Posts Tagged ‘lock’

Happy Six-Month Anniversary to the Abandoned Women’s Bicycle of NoPA – May You Stay Chained Forever

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I’m sure there’s a story that explains how the rear wheel on this bike got taco’ed, but no matter, this bike is now useless and abandoned and it’s going to stay exactly where it is forever:

Click to expand

Apparently…

Nordstrom No-No: Foolish San Francisco Cyclist Walks Away From His Fixie Without Locking His Saddle and Headset

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

So this is what happens, somebody comes along and steals the saddle, fork and headset.

See?

Click to expand

Oh, the hubris of leaving your bike only partially secured in front of the flagship Nordstrom in Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco…

NoPA Tableau: Accident-Damaged Bikes Live Forever on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I don’t know how long this ride has been sitting locked up on Fulton in the NoPA part of the Western Addition but it feels like a period of months now:

Click to expand

Sometimes it falls down, but then people prop it up again.

The rear wheel has been pretty much taco’ed – see?

I’ll bet there’s a story behind that.

Now you’d think the cop who’s walking a beat in this area (while constantly swinging his billy club) around would notice at some point and have this bike hauled away…

You’d think.

Teach the Children Well: Proper Bike Security is the First Lesson to Learn on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Monday, August 29th, 2011

See?

That heavy-duty chain and tiny U-lock probably outweigh this wooden push-bike:

Click to expand

Does the kid wear the chain bandolier-style when s/he’s riding? That’d be sweet…

“Street Cuffs” are No Match for the Bike Thieves of San Francisco – The Little Monsters Will Get You Regardless

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Thusly.

As seen on the 00 block of Grove, the World Capital of Bike Thievery:

Click to expand

But, be my guest, if you want.

Foolish Cyclist Forgets to Lock Headset After Parking on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Friday, August 19th, 2011

And just look at what happens.

(They sell them, you know, headset locks. Myself, I simply put superglue into every hole where a tool would fit – that’s kind of like using a lock)

Anyway, you park your bike on Mayor Ed Lee’s Market Street in 2011 and this is what you’ll get:

Click to expand

What hubris to not lock your headset.

(This is right next to where the SFPD had a enforcement action not too long ago. Some of the errant cyclists complained about getting cited or hassled about not having reflectors or lights installed, you know, during the daytime. I’m not sure how that works, but I’m thinking that the Vehicle Code requires not reflectors on bikes in the daytime. Oh well.)

Mission Bikes Offers Up Advice on How to Lock Up your Bicycle – Rim Through the Rear Triangle

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

From Vic Wong of Mission Mission comes this security tip from the Mission Bicycle Company.

Click to expand

Looks good to me.

And it’s much better than this method, seen in the SoMA:

 

The Headless Celtic Parking Meters of San Francisco’s Civic Center: Use Them For Religious Purposes or For Bicycle Parking

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I like these repurposed parking meters – they ought to be religious icons (if they aren’t already, somewhere in the world.)

Anyway, these crossarmless Celtic Crosses are bike racks now taking the place of parking meters.

See?

Click to expand

Hurray!

Your Bicycle’s U-Lock on the Mean Streets of San Francisco: A Thermite Cutter or a Plasma Torch Just Might Do You In

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Thusly:

Click to expand

Don’t know what did this kind of damage.

Anyway, that’s the evidence, as found on Oak Street north of SoPA and South of NoPA, so it’s up to you to figure the M.O.

[Oh, an angle grinder - that also could explain the burning. See comments.]

[Oh, it could have been an  oxy-acetylene torch as well. See comments.]

Or it could have been Arnold – he has the equipment, anyway.

What’s That – You DON’T Lock Up Your Garbage? Get Some Padlocks and Join the Club of Trash Lockers

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Like this guy in the Western Addition – see how he does it?

Click to expand

Is this necessary, like for real?