Did you ever have your bike stolen if so what happened?

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Anonymous1502

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Tell us more. What bike do you ride? Where do you park it? Are you laying out big cash for an aero race job or commuting on your mum's shopper? What's your story, goldilocks?
I have a new road bike currently I keep it on my balcony but I will take it to uni in September and it will be Kept in a bike shed and perhaps round the city briefly.
 

lane

Über Member
Check out these guys for good information and education about bike security. https://securityforbikes.com/

I am afraid it won't be very reassuring but will give you a good idea what you are up against. Their D lock appears to be good and a reasonable price and you can purchase various different lengths of shackle which could be useful. Otherwise a New York Kryptonite type lock is a good choice for high risk locations. Although myself if I was leaving a bike in the city center I would purchase the cheapest and crappiest bike I could find.
 
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vickster

Legendary Member
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.
I am a vegan and I like animals however I am not sure that it is relevant.
Have you researched insurance yet as your other posts?
 

byegad

Legendary Member
Location
NE England
Pros steal to order. A late friend of mine lost his recumbent tandem trike to one. They broke into his garage, ignored about £15ks worth of folders, uprights, racers and a recumbent trike (solo), taking his tandem trike, worth about £5k. By the time it was discovered, the next morning, it would be miles away. Despite a hue and cry among the recumbent community, which is small and the recumbent tandem one smaller still, it never resurfaced. We suspected it had gone abroad.
 
Check out these guys for good information and education about bike security. https://securityforbikes.com/

I am afraid it won't be very reassuring but will give you a good idea what you are up against. Their D lock appears to be good and a reasonable price and you can purchase various different lengths of shackle which could be useful. Otherwise a New York Kryptonite type lock is a good choice for high risk locations. Although myself if I was leaving a bike in the city center I would purchase the cheapest and crappiest bike I could find.
I see they recommend the Restrap belt holster for D-locks. I actually have one but stopped using it when it was pointed out to me that falling on a mini-D strapped to the base of my spine would solve my bike security problem permanently, by paralysing me from the waist down.
 

lane

Über Member
OK. still find them good for bike security though.
 

lane

Über Member
However what interest me is that the lock below is claimed Motorcycle grade. But having that lock and the New York Forgetabout...

The New York lock the shackles are quite a bit thicker


DIB D-Lock Suitability
The SFB DIB-Series compact D-Locks are proper Motorcycle-grade D-Locks
 

figbat

Slippery scientist
All this talk of super-mega-gold-diamond-titanium-rock-hard locks is irrelevant when they are used to secure your bike to mild steel street furniture...
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You can bet the grinder went through each of these bars in seconds. I've also heard (anecdotally) that such frames may be pre-cut and have a sleeve or sticker placed over the cut so the rascals can come back and help themselves at will.

As for the noise and sparks, there are plenty of videos on FaceTube of motorbikes being nicked in broad daylight, watched by phone-wielding onlookers as the perps grind their way through whatever security is in place.
 

lane

Über Member
Don't think so

Security Ratings/Approvals
The SFB DIB D-Locks have the following approvals: Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold, Bicycle Gold, Quad/ATV Gold, Motor Scooter Gold and are also Police Preferred Specification. (Approvals are pending for the DIB-260.)
 

lane

Über Member
Yep I know someone who chained their bike to the railings with a good lock. Came back to find the railings cut.
 
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