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Old 06-29-10, 01:09 PM
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Good News-Business Park is putting a bike rack, bad news ...

I can't park in the empty office and have to buy a lock set now. Looking for some recommendations on lock sets. The location of the bike rack will between two buildings, in an area near some windows/doors so it should have good visiblity from our office.

thanks-in-advance
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Old 06-30-10, 07:01 AM
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My sympathies!

Lots of lock threads and most all recommend the U-locks. This is the kind of thing you need.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400007_400246
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Old 06-30-10, 07:21 AM
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Personally, I would continue to park it in the empty office until someone told me I couldn't. Then I would play dumb and say, "what bike rack?". After they pointed it out, I would then say, "great! give me a week or so to get a good lock and I'll start parking out there.". Then two weeks later when they asked me about it, I would say, "oh yeah, the bike lock! Should be getting a shipping confirmation in the next couple of days.".

You should be able to string them along for at least six months. Unless, of course the office is going to be occupied.
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Yea.. I realized how hard it was to lock up to a bike rack when I've been accustomed to using random posts. I was at the hospital and they politely re-directed me to the bike rack that I hadn't seen. The post was going to be much easier and more convenient. Although I did envy the Trek Soho I parked next to. That's a nice commuter..
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Originally Posted by bizzz111 View Post
Personally, I would continue to park it in the empty office until someone told me I couldn't. Then I would play dumb and say, "what bike rack?". After they pointed it out, I would then say, "great! give me a week or so to get a good lock and I'll start parking out there.". Then two weeks later when they asked me about it, I would say, "oh yeah, the bike lock! Should be getting a shipping confirmation in the next couple of days.".

You should be able to string them along for at least six months. Unless, of course the office is going to be occupied.
Why stop there? If you wanna be a nuisance, might as well reply with "I no speaky Ingrish. Wah? Wah?".
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Leave your lock on the rack. My U-lock has been on the rack at work for the past 4 years. This morning I couldnt unlock it, and had to use the little emergency lock I carry on the bike. I will have to bring some spray lubricant next time.
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