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Katharine Merow
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Anti-Chop-Shop Bill Opposed by Homeless Advocates
More bike theft news out of San Francisco: Controversial legislation aimed at cracking down on "chop shops" passed the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee on Monday. "Countless bicycles are stolen in San Francisco every year, at great cost to local resi...
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BART Pilots Bikeep Racks
In case there weren't enough reasons to envy San Franciscans, now there are "zero theft" bike racks at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations. Making good on its promise of a year or so ago , BART is the first transit agency in the United States to test "sm...
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Time to Beef Up the Bike Racks
Above left, from DC's Scott Circle neighborhood (by way of the Bike Rack's Facebook page ), is an indication that the nation's capital should consider following Portland, Oregon's lead in upgrading its bike racks—see above right. As BTB   reported in March ...
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EU SOU LADRÃO E VACILÃO
In December , an Aussie couple vacationing on the Indonesian island of Gili Trawangan endured a flip-flopped walk of shame wearing "I AM THIEVE" placards after they were caught on CCTV stealing a bike. Last week a pair of twenty-something vigilantes in Braz...
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"Cyclists look out for each other"
Earlier this month, one New York City bike thief decided not to mess with this guy: Cro-Mags singer (and plant-fueled triathlete) John Joseph , that is. On a post-meal stroll on May 9, Joseph recounted on Facebook , he saw "this scumbag about to break a loc...
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Entrapment?
Imagine you're walking home in the wee hours of the morning. You spot a pricey looking bike leaning lockless against a tree or a street sign or a bus shelter. What do you do? Call the police? Whip a spare cable or U-lock out of your bag and affix the abando...
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I Stand Corrected
I alluded in a post last week to having recently obtained an Altor 560G . I've coveted one of these titanium beauts since Altor's May Kickstarter , but first I doubted that the Bethelem, PA-based start-up could actually bring the product to market. ( Wrong ...
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Mind the Asterisk
More than five years since Outside  published Patrick Symmes's " Who Pinched My Ride? ", the magazine has circled back to the subject of bike theft. In " The Ultimate Guide to Ensuring Your Bike Never Gets Stolen Again* ," Andrew Tilin talks locks, "locking...
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Because of drunk boys and a dead phone
On February 5, the night of the Super Bowl, a road bike Josh Bowden had owned for 15 years went missing.  The Pulaski County, VA Deputy Sheriff didn't notice the theft, however, until the bike reappeared two weeks later—with a note of explanation from the t...
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Protect What's Most Important
Whatever precious person, pet, or possession you're keen to track, Bay Area outfit iotera thinks iota is the device for you. Reviewed by  Bike Index 's Bryan Hance on BikePortland.org last week, iota is a diminutive—43×22×11 millimeters—GPS tracker that rel...
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