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09-28-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

Sure, thieves will break a dollar-store lock to...

Sure, thieves will break a dollar-store lock to steal a crappy bike; I've previously stated that.

Will they break a good lock (properly used) to steal a beater-bike? Anecdotally, I don't know of...
09-27-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

Finally, someone sharing ideas and explaining...

Finally, someone sharing ideas and explaining why, rather than just complaining that they're offended by the idea of "defiling" the aesthetics of a new commuter bike.

OK... So maybe just a little...
09-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

1- If they want to do that, then it wouldn't make...

1- If they want to do that, then it wouldn't make an ugly-bike any more of a target. Any bike that's not locked as well as mine is an easier/ more attractive target. I'm not trying to rely on ugly;...
09-27-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

If I want to buy a piece of art, I'll buy a piece...

If I want to buy a piece of art, I'll buy a piece of art.

I'm not buying a new bike to appreciate its aesthetics, I'm buying a new bike to get from point-A to point-B. When I'm not riding it, it...
09-25-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

I do make my bikes hard to steal. I'm...

I do make my bikes hard to steal.

I'm thinking that if it's hard to steal *AND* ostensibly looks like a turd, it's safer.

Kind of the middle ground here is making it hard to steal and (ugly)...
09-25-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,071
Posted By smasha

And when I use and enjoy the commuter bike to get...

And when I use and enjoy the commuter bike to get where I'm going, and I have to lock it up outside for a few hours...?

In case it's not clear: I'd rather have a bike that's aesthetically "ugly"...
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By smasha

Wow, that thing looks like a roll-cage for the...

Wow, that thing looks like a roll-cage for the front wheel.

I'm not seeing the net weight listed anywhere, but I'm wondering if that might be about the same weight as a steel rack like the Tubus...
01-15-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By smasha

My guess is that they've got however many...

My guess is that they've got however many forks/frames at the factory that they need to get through, before the re-tool from QR to thru-axle. I'm wondering if the lack of published spec might...
12-06-11, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,042
Posted By smasha

http://www.xenasecurity.com/product/motorbikes/ala...

http://www.xenasecurity.com/product/motorbikes/alarm/showall/
http://www.xenasecurity.com/product/bullett/main/showall/

i've thought about alarms, and the xena alarms seem to be tops.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 49,767
Posted By smasha

one of the things i like about the marathons...

one of the things i like about the marathons (i've got "regular" marathons, not plus) is the reflective sidewall. very nice feature anywhere there's motor vehicle traffic in the dark. i'm not sure if...
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