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Old 07-26-22, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by koala logs View Post
Only buy a bike you can afford to lose! And do note, the prettier a bike looks, the more likely it can get stolen!
Ugly bikes cannot be stolen as easily as pretty bikes? That makes no sense on several levels, but I do “consider the source.”



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Old 07-26-22, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Ugly bikes cannot be stolen as easily as pretty bikes? That makes no sense on several levels, but I do “consider the source.”
I've never understood that logic. While I agree to an extent that a higher end bike may be more attractive to a thief than a beater given an option of the two. Anyone that leaves even a beater out may walk home some day. A meth-head usually just sees two wheels and transportation.
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Old 07-26-22, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
I've never understood that logic. While I agree to an extent that a higher end bike may be more attractive to a thief than a beater given an option of the two. Anyone that leaves even a beater out may walk home some day. A meth-head usually just sees two wheels and transportation.
My issue is with the use of a form of can vs. may. The subjective attractiveness of a bike has no bearing on whether it can be stolen.

That aside, I think the ease of theft is often the driving factor. I locked my non-beater bike fitted with $400 worth of racks with a Kryptonite and thick cable outside of a popular public market that people often ride to. As I was doing so a young woman was locking up her bike with a cheap chain a padlock right next to mine. She went into the market. I walked a block to get a paper. As I was walking back to the market not even 5 minuets later I saw a tweaker-looking dude speeding away on the woman's bike. He had a small gym bag over his shoulder, which probably held his chain cutting tool(s). Had likely been casing the bike racks waiting for someone like her. I found the woman inside the market and told her what had happened. She told me she had not felt like carrying her good lock with her.
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Old 07-26-22, 09:24 AM
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Old 08-02-22, 03:51 PM
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Old 08-02-22, 04:27 PM
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You forgot to cite post #2.
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Old 08-02-22, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Apetimberlake View Post
Alot of cyclists in Canada are no carrying a small weapon like a mini claw hammer or a chain whip.
Icky!
If I felt that insecure I'd just carry a can of bear spray. I mean, why would one risk being splattered with someone elses blood? Think about it. You grapple with a stranger you can now has monkey pox!

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Old 08-06-22, 08:34 AM
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Everything of value stays on my person/backpack. Except the pepper spray canister on the bar - which I've used once.
Bike can be replaced easier than my personal equipment.
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Old 08-06-22, 01:23 PM
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Everything of value stays on my person/backpack. Except the pepper spray canister on the bar - which I've used once.
Bike can be replaced easier than my personal equipment.
I prefer to keep my defense items on my person in the event I'm separated from my bike.
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Old 08-08-22, 08:12 AM
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one should stay off two wheels if they are afraid of the unknown or i guess they could ride a Peloton and hope that the video is non threatening
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