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Old 09-25-13, 10:00 PM
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Bike Lock Humor?

I happened to put eyes on the bike rack at work today.

Saw that someone had went to extremes to protect their collection of rides....

Here is a pix. Anyone else have a laudable example to share?

Enjoy
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Old 09-25-13, 10:53 PM
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Gonna be tough to beat that one.

A couple years ago, someone made the mistake of locking their bike to a little tree next to a major road near my workplace. The first day, the wheels disappeared, then every day after that it became more and more sparse until it was a bare frame.
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Old 09-25-13, 10:54 PM
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I've seen delivery guys "lock up" their bikes in front of restaurants by tying a knot around the bike and bike rack, street sign ect.
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Old 09-26-13, 06:08 AM
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A guy at work has had his bike cable locked to the front wheel only for the past week. I'm waiting for it to get stolen, because all someone would have to do is flip the quick release and take the bike, minus the front wheel. Or they could just cut the cable. Someone else in my building already had his bike stolen in broad daylight by someone with a cable cutter. I would give the guy some advice about locking his bike, but I don't know his name or where his office is in the building.
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Old 09-26-13, 06:13 AM
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Old 09-26-13, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ksisler View Post
I happened to put eyes on the bike rack at work today.

Saw that someone had went to extremes to protect their collection of rides....

Here is a pix. Anyone else have a laudable example to share?

Enjoy
/K

Yeah, well obviously you guys don't know that this rope is made of kryptonite. The technique of not even wrapping it around the front wheel or rack works because you can't even get near the rope.

Sheesh, and I thought you guys knew this kind of stuff!
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Old 09-26-13, 07:34 AM
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Once, in front of the library, I was unlocking my bicycle at the same time as a young woman was untying her bicycle. She had tied it with a piece of string or whatever about the shape and size of an athletic shoelace. I spoke to her briefly, and she told me that she had borrowed the bicycle from a neighbor, since hers had been stolen.
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Old 09-26-13, 07:37 AM
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I've gotten to my destination and realized I was lockless. I've tied up my bike with a bungie cord. My bike hasn't been stolen in that state yet, but I'm not going to rely on that method.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:12 AM
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I rode my bike to the grocery store last night and locked my bike to the end of a rack with a cable lock. I was in the store for maybe 10 minutes, but when I got back out I realized that I had completely missed the rack and essentially just locked my front wheel to the frame
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Old 09-26-13, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ShartRate View Post
I rode my bike to the grocery store last night and locked my bike to the end of a rack with a cable lock. I was in the store for maybe 10 minutes, but when I got back out I realized that I had completely missed the rack and essentially just locked my front wheel to the frame
I've done that a couple times. On the upside, it'll prevent ride-aways, at least.

Around here, as I mentioned in the bike parking thread, lots of people I see don't lock up their bikes. I see this most typically at in-and-out joints like gas stations and coffee places. Lots of times these people don't even use their kickstand - they jump off and let it fall. The SO and I figure they're just circulating stolen bikes off each other, and thus don't really care.

I have noticed that a number of people use chains and padlocks right from hardware stores.

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Yeah, that's funny, but realistically the rope pictured in post#1 is no more breechable than the little cables I see 'securing' maybe some 80% of bikes in my area. Either makes the statement 'mine and not yours' and establishes a theft taboo, but wouldn't give pause to a committed thief.
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Old 09-26-13, 09:34 AM
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I've locked my bike by securing my helmet around the front wheel, and clicking the shifters so it was not easily rideable, while getting a cup of coffee. The bike was in sight all the time, and I was ready to chase down any would be thief. Normal locking while bike is unattended is two cable/padlocks and a u-lock.
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Old 09-26-13, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
I've done that a couple times. On the upside, it'll prevent ride-aways, at least.
Same here. If there's nothing good to lock to, and I'm just running in for a cup of coffee or willl be eating in sight of the bike, I'm only really worried about kids riding it off. I figure serious bike thieves are going to get my bike regardless of what I do, but I can at least stop crimes of opportunity.

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Old 09-26-13, 11:10 AM
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AXA ring lock and chain , sometimes I plug the chain (around stuff) into the lock , but forget to take the key out.

they're uncommon here, so nobody bothered It.
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I've considered making it a habit to take my front wheel, which is a QR, with me. Mostly for kicks, might get a few conversations going. I doubt it'll ever happen, but it would -really- suck if some prankster made off with my QR skewer while I was in the store...

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Old 09-26-13, 07:56 PM
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Hmmm ... That's a new one. I broke down, and bought the OnGuard Bulldog LM STD U-Lock after just using a Master Lock cable all last summer. I got very lucky that nothing happened to Lola! After the pain in the ass time I have had trying to transport the u-lock on Lola, even with advice from all of you (thanks btw), I finally broke down & got an Abus Cable Lock Rack Bracket Set. I ended up using it for the first time this past Tuesday, and really like it. I think it is one of the best purchases I have made thus far. I do not keep the lock on the bracket set when I have it at home, because I do not watch to put unnecessary strain on the brackets if I don't have too, although they look like they will hold up well.
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Old 09-27-13, 07:14 AM
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From my now abandoned blog. I saw the whole bike there on the way to work - didn't even last the whole working day:

https://satinbowerblog.blogspot.co.uk...07/london.html
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From my now abandoned blog. I saw the whole bike there on the way to work - didn't even last the whole working day:

https://satinbowerblog.blogspot.co.uk...07/london.html
I like that they even took the skewer with them. I'm surprised they didn't take the tire or just cut the few spokes that held the u lock
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