16 May 2009 01:08
no point having a nice bike in london.. and then chaining up with a £30 lock outside dalston tesco's.. it will get teethed in no time.
i lock up with either an abus super magnum or 2 u lock fahgettaboudits and try and keep it in eyeshot and never lock up in ghetto areas.
don't fuel the cycle theft trade, besides.. you may end up getting nicked yourself or worse as has been done.. approached by the actual owner as there is quite a large network of spotters of stolen bikes in london.
16 May 2009 01:18
yeah prob best to just be the honest man. but when the police dont even do anything despite you having clear cctv footage, it really does make you think.
couldnt have come at a worse time to be honest.
16 May 2009 09:14
They just cut through the locks?
They usually look well thick!
16 May 2009 12:20
I want to build a decent (nothing amazing) racer to use now and again in addition to my mountain, for £200/300 could I do this or is that not enough cash? Will happily buy an old frame off ebay etc rather than having everything brand new. (I'm a bit jealous of my friends 80's campagnolo/colnago racer, it's a beauty).
19 May 2009 19:42
btw the bike has 24 gears
and also any good deals for good bike locks out there?
19 May 2009 23:57
if i cleaned it up and stuck it on ebay how much do you think i'd get? £50 at max?
20 May 2009 10:14
Might do if you're lucky, there are a few Saracen bikes on eBay at the moment around that price.
24 May 2009 22:48
paid build? what do you work with?
24 May 2009 22:59
paid build, as in someone gave me money and a bit of info on what they wanted and where they wanted to ride and i sourced the parts and put it together.
sorry? what do you mean what do i work with?