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highspeedcycle 05-22-06 11:18 PM

security bike!
 
Hey today I got some stickon black block letters from hobby-lobby and made a dark-silver roadmaster half-sqwishy mountain bike into "Security" bike. I also removed every sticker on the bike.

Finally I rode it to our local mall, parked it out front sans-lock and no one stole it! :)

When i was riding it on the MUT, it got a little attention. Top speed for today on non-busy M.U.T was 21mph

bennyk 05-23-06 12:28 AM

This is a pretty good idea.

Bikewer 05-23-06 08:31 AM

I've been doing police bike patrol for about 10 years, and I've never had one of my bikes tampered with in any way. We usually use two pairs of handcuffs, one to secure the bike. (Who wants to carry a heavy U-lock when you're already carrying a ton of junk?

CastIron 05-23-06 04:06 PM

Seems to me like a sign saying "Vandalize me!" Just a thought.

Help Im A Noob 05-23-06 04:51 PM

yeah thats what i was thinking.

Sir Lunch-a-lot 05-23-06 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CastIron
Seems to me like a sign saying "Vandalize me!" Just a thought.

+1
Or, "I belong to a cop, steal me for kicks!"

Help Im A Noob 05-23-06 05:50 PM

i would have bought letters and spelt out security central bike camera instalments company inc. or something like that but shorter lol

DieselDan 05-23-06 07:21 PM

Two words: Reno 911

highspeedcycle 05-23-06 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Help Im A Noob
i would have bought letters and spelt out security central bike camera instalments company inc. or something like that but shorter lol

Hey I thought about everything these people are saying expect for you! A security company is an awesome idea. and the only cost what? 70 bucks lol, I'm not worried about it :D

It would be illegal to say "Police" right? :D

superwombat 05-23-06 08:24 PM

Put red and blue blinkies on it and ride around yelling "WAAOOOAAAOOOO!" chasing random punks.

highspeedcycle 05-23-06 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by superwombat
Put red and blue blinkies on it and ride around yelling "WAAOOOAAAOOOO!" chasing random punks.

hahah, then a real bike cop comes up behind be and says "woah!"

Cavedog 05-23-06 11:59 PM

Remove all decals, sticker, and chrome. Paint it flat black. In small red letters, on the downtube, put USRF (US Road Force). Add a pen laser for a target designator, and a tape a couple of black golf balls to your handle bars.

古強者死神 05-24-06 02:20 AM

yes it would be illegal to put police on your bike, or to have red + blue lights

I got a ticket once for having blue led's for my wiper fluid ports on my hood of my truck.

I think its a very serious offence too if they were upset enough to bust you for "impersonating a cop" I just got improper safty equipment or some BS not sure what it was. Shame tho they sell them right there in the store and they are illegal to use.

The whole security thing? I dont know if that would really deture anybody from tampering with the bike or not, probably strongly depends on your area. Here with all the punk kids it would be like a homing beacon for trouble I think.

Its the kind of place that if you locked your bike up with a u-lock rear wheel + frame like the sheldon brown method they would steal your front tire.

Best anti theft for a bike I think is besides locking it up correctly and in a good place is to make a expensive bike look cheap. Take off decals, paint over expensive part logos, put tacky reflective tape all over it ect ect... if its a commuter and you keep it outside maybe worth doing.

Sheldon Brown 05-24-06 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ?????
yes it would be illegal to put police on your bike, or to have red + blue lights

I got a ticket once for having blue led's for my wiper fluid ports on my hood of my truck.

I think its a very serious offence too if they were upset enough to bust you for "impersonating a cop" I just got improper safty equipment or some BS not sure what it was. Shame tho they sell them right there in the store and they are illegal to use.

A friend of mine had a scheme to have blue jackets printed up with:

please be
POLITE

printed on the back. The idea is to make passing motorists think you're a cop.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ?????
Its the kind of place that if you locked your bike up with a u-lock rear wheel + frame like the sheldon brown method they would steal your front tire.

If you use the "Sheldon Brown method" they would not be able to steal your "tire" without cutting the cable lock.

See: http://sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy

Sheldon "Misquoted?" Brown
Code:

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|    Do not needlessly endanger your lives    |
|    until I give you the signal.            |
|                  --Dwight D. Eisenhower    |
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古強者死神 05-24-06 11:11 PM

Yeah I meant use the method for the u-lock only, without the extra cable lock.

Quote:

A friend of mine had a scheme to have blue jackets printed up with:


please be
POLITE
It could work, but then again just like the "security bike" if a passing motorist got the idea of the jacket and the car was full of asshat kids it might encourage them to do somthing stupid rather than deture it.

Sheldon Brown 05-25-06 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ?????
Yeah I meant use the method for the u-lock only, without the extra cable lock.

I have never recommended that to anybody.

Sheldon "Belt & Suspenders" Brown

pahearn 05-25-06 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
A friend of mine had a scheme to have blue jackets printed up with:

please be
POLITE

printed on the back. The idea is to make passing motorists think you're a cop.

That's great, I like it.


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