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    Locking Up Your Brand New Single Speed in Chicago

    First of all if you're a Chicago resident and you haven't purchased a single speed yet, just Google the "Mongoose Sinsure".

    Get several feet of duct tape. Paint the duct tape matte black or dark brown. Wrap the down, top, and seat tubes with the painted duct tape. Find an old, comfortable, and butt ugly saddle. Replace the original saddle with the butt ugly one. Purchase a thick U Lock. Preferably one that's at least as good as the OnGuard U Lock.

    Best Wishes and Good Luck!


    PS.

    This post was originally intended for those Chicagoans who have to lock their single speed bikes up outside, overnight. However, it's really for any Chicagoan who has to keep his bike locked up outside for extended periods of time.
    Last edited by SlimRider; 06-21-12 at 01:19 PM.

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    Rule of thumb here in NYC, make sure your bike is harder to steal than the bike next to yours.

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    dafuq
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    Hey I just met you,
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    but here's my Strava,
    follow me maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskaz View Post

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    whatupdafuq?

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    Should the lock be chromoly or titanium?
    Giant doesn’t honour warranties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterkidz View Post
    Rule of thumb here in NYC, make sure your bike is harder to steal than the bike next to yours.
    Haha, I agree with this guy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk0tt View Post
    Should the lock be chromoly or titanium?
    Adamantium.

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