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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:00 pm 
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BEST ANTI-THEFT DEVICES: drop handlebars, cable brakes, pannier racks

BEST DEVICES TO GET YOUR BIKE STOLEN: disc brakes, mtb wheels and tyres, regular routes home

Also be aware of " insurance bommerangs " where the buggers wait for you to get insurance replacements and then hit you again.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:03 pm 
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al wrote:
Just put some Specialized stickers on the frame. No one will nick one of them!!

al. :wink:


:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:17 pm 
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Just put some Specialized stickers on the frame. No one will nick one of them!!


I put Falcon Stickers on a Specialized, belt and braces approach :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:21 pm 
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WHy buy a good bike and then make it look like a cheap bike :? If your worried about them getting stolen then buy a cheap bike and save your money.

I have nice bikes and i make sure they are safe as much as possible.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Because some folk have to commute everyday in the concrete jungle where the tea leafs live. Commuting can be fun on a good bike but utter drudgery on a BSO. You cant always park your bike in your office.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:10 pm 
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RE: Why have a nice bike if it doesn't look like it:

.. because sometimes having a good bike isn't about what it looks like / bragging about the brand - it's about riding the thing. :lol: :lol:

I've owned a Falcon Stealth and a Cannondale F800 and I can tell you which I'd prefer to ride to work every day; what the frame sticker says is nothing to do with it!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:16 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Because some folk have to commute everyday in the concrete jungle where the tea leafs live. Commuting can be fun on a good bike but utter drudgery on a BSO. You cant always park your bike in your office.

if you get a brompton, you can always park in the office...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:46 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
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Just put some Specialized stickers on the frame. No one will nick one of them!!


I put Falcon Stickers on a Specialized, belt and braces approach :lol: :lol:


I think you would be safer leaving the specialized stickers on :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:48 pm 
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al wrote:
Just put some Specialized stickers on the frame. No one will nick one of them!!

al. :wink:


Thats true and if thats what they wanted they wouldnt travel the 2 miles to your house as there would be another 20 between his house and yours!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:54 am 
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I don't have this problem, as all my bikes always look like a pile of crap anyway.


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