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(Daily Mail)   Tired of having motorcycles stolen, man parks his bike where he can see it - hanging from a winch outside his third-floor apartment. 'It is not much more work than putting three padlocks on the bike, and it's a lot more secure" (pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 39
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2014-07-26 05:25:07 PM
That's a regular thing for contractors that don't want their trailer mounted generators, compressors, welders, and work boxes stolen.

The only thing they have to guard is the crane.
 
2014-07-26 06:04:47 PM
Along the sane vein, when I lived in the north, people used to park their skidoos on top of their one-storey houses when there was still enough snow to do that, and leave them there all summer so nobody could steal them.
 
2014-07-26 06:27:00 PM
Industrious!
 
2014-07-26 06:40:40 PM
It is nice to think about thwarted thieves.
 
2014-07-26 06:50:50 PM
Somewhere in the same neighborhood:

www.lehwego.com
 
2014-07-26 06:55:04 PM
So he winches it down, leaves his apartment, climbs down the stairs, meanwhile some asshole sees it lowered down, and cuts the lock, and rides off on it. When he comes out of the building, bike is gone.
 
2014-07-26 06:59:49 PM
I feel his pain. Several years ago my son had his Ducati stolen from in front of his apartment one night, so asked if he could barrow my RC-51. Yep...it was stolen the very next night. He then asked to borrow my classic BMW airhead.

Buy a car, I told him.
 
2014-07-26 07:00:28 PM
Just lock it like a pro!
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2014-07-26 07:03:20 PM
May I point out that this is what I consider to be a scooter?

Thank you
 
2014-07-26 07:21:58 PM
I wonder about the load rating of that balcony he's mounted his winch on. Not to say russian building codes are weak, but....
 
2014-07-26 07:24:53 PM
How's she going to cook if she's out there holding the bike? What an idiot.
 
2014-07-26 07:28:10 PM
chavs are thievery little farkers
 
2014-07-26 07:31:03 PM

kimwim: So he winches it down, leaves his apartment, climbs down the stairs, meanwhile some asshole sees it lowered down, and cuts the lock, and rides off on it. When he comes out of the building, bike is gone.


So he needs to up his game with a remote control for the winch.  Someone get the message to the man, we've solved his achilles heel.
 
2014-07-26 07:33:07 PM

whatdoyouexpect: How's she going to cook if she's out there holding the bike? What an idiot.


Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt. Wrong. She's a beer winch. They have food delivered.
 
2014-07-26 07:35:12 PM

scanman61: I wonder about the load rating of that balcony he's mounted his winch on. Not to say russian building codes are weak, but....


A lot of those apartments date back to 50s, so not much. I saw plenty that had chipping material and exposed re-bar. Never stayed out there long.
 
2014-07-26 07:35:19 PM

vodka: chavs are thievery little farkers


There's chavs in Russia?
 
2014-07-26 07:36:37 PM

ReverendJynxed: There's chavs in Russia?


lots... too many to count
 
2014-07-26 07:39:09 PM
why can't he just lock the front wheel, if it has that feature?  then it can't be rolled away.
 
2014-07-26 07:42:40 PM

jsmilky: why can't he just lock the front wheel, if it has that feature?  then it can't be rolled away.


They don't roll them away. They pick the bike up and put it in a truck/van. The locks can be dealt with at their leisure offsite.
 
2014-07-26 07:57:02 PM

i.imgur.com

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

 
2014-07-26 08:02:48 PM
In Europe some cities are experimenting with 'bike trees'.  Its a bike storage system where you hook the front wheel of your bike into to a lifting mechanism, swipe a card and the bike is lifted off the street and underneath a canopy.  The bike is out of the elements, and can't be reached from the ground.  The only way to get the bike back down is with the card.

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bike-tree-keeps-bikes-off-ground-awa y- from-sticky-fingers.html
 
2014-07-26 08:12:11 PM

kimwim: So he winches it down, leaves his apartment, climbs down the stairs, meanwhile some asshole sees it lowered down, and cuts the lock, and rides off on it. When he comes out of the building, bike is gone.


Never seen anything lowered upward before.  Can you point us to some examples?

/Lowered down = repetitive and redundant
 
2014-07-26 08:30:36 PM

Gary-L: kimwim: So he winches it down, leaves his apartment, climbs down the stairs, meanwhile some asshole sees it lowered down, and cuts the lock, and rides off on it. When he comes out of the building, bike is gone.

Never seen anything lowered upward before.  Can you point us to some examples?

