Bike Alarm

E-Wheels

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It's not a bike alarm, but could serve as one, having a thief grind away for an hour,

I really enjoyed watching this video where Bicycling.com tried an angle grinder on the new Altor SAF lock. They needed extra batteries and several blades on their portable angle grinders to cut it off.

Thieves wont waste time trying to defeat a lock when it is usually easier to cut through the bike rack or pole the bike is locked to
 

Pragmatic

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Thieves wont waste time trying to defeat a lock when it is usually easier to cut through the bike rack or pole the bike is locked to
@E-Wheels absolutely correct. Just cut the soft steel bike rack tubing, flex the rack open, and leave with the bike. Remove the Altor SAF elsewhere at thief's leisure.
 

Handlebars

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I broke the little q bell that came with the bike. Now I have the alarm remote loosely cable tied and then velcro'd to the handlebars and positioned slightly over the grip in perfect position to hit. It's way louder than the bell and easier to hit the sound, so there's that extra use for it.
 
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BBassett

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I broke the little q bell that came with the bike. Now I have the alarm remote loosely cable tied and then velcro'd to the handlebars and positioned slightly over the grip in perfect position to hit. It's way louder than the bell and easier to hit the sound, so there's that extra use for it.
It's actually a better "bell" than an alarm if a thief can see is mounted.
 

BBassett

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Indeed. When I next buy some recloseable cable ties, though, it will become removable.
The point I was trying to make is that if you use a full opaque (never seen a clear one but...) bike cover when you lock/leave your bike, some scumbag sociopathic self-serving dickwad can't see the motion detector and would set it off trying to remove the cover. If they can see it, they can destroy it easily and Then steal your bike. A full opaque cover is the 1st and best defense for protecting a bicycle, even motorcycles from both SSSS Dickwads and the elements.
 

Handlebars

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The point I was trying to make is that if you use a full opaque (never seen a clear one but...) bike cover when you lock/leave your bike, some scumbag sociopathic self-serving dickwad can't see the motion detector and would set it off trying to remove the cover. If they can see it, they can destroy it easily and Then steal your bike. A full opaque cover is the 1st and best defense for protecting a bicycle, even motorcycles from both SSSS Dickwads and the elements.
OK,got it. I have been thinking about that since reading your posts. So far I've been careful about where I lock it up, and even so, either it's in sight or I'm not getting in a lineup at the store.
 

BBassett

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OK,got it. I have been thinking about that since reading your posts. So far I've been careful about where I lock it up, and even so, either it's in sight or I'm not getting in a lineup at the store.
That's when and if I don't take it in the store with me.
 

Handlebars

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Me too. So far no challenges to walking it into stores that sell bikes and hardware stores. The cheap covers on Amazon have buyers saying they start to come apart almost immediately.
 

BBassett

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Me too. So far no challenges to walking it into stores that sell bikes and hardware stores. The cheap covers on Amazon have buyers saying they start to come apart almost immediately.
Buy more expensive or just sew the damn thing when you need to. Most people don't carry much gear when they ride, let alone multiple locks, cover, over-full bar-bag(s), front panniers etc. So most don't even think of covers as a viable security measure when I believe they are the best measure and just enhance a motion detector and locks. But my perspective isn't "normal" amongst bikers.

Cover
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