PM, as often if no one is at the camps, they have all of their loot covered with tarps. I went to camps all over town. I ended up finding it at a camp less than a half mile from my apartment. I drove around town everyday, and found it 10 days after it was stolen.
- Depending on the type of bike you have, it could be a bike that will be used for parts, so finding where the chop shop camps are would be a good place to start
- File a police report online (include serial number if you have it)
- Post on FB local & PNW stolen bike groups and PDX classifieds
- Post on Nextdoor
- Post as stolen on resale websites
Don’t forget to post on this site, so we can all keep an eye out for it! Best of luck to you.