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Bike Locks - End Globalism, Restore Sovereignty
June 29th, 2012
12:42 pm
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Bike Locks
LA Times has an article about how poorly bike locks don't protect expensive bicycles from professional thieves armed with handheld battery powered saws or bolt cutters. The obvious solution to bike thieves? Cheap bikes not worth stealing. Typically, a thief goes after the expensive one, pretty, made from carbon fiber and worth selling for better money. An old rat bike? Not so much. They'll go after the highest dollar bike they spot first. That makes sense. Its worth more money and recoups the risk involved. Most bicycles sold at flea markets are stolen, and cops have better things to do than deal with a fence for stolen bicycles, even if it's easy. I've managed to avoid having my bicycles stolen over the years by only having cheap bikes, not showy enough for a Fence (seller of stolen goods) to offer much for them. So learn from this. Ride old bikes, ratty ones. You'll spend less, lose less if they're stolen, and its easier to replace them when needed. I suppose a truly evil bike thief would steal from the same person twice, since the new bike might be better. Or is that wrong?

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From:merccom
Date:June 29th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Kind of like what use to be the strategy for the taxman. Don't mow your lawn. Don't paint your house so as to keep your assessment lower.

Have a lower assessed bike so the unofficial criminal desires your property less
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From:liveonearth
Date:June 29th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
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My strategy exactly. The only time someone tried to rip off my bike it was cabled outside a goodwill. They didn't get it, cable was enough.

My pickup truck is likewise a piece of shit, and I don't even have to lock it. I leave the ash tray full of cash and nobody has found it yet.
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