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Old 09-13-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Possibly the biggest problem with cycling uptake among city dwellers is the prospect of spending a fortune on a bike, only to have it stolen while it's locked up outdoors. The Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project recently came up with two designs — Merge and Denny — that incorporated locks into the bikes themselves.

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Old 09-14-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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My biggest concern when I was a commuter on a bicycle was not only theft, but also parts being stolen or my bike being vandalized. There’s a reason why a majority of the time my bicycle came in the building with me. It’s not ideal, but I had permission.

Sadly most Americans think bicycle they think Wal Mart or some other department store death trap. I don’t think this new lockable bike really solves any problems. The wheel set still has the chance of being stolen among other things.

It did create a problem, as light posts etc are not places to lock your bicycle too. It reflects poorly on the cycling community, but these are hipsters so they probably don’t care.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:05 AM
 
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But your bike still can be stolen by parts))))
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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Lord; I remember as kid in 50's-early 60's we parked our bikes on sidewalks left them for hours. Never had bike stolen. Now times change. Too many thefts now days it seems. Sad
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: california
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Kids don't listen, ill there too old to do any thing about it.
I had a yard full of junk bike parts and told my son that if he wanted a bike he could build one , there were plenty of parts .
No he had to have the latest and greatest so he worked and earned one . well like I warned him, "it wouldn't last long," and it wasn't a week and it evaporated. Not learning he did it again and the parts disappeared in spite of the locking he did.
When a kid is bent on impressing his friends brains go out the window.
Years later now he wished he had listened .
Too soon we get old, too late we get smart.
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