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Stolen on the first day of commute

Discussion in 'Stolen Bikes' started by midliferider, 20 Sep 2017.

  1. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    "Bike was parked in a gated underground car park in his new apartment."

    Unfortunately the replacement will just be begging to get stolen if he leaves it there.

    Can't he keep it in his apartment?.
  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Exactly this. Plus one addition, learn how to lock it properly, making sure that it goes through the right part of the bike and what you are locking it to. Make sure you don't leave gaps for tools to get access. Make it awkward to access etc.

    The link @mjr alludes to is: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/144109/
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  3. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    Abus claim that because the shackle on their high-end locks locates in a square receptacle in the locking bar, a thief would need to cut the shackle in two places in order to be able to release it. Can anyone vouch for this ?
  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Oop North (ish)
    Which bit? that Abus claim they have square bits, that they do have square bits, if they have square bits the lock will have to be cut twice or all three?
  5. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    The part immediately preceding my question.
  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Thanks. I couldn't remember what to search for just then.

    There was a #ProperLockIt campaign a year or two ago, but basically: two locks, different types, one through rear wheel, frame and parking rack; the other through front wheel, frame and rack. Not always possible but it's the aim.
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member


    I got fed up with storing the bikes in the house, so I had an Agard fitted in the garden, £600 very well spent...and it takes 4 full size bikes

    I pretty much only use a D Lock away from home if leaving the bike. I'm no lightweight so frankly adding 2kg of Abus to my rack bag makes diddly difference, preferred to putting on the frame

    My new work place has secure bike area (hopefully), I've left my spare D lock there, even though I'll probably ride a day a week max, as I also have to carry a heavy old laptop, shoes, clothes etc
  8. TheCyclingRooster

    TheCyclingRooster Über Member

    Hi km. Why can't the bike be kept in the apartment ? Is it a case of nowhere to stand it because that did not deter me with my two bikes in the back bedroom of the bungalow.

    I just bought two of these and shortened the drop-down legs and then positioned one above the other with the lower bike off of the floor so as to be able to vacuum through without hindrance. The was until I installed the shelving units. DSCF0060.JPG

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