View Full Version : Long read on bike theft in Seattle

10-09-2014, 07:30 AM

10-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Fortunately, my commuter sits next to me all day :)


10-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Nice fit!

10-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Usually when I hear bike thieves, my first reaction is that I should lock a 'bait' bicycle to a rack, dress in black and hide behind a nearby shrub for a thief to arrive.

Just some broken bones, and say something like, "tell all your friends about me." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJS7NaktQ8g)

10-09-2014, 01:54 PM
I commute and we have an indoor bike room that's in the back hallway of our building shares a (thin) wall with the security office and is only steps from the loading dock. I never used to lock my bike up, feeling safe due to nearby security and the indoor location. Some bike shop employee friends of mine suggested to me that I put a lock on it - that they hear stories every week about another person who didn't lock their bike up because they thought it was safe.

So I now just leave a u-lock with a cable for the back wheel stationed at work and make sure I take the extra 4 minutes a day to lock & unlock it on the way in and out. I was glad for the warning before I became another number in a database.