Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Bikes, trikes, personal mobility and getting to/from the event - this is the place to discuss general transportation issues.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Popeye » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:00 am

I can't claim this as my idea, courtesy of a campmate. Put the button in your pack and the bell under your seat. Or attach it to a flag pole. Push the doorbell when you are wandering around trying to remember where you put your locked bike

Haven't tried it yet but will order one.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by unjonharley » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:33 am

Popeye wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:00 am
I can't claim this as my idea, courtesy of a campmate. Put the button in your pack and the bell under your seat. Or attach it to a flag pole. Push the doorbell when you are wandering around trying to remember where you put your locked bike

Haven't tried it yet but will order one.
Lock the damned bike ..
I'm the contraptioneer your mother warned you about.

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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Popeye » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:51 am

unjonharley wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:33 am
Popeye wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:00 am
I can't claim this as my idea, courtesy of a campmate. Put the button in your pack and the bell under your seat. Or attach it to a flag pole. Push the doorbell when you are wandering around trying to remember where you put your locked bike

Haven't tried it yet but will order one.
Lock the damned bike ..
Yes, lock the bike.
But, when you park your bike and walk out to the burn and hours later, partly inebriated and trying to find where you left your bike. Then this might help.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by pedroescobar » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:33 am

Good luck hearing a doorbell... Maybe a train horn, but not a doorbell...

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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Traveller in Time » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:43 am

Include the door to your bike, cant miss it anymore
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Ratty » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:53 am

I just picked up a couple of hilarious bike alarms. I have no use for them though because I ALWAYS lock my bike. At the potty, in my camp, everywhere except when it's being transported in my van.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by DoctorIknow » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:06 pm

After the manburn one year, I searched for two hours looking for my bike. I came across others looking and we grouped together. We had great fun, everyone found their bike but stayed with the group, and then all bikes were found and we went our ways.

Oh, lock the bike.

If you give up trying to find it, so what, you lost a bike.

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Your burn should consider for about 5 seconds the fact you are an idiot, and then move on as the playa still has the potential to provide even more if you can move beyond your self loathing and loss of your transport if you let it...and I don't mean "the playa provides" by having a new bike appear in front of you.


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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Lightspeed » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:29 am

Aloha! Virgin Burner and future Religious Bike Locker here. I have a sort of "silly" question:

When there is no bike rack to lock the bike to, is locking the wheels and frame good enough? Folks aren't walking off carrying locked bikes, are they?

Just trying to get an idea of how things will be in that sense. I can see myself wandering off a bit but I really, really don't want to have to worry about my bike.

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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by gaminwench » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:55 am

Yes.

Lock the wheel to the frame so the bike cannot be rolled/ridden away.

Most 'thefts' are 'crimes' of opportunity:
High person needs ride, finds wheels, rides away, abandons wherever.

Also, a weirdly/uniquely decorated ride will most likely not get 'appropriated'; it's the plain bikes that wander off.

(19 years. My bike is mutated in the most extreme, unique, unattractive dusty ways. I use a bungee to 'lock' the wheel to the frame. No problems. I also do not park my bike at raves or burns, ever.)
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by unjonharley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:30 am

Getting or buying your bike at or on the way to Burning Man .. Bring a lock with you .. Lock the fucking bike every time you get off of it ..

AND Take the bike off playa when you leave ... Be a good citizen, Haul it in... Haul it out .. Leave no trace that you were @ Black Rock city .. Do the dust again next year
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Lucky Westerly » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:09 pm

Install gps tile

I see my last years bike traveling all over reno

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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:35 pm

I always lock my bike onto unjonharley. It’s a lot harder to ride away dragging him along.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Ratty » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Ha, Unjon will you be here this year. Capt. Please come back sometime.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by unjonharley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Ratty wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Ha, Unjon will you be here this year. Capt. Please come back sometime.
I'll be at Elliot's camp again, see that Gogdammitt wont be .. Poor guy, fell off his bike to many time ..

How about these posters ..They want to kill a nat with a shot gun .. Just lock the fucking bike ..
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by BBadger » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Bike locks are so cheap too. They're like $10 at any store. I've even purchased extra ones, and I use one to lock my seat to my bike and have as an emergency in case my primary lock falls off.

I often find lost bike locks on the ground at BM, so I end up coming home with more locks than I enter in with.

Buy one before you get to Reno or somewhere close, or you'll be stuck with the $35 locks for bikes people actually find valuable.
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Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Next time I want to be around the far side of 8:30-ish, by some friends but not in a “camp”.
No set up, no tear down, just roll up and stop.
But I’ll probably be stuck with being near Elliot so that goddamm unjon isn’t too far away, I also moor the boat to him. He’s a regular stick in the mud I tell you.
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