/Lowered down = repetitive and redundant


Are you from the department of redundancy department?
 
2014-07-26 08:34:55 PM

ChubbyTiger: jsmilky: why can't he just lock the front wheel, if it has that feature?  then it can't be rolled away.

They don't roll them away. They pick the bike up and put it in a truck/van. The locks can be dealt with at their leisure offsite.


Yep. 4 dudes with 2 x 4's. One under the triple tree and one under the seat. Takes like 10 seconds even with dressers or baggers.
 
2014-07-26 09:06:57 PM

Gary-L: kimwim: So he winches it down, leaves his apartment, climbs down the stairs, meanwhile some asshole sees it lowered down, and cuts the lock, and rides off on it. When he comes out of the building, bike is gone.

Never seen anything lowered upward before.  Can you point us to some examples?

/Lowered down = repetitive and redundant


lowered deeper

Lowered to the next floor?

Lower the high jump bar

Not finding much
 
2014-07-26 09:14:56 PM
If they shot bike thieves, this would not be a problem.

/just putting it out there
//worked for horse thieves
 
2014-07-26 09:24:04 PM
When I first moved back to Columbus, I used to keep my bicycle on my second floor balcony. Some farkwad came and stole it one day while I was at work. Took my month- old $550 bike and sold it to a second hand store for $50. I got it back, fortunately.
 
2014-07-26 09:25:56 PM

jsmilky: why can't he just lock the front wheel, if it has that feature?  then it can't be rolled away.


As mentioned before, they just pick up the whole bike. That's why the extra-strong locks on his second bike didn't help.
 
2014-07-26 09:29:38 PM

Greek: When I first moved back to Columbus, I used to keep my bicycle on my second floor balcony. Some farkwad came and stole it one day while I was at work. Took my month- old $550 bike and sold it to a second hand store for $50. I got it back, fortunately.


farking savages in this town.
 
2014-07-26 10:10:22 PM

mark12A: If they shot bike thieves, this would not be a problem.

/just putting it out there
//worked for horse thieves


Nah...they hanged horse and cattle thieves. Bullets were expensive, while rope was cheap.
 
2014-07-26 10:23:02 PM

Fissile: In Europe some cities are experimenting with 'bike trees'.  Its a bike storage system where you hook the front wheel of your bike into to a lifting mechanism, swipe a card and the bike is lifted off the street and underneath a canopy.  The bike is out of the elements, and can't be reached from the ground.  The only way to get the bike back down is with the card.

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/bike-tree-keeps-bikes-off-ground-awa y- from-sticky-fingers.html


Well, bicycles can be also carried to the apartment or flat.  We're working on a motorcycle theft issue.
 
2014-07-27 12:47:15 AM
Hoo-ah
 
2014-07-27 01:47:30 AM
Riding a motorcycle in Russia is a future Darwin moment waiting to happen.

I personally would not go near a Russian road in anything less than an armored APC.
 
2014-07-27 02:03:04 AM
 
2014-07-27 05:24:30 AM
Great, now I have that "Trust me, I'm an engineer" song stuck in my head.
 
2014-07-27 10:10:15 AM
In other news, that looks like a pretty shiatty motorcycle.

(you step through scooters, and their engines are unit with the rear swingarm, if you want a real defintion)
 
2014-07-27 10:50:13 AM

ReverendJynxed: vodka: chavs are thievery little farkers

There's chavs in Russia?


Submitted for your approval: A Russian Chav.....

img.thesun.co.uk
 
2014-07-27 10:54:47 AM

mark12A: If they shot bike thieves, this would not be a problem.

/just putting it out there
//worked for horse thieves


No shiat. I'm so fed up with the damn near daily stories I see on various bike forums I read about someone's bike being stolen. Makes me sick. A few of them need to be shot in the act of committing the crime to maybe make the other ones think twice.
And also people who steal guitars. You sons of biatches who steal someone's guitar need to face capital punishment as well.
 
2014-07-27 11:07:56 AM

drewogatory: ChubbyTiger: jsmilky: why can't he just lock the front wheel, if it has that feature?  then it can't be rolled away.

They don't roll them away. They pick the bike up and put it in a truck/van. The locks can be dealt with at their leisure offsite.

Yep. 4 dudes with 2 x 4's. One under the triple tree and one under the seat. Takes like 10 seconds even with dressers or baggers.


Maybe under the swingarm or frame of a bagger - there's no room under the seat.

I've seen videos of crotch rockets simply manhandled into a van, no 2x4s needed.
 
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