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Old 03-27-09, 12:37 PM   #1
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Bike locking 101: failure

Courtesy BSNYC.
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Old 03-27-09, 12:39 PM   #2
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Took me a second.
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Old 03-27-09, 12:52 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-09, 12:52 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-27-09, 07:50 PM   #6
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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'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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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)

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

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

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Old 03-28-09, 04:16 PM   #16
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I'm going to be optimistic and say that it's staged.
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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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