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  • i think common sense doesn't necessarily need to be universal accepted knowledge. rather, it is what would be if people were to stop and think.

  • Not everybody's common...

  • I am

  • Don't you just hate it when someone gives you unsolicited advice when it's actually just plain, simple, home-spun common sense? Yeah, me too... Besides, we've already got Ed Scoble and Max Crowe for that...

    Ed has common sense?

  • Ed has common sense?

    i counted your > and teenslain won by >>>>>, at least, i stoped counting after >>>

  • i counted your > and teenslain won by >>>>>, at least, i stoped counting after >>>

    Curiously enough, I actually c&p'ed them out of Joe's post. They should be the same number. :)

    #Ihaven'tcounted

  • Curiously enough, I actually c&p'ed them out of Joe's post. They should be the same number. :)

    #Ihaven'tcounted

    No, you've misspelled it.

  • one of my neighbours (proper pikey) had a shed,he used to keep a donkey/pony in there.it went mental one hot summer and kicked the shed to bits broke out and was running round the block terrorising the neighbourhood.i keep my bikes locked safe indoors

  • Think I'm going to chain my bikes to mental donkey from now on.

  • ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BIKE THEFT? DON’T DESPAIR. HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO GET YOUR BIKE BACK!

    1. File a police report within 72 hours
      If you have the serial number of the bike (found on the bottom of the bike, where ...

    2. List your bike as stolen
      on Bike Revolution.org, the global bike registration and recovery site at http://www.bikerevolution.org/register.h­tml ...

    3. Contact your insurance company
      Check to see if your bike was insured, your insurance company needs to be informed immediately ...

    4. Kryptonite lock users
      If you were using a specialist lock, such as a Kryptonite lock and your bike was stolen, ...

    5. Get alerts from eBay on bikes that match your bike
      If you don’t already have one, sign up for an Ebay account and create a saved search on ...

    6. Get alerts from Gumtree
      Gumtree sells lots of bikes. Some are stolen. They have operations in the US, Australia, Canada ...

    7. Use Craigslist auto-search tools
      For users in the US, Craiglist has a number of auto-search tools – one in particular is a ...

    8. Alert your friends on Facebook and Twitter
      Go to My Stolen Bike page at http://www.bikerevolution.org/stolen-bik­es.html and fill in ...

    9. Spread the word
      Call on local bike shops with a picture and details of your bike. They are happy to help ...

    10. Post a reward where your bike was stolen
      If you can’t live without your bike, post a reward for its safe return, no questions asked ...
      this list can be found here: http://www.bikerevolution.org/stolen-bik­e-recovery.html with all live links.

  • Are you associated with that web-site, drvboom?

    And whether you are or not, what's the point of reposting incomplete info here?

    A better thread would be this one:

    http://www.lfgss.com/thread52193.html

    I'll happily edit the OP to include info that may not be in it yet.

  • Doesn't this count as spamming?

    Also can I get a UTFS? there is nothing here that hasn't either been covered already or isn't obvious.

  • ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BIKE THEFT? DON’T DESPAIR. HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO GET YOUR BIKE BACK!

    1. File a police report within 72 hours
      If you have the serial number of the bike (found on the bottom of the bike, where ...

    2. List your bike as stolen
      on Bike Revolution.org, the global bike registration and recovery site at http://www.bikerevolution.org/register.h­tml ...

    3. Contact your insurance company
      Check to see if your bike was insured, your insurance company needs to be informed immediately ...

    4. Kryptonite lock users
      If you were using a specialist lock, such as a Kryptonite lock and your bike was stolen, ...

    5. Get alerts from eBay on bikes that match your bike
      If you don’t already have one, sign up for an Ebay account and create a saved search on ...

    6. Get alerts from Gumtree
      Gumtree sells lots of bikes. Some are stolen. They have operations in the US, Australia, Canada ...

    7. Use Craigslist auto-search tools
      For users in the US, Craiglist has a number of auto-search tools – one in particular is a ...

