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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:17 AM
    ginseng27

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    not enough.
  2. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    So I was bugging out yesterday as I couldn't find a parking spot in front of restaurant even in the nice part of town as the only thing holding bike on friends truck was a walmart combination bike lock.

    I ordered this as it was the cheapest I could find it at around $106.

    New York 1415
    Anti-Theft Offer is cool, but doubt I'll pay for it.

    I'll then use this cheap bike lock to hold front wheel on rack and chain to wrap around frame. Won't be worried if I need to run in the fuel station or walmart while on our knoxville trip either this way.
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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  4. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:58 AM
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    Even that isn't enough for me. I'm literally paranoid when it comes to bike theft.
     
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  5. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM
    whitedlite

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    so what do you do?
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    I just refuse to leave my bike on the carrier. I'll go out of my way to go home and drop it off or in a pinch I'll remove the wheels and throw the frame in the truck and wheels in the bed.
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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    Take bike apart, put in vehicle.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:17 AM
    whitedlite

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    I see, not bad idea, and I would probably do for prolonged times away from vehicle. I guess this works for those red light bandits we hear about and gas station stops.
    Maybe not so much for Walmart stops, etc...

    I did watch a video and dude could not break the chain with bolt cutters unless he had like a 10' cheater bar or put the bolt cutters on some sort of vice.
    It also took like 45 - 60 seconds to cut through with a blade grinder, I could get through it quicker with my portable band saw, but again super noticeable and noisy stuff.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    You’ll be fine with those thicc chains. Back when I had my 2013 Giant Trance X, I would go to Chinatown in Boston to eat and leave it on the back of the carrier with just the included Thule frame locker cable attached. Never had issues despite being away for 1-2hrs at a time. But now I think my bike is worth too much to risk it at all.
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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  11. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    The security thing is kinda a crap shoot anyway. Lock bike to aluminum rack, they cut the rack. Bike with expensive components, they cut the frame and get the parts. I actually grew up in that part of Berkeley and have friends who still live there. It’s mostly not that bad, and the extreme cases get the news, but if it’s you or your bike it’s not fun. And in my town, not too far from there, the homeless ordinance restricts the number of bikes allowed at a camp site. Chop shops are everywhere in plain view, though I think the cops are more diligent about enforcement if they see a Megatower vs a Huffy.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:19 PM
    ginseng27

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    not enough.
    security isn't about prevention. it's about deterrence. unfortunately. The only completely perfect way to protect your bike is to...well...put it in concrete I suppose. I mean, putting it in your cab is secure until someone smashes your window. Putting it under a bedcap or a tonneau is secure..until they rip it or break the glasss to get it to it. But then again. it's all about deterrence. I tend to go overkill with my security. I got a wheel lock, a kryptonite chain lock, and a cable that locks up to my bed. It would take some time to brute force all three of them to be honest.
     
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  13. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    whitedlite

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    It's technically easier to break a window and steal the bike than it would be to cut this chain.
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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    True. but then again, you could keep it out of sight of any quick lookers. and let the other guys who have their bikes on their racks on full display...get targetted. hah! Not that I would wish a stolen bike on anyone.
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    was it cam zink or carson storch that had their van broken into at some california hotel and had 3 of their bikes stolen? it was awhile ago when i saw the article on pinkbike, but it looked like they were peeling back sheet metal on the van to get the bikes out... borderline home invasion if you live in a van

    edit. it was jeff lenosky, and it doesnt look like sheet metal was bent.
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video...undraiser-for-cand-aid-after-bike-thefts.html
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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  17. Apr 20, 2021 at 3:25 AM
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    i think c4 inside the frame that can be detonated via cell would be nice in a bait bike to curb this nonsense.......or just paste up a bunch of huffy stickers on your high dollar rides.
     
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  18. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:01 AM
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    The real solution is to tether yourself to your bike at all times.
     
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  19. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    Pretty crazy that MTB insurance for me runs around $3-400/year. My motorcycle insurance on a more expensive bike was cheaper. Makes sense if you consider how much easier bikes are to steal.
     
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  20. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:35 AM
    GarlicFarts

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    Yup - insurance rates are higher on cars that are stolen more often.

    I don't do insurance - my bike was $500 used for my full squish, hard tail was less.
     

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