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Old 04-18-22, 01:43 PM
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Ultra security measures.

At a rack in front of a department store…I kinda had to do a double take because at first I though it was an abandoned bike. But then realized it’s in too good of condition, there’s a rain poncho in the basket on a day with rain in the forecast, and not just one, but two locks. And…just for added measure…the chain is removed. Is this a security measure folks are utilizing now-a-days?



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Old 04-18-22, 01:53 PM
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99% sure there's another explanation.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:17 PM
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Stealing a chain off a locked-up bike would be petty vandalism.

But I saw a jerk intentionally knock a mailbox down last week, so it might happen.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:35 PM
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I locked by bike twice with a relatively cheap cable lock during my four day I just finished yesterday.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:42 PM
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Shimano’s new InvisiChain. Cleanest, quietest, longest lasting chain ever made. Never needs cleaning or lubrication, and is 100% lighter than any other chain on the market. Power transfer sucks, but it’s new tech so it’s gotta be good.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:44 PM
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I guess it makes them feel like they've protected it. Seems like a lot of effort for a $70 bike.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:47 PM
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Removing the chain isn’t a security measure, it’s just what you do if you’re a hardcore chain waxer.
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Old 04-18-22, 02:52 PM
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Finally, a solution to the never ending chain lube debate.

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Old 04-18-22, 03:04 PM
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Bluetooth chains only are compatible with Bryton computers equipped with displayport connections.
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Old 04-18-22, 03:55 PM
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Wait y'all don't take off your chains when you lock it up?
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Old 04-18-22, 04:07 PM
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I've seen people remove their front wheel as an extra security measure, pretty common practice in urban areas.
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Old 04-18-22, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I've seen people remove their front wheel as an extra security measure, pretty common practice in urban areas.
Some folks don't actually need a front wheel nor chain to move the bike around.


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Old 04-18-22, 08:28 PM
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I assume this department store is a chain store. They may be inside shopping for a chain.
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Originally Posted by qwaalodge View Post
Some folks don't actually need a front wheel nor chain to move the bike around.

So what if just your front wheel crosses the finish line ahead of the other guy?
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Old 04-18-22, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
So what if just your front wheel crosses the finish line ahead of the other guy?
Imagine the finish line scenes if UCI allowed it as strategy to win in all bike race categories.

I suppose a good alternative to ridiculous anti-theft schemes is just buy folder so you can easily bring your bike inside any building like a small luggage or sloppy paint your bike yourself using ugly colors and cotton buds.
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Old 04-19-22, 05:05 AM
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Still didn't use the 2 locks correctly. The u-lock should be going thru the rear wheel and around the seat tube to lock to the rack.
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Old 04-19-22, 07:41 AM
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It wouldn’t surprise me if a homeless or low income person’s chain broke. They locked the bike in hope to get it if they will be able to afford the repair.

there are two bikes in our downtown that have been locked for weeks if not months. They appear to be a operational condition. I expect the owners are around but some life event has prevented their return.
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I think that bike itself is it's own security measure. Who would want to steal that thing?
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They don't want any impediments to theft of the rear wheel so they can test their bluetooth kickstarter bike tracker
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I think that bike itself is it's own security measure. Who would want to steal that thing?
A perfect choice for commuting and errands in urban areas where bike theft is a problem...Only an idiot would leave a $ 5000 bike outside
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Old 04-22-22, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Is this a security measure folks are utilizing now-a-days?
No.
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Old 04-22-22, 10:42 AM
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So what if just your front wheel crosses the finish line ahead of the other guy?
If horse racing is anything to go by, your win is determined by your nose.
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I guess it makes them feel like they've protected it. Seems like a lot of effort for a $70 bike.
I imagine that there’s more than a few Univega fan bois taking some level of offense at “for a $70 bike” . Plenty of bikes that are total dogs get stolen everyday.

I’m still wondering as to the “why” of the situation? I’ll venture one possibility .

The owner needed a new chain. Since it’s a single speed configuration, they’ll need one of the same length. The chain has a “quick link”, so the chain was reasonably easy to remove. The bike is secured (kind of) in a rack near a LBS. They will have the LBS ensure the new chain is the same length as the old one and buy a new “quick link”. Return to the bike rack (hoping the bike was still there), install the new chain and ride off. Case solved .
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