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    Bike Theft Prevention Tips

    I don't always pop our articles on here, but this ones a good one.

    https://www.rideforever.co.nz/news-a...QVkjgTr4DR0IEg

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    Summit I picked up from a UK forum recently struck me as a good idea.

    Apart from the usual locks, chains etc, covering your bike can make a big difference. Hard to tell what kind of bike it is and hard to tell how it is secured.

    Bike covers are relatively small, portable and cheap.

    Makes sense to me, as it said in the article, scumbags don't like hassle. The more effort involved, the higher the risk.
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    There have been reports on KB and elsewhere of people forgetting disc locks and dropping the bike. I guess people with bad memories shouldn't use them.

    When I worked in Wellington there was a bike regularly chained to the post holding a sign. Until it was noticed that someone had loosened the post and it could be lifted out.

    The there's another approach I saw, a sign, "This property is patrolled by shotgun five nights a week. Your guess which nights."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    There have been reports on KB and elsewhere of people forgetting disc locks and dropping the bike. I guess people with bad memories shouldn't use them.

    When I worked in Wellington there was a bike regularly chained to the post holding a sign. Until it was noticed that someone had loosened the post and it could be lifted out.
    Back in the day a guy had his 3rd RD 350 in 6 months pinched. They couldn't cut the chain so cut down the lamp post it was wrapped around.

    Same bloke started up his GS 1000 so a prospective buyer could go for a test ride. Pulled away with the u-lock still through the front wheel. He sold the bike but had to give a hefty discount..

    These things happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    There have been reports on KB and elsewhere of people forgetting disc locks and dropping the bike. I guess people with bad memories shouldn't use them.
    buy one with the flouro lanyard that you wrap around your handlebar, this means it's more visible to a theif as well so a better deterant maybe

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    ...or just buy boring bikes nobody wants to steal, like I do. Problem solved.

    But seriously, yes I ride boring bikes. I use a disc lock anyway, worst I've done in the last 10 years or so is crack and lose a bit of my front mudguard on it before realising it was still on. Trick I find is to put it on as close to the caliper as possible, so you can't go very far (forwards) before realising. And if you go backwards (like I did the time I cracked the mudguard), at least you're not going very fast.

    The stretchy reminder thingy does help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    buy one with the flouro lanyard that you wrap around your handlebar, this means it's more visible to a theif as well so a better deterant maybe
    Yes, my thoughts exactly.

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    Simple, chop off a handlebar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Simple, chop off a handlebar.

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    Sometimes you wish it was easier, but if it was, everyone else would do it, then you remember you don't want to be like everybody else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timg View Post

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    That's Nigel right? Similar injury to mine but he has a little movement in his arm. Go the one armed riders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Simple, chop off a handlebar.
    Nice one OAB, I see what you did there.

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