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Old 12-15-08, 12:15 PM
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I've locked up on the street while at work for about 3 years now (IRO with Deep Vs) and still no problem. Big U lock to rear wheel and frame to pole, and thick cable lock to front wheel and frame. No problems. Overnight I may feel a bit more concerned.

Congrats. You'll love it here.
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Old 12-15-08, 12:18 PM
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You just got your acceptance letter? What are you going for? I only ask because I only submitted my portfolio of the architecture program today-- wont get letter back for at least a few months...
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Also, congratulations. I've been killing myself on the personal statement and portfolio-- I can only imagine how good it feels for it to have all paid off.
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2 different types of locks is a good idea.

Union Square. Thief can leave in so many different directions. Seems to be a factor.
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Originally Posted by xdrmusclex View Post
dont go to Bicycle habitat, I stopped in there the other day to raise my seat, they wouldnt let me use an allen wrench, actually, they wanted to charge me! ("make an appointment")
go get your own allen wrench. Bike Habitat rules, they have lots of obscure parts in stock at decent prices, and if you buy a bike from them they give you a year of free mechanic work.

they are one of my favorite downtown bike spots, don't listen to the hater.
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Old 12-15-08, 05:42 PM
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^ Agreed, of all the shops to hate on in nyc, let's leave Bicycle Habitat alone. They do more for the culture of cycling than any shop I know of.
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You can have a nice bike. Just don't have bad habits. I use a U-Lock and a Krypto chain. And have never had a problem. Even in Union Square. But I was never more then three feet away from my bike though.

But as with anywhere, too flashy is never good.

Keep your bike subtle and classy and it won't draw so much attention.
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Originally Posted by Guvna View Post
^ Agreed, of all the shops to hate on in nyc, let's leave Bicycle Habitat alone. They do more for the culture of cycling than any shop I know of.
Personally I'd give that award to Bike Works NYC. They sponsor Kissena, their totally awesome vintage roller-racing setup is used for big roller races, Dave Perry wrote an awesome book that I've been trying to get my hands on...
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