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Old 02-05-10, 12:20 AM   #1
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more steal worthy?

would putting vuelta corsa rims on my bike make it more likely to be stolen in your opinion? they are not deep V's but they are deeper than box rims


I leave my bike sketchy places but i like the fact that deeper rims stay true better.

its totally not worth it though for that tiny bit of lost maintenance if the wheels/bike get stolen.
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Old 02-05-10, 12:35 AM   #2
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In my opinion, no! I'm a clyde so if I'm going to steal a bike, I insist on Deep V's
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I never steal a bike that doesn't at least have carbon-faired rims. I mean, if you don't maintain some sort of standards, you may end up riding a BD bike!
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There are cheaper and better V rims from Sun. You can always peel off or sand the labels off to make them look plain.

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The more attractive a bike looks- the quicker it will walk. One of the reasons I like My Boreas. Not a fancy colour- no "Bling" bits on it and it looks quite ordinary for a $5,000 bike.

Compare it to the TCR-C and it looks unspectacular.

But my bikes never get left anywhere.----- Except uphills but that is due to the motor.
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There are cheaper and better V rims from Sun. You can always peel off or sand the labels off to make them look plain.

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Are these the rims you speak of? Not a bad price at all ($46). Not exactly a Deep V at 25mm while a V is 30mm but close. I'ts more like hte Velocity Fusion but heck for that price, good deal. But honestly, I'd go with the V for $13 more bucks only because I've been using them for years without problems. I might use on on the front.

What makes your claim that they are better?

http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/product.php?prod_id=291
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Compare it to the TCR-C and it looks unspectacular.
lol i would steal both of those bikes before i stole my bike.
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I would think bike theft was more a crime of opportunity. They will take whatever bike looks easiest to steal.

I'm sure there are high-end thieves who know the difference between cheap and expensive bikes, but those guys usually have tools that can cut through most any locks.
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I would think bike theft was more a crime of opportunity. They will take whatever bike looks easiest to steal.

I'm sure there are high-end thieves who know the difference between cheap and expensive bikes, but those guys usually have tools that can cut through most any locks.
Yes. Don't know where the myth originated that bike thieves appraise potential target bikes before stealing. Cheap bike, expensive bike: the selling price for a stolen bike in most cities is supposedly between $15 and $25 on the street.
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Are these the rims you speak of? Not a bad price at all ($46). Not exactly a Deep V at 25mm while a V is 30mm but close. I'ts more like hte Velocity Fusion but heck for that price, good deal. But honestly, I'd go with the V for $13 more bucks only because I've been using them for years without problems. I might use on on the front.

What makes your claim that they are better?

http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/product.php?prod_id=291
I should have said "better value", that's what I meant.

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I'm sure there are high-end thieves who know the difference between cheap and expensive bikes, but those guys usually have tools that can cut through most any locks.
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Yes. Don't know where the myth originated that bike thieves appraise potential target bikes before stealing. Cheap bike, expensive bike: the selling price for a stolen bike in most cities is supposedly between $15 and $25 on the street.
This is very true, I doubt those rims would make the bike more steal-worthy... just make it hurt more when its stolen
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No one steals road bikes around here.
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No, that bike looks pretty spectacular. Anybody who knew anything about bikes would know that someone spent some coin to obtain it. It's subtle, but it's a pretty glaring subtlety.

It would walk in a matter of minutes here in L.A., but like you said, you're smart enough not to leave it anywhere.

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Bike security is always a problem. At home and the bikes are chained together with a hawser in the bike shed so don't even trust the neighbours

But out on a ride and my butt or my hand is always on the bike. If I am going to leave a bike and I know I am- Then a good lock will also go on the ride. But occasionally- I do have to leave the bike alone while I pop into a shop or cafe. I put it where I can see it and take the front wheel with me.

But the main thing to do is never leave a bike handy for someone to just jump on and ride away.
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