The drawback with having TOO good a lock…
… the ratbags just cut through the frame instead 👿
Guess it was worth it for a few hundred quid’s worth of components, probably saved me from the inevitable schooling I was going to recieve trying to night ride the North Shore over winter [/trying to be philosophical about it]Posted 5 years agouser-removedMember
Bad craic, but hardly news. This is what they do these days.
Honestly, I’m beginning to think that the only way to keep a bike is to buy a Boardman, slather it in Hammerite and lock it up with an Abus lock which costs 3x the cost of the bike. Then store the whole sorry mess in a freightliner.
We’ve had two lots of bikes pinched. The thefts stopped when we adopted a large, hairy dog. We give him free reign of the house and garden. I realise this solution isn’t ideal for everyone but I’ll happily pick up dogsh1t in return for a noisy bugger protecting me and my wee family.Posted 5 years agoJoeGSubscriber
Wow! How in the hell do you stop that? A hacksaw would cut through an aluminum or steel frame or fork real fast, I guess. 🙁
From what I’ve read on STW, a lot of the thieves are after the components as the frames have serial numbers and therefore are riskier to sell.
I feel for you! 🙁Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
aw man that is a killer ian.
you able to get your self another ? there absolutely no way you can keep a good bike in your flat in a bike bag or something ? To many folk have access to comunal bike lock areas for them to be a safe idea – it just takes timmy down the pub to tell his mate about this wicked bike in his lock up area for it to be gone.Posted 5 years ago
Terry, the bike was fine in my flat, it was just when I wanted to go riding after work I had to lock it up in the car park, it just wasn’t practical to leave it in the flat unless I wanted to get to the trails an hour after everyone had set off. I had definitely been spotted entering or leaving I think, there’s just no way an opportunist would have wandered that far into an underground car park with a set of bolt-cutters, I even think they might have had a van or a car or something.
C’est la vie I guess, just piecing together my night-trail-running gear instead, great time of year to pick up a new hobby! 8)Posted 5 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Happened to at least one other person – their bike is on ebay…Posted 5 years ago
How in the hell do you stop that?
Lock it up better?
U-lock goes through the back wheel AND the frame AND whatever you are locking it to.
Then cable goes through front wheel, through frame and whatever you are locking it to, then to the u-lock.
That way they’d need to cut through frame, wheel and cable to remove the bike.
Sorry – not much help to the OP and really not trying to be smug – but I see a LOT of bikes that are very badly locked up.Posted 5 years ago
Nah, fair point about the locking, years of getting away with it and I must have gotten too casual. Worst thing is I usually locked it better but had left one of my locks behind…
I have a little mental image of two odd looking, very flat washers lying on the ground beside where my bike had been, beginning to think the thieves were more subtle than I’d first thought and actually unbolted the rear linkages, probably means the frsme is intact, which in turn means they might be selling it as a complete bike after all. If only I could find where I put that bloody serial number then I might be on to something…Posted 5 years ago
Ooops, had actually missed the last few replies to this post, blame the time difference 😳
Happy end to the story though, I got it back, with some bonus Marzocchi Junior T forks! 😀
Will start another thread though, its a good wee story although I’m too drunk on Stanley Park Amber Ale and whisky to type it out now *hic*Posted 5 years ago
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