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Old 07-29-13, 06:41 PM   #1
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Biking in Santa Monica and came across this

Guy was stealing a bike from a rack, got caught red handed and tackled to the ground by bystanders. Police responded quickly. He spent the whole time on the ground crying about how his leg and arm were injured. A small victory for cyclists in light of the recent assaults/bike jackings. One less scumbag on the street.
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Old 07-29-13, 06:42 PM   #2
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Good deal there....
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Old 07-29-13, 06:52 PM   #3
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Somebody keep an eye peeled for the inevitable personal injury suit seeking damages for the loss of his ability to pursue his chosen profession!

Good for the bystanders!
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Old 07-30-13, 03:28 PM   #4
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I was at the Redondo Beach pier last week (where I turn around to head north) when a guy had just discovered his bike had been stolen. He had used a cable lock for a Specialized road bike (I'm assuming aluminum.) I decided that wasn't a good time to lecture him on proper bike lock technique.
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Old 07-30-13, 03:33 PM   #5
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I was at the Redondo Beach pier last week (where I turn around to head north) when a guy had just discovered his bike had been stolen. He had used a cable lock for a Specialized road bike (I'm assuming aluminum.) I decided that wasn't a good time to lecture him on proper bike lock technique.
What is proper bike lock technique?
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Old 07-30-13, 04:03 PM   #6
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What is proper bike lock technique?
Here's one way. http://sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html
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Old 07-30-13, 08:48 PM   #7
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I use the Sheldon Brown technique with a good U-Lock (which means not using a cable lock.)
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In SM, they will steal your bike in a NY minute. Many of the larger SM stores/businesses will allow you to bring your bike inside and lock it. Good chain and u-locks are the only way to go. Yeah it adds a lot of weight but your bike will still be there with its wheels still in place so you can go wherever destination after you shop/bank.
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"the loss of his ability to pursue his chosen profession!"
Stealing bikes!

When I'm on my DeRosa, I never leave it out of eye-shot in public. At home it locked up. Many bikes are stolen from residences. Lock your bike at home. Residential thieves don't necessarily come equipped with bolt cutters.
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