Here’s the thing about bicycle U-locks in San Francisco – bicycle thieves don’t want to deal with them. Now, back in the day, back in the 1990′s, bike stealers would first break into a Volvo to get a car jack to use to crack open your U-lock. It s0unds like a lot of trouble and it was.
These days, this is what you’ll see on the streets of San Francisco (and Daly City, at the BART station).
Stolen wheel or the sign of a cautious owner – you make the call:
Of course, people can break your heavy U-lock as well, but that doesn’t happen too often nowadays. The vast majority of thieves will just move on to an easier target of opportunity when they see a U-lock.