Aaron Festa wrote:I decided to ditch the car. I have a fairly level 4 mile commute to the commuter lot where I catch the bus to work. There is no bike rack so plan to lock my bike to a street sign. I have a u-lock and cable to use but Im also thinking of taking off the seat everyday and bringing it with me. The lot is in a heavily traffic area and visible. Is there any more I could do to make sure my bike is still there when I get back from work? The bike isn't worth stealing but I feel as soon as you put a lock around you are challenging the skills of any would-bike thief.
Aaron Festa wrote:Next year they are redoing the bus lines where it will be more bike friendly (you can bring your bike right on the bus). So I'll be all set in a few more months.
Chris Knipstein wrote:You could also help get your bike back if it does get stolen by making it easy for the police to know it is yours.
Zach Muller wrote:The bigger the u- lock, the easier it is to pop. Reason being many of these are popped by using small car jacks. If the jack fits between one side of the 'u' and the pole then it can be easily popped in minutes, no matter the strength of the lock. The best I have seen are the smallest ones that can really only fit the bike frame and the pole through it, very hard to pry apart that way.
allen lumley wrote:Joe Bramblett : My last 'Century' is almost 50 years behind me and everyone I know ! I'll bite, what is your definition of "Dog Polo"?! Big AL