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Whether or not a vehicle (motorized or not) is stolen depends on how desirable it is and how secure it is. For cars left on the street, the make and model determines both of these factors. For bikes, though, the security is determined by the lock used, which is not directly determined by the make and model of the bike. For that reason, I doubt that ...


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It really depends on your area and how fancy your bike is, there are plenty of videos of thieves nicking bikes, like this page. My rule of thumb is: if it's carbon never leave the bike anywhere you can't see. If your bike looks at all fancy, never leave it anywhere you can't see. If it is an average looking bike, make sure you use a D-lock and make ...


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I'm a lifelong cyclist, including big cities like SF, Oakland, Baltimore, DC, Atlanta, etc... And I've worked in a few bike shops so I've heard several stories. Basically, there are 2 kinds of bike thefts: Crimes of opportunity. Meaning, if a thief thinks they can sell it for $20 or more and they think they can get away with it. These folks will steal ...


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That isn't necessarily true for cars. For instance, during the years that Acuras topped the stolen car list, it was generally attributed to the fact that the "peppier" engine the Acuras came with could be very easily dropped into a less expensive Honda for immediate performance boost. Accords are apparently currently popular because there are so many sold ...



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