Lock it Up!

The other day I witnessed a crime…

Lock it Up!

The wheels had “quick-theft” levers and the whole transaction was done in 2 minutes. Which made me wonder how many bikes are lost to poor lock-up jobs just waiting for the wrong person with the right tool to come along…

Lock it Up!

And if that doesn’t happen, there could be another fate waiting…

Lock it Up!

But in addition to having a strong lock you need to actually lock it to something secure. However that has become much easier here in Somerville lately:

Lock it Up!

So there is no excuse for this!

Lock it Up!

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Frank

I really wish you knew what you were talking about. A bagel works every time for me. Sometimes even a donut if I’m in a pinch.

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Rudy Breteler
Blaming quick releases for wheel theft is a little silly. A thief in the market for a wheel is going to walk around with a hex key and a wrench, and will remove a wheel just as quickly with those tools. If you have lock-on wheels then you may have some defense, but otherwise, you should still carry a cable to loop through the wheel that you don’t protect with your Ulock. The quick release allows you to easily solve minor issues out on the road (one that comes to mind is an improperly tuned derailleur limit screw that allows… Read more »
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