Stealing bikes in NYC.

If you live in New York City and own a bike then it’ll probably be a bit disconcerting to learn that you may as well not bother locking it up:

Via NPR’s blog.

7 thoughts on “Stealing bikes in NYC.

  1. I suspect the same would be true in most other large cities.  And in some cases, the “theft” was so obvious and out there that most folks probably assumed it was “legitimate.”  (Which just goes to show you that if you look like you’re supposed to be doing what you’re doing, most people will let you do it.)

    Still …

  2. ***Dave: Which just goes to show you that if you look like you’re supposed to be doing what you’re doing, most people will let you do it.

    Which reminds me of our cliche: More front than Myers. LOL

  3. I use a steel bar lock (not a chain) with half-inch bars. Lock weighs about 1/3 of the bike’s weight itself wink

    Wonder if anyone would be patient enough to saw through THAT. I also chain up my front wheel seperately.

    But once I import my bike here to NZ (they have no good ones in the shops here, at least not for daily use) I will probably still end up making it look all old and unremarkable (tape and paint), because even if they can’t steal it, they can always smash it up, the assholes.

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