How To Protect Your Bike Against Theft and Damage

June 29, 2013

People usually leave their bikes out in the open, especially on the yard or they just park it anywhere near their house. Usually, this is the common practice before, but bikes nowadays are becoming more and more expensive. So, this makes them more valuable and securing them is a must. There are several ways of […]

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Keep your bike inside!

July 4, 2012
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Keeping your bike indoors helps keep it out of view from predatory eyes. Leaving a bicycle locked up in any one place for an extended period of time is never recommended, especially overnight (even if it is right outside your door). The problem with this is bikes are a pain to store inside, especially if […]

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How easy is it to steal a bike in public?

June 29, 2012
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In the guide How to Lock A Bike, I included a video created by the film-making Neistat brothers where they locked their own bikes in public places around New York, and attempted to ‘steal them’ using common tools such as bolt croppers in broad daylight. This is the original: The video dispels a common myth […]

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SE1 is South London’s bike crime hotspot

October 31, 2011
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The South London Press got hold of some figures under the Freedom of Information Act which show the number of bicycle thefts by postcode. SE1, which includes the areas of Borough, Bankside, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle took the top spot which shows more than 2 bikes a day are being taken. Rotherhithe (worryingly, where […]

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Met Cycle Task Force: 1 year on

July 22, 2011
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As London’s Met Cycle Task Force prepare to celebrate their first year anniversary, they’ve issued a press release to highlight what has been achieved so far. The unit consists of 30 officers, funded by Transport for London (TfL) and tasked with reducing bicycle crime (theft and damage) across the capital. So how did they get […]

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Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain Review

May 12, 2011
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Kryptonite are one of the big names in bicycle locks, and the New York range is their toughest. Within this range are the Fahgettaboudit locks; the toughest of the tough. The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit chain big, bold and heavy with a monstrous weight of 5.5kg and unsurprisingly is Sold Secure Gold rated. There is […]

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Knog Party Frank Cable Lock Review

May 9, 2011
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The Australian cycle accessory firm Knog have a range of colourful locks, each offering varying degrees of protection. The Knog Party Frank lock is the cheapest for very low risk areas. It offers a 5mm core steel cable and silicone over-mould designed to prevent scratching your precious bike frame. The weight is just 250g which […]

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Trelock BS510 D Lock Review

May 6, 2011
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Whilst perhaps not as recognisable as the likes of Kryptonite or Abus, Trelock have a number of mid-range locks which offer decent protection. The Trelock BS510 D lock has a Sold Secure Silver rating and can be bought for anything between £30 and £55 with a bit of hunting around. With a weight of 1.5kg, […]

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Why you should secure everything on your bike

March 23, 2011
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I spotted this on Percy Street, in London W1 this morning. What used to be a nice looking single-speed bike (I’d seen it locked there before) has been reduced to a sad looking frame. Everything removable has been removed. You can see how a Kryptonite Kryptoflex cable has easily been cut through to relieve the […]

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London’s Cycle Task Force successfully use decoy bike

March 16, 2011
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The London Cycle Task Force successfully prosecuted a professional bike thief after a sting involving a decoy bike. David Benjamin was sentenced to 5 months after pleading guilty and another man given a conditional discharge for the theft which took place in Bethnal Green in July 2010. According to BikeBiz, the men were driving a […]

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