Author Topic: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike  (Read 28397 times)

quixoticgeek

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #125 on: 24 October, 2021, 12:04:47 pm »
There's surely some definitive map. They just need to be mustelided.

Well yes, but noone's sure who has to do that research, when it's just the crazy Brit asking...

Incidentally, behind where these photos were taken there used to be a street light. which with the bikes parked there basically rendered the path impassable. Esp as a moped owner used to lock their moped to it, taking up all the space. I reported it to the Gemeente, who came out and moved it across the road.

And then came out again a week or so later, and moved it again a bit further up, cos it was blocking the bin truck from coming to empty the submerged bins. I think I've spoken about that in this thread, and certainly on this fora somewhere...

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #126 on: 24 October, 2021, 12:45:35 pm »
You have and it suggests that you have well developed badgerbilities.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #127 on: 24 October, 2021, 12:56:56 pm »
This Badly Locked Bike Of Birmingham was notable for the sheer determination of somebody to turn a low-end MTB into a multi-purpose practical form of transport.  Some particularly interesting bodgery going on with the kickstand and rear rack. I strongly suspect that the hub motor may be worth more than the rest of the bike.



Interesting extra struts added to seat post mounted  rack plus what looks like tow hitch at back.

Pingu

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #128 on: 30 October, 2021, 06:01:57 pm »

IMG_9141_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

quixoticgeek

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #129 on: 27 December, 2021, 12:51:52 pm »




Found on twitter...

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Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #130 on: 06 February, 2022, 03:24:51 pm »
Today's edition of Badly Locked Bikes of Birmingham would be unremarkable if not for the presence of a Never Ready Night Rider rear lamp...


Basil

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #131 on: 06 February, 2022, 03:57:32 pm »
Wow. That's survived well.  Probably found in dad's bits box, where it has been sitting since bought 40 years ago.
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Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #132 on: 06 February, 2022, 04:03:58 pm »
Wow. That's survived well.  Probably found in dad's bits box, where it has been sitting since bought 40 years ago.

Yeah, it probably went on the shelf after the front light got eaten by the wheel...

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #133 on: 06 February, 2022, 06:45:44 pm »
Yebbut, you don't know whether it works or not.  In fact nobody does, I've never come across one that worked all the time but many did some of the time so I guess it's a bit like Schrodingers cat.

Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #134 on: 06 February, 2022, 07:25:53 pm »
I remember using one to develop b&w photographs from a pinhole camera when I was a kid.  It worked much better for that than it did on a bike.

quixoticgeek

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #135 on: 19 February, 2022, 07:47:49 pm »

Less "how not to lock up your bike" and more

"Where not to lock up your bike"



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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #136 on: 19 February, 2022, 08:02:51 pm »
I'd say they're secure from thieves but vulnerable to pirates and archaeologists.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #137 on: 19 February, 2022, 08:03:58 pm »
IIRC the last Tunnel Ride ended in similar circumstances  ;D

Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #138 on: 28 February, 2022, 04:44:16 pm »
Today's edition of Badly Locked Bikes of Birmingham fails to qualify on a technicality...


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #139 on: 28 February, 2022, 05:12:30 pm »
Ha! Cool but bonkers. I'm presuming it's vole powered – would be even coolerer and bonkerser if steam powered!

(But but but... the technicality? I mean, it is definitely a bike and there's nothing in the thread title about pedals... )
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Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #140 on: 28 February, 2022, 05:17:54 pm »
Fair point.

Also, look at the ickle kick stand.  Isn't it cute!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #141 on: 28 February, 2022, 05:19:53 pm »
I note a shiny brake rotor on the rear wheel, and an empty caliper mount on the front. Skidtastic!
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Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #142 on: 17 July, 2022, 10:30:39 pm »
Today's Badly Locked Bike of Birmingham demonstrates an unusual application of wheelbender lock technique, possibly due to the concrete block (supporting a 20mph speed limit sign) preventing proper use of the M-type stand:



Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #143 on: 06 August, 2022, 05:37:28 pm »
I tried these stands at my local shopping centre out today, but didn't get further than trying.



It turned out that the tubing was actually too thick for my D lock to fit around it. :facepalm: Ended up locking the bike to the trolley enclosure instead.

No wonder they're empty... ::-)

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #144 on: 06 August, 2022, 08:53:19 pm »
They also look quite close together, enough room for one bike per stand? (which is not necessarily a bad thing, but the same capacity might have been possible with only 3 stands rather than 5)

Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #145 on: 06 August, 2022, 08:56:54 pm »
They also look quite close together, enough room for one bike per stand? (which is not necessarily a bad thing, but the same capacity might have been possible with only 3 stands rather than 5)

Yes, definitely too close together as well. I presume they were designed by someone who'd once seen a Sheffield stand and thus had a rough idea what they look like, but had never actually tried to use one...

Basil

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #146 on: 06 August, 2022, 09:17:33 pm »
Andy Warhole showing how not to lock up a bike.
Andy Warhol with a bike. https://t.co/urh8BvIhwz
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Kim

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Re: How Not To Lock Up Your Bike
« Reply #147 on: 06 August, 2022, 10:20:35 pm »
They also look quite close together, enough room for one bike per stand? (which is not necessarily a bad thing, but the same capacity might have been possible with only 3 stands rather than 5)

Yes, definitely too close together as well. I presume they were designed by someone who'd once seen a Sheffield stand and thus had a rough idea what they look like, but had never actually tried to use one...

Probably the person who did the ones at the old Sainsbury's in Silly Oak: Tubes too thick and stands too high.  Sensible distance apart, though.