How not to lock your bike

March 18, 2011 — 5 Comments

I could have easily walked away with a free bike here. All I would have needed to do is walk up to the bike, remove the seat by undoing the quick release. move the bike forward slightly so the d-lock is no longer on the frame and then put the seat post back in. The failing here is due to putting the lock on part of the frame that is not enclosed. A common thing on rear suspension bikes. Notice the second lock also just hanging from the handle bars. This bike could quite easily be secure but instead would be an easy take with no tools required.


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5 responses to How not to lock your bike

  1. The trick there is using another anti-theft deterent – it’s an Apollo 😉

  2. as bassjunkieuk already makes clear. It is an Apollo, why bother with any locks?

  3. Well we never know when Gaz might need an anchor 🙂

  4. But would you want to be seen riding around in public on that bike?
    I think the first commenter said it all really. 🙂

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