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13-11-2019, 12:16   #16
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Anything that delays the actual taking of the bike is hardly completely useless. The 10 seconds it takes, a passer by (or the owner) could show up
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13-11-2019, 16:10   #17
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Anything that delays the actual taking of the bike is hardly completely useless. The 10 seconds it takes, a passer by (or the owner) could show up
The lad I saw did it on Drumcondra Road, on All Ireland final day, surrounded by 100's of people! Didn't stop him and it happened so fast and so surprisingly that I and all the other people around didn't have time to react to what was happening. I was only about 10 meters away. He was gone by the time we realised what he was doing.

I'm not saying don't have a lock, of course you should, just understand that they are no guarantee and at best they will slow someone down. Best bet is not to leave bikes locked outside if you can. Or just go with a cheap bike and accept it will likely be eventually stolen.
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13-11-2019, 16:17   #18
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Anything that delays the actual taking of the bike is hardly completely useless. The 10 seconds it takes, a passer by (or the owner) could show up
If it takes 10 seconds a passer by is not going to notice that it isn't the owner having minor trouble with a key.

Unless it takes minutes, its useless. Seconds is completely useless. And locks that take minutes are more likely to lead to the thief moving on to another less secure bike.
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Most people won't care or intervene, if it's not their bike.
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14-11-2019, 21:10   #20
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What makes bikes so attractive to scrotes?

Are they selling them on to other commuters via done-deal or Facebook for cash flow?
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14-11-2019, 21:11   #21
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What makes bikes so attractive to scrotes?

Are they selling them on to other commuters via done-deal or Facebook for cash flow?
Making money on sales.
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