16 January 2012

Wildly impractical ideas to deter bike theft

*Get a white leather saddle, take a ride on the rag sans rag

*Remove all the "Surly" decals and engrave "Girliest Girl's Bike Ever!" in extravagantly flowery script in their places

*Solder the rack, fenders, bottle cages, and perhaps even a few dummy accessories in place

*Zipties on every spoke (bonus: if you can't see me coming, you should certainly hear me coming)

*Add Romulan spiky bits to both U-locks

*I'm not sure what, exactly, but it involves those glue traps for rodents


At 16 January, 2012 23:02, Blogger Redag said...

Why Romulanize when you can just replace the handlebars with a bat'l'eth?

At 17 January, 2012 05:21, Blogger Sproactually said...

2 things, your bottle cage, rack etc. would have to be brazed onto the surly steel frame, and then the frame would have to be painted, brazing is pretty hard on paint. (an added bonus, decals would be history now) Solder is soft and used for electronics and plumbing. Brazing is the next step. Welding is the ultimate where you actual fuse the two metals together.

And if you going to all the trouble if inter galactic shipping getting Romulan spiky bits, just go for license on a cloaking device and call the deal done.

At 17 January, 2012 09:52, Blogger john_orbea said...

May I recommend Capt. Ruff's amazing A.R.S. anti-theft saddle? http://cyclopunk.blogspot.com/2011/09/innovative-anti-theft-device.html

At 17 January, 2012 20:42, Blogger reub2000 said...


Only for your car.


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