A friend of mine has an ex works van for his personal transport. It has orange lights on top and he has a dayglo waistcoat and a hard hat. He claims that he never has problems with parking as he drops his wife off for hospital appointments and has to wait for her return. Must suggest the clipboard to him.Wear 'Hi-Viz and carry a clipboard, no one will even notice you., they think you're acting on someones authority.
YepAnother disguise used by thieves is to dress as a cyclist - helmet, hi-viz, messenger bag or backpack. If challenged as to why they are cutting a lock, they say they lost the key and are just releasing their own bike. As bikes aren't registered, there is no way to disprove this. Bit advanced for the average smackhead but ideal if you're stealing bikes to order.
Have heard similar things about police and cctv. Seems odd. Anyone know why this is if true - you'd think it would be handy to say the least to the police.police weren't even interested in the CCTV which showed the direction they took and pretty much gave mugshots of the scum who took it.
A bottle jack can too, hence leaving as little space as possible to insert anything. A large sledgehammer could probably smash one too. Angle grinders are quicker though (if noisy)Angle grinders are meant to be the only tools that are able to break gold standard locks. How common is theft with angle grinders when a gold standard lock is used? From what I have heard is that theft seems to be common if a cable lock is used.
yes some times I feel we can brief the thieves to the best tactics by trying to inform concerned bike ownersThere used to be a video compilation on YT of all sorts of top end bike locks being breached in seconds using a big set of bolt croppers... can't seem to find it though. Maybe it's been removed as it also revealed the perfect technique, making it a wonderful how-to guide for thieves.
Impossible to say without the incidents context. Police would never turn down CCTV if it assisted their enquiries and they had an audited trail of collecting and booking it. If it was some ropey image with no time/date and didn’t offer any additional evidence then it would make no sense to spend the resources booking, reviewing & taking through the court process.Have heard similar things about police and cctv. Seems odd. Anyone know why this is if true - you'd think it would be handy to say the least to the police.
Is this actually true, or just Fecesbook fake news?Another disguise used by thieves is to dress as a cyclist - helmet, hi-viz, messenger bag or backpack. If challenged as to why they are cutting a lock, they say they lost the key and are just releasing their own bike. As bikes aren't registered, there is no way to disprove this. Bit advanced for the average smackhead but ideal if you're stealing bikes to order.
I have recently bought a road bike currently it is on my balcony but when i go to uni it will be Kept in a bike shed and a might sometimes be locked in the city briefly. I am really worried about bike theft so I want to educate myself on this matter.Hi, you've asked a lot of questions on here but given very little feedback on why you are asking or what your conclusions are with the answers. A little more dialogue about your reasons will stimulate the threads more and I'm sure you will get more constructive replies.
A little more about yourself? What sort of cycling are you planning? are you a vegan? do you like guinea pigs?
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