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Random Q?: When you lock your bike up...(6 posts)

Random Q?: When you lock your bike up...timfire
Mar 29, 2002 10:13 PM
... do you take off your computer? (I use a Cateye Mity 2 which you can pop off the handlebar mount.)

I'm basically asking because I'm wondering if I'm just being paranoid by taking my computer off everytime I lock my bike up. Do I really need to fear having my computer stolen?

I have one friend who basically glued his computer to the mount, but I don't want to go that far.

--Timothy Kleinert
No, not paranoid, just cautious, I would do the same! nmOutWest
Mar 29, 2002 10:19 PM
it takes up less space than keys...yes i do...nmdustin73
Mar 29, 2002 10:44 PM
re: Random Q?: When you lock your bike up...Me Dot Org
Mar 29, 2002 10:55 PM
I have a Cateye Mity 2 also. I live in San Francisco, and haven't taken it off the bike in the 2 years I've had it.

I suppose this behaviour will last until I get my first computer stolen.
saddle, seat post, computer...lonefrontranger
Mar 29, 2002 11:01 PM
and I lock the front wheel to the frame/rear wheel too. I use a long U-bolt and figured out a way to get both wheels locked in with the seat tube & bike rack/parking meter/whatever.

I'm waiting for the day some enterprising thief comes along with cable cutters and a 5mm Allen and helps themselves to some $500 worth of bar, stem, Campy levers and carbon fork.

My favorite cafe in Boulder has outdoor seating surrounded by heavy ornamental railing that is well sunk into concrete/pavers. I lock up the bike with extra special care, dash in for my order, keeping one eye firmly glued to the bike, then sit outside next to the locked bike.

Paranoid? That doesn't begin to describe it. The best part about living in Boulder is that it is very cycling friendly and there are lots of cyclists here. The worst part is that all those people know exactly how much my bikes are worth, and many of them have the tools and knowhow to strip them within seconds.
You reach a point where your toys are playing with YOUretro
Mar 30, 2002 12:39 PM
I don't lock anything but the bike. One of my friends even carries his saddle in his backpack when he goes to the movies (harder now that everybody's worried about terrorists' bombs). But if I took the computer, wouldn't I have to take the pump? And if I take the pump, what about the seatbag with the multi-tool in it? That cost more than the computer. At some point, you become a slave to your possessions, and I'm trying to stay on this side of it.