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Old 22nd February 2010   #1
illbill
Ways not to lock your bike

Two locks through the spokes. If this was you...

...you should be ashamed.
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Old 22nd February 2010   #2
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Those bike racks are terrible for locking up at. You can't use a d-lock at all. You need to use a long-ish cable.
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Old 22nd February 2010   #3
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Old 22nd February 2010   #4
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Ooh I've got a good one, I'll take a photo tomorrow at college. Watch this space.
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Old 22nd February 2010   #5
ade
I saw this the other day, I was passing on a bus, couldn't take a picture and so I have accurately re-created it with a drawing. Either some joker somehow climbed up and fed it over the top or it's just plain magic
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Old 22nd February 2010   #6
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If you happened to be walking past that with a pair of scissors it'd be rude not to nick it.
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Old 22nd February 2010   #7
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Those bike racks are terrible for locking up at. You can't use a d-lock at all. You need to use a long-ish cable.
Yeah this is what I lock up to at work. Have to use my Abus chain from rear triangle and just through spokes (and Krypto mini on front wheel). Luckily I can see it on CCTV all the time.
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Old 22nd February 2010   #9
dommyracer
Not only is the locking shit, but the Garmin cadence/speed sensor is on upside-down

double fail
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Old 22nd February 2010   #10
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Old 23rd February 2010   #11
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Superb!
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Old 23rd February 2010   #12
TS
 
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Two locks through the spokes. If this was you...

...you should be ashamed.
Those things are easy to lock up to, through the rear triangle and rear wheel... Job done... Even with a mini Evo... Grey matter shortage in effect...
And great illo, Ade... :]
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Old 23rd February 2010   #13
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Where's that photo of that bike chained to the electric cable?
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Old 23rd February 2010   #14
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I saw this the other day, I was passing on a bus, couldn't take a picture and so I have accurately re-created it with a drawing. Either some joker somehow climbed up and fed it over the top or it's just plain magic
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Old 23rd February 2010   #15
lae
Some friends and I got a stationary exercise bike from a skip and locked it up on some bike racks in the city centre in York. It was there for well over a year.

Well, I found it funny anyway.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #16
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You cant cycle in the centre of York anyway...
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Old 23rd February 2010   #17
nickbarnard
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9...0908131221.jpg

Saw this one last summer...
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Old 23rd February 2010   #18
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Those things are easy to lock up to, through the rear triangle and rear wheel... Job done... Even with a mini Evo... Grey matter shortage in effect...
And great illo, Ade... :]
The ones at my work are so close together that you can only put the bike straight in by the tyre, so I'm pretty sure a mini evo wouldn't reach. Well, the other day someone locked theirs sideways across 5 of them. I'd say that's a way to not lock your bike.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #20
TS
 
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Harsh but fair...
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Old 23rd February 2010   #21
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Crazy fool secured it with a common tree living animal...

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Old 23rd February 2010   #22
TS
 
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Guess you can't even trust your own peoples these days... *shakes head*
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Old 23rd February 2010   #23
mmccarthy
 
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Common? I heard they were rather upper-class.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #24
Greasy Slag
 
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world's gone mad... saddens me on the inside

even the animals turn on us, the upper class ones are slightly thinner and no good for protecting bikes, its down to their healthier diets
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Old 23rd February 2010   #25
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I saw this the other day, I was passing on a bus, couldn't take a picture and so I have accurately re-created it with a drawing. Either some joker somehow climbed up and fed it over the top or it's just plain magic
I like how the drawing depicts the rain on the bus window. Impressive work.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #26
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That's technique's called "the Cameron" I think.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #27
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hahaha yeah Cameron 'locked' his up like that! What a fucking stupid cunt.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #28
dooks
 
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I wouldn't trust him to operate a mop.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #29
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Crazy fool secured it with a common tree living dead animal...

Fixed
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Old 23rd February 2010   #30
vlo libre
i keep seeing this rather nice bike locked up in hampstead, rather shittly. would it be silly/twatish to write a note informing them to not lock up their 600 bike through two spokes?
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Old 23rd February 2010   #31
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Leave a note saying that the next time you see the bike locked like that you'll have no choice but to steal it. That'll spur the fool into action.

On the otherhand, some curious scally may take an interest in the note and then realise that the bike is for the taking and be away with it.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #32
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i wonder what goes through these peoples heads when they lock it up, im guessing that they actually have to convince themselves its safe there before they leave it. #

even though its not.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #33
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ed's hallway

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Old 23rd February 2010   #34
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ed's hallway

fixed
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Old 23rd February 2010   #35
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ha, i was trying to find a before and after shot
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Old 23rd February 2010   #36
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Old 23rd February 2010   #37
31tumdonor
 
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should have locked them to the step ladder
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Old 23rd February 2010   #38
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The stepladder is for Rob to get on the bike.
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Old 23rd February 2010   #39
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Old 25th February 2010   #40
ade

brings a tear to the eye....
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Old 25th February 2010   #41
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why do we spend money on bike locks when a padlock to a spoke will do

actually just put a big enough padlock on to the rim and it wont fit through the fork.

simples- why did i not think of this before?

just remembered, - i want to keep my bike
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Old 25th February 2010   #42
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theres a rubbish mountain bike always 'locked' near me,
where there is a big black chain which never leaves the bike rack, and the owner of the bike just wraps it around each time he leaves it there, but it looks too heavy duty for anyone to attempt a theft
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Old 25th February 2010   #43
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i keep seeing this rather nice bike locked up in hampstead, rather shittly. would it be silly/twatish to write a note informing them to not lock up their 600 bike through two spokes?
I think that you have every right to steal it and take it straight down to the police station and just tell them you found it in the street. [This is NOT legal advice].

Seriously, it's going to get nicked. The best option for him is that he learns his lesson but not his bike. The best option for you is the 10% chance he does not report it or get his bike back, and you get a lush freebie a few months down the line.
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Old 25th February 2010   #44
sem
i very sleepily locked my bike to thin air outside the library the other day
five hours later I got back and my bike was still locked to thin air.
miracle scenes!
phew!!!!!


that spoke padlocking is awesome :D
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Old 25th February 2010   #45
jersey
^^did it once. didn't walk away. checked to see who was watching, facepalmed, then fixed.
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Old 25th February 2010   #46
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brings a tear to the eye....
I am giving benefit of doubt - we only see the wheel. Maybe the frame/back wheel are locked up nice and tight with 4 fugs.. Who knows.
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Old 25th February 2010   #47
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Not so much how as where..
http://www.movingtargetzine.com/images/544.jpg
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Old 25th February 2010   #48
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Haahaha!! That's too funny! :D
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Old 25th February 2010   #49
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Originally Posted by 31trum
ed's hallway
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Ha, you mean bastid.
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Old 10th March 2010   #50
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spotted this today in south london
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