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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:46 pm 
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If any of you ever lock up your expensive bikes, even if only for a second, you might want to take a look at this:

http://www.engadget.com/entry/7796925370303347/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:05 am 
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Apparently it doesn't even matter if you lock up your bike. A thief could use an angle grinder without so much as being questioned by a pedestrian.
http://neistat.com/pages/video_holding/ ... olding.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:23 am 
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If I had to go somewhere and lock the bike I'd use the bike that's probably worth less then many new locks. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:26 am 
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I have a "pub bike" for that exact reason.

Still it's worth informing other riders about bike security.

Watch the clip, it's really good.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:45 am 
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I agree .. I use a kryptonite but it has the "vending machine" type key. Mostly a deterrant, can't see someone stealing it. More annoying is having skewers or a seat stolen. If I rode the cheap bike in the city more I'd probably buy locking skewers too.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:32 am 
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Try riding a pub bike. It's cheap to operate and good training.
You'll apreciate your road bike more too.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:08 am 
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Bruiser,


shed some grams and lose those reflectors!

the mud guards look like a heavy luxury too!

and that spoke guard over your cassette!

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"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:15 am 
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My professor once left his brand new Trek 5500 outside for like a minute or so, when he came back out it was gone.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:25 am 
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I've also lost a bike I left momentarily.

The training bike isn't supposed to be light, and who is going to steal a rusty old Appolo?


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