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Old 06-19-04, 07:59 PM   #1
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just this past weekend i got my bicycle stolen. nothing too expensive ($300) as i am novice rider but i am was riding everyday. anyway, i need some advice on buying a very good chain and lock. money is not too much of an issue here as the last lock, ($25) was obviously not a deterrent and i really don't want to go through this again. i live in nyc so the best i can get still might not even be enough but want to at least discourage theft. i have researched kryptonite and the nyc "fahgettaboudit" for about $100. is there anything better? should i buy a U-lock and a chain lock. i really love riding and want to feel use it as my primary means of transportation so whatever i have to do keep my bike i will do. thanks.
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Old 06-20-04, 12:39 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-04, 06:22 PM   #3
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Don't just buy a good lock, but use one properly. Remove the front wheel, then lock the bike frame and both wheels to something sturdy. Taking the quick release skewer with you is even a better step.
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Old 06-20-04, 09:09 PM   #4
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i have a story about some kids and a stolen bike. i dunno if i want to post it though. its long.

i use a kryptonite BIGASS chain lock. cost me 50 bucks.
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Old 06-20-04, 09:46 PM   #6
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stealing someone's bike is like the badest thing you can do to someone. wallets, propane tanks, car radios.. are understandable... but someones bike.. shouldn't go there.
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I use a Kryptonite chain. I also fill the heads of the allen bolts for my seatpost, stem, etc with hot glue. Also used to have a steel cable attaching my saddle to the seat stay. Lots of electrical tape helps, too.
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I use a Kryptonite chain. I also fill the heads of the allen bolts for my seatpost, stem, etc with hot glue. Also used to have a steel cable attaching my saddle to the seat stay. Lots of electrical tape helps, too.
maan those kryptonite chains can take abuse. i've left mine on the rack outside of my school through 2 canadian winters, a LOT of rain, and kids trying to bust it off.
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Register it. A recovered bicycle is eight times as likely to be returned to its rightful owner if it's registered.
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The air in the tyers dont looksafe.
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Maybe it has the new Kryptonite locking valves?



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now which key fits this lock or is it this one?

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Old 06-24-04, 12:24 AM   #13
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Had my mtb stolen once I had the lower bracket number took it to the police, a couple of weeks later
they rang and said come and pick her up ,some one had tried to sell her to cash converters I then bought a magnum bike lock.
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Don't just buy a good lock, but use one properly. Remove the front wheel, then lock the bike frame and both wheels to something sturdy. Taking the quick release skewer with you is even a better step.
A magnum [cable lock] is long enough to go through the wheels and frame to a solid object.
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A few yellow "danger: electric fence!" signs could scare off a few thugs or dogs thinking about lifting a leg on your bike.
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i live in nyc
Hey, go down to the lost property facility for the subway and pick out a new bike. On Modern Marvels / History channel last night, they were talking about the NYC subway and showed the vault they have for lost property. It was hugh, amazing the kind of stuff people leave behind. Looked like they had enough bikes to fill a lbs.

Do they ever auction that stuff off?
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Don't just buy a good lock, but use one properly. Remove the front wheel, then lock the bike frame and both wheels to something sturdy. Taking the quick release skewer with you is even a better step.
If you lock the back wheel up in the middle of the rear triangle, your frame is safe. The wheel can't be pulled through the triangle, and they're less likely to try to cut through your tire and wheel than they are to compromise the U-lock.
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