Hey /n/, I have a problem.
I recently moved to a very, shall we say "urban" area, and it hasn't happened to me (yet!), but seeing some of the residents, I'm very worried about my bike getting stolen.
What are some of the best ways to prevent bike theft, or vandalism?
I've considered buying a gun to ride around with, but I imagine they'd be packing more heat than me, and that would only keep me partially safe when I was actually with my bike.
>I've considered buying a gun to ride around with, but I imagine they'd be packing more heat than me.
I don't live anywhere I'm worried about getting mugged, but that sounds like crazy talk. The bike thieves are opportunistic. They'll cut a chain, steal just a seat or wheel, or hacksaw a tree. But having a boomstick or a DEAGLE BRAND DEAGLE probably isn't a thing that would help you. Especially since you are going to be inside when some motherfucker is manhandling your bike.
Just park smart. You don't have to be perfect, just better than the assholes nearby who are about to have their bikes stolen.
>The bikes live out of sight in the garage or apartment.
>When parking at your bodega or wherever, 2+ solid ulocks so both wheels are secure to the frame and the frame is secure to the rack. And make sure the rack is secure to the ground.
>Actually, lock all quick release parts to the frame.
>Don't leave anything out overnight.
Also, get a beater. They're there to get beat.
>Check your bike privilege, motherfucker.
not even /pol/ but i'm curious why you are so bothered by something so trivial and frivolous at such a remark that anon made, are you from reddit or something?
Use a U-lock, and sometimes use it for locking.
Never ever leave your bike locked outside unless you want to walk home or take the bus.