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.