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Old 08-12-14, 08:33 PM   #1
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MY stolen fixed gear :(

if you guys seen my other bike this was the one I had before it that I built. it got stolen in broad daylight and I had it locked up...



I also had my vilano 21 speed road bike stolen as well, it to was locked up.

to answer previous unanswered questions, I did look up the possibility of buying a leader frame in celeste/seafoam as well as a aventon celeste frame. however those frames do not come including the fork nor am I sure if that includes a seat post or the headset...

anyways I hate thieves so I bought two thick u-locks one to lock up the front wheel and one to lock up the back wheel and frame, however Is there a better lock out there thats not to expensive? I saw a video of a angle grinder cutting through a u lock in a matter of seconds, and someone told me they sell masterkeys online for 2$ that can pretty much unlock any lock, including homes.

I though about purchasing one of those trackers you put in the frame and when your bike is stolen you can find it via gps on your phone...
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Old 08-12-14, 09:07 PM   #2
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to answer previous unanswered questions, I did look up the possibility of buying a leader frame in celeste/seafoam as well as a aventon celeste frame. however those frames do not come including the fork nor am I sure if that includes a seat post or the headset...
What does this even remotely have to do with this thread?
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Old 08-12-14, 09:19 PM   #3
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Angle grinders will chew through any lock, only thing you is buy a quality lock and make your bike look like a harder paycheck than the next guy's. Sorry about the bike.

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Old 08-12-14, 09:31 PM   #4
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^ This.

Dedicated thieves will always have a trick up their sleeves.

You just have to lock it up right and practice some common sense like not leaving it overnight.

A u-lock or two should be good enough. I can't imagine too many locks getting cut with an angle grinder in a public area.

Or maybe I just live in a safe city.
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A u-lock or two should be good enough. I can't imagine too many locks getting cut with an angle grinder in a public area.

Or maybe I just live in a safe city.
I have cut locks on the street for people in busy places like Downtown SM and Venice Beach. Nobody gave a damn.
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Sorry to hear about your bike, I've had one stolen from me as well.

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Is there a better lock out there thats not to expensive?
No. But having your U-lock being cut with an angle grinder is borderline paranoia. Yes an angle grinder can cut a many types of high grade locks, but it's rare as hell that someone actually does this. Lock up your bike with a nice U-lock and combine it with a cable or chain to deter opportunist wheel thieves. Other than that it's all about location, location, location.
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Old 08-12-14, 10:00 PM   #7
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I have cut locks on the street for people in busy places like Downtown SM and Venice Beach. Nobody gave a damn.
Maybe you're just very scary looking. Like 6'5'' with a badass pirate scar across your face and a bunch of tattoos. And a sword. Well maybe you're just a pirate. ****

Nailed it right?
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Buy a big, angry dog.
Teach it to run next to your bike.
Leave it chained to your bike when you're away.

It'd also be useful during those annoying confrontations between big angry car driver and poor innocent bike rider.
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Sorry to hear about your bike. Where was it stolen and when?
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If you need to leave a bike locked up and unattended often and/or for long periods of time get uglier bikes and 2x Krypto. NY chains or something.
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That sucks. 2 locks should do it, just make your bike a harder score than any other bike on the rack. They'll usually go for the easier ones. That's why I like locking up at a rack with a lot of bikes, there's safety in numbers.
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If you are worried about theft look into Motorcycle chains with a good solid lock that is hard to cut. Get a solid locking system that is hard to break, cut or manipulate open all the way around. Also make sure you personalize your bike. Yes I know making it look unrecognizable and removing decals and super colorful is cute as gotdang bunnies humping but that just makes it easier for a thieve to take it resell it and you to not have any way of recovery. Make that bike yours and really personalize it but not in the way it makes it more attractive to thieves. Make it so you can clearly notice and identify your bike other than "it is bright color and FIXIE". Your name is a good place to start.
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Old 08-23-14, 01:34 PM   #13
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I try not to lock my bike in anyone place I can't see for more then an hour. But I also usually pull the front wheel offend lock it with the rear.

If you are afraid of angle grinders you might as well be afraid of lasers cyborgs with super human strength. No matter what you do to secure your bike there is a way to steal it.
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I try not to lock my bike in anyone place I can't see for more then an hour. But I also usually pull the front wheel offend lock it with the rear.

If you are afraid of angle grinders you might as well be afraid of lasers cyborgs with super human strength. No matter what you do to secure your bike there is a way to steal it.
Thieves have been known to destroy what the bike was locked to in order to get it, as well as cutting the frame so they can get the components. There's caution and there's paranoia, the trouble is the dividing line varies from place to place, time to time and what the bike means to the owner.
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if you guys seen my other bike this was the one I had before it that I built. it got stolen in broad daylight and I had it locked up...

Frame like stevie wonder welded it with his feet and what I swear to god is a steel crank off a raleigh chopper or something.

smh at the baghead who stole that. C'mon how can you be a gentlemen thief on cyan rims?
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Old 08-24-14, 12:10 PM   #16
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I have the same exact frame on my commuter bike.. question! What kind of frame is it? It looks like a LEADER, but there is not branding what so ever
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Probably untraceable. You might as well give up and print some decals say "eBay".
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Old 09-10-14, 07:42 PM   #18
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I have the same exact frame on my commuter bike.. question! What kind of frame is it? It looks like a LEADER, but there is not branding what so ever
Its a generic frame from ebay, you can view them here, its a pretty light strong frame ive had no problems with it, Although Id rather have a carbon fork then aluminum alloy.

Track Fixie Road Bike Frame with Fork | eBay
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Locks keep honest men honest. Ride your bike, lock it up, use some common sense when judging the appropriate place to leave your bike. If someone wants it bad enough they'll rip out the damn lamp post it's locked to.

Just be proactive about it.
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