Misstep 1: A Chain is as strong as its weakest link

A Trek Hybrid for the low cost of a front tire

I wanted to start a new blog feature where I share occasional security missteps just sitting in public.

These bikes are not cheap, generally starting at $500 and climbing rapidly.

This bike is held in place by a typical U-bolt lock, but the front tire is held in by a quick connect near the bottom of the rim, through the spokes (meaning it takes no tools and only a flick of your finger to release the tire, and thus: the bike).

Say you wanted to save some additional funds and you carry a Leatherman? Cut a few spokes and ride off on it. Later, order a few replacements … Or if needed, a rim.

You can have the world’s strongest lock. It means nothing when the entire situation isn’t considered.

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