Bicycle Security V.2

AndyMack

Well-Known Member
Location
Glasgow UK
Being a new bike owner I must say I've found this entire thread utterly depressing.
Why do people have to be such James Blunt's. :angry:
 

DSK

Active Member
Great original post and some good contributions as I scanned the pages but, will read the thread as time time allows.

I had a mountain bike stolen that my dad bought me from the USA during a trip from my local college when I was young. Absolutely distressing and now as the cost of bikes easily sky rockets losses will be no better.

As a born again cyclist, I am looking for something compact and portable but, as strong as possible (aren't we all), so will have to review the comments and recommendations as carry an Almax 16mm is not easy or practical even on a motorcycle let alone a pedal cycle!

For what its worth, I always cycle around the blocks if traffic/foot fall looks a bit heavy around my house ensuring I don't slow down as I approach it, so it looks like I am just cycling in the neighbourhood and then when its quiet, I dive in.
 

Skanker

Well-Known Member
Location
On my yacht
I have to keep both my bikes inside my boat even though I don’t really have the space, I am moored just a few miles from number 2 on the list.
It’s not just bikes they steal in Kingston though, they pinch anything that’s not bolted down. Some loser even stole scratched old Perspex windows out of a poor old guys boat a few months back, leaving him draughty and cold in his nice peaceful home.
Lock it up tight or lose it if you’re ever in this neighbourhood!
 

southcoast

Senior Member
I have to keep both my bikes inside my boat even though I don’t really have the space, I am moored just a few miles from number 2 on the list.
It’s not just bikes they steal in Kingston though, they pinch anything that’s not bolted down. Some loser even stole scratched old Perspex windows out of a poor old guys boat a few months back, leaving him draughty and cold in his nice peaceful home.
Lock it up tight or lose it if you’re ever in this neighbourhood!
About 40 years ago I had a motorcycle and various other parts stolen in Kingston. The bike turned up six months later a little worse for wear! Sounds like things haven’t changed much.
 

Gunk

Well-Known Member
Location
Oxford
Sadly here in Oxford thefts are so prevalent and roads are so bad you see very few decent bikes within the city. I never ride into town on a decent bike, we have a 10 year old Ridgeback ladies bike with a couple of baskets on and we all just use that, it blends in and isn’t worth much if it does end up getting stolen.
 
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