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accepted Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
Wow, great analysis, thanks for sharing.
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comment Reduce Resale Value to Avoid Theft? (Uglify)
awesome, and the artist obviously has a great sense of humor too.
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comment Reduce Resale Value to Avoid Theft? (Uglify)
@DanielRHicks it's the 2009, though you're probably right, though it has no lefty fork bikepedia.com/Images/…
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
Thanks @JohnDoucette, great point. Of course, removing the front wheel is kind of different from disengaging the chain: in one, it's obviously not ridable, and in the other scenario, thief would have to break lock and get on bike before noticing...
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
What does that evidence mean to you vis-a-vis the value of uglifying? I'm not questioning the small sample size, that's fine for me (and science, I might note).
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
Love this answer... in the absence of great evidence, you have to speculate! +1
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
What's "shot blasted?"
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comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
Wow Daniel, great analysis both of the lack of evidence and the field. @Kohi Good points. I'm not 100% convinced for the fourth category. A Canondale that has everything down to the "Made in USA" still written on it is actually worth more and can be resold for more than a bike that really has been defaced (albeit on purpose).
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