Bike Security worried about theft - thorough research - the BEST plan for locking my bike up !!!

Discussion in 'Stolen Bicycles & Security' started by abefroman, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. abefroman

    abefroman New Member

    Ok, I live in New Orleans and I'm EXTREMELY worried about my bike getting stolen - only when I'm out riding it and want to lock it somewhere. I keep the bike indoors at home, so no worry there.

    First of all, I have a standard kryptonite u-lock.. nothing fancy. but i also have a 3 foot 'onguard' heavy duty chain, that is extremely heavy. I'm NOT going to carry that damn thing. oh, i also have the master lock handcuff 9" locks... very novel and easily carried but I'm not sure how good they are against an attack.

    there are all kinds of neat locks on the market - that i found through reasearch. One of the ones I really like is the "Bully" alarm lock - with alarm and pager, but it's very expensive. I also like the ABUS granite U lock - some local bike shops say that it is the best you can get. I like the serfas puck lock and the abus fold up locks, but those are also sorta expensive and I worry about the rivets that hold them together.

    Another thing I learned from research is that no one can tell me what is the ULTIMATE lock for a bike !!!

    After weeks of research, I think I have come up with a plan.

    I have concluded that the best lock is MULTIPLE locks !!!

    So, I am going to use my master lock handcuffs, along with my standard u-lock, AND this really cool lock I got off amazon.. CHEAP !!! DO NOT LET THE LOW PRICE FOOL YA ! This thing is awesome and loud as hell.....

    Looks like someone came up with this lock design and its been copied and it is for sale by SEVERAL different 'makers'. I got the "QQ-Tech" version and it's awesome. and only $12 shipped !!!

    I was VERY skeptical when i ordered it, but i said, "what the hell, its only 12 bucks". definitely worth every penny. AND - it comes with 3 keys and an extra set of batteries !!!
    so, I'm ordering more of them to give out to my bike buddies i ride with.


  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    and what are you going to do if someone forces you off the bike and takes off with it?
    nothing unless you have a GPS tracking device on it (Spybike)
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  3. troyg

    troyg Member

    If you live in a place where people would force you off your bike, first, I'd think about moving to a more civilized place.I gather also, the police would have FAR more intense things to deal with in a place like that than get to your bike, at least long enough for it to be chopped or resold.
    I personally carry AL sticks with archery tips JB Welded into the ends for dogs or people, and I know enough about anatomy to be able to scramble brains with one poke.If I lived in said place where people force you off your ride, I'd carry a .22 or .25 snub with bird shot for the first two rounds, and pepper the back of said forcees head.
  4. Charles Laypool

    Charles Laypool Active Member

    Couldnt of said it better myself iv got a 100k taser rigd in my frame to a old bluetooth speaker (for the bluetooth only)and connect it to my phone so when i go 15 ft away from my bike the bluetooth disconnects charges the taser and zapp zap zap if u touch my handle bars
    just make sure u reconnect or ull b quite surprised ...i go to court for a&b with deadly weapon because this guy hopped on my bike and pedaled off 15ft later his face met the pavement it was funny when i watched him look at it get on got comfortable pedal twice then tense up and bust his face on a newly paved parking lot⚡
    For my bikes sake ill take the charge hahaha
  5. Nate888

    Nate888 Member

    personally, I'd much prefer this scenario to somebody stealing it when I'm asleep or in class or something. these 3 items/tools that I typically carry would be some of my go-to tools to correct the situation if an attacker attempted to take my bike
  6. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    if they aren't immediately handy then forget it.
    My preference is a telescoping metal nunchuks in my back pocket.
  7. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    Completely right if you are going to hert someone you have a weapon ready you know what you are doing but if you are not expecting an attack your not ready .I made a knife that looks like a strap on your bag you know right on your shoulder right where your hands fit /hold on with a key ring ring on the end ...pull that ring and out the strap comes a 4inc Blade . I love weapons ever since I got stabbed in the back with an ice pick right to the left lung in a hospital waiting room well it was a good place to get stabbed but thay didn't believe me till I was on the floor purple .I can't find it for a pic but a made a stab proof vest I know it works the aether night after to Meany drinks I stabbed my self with a knife my friend sh*t his pants lol so did I till I looked down and no blood no penetration its the strangest thing to try and stab your self .its a bit heavy but a prototype rubber conveyor belt .

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  8. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    And old spray Can suite of armer it fits me fine just my mate's beet me up in it.. lol

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  9. Nate888

    Nate888 Member

    I always got the bag of tools when I ride and reaching in, I could always come up w/ either one of those things, or at least a decent sized screwdriver or w/e, pretty instantly. Sometimes I've got a can of black spray paint, which I imagine could work just like pepper spray only better against a would-be bike thief. if I laid the bike down, I'm confident I could have 'thief stopping tools' in hand before they picked it up. I've also got a knife on me usually, & there's always the good old 'throw the bag hard at attacker's face and kick them even harder in the solar plexus' maneuver if I can't get it unzipped quick enough

    really what I'd do though if they said gimme your bike or w/e is just smile and say 'thanks, but no, and please f*** off' then if they escalated things I'd act all scared and get off like I was gonna give up, and say something like ’fine, here, but you'll need...' while I get something out of my bag. soon as they swing a leg over, I'd grab their wrist while I use the chain like a mace to make soup out of their floating rib and kidney

    I'm a super nice and empathetic guy, btw, just a little protective of my ride... ;)
  10. Nate888

    Nate888 Member

    I like it. nunchucks are illegal where I live though, so my back pocket typically holsters a razor knife instead. maybe a less ideal weapon, but OTOH it's a pretty handy tool
  11. johnsteve

    johnsteve Member

    Plans please
  12. CrazyDan

    CrazyDan Active Member