6 Tips to Prevent Bicycle Theft

July 30, 2019, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Red Bicycle With Black Lex-lock Cable

 

Bicycle theft is a big concern for cyclists and many people who ride regularly have had more than one bike stolen. After the deductible the insurance settlement for bikes often does not cover the cost of replacement and with good bikes costing into the $1000’s this can be extremely costly.

Here are 6 tips to help you keep your bike out of the hands of thieves.

  1. Use two high quality locks. U-locks are the best as they are harder to cut through. Consider pairing them with a heavy steel chain to ensure your whole bike is locked up.
  2. Place your locks so they secure the frame and the wheels.
  3. Take your seat with you when you lock up your bike, particularly if it is an expensive one.
  4. Personalize your bike to make it easy to identify and harder to sell. Get rid of quick release skewers on wheels and seats if you aren’t removing them.
  5. Secure your bike indoors at night.
  6. Take a picture of your bike and keep it with the receipt and a picture of the serial number. This will make reporting theft easy and insurance claims easier.
Posted under Accident Benefit News, Bicycle Accidents

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