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I would highly advise to just get a cheap second hand bike and a good lock. A new bike is the main target for casual robbers which are the most and there isn't much you can do against professional ones(who go for expensive stuff manly in order to sell in pieces). So getting a cheap in first place and second hand(dirty old looking) in second place will make ...


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For those of you that want to commute on a nice bike in bad neighborhoods, let me give you a few tricks that have served me well. Replace all quick release fixtures with tooled fixtures. This is generally a small investment. Take a black marker to all component markings, making all those Deore XT's look at first glance like no-name-brand cheapo ...


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Some ideas to keep the equipment on the bike are: superglue small ball bearing in any hex heads to deter quick removal of that particular part, and wrap a section of old bicycle chain through the seat stays and a rail of the saddle to prevent the saddle and seatpost from being removed.


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This has to be a dup. First step is get the cheapest bike that does what you need. One it is a lower theft target and two if it gets stolen it hurts less. Buy used. Single speed is cheaper, less to steal, and rear wheel is already semi secured. This is my $400 used city commuter - add $80 big u lock. Just remove the front wheel and lock it all to ...


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There are various proprietary brands of security hardware such as pinhead and pitlock. I use the former on both my bikes, for the wheels (QR and nutted), headset, saddle and seat post. Pinhead fittings at least are stocked both side of the Atlantic (I suggest with either that you buy a spare key at the same time). The bike I keep outside has further ...



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