lock 2 lock

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsy, Jul 18, 2006.

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    darsy Guest


    "The scheme is simplicity itself. By attaching a L2L sticker to your
    bike, motorcyclists can help to drastically reduce motorcycle theft.
    The L2L sticker displayed on a motorcycle authorises another
    Lock-2-Lock member to lock his or her bike security chain to that
    particular bike's security chain. Only the locks are locked together,
    therefore any of the bikes can be removed from the "chain" of bikes
    when the owner desires."

    Good idea or a waste of time and effort?
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    This scheme is at least ten years old.

    IIRC, one of the bike mags, or it might have been MCN, started
    off the idea and gave away loads of "lock2lock friendly" stickers
    to put onto your bike.

    It's a great idea, and would certainly make it harder to lift a
    bike into a van, but I don't get why you'd want to pay £10 for
    a couple of stickers and some discounts?
    antonye, Jul 18, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    I'd not heard of it before, but having read the blurb, you're right.

    The email got sent to us at work, as they're having a new promotion of
    it between 21/7 and 4/8 this year, in conjunction with the City of
    London CDRP (Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership)
    Again, I didn't know that.
    fair comment, but I guess there's some admin overhead. I guess it
    ought to be funded by the police, as they're failing in their duty of
    care if your bike gets nicked.
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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    antonye Guest

    Lol, that would be a great point to make at an open day!
    antonye, Jul 18, 2006
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    darsy Guest


    I'm of the same opinion. However, it raises my next question: do
    professional bike thieves regularly steal bikes from London bike bays
    in broad daylight?
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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    Ben Guest

    Good idea until some fucker locks their bike straight to yours.
    Ben, Jul 18, 2006
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    ginge Guest

    For the unprofessional bike thieves, perhaps.
    ginge, Jul 18, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    I'm not saying bikes don't get nicked (though I've never had a bike
    nicked from a bike bay, nor can I think of anyone I know who has).
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    well, that's where learning Bear's X Y and Z skills comes in handy.
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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    zymurgy Guest

    They do around here. Some fuckers stuck someones bike in the back of a
    transit out of the bike bay under my window in EC4. I wasn't around,
    but by the time my colleagues had legged it down from the 2nd floor,
    they were away.

    Lock to lock would have helped, as it'd be twice as difficult to lift 2
    bikes locked together into the back of a van, and would require more

    zymurgy, Jul 18, 2006
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    Ben Guest

    Ah good point. It's likely to be a scheme embraced by the dim. Is it
    endorsed by MAG, by any chance?[/QUOTE]

    I've never had it happen to a motorbike but I had it happen to the
    pushbike a couple of times at uni.
    Ben, Jul 18, 2006
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    Adrian Guest

    () gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
    saying :
    A couple of years ago, I and others watched from a 4th floor office on
    Marsh Wall as a couple of scrotes lobbed an R6 in the side door of a van,
    bike alarm wailing as they did so. Building security had been given a false
    alarm round the other side about a minute before...

    Plod got a running commentary, but reckoned the white Renault Trafic we
    were looking at was actually a small blue Kia hatchback, according to the
    Adrian, Jul 18, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    yes, I know, you sensitive twonk. I meant "the skills to which Bear

    Fairly obviously, I though.
    darsy, Jul 18, 2006
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