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Old 01-27-15, 11:52 AM
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Anyone own a bike worth being protected from theft?

I saw this novel device and wanted to spread the word. Myself, my good bikes are stored in my home. Some that leave them in the shed or garage my want to look into this.
SpyBike GPS Tracker is like LoJack for bikes

SpyBike GPS Tracker is like LoJack for bikes
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Old 01-27-15, 12:01 PM
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nah, my bikes will just be for the thief what they are to me: spare beer money
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That system is more expensive than 95% of my bikes. So no business case here.

Cheap bikes are wonderful. They save money in all sorts of ways.
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Old 01-27-15, 12:13 PM
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BTW, is this a Campagnolo avatar only thread? If so, I'm sorry for the intrusion.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
BTW, is this a Campagnolo avatar only thread? If so, I'm sorry for the intrusion.

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Old 01-27-15, 12:18 PM
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GPS is too high tech for my bikes.

Just stamp your name and ID number on to a piece of shim brass and slip it into the BB.
I made one for someone once, with a coded wording that only he could know.

Haven't done it for my bikes yet though.
If someone comes in here to steal my bikes I'll either just
A) blast 'em.
or
B) tell them to have a nice day as they load them up

...depending on my mood.
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BTW, is this a Campagnolo avatar only thread? If so, I'm sorry for the intrusion.
No problem

Matter of fact, I'm slowly turning to the dark side with half of my shed now equipped with running gear made by the big S. 600 too on the Somec, it rides like a dream! thanks again for the frame.
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I would be afraid someone would steal the antitheft device. If I were to keep that in the shed I would somehow attach it to one of my bikes to make it harder to steal.
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The expensive bikes get ridden. My theory is to be faster than any would be thief. My utility bikes the get parked where thieves may lurk are at the bottom of the food chain, most would abandon then within a block or so of realizing what they snatched
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
If someone comes in here to steal my bikes I'll either just
A) blast 'em.

... with a strongly worded denigration, sure to sting the self-worth of any criminal.
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... with a strongly worded denigration, sure to sting the self-worth of any criminal.
Knowing @rootboy, he probably has a beautiful heirloom-quality hand-crafted crossbow in rosewood and brass to scare away any rapscallion/brigand that dares to raid the Cape.
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I would rather and gladly pay for a 'shock therapy' bike thief device. A highly loaded capacitor somehow hidden in the tubes, wireless remote activated switch. Sorry, no mercy. When grabbing both handgrips, thief would get the shock of his life.

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Somehow a "crossbow" and "blast'em" don't go together. Phunt maybe, but then you would be open to litigation. Blast kind of terminates future engagement.
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I would rather and gladly pay for a 'shock therapy' bike thief device. A highly loaded capacitor somehow hidden in the tubes, wireless remote activated switch. Sorry, no mercy. When grabbing both handgrips, thief would get the shock of his life.

Yeah, good idea as long as you remember it's there! If you're like me, more likely you'll be getting a painful reminder.
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hehe- Ah, the good ole' days. As kids, yes and make that tykes having free reigns to pops shop. How fun it was. Kids holding hands and standing in a circle. One on the end touching the terminal end of an old crank phone's gen., and another kid at the end touching the other terminal. Another kid would crank the generator. One nice jolt going thru everyone!
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Looks like Home Land Security will be paying us a visit now
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
That system is more expensive than 95% of my bikes. So no business case here.

Cheap bikes are wonderful. They save money in all sorts of ways.

You spend less than $150 on your bikes? Really? I will spend almost that much just giving a bike a total overhaul.
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I would probably need to bribe a thief to steal my bikes but well then I may get a bit Grrrrrrr< pretty much how the situation would unfold.

On a complete side note I wanted to know if you guys had met Fred?
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hehe- Ah, the good ole' days. As kids, yes and make that tykes having free reigns to pops shop. How fun it was. Kids holding hands and standing in a circle. One on the end touching the terminal end of an old crank phone's gen., and another kid at the end touching the other terminal. Another kid would crank the generator. One nice jolt going thru everyone!
Sounds like an electric connection was felt by one and all . . . . my humor is so bad.
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You spend less than $150 on your bikes? Really? I will spend almost that much just giving a bike a total overhaul.
Your bikes must be a lot prettier than mine!

I rarely pay more than €100 for a bike. €10 - €20 for cables, bar tape and such, and maybe the occasional parts exchange with the parts bin. Most parts come from (very) cheap donor bikes. So apart from time spent, most stay well below $150 in terms of out-of-pocket costs.
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More expensive than 75% of my bikes.. and only one tracker unit at that starting pricepoint, perhaps for my Leader or Centurion... but I can't see the rest of the fleet outfitted with these.
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Your bikes must be a lot prettier than mine!

I rarely pay more than €100 for a bike. €10 - €20 for cables, bar tape and such, and maybe the occasional parts exchange with the parts bin. Most parts come from (very) cheap donor bikes. So apart from time spent, most stay well below $150 in terms of out-of-pocket costs.
Wow. I mean, I've bought a bike now and again for $100-$200, but refurb costs me:

Tires: $40 at least
Tubes: $8 or so
Chain: $10 or so
Freewheel or cassette(if needed): $15 or so
Bar tape: $10 or so
Cables & housings: $20 or so

That's over $100 already, if I do it on the cheap.
Not to mention bearings and grease, which I have around anyway.
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My bikes are pretty. But unfortunately they have quill stems. This device seems to be for thread less stems. But good idea. I do like the shock suggestion. I would like that on the leaper on my jag too.
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Wut? Do I have bikes worth protecting from theft??

Does a wild bear crap in the Kremlin?
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Wow. I mean, I've bought a bike now and again for $100-$200, but refurb costs me:

Tires: $40 at least
Tubes: $8 or so
Chain: $10 or so
Freewheel or cassette(if needed): $15 or so
Bar tape: $10 or so
Cables & housings: $20 or so

That's over $100 already, if I do it on the cheap.
Not to mention bearings and grease, which I have around anyway.
Those are quite reasonable prices, and if all those need replacement then yeah, the costs will be higher. However, quite often they don't. And at an average acquisition price for the bikes (I kept a spreadsheet for a while) of €45.53, there's some room for a new chain every now and then.

And there is, of course, the other 5% of my bikes.
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