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Pro bike thieves on how to lock your bicycle

Carlton Reid talked to a couple of professional bicycle thieves in this excellent article about how to make your bike less attractive to potential bicycle thieves. Carlton tried a brute force attempt on some of the strongest locks on the market and failed, but after learning the right technique he found he could defeat some read more »

Bike Train on Wednesday, and a collection of bike news

Hi all. Is it finally autumn in California? Remember, San Jose Bike Train runs this Wednesday, November 4 at 8 AM from San Jose Diridon Station, with a pickup shortly thereafter from Bel Bacio Cafe. The trails should be dry by then. More bike news below the photo of our last Bike Train, which took read more »

Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »

Pedals, tacos and Solange rides a bicycle

Reminder: SF Bike Expo is THIS WEEKEND at the Cow Palace. With so much to be happy about, why does Gabriel look so sad? Gabriel wanted tacos, but because he biked through the drive-through at Taco Bell, he was denied service, refused to leave when asked to do so, and was eventually arrested. Cheezburger has read more »

Is this your missing bike?

Over 130 recovered bicycles in Marin County, California On June 24, 2014, at about 5:00PM, Deputies from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Problem Oriented Policing Unit, along with Detectives from the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force and San Rafael Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit executed several search warrants within Marin County in regards to read more »

San Francisco Police to Craigslist buyers: watch for bike thieves

The SFPD bike theft unit has warned bike buyers on Craigslist that they’ve deployed “bait bikes” — bicycle equipped with GPS tracking devices — and that they will track down whoever is in possession of these bikes when they are stolen.