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    Bike locking 101: failure

    Courtesy BSNYC.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Took me a second.
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    pancake theoretical physics is a good new direction for this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
    Took me a second.
    Me too.

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    One of my favorite blogs.

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    It's still a good bluff. I imagine most folks inclined to steal it wouldn't give it a second glance. Not that I don't wonder WTF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    that bike looks like mine . . .
    not sure if you were joking... but that is the same front rim/tire combo that I have on my fixed gear.
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    I learned this the hard way. They say that experience is the best teacher, but I would have been preferred to just read about it on the internet.

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    I'm looking at the writing on that sign and sticker on the lampost... Is this in Japan?
    I can almost see this as being 'theft deterence' there; where bike theft is more about stealing a convenient ride home from the bar then ditching the bike (not resale).

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    I've gotten awfully close to doing something like that while wrestling with my locks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    I'm looking at the writing on that sign and sticker on the lampost... Is this in Japan?
    Car's parked on the right side of the road, so unless it's a one-way street or an illegal parking job, I doubt it. Sidewalk and curb don't look like what's typically found in Japan, either. Besides, look at that litter... Most people in Japan have an almost OCD-level aversion to leaving trash on the street.

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    First line says "Courtesy BSNYC" (Bike Snob New York City).

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    Yeah, me too, I didn't see it right away. Then I saw it, quick release on the seat post - man that seats a gonner.
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    eh, its better than regular 'freelocking'.

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    lol.

    here's a lockup failure i took a few years ago: (in paris)

    cat 1.

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    Sweet! But ..... maybe it was a victory after all ~ if it was only ever the wheel that was locked-up....

    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    lol.

    here's a lockup failure i took a few years ago: (in paris)


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    I'm going to be optimistic and say that it's staged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    lol.

    here's a lockup failure i took a few years ago: (in paris)

    The only thing that would make this picture better would be if there was another bike locked up in the shot that was missing a back wheel...

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