[UPDATE: It's gone now, so I didn't get to see how it was picked clean.]
See? This stolen bike wasn’t totally stripped. Not on the first day, anyway.
Take a look, the junkies have left all sorts of easily-stealable parts.
995 Market at 6th:
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People, people, people! When will you learn that a U-lock is no defense?
I’ll tell you, the U-lock I use cost $15 (and it came with a cable as well.) It’s turbo light. Really, it’s feels like kind of a toy. But the junkies don’t know how to defeat it – they don’t even try.
Look, if you want to just park your ride on Market Street and walk away to do your bidness, you need, at the very least:
1. Locking wheel skewers;
2. A way to secure your saddle; and
3. Superglue installed in every hex bolt you can see
I’m going to see this now-abandoned white bike frame again today and all the rest of it will be gone, except for the chain and maybe the fork.
Now, was this bike “stolen?”
The SFPD would say no.
I say yes.