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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:38 am 
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You leave your bike locked to a bike stand and when you come back some donkey has locked their bike on the other side leaving a new chip in your top tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:31 am 
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Twister wrote:
You leave your bike locked to a bike stand and when you come back some donkey has locked their bike on the other side leaving a new chip in your top tube.


I never do, but it must be better than the donkey putting their lock trough your bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:18 am 
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I would never leave any of my bikes where they could get damaged; in fact I wouldn't even let them out of my sight!

That's what cars are for...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:39 am 
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Twister wrote:
You leave your bike locked to a bike stand and when you come back some donkey has locked their bike on the other side leaving a new chip in your top tube.


Yep it's annoying. Never been damaged by them :x I often lock mine up. 3 locks and never for long :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 am 
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Tony can you give me the exact location of where you "lock up" your Trimble :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:06 pm 
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chiswickcollectables wrote:
Tony can you give me the exact location of where you "lock up" your Trimble :wink:

And how do you get the lock through the frame? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I think the security factor is as high at putting people off cycling as is the traffic and roads.

I don't mind traffic and roads but I like my bike, it's when I get to my destination and what I do with it that put me off cycling there in the 1st place.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:18 pm 
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this is the exact reason why we all need a clunker.
i would never leave a rare bike anywhere out of my sight.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:23 pm 
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That's true but I always seem to end up building the cheapest bikes, with cheap but all be it nice enough bits for me to enjoy riding it. I'd be upset to get even my 'klunker' nicked. For a bike that I wouldn't care about being nicked I can't see myself enjoy riding it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:02 pm 
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stewlewis wrote:
For a bike that I wouldn't care about being nicked I can't see myself enjoy riding it.

Trust me, it is possible.

My Trek is a hoot to ride, mainly because it looks like a POS but is actually maintained and set up properly.
The looks on people's faces when they see that "wreck" go past them at high speed is priceless.


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