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Old 01-10-2004, 08:58 PM
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After reading the post about the stolen bikes this morning, and thinking about the people and friends of mine with bikes i realised i am the only one that locks mine up.

Well instead of spending $40 on a proper disc-brake lock i thought why not put a paddlock on each disc rotor and that will do the same thing for less money.

This is a fairly common thing and it is probably nothing new to most of you people but just in case you dont lock your bike up and there is a chance of it getting stolen go to your local hardware store and for $5 get 2 locks and just lock it up....

the only downfall to this as you know, is if you wanted to remove any form of disclock you can just hit the disc with a hammer and it will shatter..

sorry about the picture, it has been washed since then
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:28 PM
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i had a bike chained up in the bed of my truck one time witht he tailgate lock on and they still stole it. i had a chain going through the rear wheel spokes and had a good lock on it too. it still didnt stop them. if they want the bike they will find a way of getting it.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:28 PM
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Ha! Mine is free, i just remove the wheels
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:56 PM
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Not only do I cable my bike to my trailer, but I also put a padlock on the rear disc rotor when we are traveling.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:38 AM
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at walmart they have these cables with locks built into them. they cost about $8 each ,about 6 feet long ,and would be very hard to cut through. i have one of them through my front spokes and around my pipe and another through the rear spokes attached to whatever is around. (chair, table, lawnmower)
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:07 AM
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i had a bike chained up in the bed of my truck one time witht he tailgate lock on and they still stole it. i had a chain going through the rear wheel spokes and had a good lock on it too. it still didnt stop them. if they want the bike they will find a way of getting it.
It's a pity these things still happen!! It pisses me off that there are always people who take the goods from someone who has worked his butt off to buy the things he always wanted!!
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:41 AM
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I have seen people do that before, it's just a shame that you have to do it at all.
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:05 PM
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I had purchased a trailer tongue lock, one to where no bolt cutters would be able to cut it off, I think it was about $10 or so.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:10 PM
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i just install a gun rack in the back of my truck. thats enough to keep everyone away from it.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:12 PM
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i just install a gun rack in the back of my truck. thats enough to keep everyone away from it.
Hopefully they don't steal it with the rest!!
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:15 PM
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i dont keep the guns in the rack. see, they go to steal the bike and they see this big gun rack thats empty, no guns, then they wonder. where are all the guns at? thats when i come outside and show them.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:25 PM
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I used to do the gunrack thing to.

I used to keep a big scuba knife on my bike, not like I'd ever use it but..... deterent....

I have been sabotaged with fishing line twice in Brooklyn, I shocked em one time I beoke a few strands of ?# test on my chest protector and they were hiding in the bushes with bats... and another time I managed to get underneath... Then when that didn't work a mobster pulled up when I was putting my bike on the trailer and he had a bat. I refused to give him the bike he claimed was his, I said great I'll call the police and you can explain how you have paperwork for MY bike???? NOT.....
He got nervous and said his nephews told him I had their bike, I said that you should know where to direct the bat now.

I got the trailer loaded and drove around to where they would be, my friends refused to get out of the truck so I confronted about nine of them myself. I found they all had a bat or a club(literally "The Club"). I went to the biggest one and grabbed the club and threw it into the weeds and read the riot act of how they need to start delivering pizzas or stocking shelves to get their own bike as I paid for mine... They never tried that again and I noticed some watched me jump my 125 in the weeks after that without incident.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:29 PM
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ohhh and the time three kids popped my shed lock after I got out of the shower I heard it, I ran out in my underwear, one on the roof with a gun jumped off the roof in the neihbors yard and headed for the next block. After seeing the gun I must have slowed because they lost me and I ran around three blocks in my underwear at 5:00am. This was in Rockaway on beach 123rd street.

I found out from the "word" that it was two brothers that masterminded it, called a friend in Hawaii and told him I just almost got robbed and I think these are the guys who took your bike, he came back and punched them both in the nose.... hahahahahaha....

with my little one in the house one just does not do those kind of things...themselves anyway.....
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:42 PM
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jim. you are crazy and you scare me.
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:13 PM
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haha, crazy is living by the beach, I had not realized that before..
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:29 PM
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I agree, Jim, you seem to live a dangerous live; I'm glad mine is a bit more peacefull from time to time
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:49 PM
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It's not like I was asking for any trouble I moved upstate away from all that. Well at least I thought so until the DEP Policeman jumped out at me two weeeks ago from the bushes. He didn't want us going through a particular stream. We had licence and reg and inspection, and insurance so he did not do anything and I promised to steer clear.

Is there like a song or something that says trouble seems to find me? I feel bad for that quad rider with the cam in it. It was so loud I know he wanted to catch them really bad.

I'm really a nice guy, the type of guy who see's a dad bring his kid to the track and offer for him to take a spin on my bike so dad could have some fun too. Not many people do that.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:55 AM
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Dirtrydar your method really doesnt work well, those little locks are extreemly easy to cut, it takes about 2 seconds with a boltcutter.

Personally I use big heavy chain, and chain everything together with the big locks that dont give any room to get a boltcutter around.

At least that way, if somebody tries, I know they had to try really really hard to get it apart.

I also do the chains several times, and lock in a way, with multiple links, so that you cant simply cut one part of the chain, you would have to cut the chain no less than 2-3 times to actually get the bikes apart.

The only thing I dont like, it's hard to secure the trailer, these trailers have pin style locks that are easy to cut off with a bolt cutter. I also need a better way of securing the trailer in my garage.

I dont insure my bikes, because insurance costs more than the bikes do to replace, ie 1000 $ bike, 250 $ insurance lottery ticket, then subtract out the deductable, and it's just not worth the cost of the lottery, err, insurance policy.

Now if I had a 5500 $ quad or bike, then that would be a whole different story.
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