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Old 05-12-15, 07:20 PM
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Watch where you lock up

Anybody see anything wrong with this picture?

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Old 05-12-15, 07:37 PM
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Old 05-13-15, 12:31 AM
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Wow that's just stupidity at it's finest.
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Old 05-24-15, 10:28 AM
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Can't lock up the wheel with the frame.
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Old 05-24-15, 11:13 AM
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A little off topic...

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Old 05-24-15, 11:41 AM
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A little off topic...

Funny, and ironic... So, just where is one supposed to park their bike?
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Old 05-24-15, 02:39 PM
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So the city takes the bicycle that is locked to the sign, but does not touch the SUV parked there without a handicap placard?
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So the city takes the bicycle that is locked to the sign, but does not touch the SUV parked there without a handicap placard?
It could have handicap plates.
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Old 05-24-15, 03:50 PM
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So the city takes the bicycle that is locked to the sign, but does not touch the SUV parked there without a handicap placard?
That assumes that the city took it in the first place. No need to look for issues where likely there aren't any.
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Old 05-24-15, 03:52 PM
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Wow that's just stupidity at it's finest.
Why? Thieves come equipped for their tradecraft. That means it's far more likely a thief has a cable cutter than a socket wrench with him. In any case, it's far faster and easier to cut the cable than to take apart the fitting.
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It's common practice with bolted pole accessories to "upset" the threads after tightening. This usually means hitting the end with a hammer a few times. this makes it difficult but not impossible to remove the nut.
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Not just where. Also when, and how.
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A little off topic...

The thief should return the bike with a new lock...but no key.
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It's common practice with bolted pole accessories to "upset" the threads after tightening. This usually means hitting the end with a hammer a few times. this makes it difficult but not impossible to remove the nut.
They should use a security bolt like a 5 sided bolt.
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Old 05-25-15, 06:02 AM
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80% of the bike racks around here are simple U's with flanges bolted (using basic lag bolts) into anchors in the concrete. They are "For Show" and not for real security. Folks do use them, though, and I guess that they work because either the thief does not have the right tool or is too stupid to figure it out.
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80% of the bike racks around here are simple U's with flanges bolted (using basic lag bolts) into anchors in the concrete. They are "For Show" and not for real security. Folks do use them, though, and I guess that they work because either the thief does not have the right tool or is too stupid to figure it out.
Locks are really to keep the honest people honest, and to slow down a thief long enough to either get caught, look for and easier target, or for an honest person to possibly question what is going on, and report a theft in progress.
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Old 05-26-15, 10:57 AM
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there are many fails, some sure to surprise the cyclist. Mini ulock to a post box, should be secure.....not

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