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Just wondering how everyone locks there bikes up. I use a cable that came off of a wrecker and it has held up pretty well I run it through my bike frames into my garage floor and I use a brinks bullet prof pad lock to lock them down tight. I also have my truck bed set up so I can use the cable to lock the bikes down onto my truck bed it has kept a few people from getting into them you can see marks where they have ATTEMPTED to get through it but failed miserably. So what do you guys use?
 

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Small U lock around the rear wheel through the rear triangle, leash through the front wheel. Locks are just deterrants, make yours harder to steal than the guy next to you.
 

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Beater 98 RockHopper. Cable with a pad lock
Low key SS road bike Ulock through the frame. No QR on the bike
Enduro The only place I leave it unattended is in my house
 

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u lock around the rear triangle to my bed frame in my dorm room. cable lock through the frame in my shed at home.
 

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They stay in the house, they never leave my sight otherwise.
 

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I would stay away from cable locks on any bike worth more than a few hundred dollars. There are far too many people cruising around with bolt cutters.
 

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ChainChain said:
I would stay away from cable locks on any bike worth more than a few hundred dollars. There are far too many people cruising around with bolt cutters.
Nowadays, thieves are carrying around cordless angle grinders which make short work of even U-locks. Safest place to store a bike is indoors or within viewing distance.
 

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Ok, this has got me scared now. :eekster: I never lock my Yeti up in my shed (behind my house), but will be doing so once I get home. I may even leave work early. Out in public it never leaves my site.
 

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I don't. If they get through the lock in front of the garage, then its game over. I do have an iron fence around the home.
 

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I run a cable through the rear wheel+ rear tri + through my saddle rails and around a sturdy object.

Cables will keep honest people honest but wont last 2 mins in the hands of a crook.

I just watch it out of my classroom windows and i stay prepared to kick someones ass.

Sheepo
 

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Sheepo5669 said:
I run a cable through the rear wheel+ rear tri + through my saddle rails and around a sturdy object.

Cables will keep honest people honest but wont last 2 mins in the hands of a crook.

I just watch it out of my classroom windows and i stay prepared to kick someones ass.

Sheepo
FWIW, I had my bike stolen while I was in class from the bike rack in front of my lecture hall. Sometime around 1:00 PM, with other people walking around!

It takes about 10 seconds, not 2 mins, to cut a bike lock and ride away. Just make sure you're in viewing distance, and ready to bring the pain to the thief. :thumbsup:
 

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Ok, this has got me scared now. :eekster: I never lock my Yeti up in my shed (behind my house), but will be doing so once I get home. I may even leave work early. Out in public it never leaves my site.
When I lived in Presidio Heights (read; really nice swanky neighborhood) in San Francisco I used to keep my road bike behind the house unlocked. One morning near dawn I heard some noise in the back and went downstairs and saw my bike was gone. I ran alongside the house and out onto the sidewalk to see two guys walking away chatting with the bike between them in my loudest voice I yelled at them to put the bike down and I started to run at them yelling. They never turned to look to see this skinny guy in his underwear running at them. They just dropped the bike and ran. I must have sounded as pissed as I felt.

Cheap lesson.:thumbsup:
 

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When I lived in Presidio Heights (read; really nice swanky neighborhood) in San Francisco I used to keep my road bike behind the house unlocked. One morning near dawn I heard some noise in the back and went downstairs and saw my bike was gone. I ran alongside the house and out onto the sidewalk to see two guys walking away chatting with the bike between them in my loudest voice I yelled at them to put the bike down and I started to run at them yelling. They never turned to look to see this skinny guy in his underwear running at them. They just dropped the bike and ran. I must have sounded as pissed as I felt.

Cheap lesson.:thumbsup:
Glad you were able to get it back. I suppose a min to lock/unlock at the house is worth it to at least deter a thief from taking it. In the end though, if they really want it they will get it.

Now you got me wanting to convince the wife to let me keep in inside the house in our bedroom.
 

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Now you got me wanting to convince the wife to let me keep in inside the house in our bedroom.
Between me and my roommate, or small apartment has 6 bikes in it.

Haha they are everywhere!
 

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You guys have some good ideas but I agree with not letting it get out my sight whenever its not in my house
 

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I use a cable and lock. But I also disable the bike. I use a power link, which I disconnect the chain. I disable both brakes(V-brakes) I sometimes loosen the stem from the steerer tube. I also will start leaving a small note stateing the bike is "boobytrapped", for libility purposes. The perp won't get far riding it. There is an issue of a thief stealing the bike and crashing into someone or something resulting in injury or property damage. Maybe I need to talk to an attorney.
 

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Huge 40-ft double-section aluminum ladder bolted to the wall in my attached locked garage about 3 feet off the floor. No visibility of the bike from outside. Run a good u-lock and two cable locks through this and the rig.

At 40 years old I'm almost the youngest on my street and a lot of my senior citizen neighbors (most of them are very nice) watch every last thing going on in my neighborhood all day long as they wait for the mailman ( a lot of them really do this). Every once in a while you notice a shade, curtain, or blind move but that's about the only clue you're being watched. A senior citizen neighbor, a window, and a phone is better than any security system. :D
 

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migeorgeco said:
I use a cable and lock. But I also disable the bike. I use a power link, which I disconnect the chain. I disable both brakes(V-brakes) I sometimes loosen the stem from the steerer tube. I also will start leaving a small note stateing the bike is "boobytrapped", for libility purposes. The perp won't get far riding it. There is an issue of a thief stealing the bike and crashing into someone or something resulting in injury or property damage. Maybe I need to talk to an attorney.
Funny. We use to unhook our rear canti brakes back in the day and just watch the show.
 
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