Originally Posted by retromike3
All I use is a simple cable lock. The cable is wound around my messenger bag and I unlock it when I get off the bike. With that I never have had a problem (knock on wood). I guess it just discourages the folks who would want to take it on a whim. If somebody really wants your bike its gone.
It's a kryptonite cable. I've been told that it just keeps honest people honest. `I owned a bicycle shop I used to sell U-locks because they came with an insurance policy and the way I sold them was I said "you're buying insurance policy" and you're getting a lock as a bonus. I explained to them how to register their bike in order to get the insurance. I don't remember if anybody ever Needed to turn in their policy.
I figure that a motorized bicycle is daunting enough without a lock so with a lock it gives them a bit more pause. And yes I did see the video of some jerk zipping off with some fellows bike and it still ticks me off.
Love your whimiscal yarn! I see you live in the Portland area, I live in Seattle-so close- I know!!
Do you have a street address there in Beaverton, OR? Where exactly do you live again?