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Bike Security

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by fossyant, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    How's this for bike security - both extremes here !!!!

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    The Spesh Hard Rock is locked by a combi lock to a cable that's about twice as thick as my gear cable. That other great big thing is one half of my bike security - that's the 10lb chain, the d-lock is out of sight....

    I'm surprised it was still there !!!!
     
  2. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Some weight in that lot!

    (Love the paint job on the bike in the middle... Oversize tubing, perchance? :angry: )
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Called "Gas Pipe" - special aged process - called Rust !!!

    We don't have any shiney sheffield stands - these have been here since the dawn of time I think ! - The building is 200 years old......
     
  4. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    We don't have any stands at all - I keep saying I'm going to stand my bike by the radiator in the office.

    Is security much of a problem where you are?
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Well, it's a University Campus, very public, but it's not city centre - we've got about 20 stands for a campus that can have 3000 students in it - normally only a few hundred at a time as they are out an placement. As a member of staff I get to be in early, out late, and I leave the big heavy lock on the stand all the time....

    We are getting proper locked and covered shelters soon, that will save me carrying a bike cover every day....
     
  6. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    :angry:
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    And may be showers, or the sports centre opening earlier than 10 am !!!
     
  8. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Sniff... sob... gulp...

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!


    :angry::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Yup...

    They have a green travel policy - charging staff to park - why not - £30 per month about (city centre manchester) and the funds will be going to those of us who cycle in. YES !!!!! -Part of the reason I moved jobs 7 months ago.... back into cycle commuting, me get's fit, and get good facilities (eventually) !!!

    I've not used the car for traveling to work other than one visit to a site 40 miles away - that's in the last 7 months, then drove back home and cycled 8 miles in....
     
  10. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    That's so enlightened. I wish it was so round here - and I live in a cycling demonstration city! I'm doing my bit city fathers - I haven't used my car for work for 5 years now!