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Old 10-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Bike stolen

We stopped at a grocery store. We in and did some shopping. We come out and I notice my bike is missing from the bike rake. My first thought is did it fall off but then I remember it could not. I have 2 cable locks around the bike and the bike rack. I get to the back of the RV and see they cut the cable locks and disconnected my bike from the bike rack. The only stole my bike the let the other 2.

Now I am wonder if I replace my bike how do I prevent this from happening again. We parked at the back of the parking lot at a large grocery store that was pretty busy at the time.

I think I need a different bike rack and a different way of locking them to the bike rake.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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Get yourself one of those portable bikes.You can fold em up and put it in one of your bays. Not really all that expensive.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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About the only thing you can do to stop an "opportunity" theft like that is to get better cables/locks that cannot be easily cut ...probably stole only one because he/she could ride only one at a time!
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I do hope they get their comeuppance.

It just shows to go us that locks are to keep honest people honest.
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When I was still riding a bicycle I used a hardened steel chain and lock. I never had one stolen. If someone cut the cable they were most likely planning to steal a bike.
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I had one of those fold up bikes. You will feel every bump and pot hole in the street. I now have a regular size bike with a good bike rack that has it's own lock. I also use an additional cable lock. If the thief want's it bad enough, they will figure a way to get it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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I would not even worry about locking a bike. They can do more damage to your rig trying to tear it away then the bike is worth. The odds of this are very slim, and it will probably never happen to you again. I don't even lock my pickups when I go in a quick shop, while gassing up. If it is cold out I even leave it run. Never take the keys out of our ford vehicles, just use the door code or a fob to get in. Sometimes if I leave it run unattended I may lock the door if I will be long. if they want it they will get it or damage something trying. About 35 years ago I left a pickup locked at a bar. So they just broke the side window out and stole a 80 dollar radar detecter, and done 300 dollars damage to the truck. Havn't been broke in to since.
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Just park next to KSCRUDE and your bike should be safe in the future.
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Get yourself one of those portable bikes.You can fold em up and put it in one of your bays. Not really all that expensive.
X2, that is what I did.
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We stopped at a grocery store. We in and did some shopping. We come out and I notice my bike is missing from the bike rake. My first thought is did it fall off but then I remember it could not. I have 2 cable locks around the bike and the bike rack. I get to the back of the RV and see they cut the cable locks and disconnected my bike from the bike rack. The only stole my bike the let the other 2.

Now I am wonder if I replace my bike how do I prevent this from happening again. We parked at the back of the parking lot at a large grocery store that was pretty busy at the time.

I think I need a different bike rack and a different way of locking them to the bike rake.
Sorry to hear of the theft of your bike! these locks are highly rated:

http://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Fah...rds=bike+locks
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Take the seat off and put it inside. Creates a real P.I.T.A. to ride.
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I had a Santa Clause tied to the front of my truck grill and someone stole it from a grocery store parking lot.
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Take the seat off and put it inside. Creates a real P.I.T.A. to ride.
Better yet, quick removable front tire..
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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Take the seat off and put it inside. Creates a real P.I.T.A. to ride.


Now thats quite an understatement, I would say!!
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