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Old 11-02-10, 12:53 PM   #1
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Reminder to lock up your bikes!

Just a friendly remember to lock up EVERYTHING on your bike if you're leaving it out for an extended period! I watched this bike chained up outside my office building go from brand new and shiny to the sad state you see in the picture. The first thing to go was the seat and post. By the time Monday rolled around nearly everything was stripped off. I wouldn't be surprised if the cranks are gone by next week.

Bike thieves are ninjas. You will never seen one live and in action, but see the evidence of their existence by the rusting frame carcasses littering the streets.
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Old 11-02-10, 03:25 PM   #2
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Uh.... People actually need to be reminded of this?

Do we need to be reminded to breathe and drink water, too?
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Old 11-02-10, 04:23 PM   #3
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If the thief came slightly better prepared, he could have taken the crank set too. Just saying.

The sad thing is, it was in NYC (I assume) and tons of people walked by and watched him do it.
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Old 11-02-10, 08:52 PM   #4
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The problem is it's impossible to lock up "everything" on your bike. There is always something a thief can take away. The cure is to educate people from youth about morals
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The problem is it's impossible to lock up "everything" on your bike. There is always something a thief can take away. The cure is to educate people from youth about morals
Truly the solution to all of the world's problems and consequently impossible That's why I ride a frame that should probably be in the trash when I need to lock up. My wheels are nice, but fortunately useless unless you want a heavy internally geared hub or a disc brake 700c wheel. I trust enterprising thieves/crackheads to realize this before they go at my locks.
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but fortunately useless unless you want a heavy internally geared hub or a disc brake 700c wheel. I trust enterprising thieves/crackheads to realize this before they go at my locks.
Simply put a note on the bike to explain this situation.
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I've thought about it. Instead I rely on the time-tested "never clean anything except the chain" camouflage method.
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Uh.... People actually need to be reminded of this?

Do we need to be reminded to breathe and drink water, too?
Hah, well judging by the bike with no rear wheel in the attached picture and similar ones around the city...yes.
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Old 11-04-10, 06:12 PM   #9
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Take the bike inside
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Do we need to be reminded to breathe and drink water, too?

I see it all the time in Philly. It has become an eyesore.
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