Bike security - removable pedels

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  1. Judge Mental

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    Mmm!!!! Now lets see........
    £1400 for an E-bike.....or steal the pedal-less bike and spend maybe £50 for a set of pedals.

    No brainer really.
     
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    I double lock depending on location (different types on lock require different tools to break). remove the battery,remove the display, and if really in a cautious mode remove saddle as well.....

    an e bike without a charger/battery/display/pedals (towards £1000 to replace) has got to be pretty unattractive to the scroats out there. + unless they are professionals bike thieves, probably just opportunist junkies
     
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    Then i think removable pedals is a little extravegant and utterly pointless.....but each to their own.
     
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    your missing the point..... the more you remove the more unattractive to steal it becomes. Anyway when I had a CB with garage storage with removable pedals would have been welcomed. My bikes cost just under £3k & £4K - every little bit helps!
     
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    Apart from the double padlocks on the bikes I usually have to twist the bars to one side so I leave the bolt lose so it makes it almost impossible to ride the bike away.
     
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    I remove a pedal anyway to stop it rubbing through the cover. They aren't special pedals, just ordinary ones. Did help to deter a thief once though.

    Rgds
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    It was an eye opener for me at Bristol, seeing whats left of a bike, generally just the frames locked to the Whatever. Spect it was people replacing whatever was nicked from their bikes.
     
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    Don't need pedals to wheel around the corner and throw in the back of a trannie van!
     
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    if they want it they will take it..whatever you do. last summer in Lake garda a gang was going around nicking Haibikes or high end bikes...one chap on a forum lost both his and his partners.

    £500+ battery/ £150 display/£50 pedals (£100 charger in van)..all in my rucksack when i'm out and about. Whose bike are they going to nick, mine or intact one next to it
     
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    I also remove a pedal to stop it rubbing on cover-just plain ordinary pedal (y)it comes off with a spanner.
    Did see this outside Gugenheim in Bilbao. Where's my bike. [800x600].jpg
     
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    Pedals are easy to come by; all new bikes have to have pedals even if it is known that clip pedals will be installed - top end bikes will come with really basic pedals to meet legal requirements.- I have 3 pairs of cheap & cheerful pedals sitting in my garage, just in case I have to use my bikes without my cleats or someone offers me a cheap e-bike with no pedals ;)
     
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    No they don't, but if pedals are fitted they must have reflectors fitted to them.
     
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    Must have been mis-informed; I've bought 3 road bikes in the last 18 months from different suppliers with SPDs & cleats + pedals at the same time. Each told me that they had to provide their bike with the basic pedals as well. Same requirement for front and rear reflectors
     
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    we had two saddles stolen. .. so they will take whatever they can.. whole bike or just bits..

    ever tried cycling without a saddle.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I am up to the famous n+1 where n currently is in double figures! Certainly some come with and some without, it seems the more expensive the bike is the less likely it will ship with pedals.
     
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    We have 12 bikes in our household .... but none of them expensive to have come without pedals :)
     
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    There you go you've beaten me - only 11, but there is only two of us. From memory the ones that came without pedals Ridley Noah, Planet X CycloCross, Specialized S Works Ruby, Merida CycloCross 4, Felt F4130 and handbuilt steel audax.
     
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    lots of bikes come without pedals...
     
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    I guess that is another occasion when more you pay, the less you get.

    For those who are in need:

    FOR SALE: Cheap bike pedals suitable for any bikes (including electric ones) that come without them. PM me for details :)
     
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