Here’s an interesting little film. A couple of guys got fed up with having their bikes and parts of their bikes stolen. So they set out to find how easy it is to steal bikes . . . and what the public’s response would be when this was done in broad daylight.
Naturally, they’re not real bike thieves – they used their own bike and own locks:
OK, so this looks like pretty depressing stuff. People can steal a bike, be obvious about it, and no-one notices or attempts to stop them. But there are lessons in this for us all:
- A locked bike is harder to steal than one that’s not.
- A simple chain & padlock really doesn’t seem good enough, does it!
- If you do use a chain though, never lock up with a chain dangling down to the ground. That gives a good solid base for the hammer & chisel / hammer & spike attach we saw at the end.