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So Im moving out finally next month and Im looking for any ideas to keep my bike secure in my apartment. Anyone come up with any clever ideas to keep there pricey bikes secure? Hope there is something I can do to give me at least a little bit of peace of mind.

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Keep it in your bedroom?
 

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Keep it in your bedroom?
Obviously, but my rooms on the ground floor with a sliding door to the outside so im looking for some other ideas too.
 

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Inside, in bedroom, locked up. We have a 2 bedroom townhouse, and 4 complete bikes. They stay upstairs, so far, so good.
 

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Obviously, but my rooms on the ground floor with a sliding door to the outside so im looking for some other ideas too.
I keep my bike in the kitchen. It has a sliding glass door. That door has 2 locks. Never a problem.
 

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You don't need your bedroom closet for CLOTHES, do you?

But seriously: renters insurance. And get the special rider for your bike. I know you don't want your bike stolen, but if it IS... then you get to go shopping. Don't go low bidder; go with a reputable insurance company.

I'm in an apartment temporarily. My bike stand lives in my dining room on a shower curtain covering the floor, but I have a large dining room.
 

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I wouldn't worry about a bike any more than other possessions inside a house/apartment. If you're in a high break in area then maybe get creative with a good lock/chain/cable attached to something to make it difficult to move. A well equipped thief will take it...
 

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insurance and alot of detailed pics of what you own and keep receipts for everything you buy........who doesnt like a new bike?!?!?!
 

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insurance and alot of detailed pics of what you own and keep receipts for everything you buy........who doesnt like a new bike?!?!?!
I have receipts for everything, ill take some pics, and it is a brand new bike which is why i dont want it gettin jacked haha.

thanks for the responses guys
 

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if the landlord allows you to do so, get a bike hoist. hoist it on the ceiling. take both wheels off. and wrap a lock from the frame around the bike hoist and back. should give you sometime to figure out if anyone is trying to steal it and it might make some noise making others aware. just an idea
 

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When I travel and stay in hotels I lock my bike with an 8ft aircraft cable to the radiator, I loop it through the wheel, frame and fork.
 

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Name any modern hotel that uses radiators...
 

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XJman07 said:
I have receipts for everything, ill take some pics, and it is a brand new bike which is why i dont want it gettin jacked haha.

thanks for the responses guys
when i called about renter insurance they told me take pics of everything and pics of serial numbers too. also they said do a slow walk thru with a video camera.
 

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Name any modern hotel that uses radiators...
The balsalms in new hampshire. The place where the first 12 people in the United States vote for president still till this day have radiators. Pretty dam modern. Over 300 dollars a night.

Dam Kona you love to start arguments with people. Just keep your mouth shut then mabye so many people wont hate you. You make the most irrelevant points on everything.
 

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I didn't say name a modern hotel with radiators to start an arguement. I was seeking information. Do you not know the difference?
 

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Im in the same situation as you, i got creative with a bike rack that hangs 3 bikes by the wheels and a few cable locks. The rack is large enough that I will have to take it apart to get it out of the apartment (not looking forward to that i used LOTs of wood glue and 20 grade 8 bolts)
 

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Kona0197 said:
Name any modern hotel that uses radiators...
Heating/air conditioning unit perform the same function and have a place to slip a lock cable through, if that isn't available then you can use the bed frame or a solid table. I have always found a place solid and unbreakable to thread a cable through in every hotel room I have stayed at.

You will find expensive hotels are the ones with radiators since they are likely older and have steam heating, try staying at one instead of the Days Inn on the highway.

Its worth the extra cash.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the info.
 
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