Bike Thefts

There have been (as PSafe let us know a week ago) several bikes stolen on campus. However, after seeing a PSafe officer looking around the Butt C bike rack earlier today and taking another look at the e-mail, I have a correction to make. It is not the case that only bikes left unlocked are being stolen. Mine was one of the ones stolen, and I’m quite certain it was locked up. When mine went missing, I looked around a little bit and found another lock–very similar to mine–that was sawed or otherwise broken through. (Both of these were the metal cord type of bike lock.)

If you have a bike (especially one in the Butts), make sure you have a good enough lock on it! Getting your bike stolen sucks, and the fewer people it happens to, the better.

10 thoughts on “Bike Thefts

  1. Matthew

    Being from NYC I’m a little more aware about bike protection but… if you’re gonna just use one of those quick little “cord locks” then anyone with a bolt cutter (that could be anyone) can really easily jack your bike. At the very least have a U lock, and if you have quick release wheels you need to lock them as well (that is what those stupid cord locks are good for!) or else anyone with hands can just unscrew your wheels.In short if you’re gonna lock a not so shitty bike up with a cord lock. It will get stolen if somebody wants it. In fact if your bike is worth it no lock will keep it attached to anything… but cord locks?It sucks that people’s shit is getting stolen though and I feel for you. We like to think we’re in a safe bubble but the truth is anyone could walk on campus, also… students can steal things, too. Sorry! Buy a u-lock next time!Now has anyone had a bike stolen that was properly locked up with a u-lock or heavy duty chain lock thru the bike frame? Because well not really surprising that would still be more unusual and maybe more “news worthy” if it was happening a lot.-Matt

  2. Matthew

    Being from NYC I’m a little more aware about bike protection but… if you’re gonna just use one of those quick little “cord locks” then anyone with a bolt cutter (that could be anyone) can really easily jack your bike. At the very least have a U lock, and if you have quick release wheels you need to lock them as well (that is what those stupid cord locks are good for!) or else anyone with hands can just unscrew your wheels.

    In short if you’re gonna lock a not so shitty bike up with a cord lock. It will get stolen if somebody wants it. In fact if your bike is worth it no lock will keep it attached to anything… but cord locks?

    It sucks that people’s shit is getting stolen though and I feel for you. We like to think we’re in a safe bubble but the truth is anyone could walk on campus, also… students can steal things, too. Sorry! Buy a u-lock next time!

    Now has anyone had a bike stolen that was properly locked up with a u-lock or heavy duty chain lock thru the bike frame? Because well not really surprising that would still be more unusual and maybe more “news worthy” if it was happening a lot.

    -Matt

  3. Anonymous

    the u-type locks are pretty good, at least the newer models. some of the older u-locks with round keys could be picked with a ballpoint pen…anyway if you have easily removed wheels (like most newer bikes) make sure you lock the wheels as well, especially the front one — kind of hard to ride when you’re missing a wheel.

  4. Anonymous

    the u-type locks are pretty good, at least the newer models. some of the older u-locks with round keys could be picked with a ballpoint pen…anyway if you have easily removed wheels (like most newer bikes) make sure you lock the wheels as well, especially the front one — kind of hard to ride when you’re missing a wheel.

  5. Anonymous

    My protection is that my bike is always the oldest and least expensive model on every bike rack. I figure if someones going to go through the effort of sawing through a lock they’ll at least choose one of the better ones.

  6. Anonymous

    My protection is that my bike is always the oldest and least expensive model on every bike rack. I figure if someones going to go through the effort of sawing through a lock they’ll at least choose one of the better ones.

  7. Braille

    yeah, i too found a shitty broken cord-style lock on the ground. buy the big, heavy metal things if your bike is worth it.

  8. Braille

    yeah, i too found a shitty broken cord-style lock on the ground. buy the big, heavy metal things if your bike is worth it.

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