Have a Bike, Lock a Bike; Need a Bike, Steal a Bike

If you have a bike and you would like to know how to not get it stolen, The Sweethome has an article with the info you need. Alteratively, if you don’t have a bike would like to know how to steal one, Sweethome has an article with the info you need. Same article.

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swirrlygrrl (#2,398)

Woo hoo for consistent use of my Kryptonite U-lock on my $1500 bike. So far, so good (and no components taken either). Though I do live in a far less aggressive market.

I guess what I learned from this is that I shouldn’t be TOO too worried about my road bike I bought for $120 used. I am hauling it cross-country on a bike rack and feeling anxious about it getting stolen.

I will however take any advice on decreasing chances of it getting stolen! … I guess step 1 is buy a u-lock. BUT if you can just cut the straps of the bike rack and make off, what’s the point of a u-lock. I’m thinking remove the front tire so that it can’t just be biked off with easily.

swirrlygrrl (#2,398)

@redheaded&crazy Using you U-lock while it’s on the rack to immobilize the tire also makes your bike much less mobile if someone does decide the cut the straps. Which is cold comfort if you come back to an f-ed up bike rack and still have your bike.

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