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Best possible way to lock my bike and prevent theft?

Old 11-02-14, 09:59 PM
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Best possible way to lock my bike and prevent theft?

Yea, I know I can find tons of information on this topic, but I just wanted a bit more specific advice related to my situation.

I live in a fairly large city. It's not very cycle friendly at all and people here don't take cycling seriously at all. It's also winter, which lessens the chance of bike thieves out there.

However, I ride my bike to work everyday and school once a week. At work, I have to lock my bicycle in front of a store on the bike rack, right where everybody walks in. It's a huge retail store in a plaza.

My fear is that somebody may notice my standout bicycle being locked there everyday and develop a plan to steal it. I currently use a kryptonite chain lock and a bulldog U-lock. I chain both of my wheels to the frame. There is also a couple cameras in front of the store looking towards my bike.

What other precautions can I take?
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Old 11-02-14, 10:03 PM
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You are on the right track with the two locks. Most thieves are opportunistic. They will look for an unlocked bike or one with a flimsy lock before they try and get through 2 locks. You can also remove a wheel and lock it to the rest of the bike. This also deters them because they cant simply ride away with it. They would have to carry it or put it together first. If you have room even bring the wheel inside with you. Is your seat a quick release? Take that and lock it to the bike or again... take it inside with you. I work in an urban environment as well and have learned valuable lessons over the years the hard way unfortunately.

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