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How not to get your bike stolen: tips from S

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1) Get a good lock. You can buy one for €20 – the ones with the square links or the U-locks are the best; you can’t cut them. The circle chain ones – no matter how thick they are, you can cut those bitches. But, the square ones – I fucked up my lock cutters once trying to cut them.

2) Make sure you lock your bike properly: onto something, through a hole in the frame and/or your wheel – at least your back wheel.

3) Take it into the house with you. If you have a nice bike, don’t leave it outside.

4) Never assume it’s safe, no matter what Kiez you live in. When people think their bike is safe, they’ve already fucked up and let their guard down.