    8. Alert your friends on Facebook and Twitter
      Go to My Stolen Bike page at http://www.bikerevolution.org/stolen-bik­es.html and fill in ...

    9. Spread the word
      Call on local bike shops with a picture and details of your bike. They are happy to help ...

    10. Post a reward where your bike was stolen
      If you can’t live without your bike, post a reward for its safe return, no questions asked ...
      this list can be found here: http://www.bikerevolution.org/stolen-bik­e-recovery.html with all live links.

    Is this not just common sense?

  • No, because some of the advice isn't actually very good. For instance, calling local bike shops may work in smaller places, but it's useless advice in London unless you have a very clear suspicion where the bike may end up. It also seems like spam mainly designed to advertise Bike Revolution. drvboom may have posted it in good faith, but it looks as if it's c&p'ed from an e-mail (the dots may have been links to that site) and he should at least have edited it to complete the individual paragraphs.

  • No, because some of the advice isn't actually very good. For instance, calling local bike shops may work in smaller places, but it's useless advice in London unless you have a very clear suspicion where the bike may end up. It also seems like spam mainly designed to advertise Bike Revolution. drvboom may have posted it in good faith, but it looks as if it's c&p'ed from an e-mail (the dots may have been links to that site) and he should at least have edited it to complete the individual paragraphs.

    What do you think of my two guides Oliver? I made those personally and copied the info off my site as some of the people on here don't have flash player.

  • Kinesis dear chap, I suspect that you mean well but I have to say that your use of English is so appalling that I really cannot be bothered to read what you have written and, it is likely, that it detracts from the sense that you may or may not be spouting. While not of the Platini school of pedantry, I am afraid that your submissions are so inarticulate to be near worthless. Why not ask someone to rewrite them for you?

  • No worries, I might ask my girlfriend to re-write it for me! Thanks for the honesty though, too many people on moredirt.com kissed my arse when they responded to it.

    EDIT: Is it all of it or can you list the sections which need re-writing?

    Thanks.

  • "If a thief spots you riding your bike they will follow you to your home"

    Can't catch me, i'm the muffin man bitches!

  • No worries, I might ask my girlfriend to re-write it for me! Thanks for the honesty though, too many people on moredirt.com kissed my arse when they responded to it.

    EDIT: Is it all of it or can you list the sections which need re-writing?

    Thanks.

    Have someone review the entirity so that you have a consistent voice.

  • What do you think of my two guides Oliver? I made those personally and copied the info off my site as some of the people on here don't have flash player.

    Alex, I like that you make the effort to provide advice. Some of what you have there would, I think, work better as a personal cautionary tale--you shoot some of it down by over-hyping it, i.e. it doesn't live up to the title that you've given to it.

    Why not do the following--have a look at the relevant info in the various threads on bike security and theft, e.g. 'Locks that work', or 'What to do if your bike gets stolen?' and check what's already in there. If you find something that you want to add from your advice texts, just excerpt it and post it in those threads.

    It's a bit of work, but it's a better idea than to ask someone else to do the work for you. You'll learn something in the process. We've all been there, by the way. I joined my first cycling-related mailing lists thirteen years ago and I still learn things on them. Just give it some time.

  • one of my neighbours (proper pikey) had a shed,he used to keep a donkey/pony in there.it went mental one hot summer and kicked the shed to bits broke out and was running round the block terrorising the neighbourhood.i keep my bikes locked safe indoors

    To stop them from breaking out and terrorising the neighbours? Good idea.

  • This is a very good article (top post) - a friend of mine has his bikes mounted on the wall in his house as you recommend. It is a shame garages are so easy to break into given that they look much stronger than an outbuilding. Would a removable parking post in front of the garage door help secure it?

    What kind of chain would you recommend to use with a ground anchor in a garage? I've seen countless videos of chains being cut through like they were butter. Is it better to use a very long D-Lock from the anchor up across the bottom of the frame?

  • If you want a chain get an Almax.

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