Omar Aziz was hooked on crack for 13 years and stole bikes to feed his habit. He explains how to protect your bike from thieves.
Some takeaways from the article:
- Cheap locks are next to worthless.
- Video security is next to worthless, as Jym personally experienced when his bike was stolen in full view of a security camera.
- If a thief has his eye on a locked bike, he’ll flat the tire or otherwise disable the bike so the owner will come back for it later, and the thief can work on the bike at his leisure.
- Thieves watch for expensive bikes locked at popular bike parking locations.
Via Militant Cyclist.