The Bicycle Thieves of San Francisco Will Take Everything You Don’t U-Lock

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).

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Stolen wheel or the sign of a cautious owner – you make the call:

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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.

But things not U-locked are fair game.

Oh well.

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2 Responses to “The Bicycle Thieves of San Francisco Will Take Everything You Don’t U-Lock”

  1. Akit says:

    How long is BART going to keep those stripped bikes on the racks? They’ve been there for quite a while.

  2. Richard Lee says:

    Most u-locks are good. All u-locks are certainly better than ANY cable device ever thought about being. But some u-locks are still sitting ducks for a Bic pen attack or else a 6′ length of pipe to pop em open. Best to make use of a case-hardened security chain w/ monobloc style lock. Chain is generally easier to carry than a big U-lock as well……