I'd certainly taken my bike security for granted. I was putting new cranks on only 2 weeks ago and saw the frame no, and thought to myself I must make a note of it.
Will take the measures you suggest when the insurance pays up (fingers crossed).
And surely what you say regarding taking your cycle's security for granted, I did too, but I did not have insurance on it to claim, so a major loss. But if the attitude is something gets nicked claim on the insurance, then no wonder insurance premiums are climbing at the rate they are doing, to the point the less well off can't afford insurance.
But having insurance is a bit of a cop out in a way, sure it recompenses for losses, but if something was not insured, would one take more care of the article ? As surely many losses or even a few would make one wise up to the inconvenience of it all and the fact that much cannot be replaced, the memories being one of them.
Oh by the way, keep clear of those nasty little sub ten quid ebay motion sensor alarms that run off nine volt batteries, they are good when they work, but they go wrong all too easily, mine failed a week before the bike was stolen from a communal area behind a security door, odd that isn't it, as just breathing near the thing was enough for it to send out warning plips. If I hadn't of removed the nasty little weighty lump of uslessness, maybe the bike would not have been taken, as thieves tend to notice differences, as if it were still on the bike and working that alarm would have prised open every neighbour's door to see what was going on, a 115db siren !
If we don't look after our property's security needs are we in fact in a way as guilty as the thieves that steal our property ?
1992 Saracen Traverse Elite ( Sadly Lost
1993 Saracen Tufftrax Elite. ( STOLEN IN PLYMOUTH AREA !!!- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 92#1202592
1995 GT Timberline.
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