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Apartment Living: Do you lock up your bike inside?

Old 02-15-18, 02:57 PM
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Old 02-15-18, 03:21 PM
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Always inside, regardless where I have lived. KB
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Old 02-15-18, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Do you mean did I keep it inside in my apartment behind the locked door?

Yes. Always.

Did I locked it up in the hallway? Never even left it in the hallway.

Outside?

Never.
This, except mine's a condo.
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Old 02-15-18, 04:52 PM
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I live in south italy , the city is very small (11-12.000k residents). My house is almost into the countryside. During the 2017 there was a lots of burglary actions.
I love my bikes and i'm very obset (i spent more into bikes than into car stuff gasoline apart).
My most precious bike is near 2meter from my bed , and the others are in a room on my grandmother's house.

The only bikes actually are outside are my sister's one (actually i'am repairing it) , my fixie but and a frame is a very bad shape waiting for a restoration.
Even if they are outide i have a small spot were i can leave them and hide from everything , dust and hopefully thieves too.


Did i appear as an order-maniac?
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Old 02-15-18, 11:36 PM
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I live on the second floor of a two story apt building. I've had stuff stolen from my 1st floor garage including my bike so now it stays in my living room. I don't lock my bike up and admit that living on the 2nd floor with a private stairway may give me a false sense of security but as someone said if people are entering my living space I've got bigger issues than a bike.
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Old 02-16-18, 08:00 AM
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no apartment here but for what its worth i lock my bike up inside my detatch garage to a wall stud after having someone kick in the door in the middle of the night and steal a bike. I've since reinforced the door jam and added a deadbolt.
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Old 02-16-18, 10:18 AM
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Lucille... why "YES" I have locked my bikes inside of apartment.
Sometime when going away for a couple of days I will lock 2 bikes together, knowing it would be extremely hard to get two bikes out the door.
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Old 02-16-18, 06:56 PM
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[QUOTE=Skipjacks;20168838]Do you mean did I keep it inside in my apartment behind the locked door?

Yes. Always.

Did I locked it up in the hallway? Never even left it in the hallway.

Outside?
Yep. Me also when I was ling in apartments 34+ years ago...
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Old 02-16-18, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Do you mean did I keep it inside in my apartment behind the locked door?

Yes. Always.

Did I locked it up in the hallway? Never even left it in the hallway.

Outside?

Never.
Same here, but the last time I lived in an apartment was 34+ years ago! And for the record, also when in my college dorm - that forbid bikes in rooms 40+ years ago!
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Old 02-16-18, 07:11 PM
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>.> this is no-brainer . . . . .

ABSOLUTELY.
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Old 02-18-18, 11:15 PM
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If someone gains entry to your apartment without your consent, you have bigger problems to worry about than a stolen bike.
I wouldn't. Fortunately the fellow who came in through the window when I lived in Santa Monica only came when I was out, which meant that my bike was out too. I had nothing more valuable.

I hate to carry keys, so I only carry those I need; when I'm out without my bicycle, I don't carry its lock's key, which means that I could leave on my bike the next day but have forgotten the key - grrrr!!! - locking it up guarantees that I remember the key.
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Old 02-19-18, 07:42 AM
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The crappy bike, yeah, hallway. Looking for a new one, definitely in the apt.
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Old 02-21-18, 02:39 PM
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I live on the fifth floor and I leave my bicycle outside the hallway locked on to the stairway railing. I like to believe no one would bother to try and steal it.
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Old 02-21-18, 02:44 PM
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I always take my bikes inside. However I don't leave them where they can be seen from windows or door area. They have their own closet and the closet is closed.
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Old 02-21-18, 02:47 PM
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my son kept his bike inside his apartment. one day someone broke in and rode off on it along with his computer. now he locks the bike to his radiator.
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Old 02-24-18, 10:22 AM
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When I was an apartment dweller, I kept my bike inside and always locked the door when I wasn't there.

Same as being a house dweller.
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Old 02-24-18, 11:16 AM
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if you have roommates, then you do not have 100% control of security of your stuff..

But cost of Opportunities, big cities offer, has trade offs..

Dead bolt lock steel doors, in steel doorjams ? Or Wood?


you do keep renter's insurance, Right?






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Old 02-24-18, 11:26 AM
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I achieved the American dream. I have a nice house. But strangely I miss apartment living. It was so much simpler.
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Old 02-24-18, 02:43 PM
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I achieved the American dream. I have a nice house. But strangely I miss apartment living. It was so much simpler.
Agreed!! I convinced my wife that in not too far down the road and kid are out to collage we are going to get a condo! Simple life and less stresses.
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Old 02-24-18, 03:16 PM
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How come no-one has mentioned homemade burglar alarms and death traps?
Alarms that trigger military mace sprayers. Shotun shells in specially rigged seat posts,
Keeping your bike in a closet with a zombie. Nothing is too outrageous when dealing with bike thievery.
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Is every zombie thread about bike locking going to roam the earth again?
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Old 05-05-21, 07:11 AM
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Oh good, I was just gonna ask this question.
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Old 05-05-21, 07:23 AM
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Is every zombie thread about bike locking going to roam the earth again?
Interested to see if the OP is a one and doner.
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Old 05-05-21, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
It wouldn't be a bad idea to lock one's bike up inside. Many apartment burglaries are done by the maintenance staff who have keys and know what people have inside their apartments.
What about your other stuff? Or are they only stealing bicycles?
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