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    Amusing

    I just back in the office and couldn't help but notice a mountain bike u-locked to my buildings day care fence. Closer inspection revealed a 70 dollar Kryptonite U-lock locked across only the top tub of a $50 Roadmaster bicycle.

    Methinks your doing it wrong.

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    Maybe it has sentimental value

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    At least he has the right idea about security. You have to give him points for that......

    Maybe he has a far better bike at home that the U Lock was for primarily and he bought the Cheapo for commuting purposes, and since he already had the lock.......but it is funny.
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    I use a $60 lock on my conversion fixed gear, where the most expensive part is the new $40 hub I built the rear wheel around.

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    Maybe that is all he has and to lose that would be devastating to him.

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    So what is the correct percentage of bike value to spend on a lock?

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    Nothing wrong with that, sounds like smart security (minus the top tube lock point) to me. They should do what I do, over secure a beater with two types of locks, junkify/crappify a beater frame with stickers/detritus, and then park next to a nice Cannondale or Gary Fisher that someone else commutes in on. His/her lock doesn't need to be the best, just better than the person's rig next to him/her.

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    If it's there only way home, then I suppose they don't want it stole not matter what it cost.
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    THat is what I was thinking. $70 to not have to walk home would be worth it to me. lol

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    Is that any better than the New Owner of a Trek Madone 6.5 Pro that paid $5800 and then placed the bike onto his $35 dollar Rhode Gear Bike Rack?
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    I kinda do the same with my OnGaurd Pitbull and my dumpster find fixed Panic. Oh course, with the new rear wheel set up, I'm looking at about $300 for just the rear wheel. Guess what the lock goes thru?
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    Maybe he stole the lock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idig View Post
    So what is the correct percentage of bike value to spend on a lock?
    Only what the bike is worth to you, but generally the security system shouldn't cost more than the asset it's protecting. I'm glad that the person at least locked it up, don't get me wrong. I saw that and thought 3000 dollar rims on a 500 dollar Geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang1sgt View Post
    Is that any better than the New Owner of a Trek Madone 6.5 Pro that paid $5800 and then placed the bike onto his $35 dollar Rhode Gear Bike Rack?
    That's about the same level of face-palm

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    You know, the only bike that I have ever had stolen was a beater 10 speed, that I had in college. I had paid $10 for it.

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    You know Bau, you could try to leave a note to this individual on how to lock their bike up properly... but then again, it may not be well recieved if they are trying to get their bike stolen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang1sgt View Post
    Is that any better than the New Owner of a Trek Madone 6.5 Pro that paid $5800 and then placed the bike onto his $35 dollar Rhode Gear Bike Rack?

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