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Old 08-05-09, 11:58 AM
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Where do you park your bike at work? What kind of lock do you have?

I've been tempted on more than one occasion to haul my bike upstairs to my cubicle instead of leaving it locked to the bike rack. I'm always worried that someone will steal my seat or my front wheel or the whole bike! Just curious of where others leave their bikes at work and what type of bike lock do you use?

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Old 08-05-09, 12:00 PM
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I lock mine at the bike rack at work with a kryptonite rope lock. Luckily I work at a place that has a security fence and manned gates so I don't worry all that much about safety.
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Old 08-05-09, 12:04 PM
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Rockstar parking, in my cube. I leave it in the locker room on the drip-tray our Facilities crew provided for when it's soaking wet.

I have an OnGuard Bulldog mini-U, but I rarely need to use it. Certainly not at work.
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I either put mine on display in the showroom or in the row of racks in the back for repair bikes.....
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On the bike rack right in front of the guard shack. I use a small kryptonite ulock. Our building doesn't get a lot of non-employee traffic.
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Old 08-05-09, 12:09 PM
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in my office where i can stare at it all day, especially if i ride my roubaix in
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Old 08-05-09, 12:22 PM
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I work on a US military installation in Germany, which has a lot of bike commuters. There are bike racks outside every building. The bike rack in one building where I work is visible from the work area, so I don't need to lock my bike. At the other building I lock my bike with a simple spiral lock, which is what most people here use.
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Old 08-05-09, 12:24 PM
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I lock mine with a kryponite lock to a bike rack in the base floor of my building's parking garage. It is pretty well protected down there (from thieves and the elements).
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Old 08-05-09, 12:32 PM
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I roll mine into my cube. No lock needed
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When I take my folder to work, I just bring it with me into my office, fold it down and leave it in my closet. Sometimes I don't even fold it down. I place it against the wall or lean it on my desk. I'm the boss so of course no one says anything, lol.

When I take my full-sized bike, I lock it up good with a Kryptonite Evolution Mini u-lock and a Kryptonite Kryptoflex 4' cable.

Nothing on my full-sized bike is quick release (except the new basket I just installed). I use the cable to secure the seat and the basket if I don't take the basket inside with me.

I also check on my bike frequently throughout the day.
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Old 08-05-09, 12:53 PM
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I have a numbered cable lock and park away from the standard (lousy) bike rack in the car garage, somewhat hidden. But my best protection is the fact that I ride on a cheap Sports Authority dept store bike. (I did replaced quite a few parts, but most crooks won't be able to tell)
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But my best protection is the fact that I ride on a cheap Sports Authority dept store bike. (I did replaced quite a few parts, but most crooks won't be able to tell)
Very smart! After I had my custom-made bike stolen from me some months back, I decided that anything "flashy", "pretty", and expensive should not be left locked for even a few minutes so I purchased an inexpensive folder that I take inside with me and then a full-sized vintage 3-speed.

I purposefully picked that particular vintage bike because it looked slightly "beater-ish" and would draw less attention from thieves.

A less attractive bike is the first line of defense in not attracting thieves!
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Sits next to me in my big spacious office with a window. Ah, the benefits of government contracts.
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I work on a large gated campus that gets almost no non-employee traffic. All the buildings have large eves coming out the side that cover the doors, bike parking and smoking areas. I lock my bike up in the provided stalls, with just a cheap u-lock through the frame and front tire. Some people with nicer bikes than mine don't even bother to lock them up when on-site.

Still wish I had a cube to put it in though!

\I'm so low-class we sit @ islands, cubes are for the important people. *sigh*
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We have a truck/shop bay, all the bicycle parking you could want, plus room to work on it
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Sits next to me in my big spacious office with a window.
Sits outside my big spacious office with a window, in a cube all its own.
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Closest spot possible, eight feet from the time clock under the coat rack.
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I put mine in my cube at work. I may get busted by facilities for this as it is against the rules.

We do have bike lockers, but
a) my bike won't fit as the lockrs are a triangle and don't allow room for my rack and baskets.
b) we have to use a company supplied lock....very small master lock...not really secure...it's not a huge issue as there is no overnight storage, but all the same it is not terribly safe
c) it is a lot more conventient to have the bike in the cube
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I keep my Bike in my Bike in my lobby area outside my office. I have 2 other employees that I let keep there bikes inside as well. If need be I have and empty office I can put them all in. no locks needed
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In my office. No lock.
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Park it here, lock it with ongaurd std U
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In my cubicle, no lock. I make sure the bike is clean enough to eat off of before I bring it in. I work for a smallish IT consulting firm, so there's very little of the bureaucratic nonsense I've dealt with in previous corporate environments.
 
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A locked wiring closet holds my bike, weeks worth of clothes, and a fan. My lunch/errand bike tends to stay in my office.
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I park mine on the bike rack outside our building. No fence around the campus, but a lot of foot traffic and we're outside even the suburban area. I lock up using a standard Kryptonite U-lock. I used to worry about theft, but it doesn't seem to be an issue. I can leave easily removable stuff like lights, computer, seat bag, etc. and it stays put. I even see people leaving unlocked bikes (decent ones even) from time to time, which of course makes my bike all the safer.
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