Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Somerset, KY -- near Lake Cumberland
Bikes: 1980 Univega; 1985 Ross; 1994 Trek 1400 -- all road bikes
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Where will my bike be safe?
I drive a shuttle bus, which is parked at a busy Shell station on a major road in my town. I want to ride my bike to work at 6 a.m., and secure it somewhere with a heavy cable lock. It will be there all day, until 5 p.m. The Shell station has a stand alone pay phone, which would enable me to lock the bike to the base in back of the phone. It would not be in the way of any phone users. It would be visible from the gas station and from the busy road 50 yards away. Or, I could lock it to a secure metal railing in the back of an adjoining Office Depot. This is not visible from the road, and does not have much traffic except semi trucks coming in and out. Question is: Is my bike safer locked where it is visible or where it is in a remote location? I plan to take off the front light and computer. Bike is a 1980 Univega in good shape (new tires, etc.) Whatdoyathink?
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