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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Smog Valley
Bikes: SOMA Rush, Miyata 912, Kogswell Mod. G, want a porteur bike
BTC aka SS couplers and theft
I have been pondering Sands Machine BTC couplers for some time--
I like the way they facilitate breaking a bike down for travel. That
said I really want to know how you deal with the theft issue--once they
are installed you can only lock the rear triangle to something--any one with
a pipe wrench could probably force open the couplers and take the front
half of your bike, even if all they really get is a wheel and the parts (not
the complete frame).
I searched the Sands Machine website with google site search--
there is only one mention of theft, referring to someone stealing
a bike that has been broken down.
Is there an obvious answer to this? Can you somehow lock the couplings
once they are on? What do you do? I mean it is great to travel with
your bike but not if you lock it to a pole and someone steals half of it.