Preventing bicycle theft

One of my main worries when cycling around London is that my beautiful bicycle that I love so dearly will get stolen by some pikey and sold down Brick Lane. So here’s some tips to keep your bike safe:

Note: I have written a more comprehensive article on this that is worth looking at see: How to lock your bike


VideoJug: How To Stop Your Bike Being Stolen

If I know I will be leaving my bicycle somewhere potentially unsafe I use both my D-lock and my chain lock. Often it’s a compromise between having to carry heavy locks and safety. I did look into bicycle insurance but as my bike was second hand I didn’t have a receipt to prove it was mine.

Tip Top Safety Tip:
When you lock your bike make sure the key-lock is facing down so that thieves can’t fill it with corrosive fluid.Do you guys have any safety tips?

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5 Responses to Preventing bicycle theft

  1. Bike Locks 05/03/2009 at 6:15 am #

    Avoid chain and steel cable type locks. Find a good uBolt and look into locks companies that offer gurantees!

  2. JCS Cycles 04/06/2009 at 12:26 pm #

    Use more than one lock. Be sure each wheel has a lock passing through it, and one around the frame as well. Don’t lock to a narrow tree, thieves WILL cut them down to get at your ride. If it’s a popular model, consider removing all decals and labels.

  3. Marco 24/01/2014 at 10:54 am #

    Lock the frame and both wheels using a U lock and choose a quality one!

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