[yapc] Safe spots for road bike at IIT?
Ingy dot Net
ingy at ttul.org
Mon Jun 19 13:52:31 PDT 2006
On 19/06/06 15:30 -0500, Kent Cowgill wrote:
> Bring a non-bic-pen-pickable u-lock, and probably also a kryptonite chain.
> If you have a nice seat, remove it.
> If you're staying in the dorms, bring it into your dorm room, and i'd even
> u-lock it there.
> And please, make sure you lock it to a designated bike locking device -
> permanently attached to the ground via concrete, not small trees or "no
> parking" sign posts where a determined would-be-theif could lift it up
> over the sign.
Even if you ulock to someting like a parking meter, try to pull the parking
meter out the ground first, as many of these (and signs too) are loose traps
> Remove any easily removeable bike computers, water bottles, toolkits,
> under-seat bags, etc.
> I've seen lesser bikes taken (or picked apart) from the loop unless these
> kinds of precautions are in place! Even with a heavy pedestrian presense.
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Glenn Bushee wrote:
> > Anyone know how safe it is to park a fairly decent road bicycle on campus?
> > If I use a u-lock, will I have to also worry about the seat being stolen for
> > example?
> > If the weather is nice, looks like a nice path along Lake Michigan.
> > http://www.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/bikemap/usemaps/15-Q.html
> > (Linked from http://www.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/bikemap/keymap.html
> > )
> > Thanks.
> > - Glenn
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