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Old 02-10-17, 12:07 AM
Me duelen las nalgas
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All quick release devices go with me from my errand bike -- anything that costs more than a few bucks to replace. Takes a little longer but I'm not usually in a big hurry.

The one exception I make is the Cygolite Hotshot rear LED on one bike. I set the clamp high enough on the seat post to block removal via the quick release. So essentially it's bolted on and would need a screwdriver to remove. I recharge it on the bike. It's not my errand bike and is usually within sight of wherever I stop to eat or rest.

The only things I leave on the errand bicycle are the grocery panniers, cargo net and bungee cords, and water bottle. I suppose they could steal the panniers but they'd have to quickly figure out the latching mechanism, and the panniers don't look worth stealing.

When I commuted to work on a motorcycle I was running late one morning and locked the helmet to the bike's helmet lock via the D ring. It was stolen. Some fool cut the strap. The helmet was cheap, my spare, cost only $20 or so, and now worthless with a cut strap because those cannot be replaced or repaired.
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