Have you been a victim lately?
Yes, we know it too well!
You don’t have a great opinion about the places that you are expected to keep your bikes parked and invariably only when you bought the snazziest of the bikes happened to be the most unlucky of the days. You lost your bike inspite of taking prudent precautions of keeping it in your vision as long as you could be around and see and additionally you stashed it away in a clear corner where none of the juveniles would look. But oh, how you got outsmarted.
If you are hassled by bike thieves and their insensitive lifting, worry no mire. Here are some of the best hacks that will not only make sure that your bike is safe but some of them will also teach a lesson to the rogues to never flick other people’s property.
Somehow, I liken biking to reading a book:
There is a certain romance in cycling just like when you are reading an engrossing book. You are so embedded in the core of the activity that there is nothing that you care for anymore. Cycling can be addictive but in a positive way!
So what prompts the thieves to target the bike?
If you are wondering why the thief who stole your bike zeroed in on stealing only your bike whereas there were at least scores of others parked around yours then you seriously need to sit down and listen up.
Thieves like to pick up a cycle which takes the least time for them to break open and escape.
Because if they try something which is hard to crack for example a snazzy bike with the best lock that money can buy, he is sure not to meddle with it too long because of he is caught tampering with the cycle for too long,
he can raise the suspicion of people around him and eventually he can capture attention and be caught in the bargain.
The thief would rather cut the cake and eat it too if the cycle does not have a secured lock or has one that can be compromised so that he can get away from the parking place without capturing any of people’s attention at all.
Don’t skimp on the lock:
It makes little sense to buy the most expensive bike in town and then skimping on the lock.
If you have the most secure lock that could probably help you buy time against those pesky criminals who can shatter people’s dreams by lifting one of the things that is so valuable to man in the first place.
Here is a list of things that you must and must not do in order to secure your bikes when you run an errand for a minute and come back to shock!
No to cable locks:
They are the easiest to break open and in one snap you are going to give the entire control of your bike in to the thief’s hands and that also on a platter any Tom, Dick or Harry can break open a cable lock with a tool as simple as the wire cutter.
Bikes in after dark:
We know it can be cumbersome to get your bike into the home once it gets dark but you know the consequence of keeping it out and about especially when the thieves are on the prowl when no one is watching them.
Make it tough for him:
Try using a combination of two or three locks. The more difficult the prospect of breaking open all the locks to teal is the lesser the thief will even think of attempting to steal it.
You can set a GPS system in one inconspicuous part of the bike which can be activated to find out the exact location where the thief has taken it. This will help also to crack on the gang and help the community of bikers to keep their bikes safely albeit for at least for some time till a newer gang comes along. ‘
Registering the bike on the national bike registry:
Doing this will ensure that if at all the bike is unfortunately stolen then with the details that are registered on the directory can be returned back to the owner.
National Bike Registry
There is option dime a dozen in the market:
Always remember the more complicated the lock is the costlier the mechanism will cost you. Even though it is a generalization, none of the lock or the technology is fool proof because thieves somehow come around to learning the hack of opening the most efficient of locks.
But the idea of having the complicated ones is that the thief cannot just snip and carry and run away. it will take him a while before he can get away with it and hopefully you are back just in nick of time to avoid the lifting. Follow these tips to keep your bike secure.
Snip And Carry