Posts Tagged ‘stripped’

Our Fell Street DMV is a Hotbed of Bicycle Theft, For Some Reason

Friday, August 19th, 2016

This is from yesterday, but it’s been like this for decades:

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Back in the day, you’d see broken U-locks (which you didn’t necessarily want to leave on scene and you definitely didn’t want to get caught with) in the bushes. But these days, there’s less effort and more reward in leaving the lock alone and simply taking parts, oh well…

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

Monday, August 22nd, 2011


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

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But, be my guest, if you want.

An Endless Task: Towing Stripped BMWs Out of the Western Addition

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Wheel locks are your friends.

As seen at McAllister and Gough:

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Let me see you stripped down to the bone

Kryptonite Lock Scores a Pyrrhic Victory on Market Street – A Stripped Bike

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The owner of this Schwinn bicycle took a bit of care before locking it up for the last time ever. Note the $50 Kryptonite Evolution Mini (quite fashionable, non?avec cable for the wheels – that’s a perfectly cromulent way of a locking a bike on the mean streets of San Francisco. (A lesser lock would have succumbed like this.)

But the owner might have dared to leave it overnight, when the freaks come out.   

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has some thoughts on the issue of protecting your bike. Check it out, after the jump.

Good luck.