Author Topic: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike  (Read 13333 times)

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2019, 09:26:26 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48035577
  -10 points to the hostel.

Total bastards.*

*Assuming it is physically possible to get a bike in. If not, moderate bastards for not letting him know.

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2019, 10:20:16 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48035577
  -10 points to the hostel.

Total bastards.*

*Assuming it is physically possible to get a bike in. If not, moderate bastards for not letting him know.

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The more I think about it, if somebody's stealing a bike then they're probably not in a good place in their life

I sincerely hope so.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #77 on: April 25, 2019, 10:42:45 am »

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The more I think about it, if somebody's stealing a bike then they're probably not in a good place in their life

I watched a video earlier today on the Cycling Weekly website of a group of four blokes, dressed
in black clothing with their faces covered, break into a bike store and steal multiple mountain bikes.
I presume not in a good place in their lives too. :hand:

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2019, 02:19:25 pm »


Sometimes you see a bike parked so badly you just stop, and look on in awe:

Amsterdam, you've excelled yourself;



J
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2019, 02:39:28 pm »
Is that bad parking, art installation or student prank?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2019, 03:00:47 pm »
Is that bad parking, art installation or student prank?

I honestly can't work out the answer to that one...

J
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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #81 on: July 16, 2019, 03:43:01 pm »
I seem to remember having a regular ride with a group in London and having a maximum-bike-locked-to-a-single-lampost regular event that used to look like that. Wooly, were you there, too? What was it? Post critical mass? Summat else? The one thing I do remember is that the lamposts were all outside pubs, quel suprise.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #82 on: July 16, 2019, 03:46:25 pm »
Back in the early days of MTBing, there was 'bike derby' which finished with piling all the bikes in a heap before adjourning for beer and other activities. I'd guess something similar is happening here.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2019, 07:29:30 pm »
I believe LFGSS have form for parking bike-tree fashion.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2019, 08:01:49 pm »
It's a necessity if you finish a ride at a pub and there's only one lamp post to lock to.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bikepile/

Andrij

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  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2019, 09:20:54 am »
I seem to remember having a regular ride with a group in London and having a maximum-bike-locked-to-a-single-lampost regular event that used to look like that. Wooly, were you there, too? What was it? Post critical mass? Summat else? The one thing I do remember is that the lamposts were all outside pubs, quel suprise.

Friday Night Ride?  (no coasts involved).  I did a few of these, probably when I first met Wooly.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2019, 09:26:11 am »
Could well have been, yes.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2019, 06:10:00 pm »
Today's edition of Badly Locked Bikes Of Birmingham:


Not entirely clear in the photo, but that's a full-sized D-lock.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2019, 03:09:30 pm »
I once carefully locked my bike to a lamp post and went for lunch.  When I came back I could not find my keys until I found them in the lock.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #89 on: November 01, 2019, 02:59:58 am »
I came out of the shop a few weeks ago to find a couple of "$h!t$" trying to get the lock off MY trike.

I went over to them and Asked if they needed any Help with that.
After getting bad mouthed I "cracked" both of them on the ankles with the New "Pedal spanner" I'd just bought then calmly unlocked the trike and rode off!

I did call an ambulance before I left (saying that two lads appear to be injured outside Halfords shop in E###n).

Interestingly a few days later I was Stopped & asked by the local police if I knew anything about the assault that had happened!

Evidently two locals had been hospitalised with broken ankles after trying to steal a bike (their own admission) when the owner attacked them with an iron bar!

Oh, say's I "They got off lightly then 'cause if it had been my "Trike" they had tried to steal I'd have broken their hands as well". :demon:

Mr policeman: Good job it wasn't you then. ;)
It was a good job I had a hat on at the time of the incident as I've got a distinctive/unique hairstyle (no hat when talking to police).


Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #90 on: November 01, 2019, 05:57:09 am »
I came out of the shop a few weeks ago to find a couple of "$h!t$" trying to get the lock off MY trike.

I went over to them and Asked if they needed any Help with that.
After getting bad mouthed I "cracked" both of them on the ankles with the New "Pedal spanner" I'd just bought then calmly unlocked the trike and rode off!

I did call an ambulance before I left (saying that two lads appear to be injured outside Halfords shop in E###n).

Interestingly a few days later I was Stopped & asked by the local police if I knew anything about the assault that had happened!

Evidently two locals had been hospitalised with broken ankles after trying to steal a bike (their own admission) when the owner attacked them with an iron bar!

Oh, say's I "They got off lightly then 'cause if it had been my "Trike" they had tried to steal I'd have broken their hands as well". :demon:

Mr policeman: Good job it wasn't you then. ;)
It was a good job I had a hat on at the time of the incident as I've got a distinctive/unique hairstyle (no hat when talking to police).
And this is good. Yes?

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #91 on: November 01, 2019, 06:25:31 am »
I don’t like thieves.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #92 on: November 01, 2019, 11:46:19 pm »
I came out of the shop a few weeks ago to find a couple of "$h!t$" trying to get the lock off MY trike.

Mr policeman: Good job it wasn't you then. ;)
It was a good job I had a hat on at the time of the incident as I've got a distinctive/unique hairstyle (no hat when talking to police).

Only you have now confessed to a potential offense on a public internet forum. Whilst you could probably claim self defense, your ability to claim that you used reasonable force to do so would hinge on what you consider it reasonable to pay a lawyer to defend you...

What is more, no doubt a trike is a distinctive vehicle, even here where pedal vehicles out number humans, non bakfiets trikes are a rare beast. Thus you leave yourself open to retribution as you're an easy to identify target.

Whilst I appreciate the story and do approve of your approach to education of bike thieves, one might suggest your opsec could use some work.

J
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