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Old 12-22-11, 12:48 PM
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Locking two bicycles to each other

I have 2 bikes and store them in a public room in the apartment building where I live. There is no immovable object that could help me protect them against theft, so I just secure the two vehicles to each other.
The question: is it safe enough to do so? I guess that a thief would have a hard time trying to lift and carry away two bikes at the same time-assuming that he can't defeat (all) my locks. I'm not sure, though.
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Old 12-22-11, 12:55 PM
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I would Make some place to become the immovable place to attach the bundle onto.

a big screw eye into a wall stud, for example .. big enough to put a Lock Thru.
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Old 12-22-11, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid.Guy View Post
I have 2 bikes and store them in a public room in the apartment building where I live. There is no immovable object that could help me protect them against theft, so I just secure the two vehicles to each other.
The question: is it safe enough to do so? I guess that a thief would have a hard time trying to lift and carry away two bikes at the same time-assuming that he can't defeat (all) my locks. I'm not sure, though.
You are not nearly as paranoid as your name suggests. You underestimate thieves and assume too much. Find a way to secure them as suggested above and talk to the super about security and get yourself renter's insurance.
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Old 12-22-11, 03:59 PM
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You're making certain assumptions about the kind of person that would want to steal your bike. For the "Take a bike and go ride it" guy, what you're doing would work fine. For the "sell this and make some dope money" guy, you're having a 2-for-1 sale. Anyway, it's better than nothing, and the heavier and cheaper the bikes are, the better the deal that it is.
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Can you lock them so that they are fixed in a position that is as long as possible? Or, remove both front wheels to make them less desirable?
Can you add a concrete block or some other heavy object into the mix?
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What about when you want to take one of them for a ride? Seems like you'd need some other arrangement for that.
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Never store your bike anywhere else other than in your own apartment, if you can help it!
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Originally Posted by Paranoid.Guy View Post
I have 2 bikes and store them in a public room in the apartment building where I live. There is no immovable object that could help me protect them against theft, so I just secure the two vehicles to each other.
The question: is it safe enough to do so? I guess that a thief would have a hard time trying to lift and carry away two bikes at the same time-assuming that he can't defeat (all) my locks. I'm not sure, though.
Why don't you just store them in your apartment? You can store them in your living room, your bedroom, or bathroom to name just a few rooms. There are also all kinds of storage racks on the market that you can purchase to store your bikes on.
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
For the "sell this and make some dope money" guy, you're having a 2-for-1 sale.
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What about when you want to take one of them for a ride?
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Never store your bike anywhere else other than in your own apartment
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Why don't you just store them in your apartment? You can store them in your living room, your bedroom, or bathroom to name just a few rooms. There are also all kinds of storage racks on the market that you can purchase to store your bikes on.
If you're Paranoid Guy, then I'm completely off the scale. The living room of my third-floor walk-up. Note the U-locks on the front wheel and frame through the locking loop of the rack, and the cable locks through the rear wheels attached to the radiator:



The only place I ever had a bike stolen from was my storage locker in my old building. Building was locked, basement door was locked, had a padlock on the solid wood door (concrete block walls), so I figured I didn't need to lock the bike. I figured wrong.

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Old 12-23-11, 06:43 PM
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I do that with kayaks sometimes. Bikes are a little easier to pick up and carry away though. If it's all you got, go for it.
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