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Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:37 pm
by Jeltz69
Rodney said he will be away so wasn't going to come to the December meeting but I'm contemplating cycling in, its about 16-17 miles which isn't an problem I'd just have to be careful on the amount I drink.

I know several of you cycle to the meetings, how safe are bikes locked in Bristol?

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:26 am
by Bimster
There are bike racks opposite the pub. Not the safest place so I strongly recommend some good locks (gold standard) and leave the dogs do da's bike at home and ride something low brow.

I work on the basis of other bikes having locks that are easier to pick and my bike being less appealing than others.

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:06 am
by Jeltz69
Thought as much!

Time to get the old bike out of moth balls and give it a quick service!

I've a kryptonite lock so reasonably decent.

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:39 pm
by Taz Ales
2 locks, always.
Bristol is terrible for bike theft, so make it bombproof. The facilities on King street are pretty good though, and plenty of people around to put off the chancers.

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:01 pm
by RogerP
I've seen bikes stolen in seconds. If it can be cut with bolt cutters then it's easy for the bastards. Decent D shackles stand more of a chance. The cheap ones snap with a pry bar though :-(

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:08 am
by mrlard
TBH any lock can be hacked - cordless angle grinders render any lock useless in secs.

I personally don't worry about it to much.

I would be more concerned about a long ride and a skin full of beer those winter warmers do exactly what the say on the tin

Re: Bicyle security at the Royal Navy Volunteer?

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:12 pm
by Jeltz69
Fair point, having initially thought there wasn't an appropriately timed bus back I now find there is. the 178 from Temple Gate :)

so I'll be in on the bus.