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    BikeSpike - To prevent theft. I want one!!!

    You gotta check this out. Not sure if there is anything like this on the market. But I was on uncrate this morning and saw this.

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    Re: BikeSpike - To prevent theft. I want one!!!

    Looks cool but what stops them from removing it? Seems like it would be better off hidden in maybe the seat tube or something. I'm sure a thief would be sceptical of riding the bike with an electronic looking box attached to the frame.

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    I hear ya on that, but not sure they would be be focused on that. But I can see where you're coming from though.

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    How would you keep it charged if it was inside the frame? PITA to remove the seat post very time you need to charge it. Though not sure how long it runs on a single charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillout2010 View Post
    Looks cool but what stops them from removing it?
    Lots of Loctite.
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    If they catch on, the bike thieves will have to start carrying aluminum foil

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    If it were inside an aluminum tube, I'll bet the radio wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
    Lots of Loctite.
    but that would make it a PITA to remove and charge it. Moreso than the "security torx" bolts it uses.

    hmmmm....and DEFINITELY don't use green Loctite.

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    THis looks like the cap on the top of the stem, It replaces the stock stem and needs a key to remove it..... It runs for 2-3 months on a charge. You activate it with a keyfob like your car. It is motion activated and uses cell phone signal as backup if GPS cannot be located. Like its in a building or covered by foil. Its cool!!!

    Pegasus Technologies - SpyBike GPS Bicycle Track
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    Re: BikeSpike - To prevent theft. I want one!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpy69 View Post
    THis looks like the cap on the top of the stem, It replaces the stock stem and needs a key to remove it..... It runs for 2-3 months on a charge. You activate it with a keyfob like your car. It is motion activated and uses cell phone signal as backup if GPS cannot be located. Like its in a building or covered by foil. Its cool!!!

    Pegasus Technologies - SpyBike GPS Bicycle Track
    I like this one. I think it's way less noticeable, therefore less likely to be spotted by a thief. I'm going to have to look into buying one. I paid way too much money for my build to not have some way to track it in the event of someone taking it.

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    Well..your main ride needs to be with you at all times.
    Get an "Expendable" bikewith a Kryptonite thick chain lock (with square links) if you plan get groceries or something...and chain it up inside the store if you can.
    AND get this device too if you can afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpy69 View Post
    THis looks like the cap on the top of the stem, It replaces the stock stem and needs a key to remove it..... It runs for 2-3 months on a charge. You activate it with a keyfob like your car. It is motion activated and uses cell phone signal as backup if GPS cannot be located. Like its in a building or covered by foil. Its cool!!!

    Pegasus Technologies - SpyBike GPS Bicycle Track
    much better than the spike

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    Now you can own the very same technology used in james bond movies. Imagine being able to track your worst enemy, your cheating wife, or your rebellious teen

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    I just checked the link. So it was a GPS tracker. Based on the title I thought it was a spike that's buried under the saddle that impales the unsuspecting bike thief.

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    BikeSpike - To prevent theft. I want one!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    I just checked the link. So it was a GPS tracker. Based on the title I thought it was a spike that's buried under the saddle that impales the unsuspecting bike thief.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    I just checked the link. So it was a GPS tracker. Based on the title I thought it was a spike that's buried under the saddle that impales the unsuspecting bike thief.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that.


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    I think this was what I had in mind...

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    ^i like that better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    I just checked the link. So it was a GPS tracker. Based on the title I thought it was a spike that's buried under the saddle that impales the unsuspecting bike thief.
    Maybe they'll add that as an upgradable feature.

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    I have trained my pet bees to follow me around, then whenever I leave the bike anywhere, they hang out and do their thing...

    BikeSpike - To prevent theft. I want one!!!-5700210576_f43c8d7f94_b.jpg

    Thousands of little tiny 'bikespikes'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    I think this was what I had in mind...

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    now that's a deterent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillout View Post
    Looks cool but what stops them from removing it?
    Ignorance, it's a very small box and the average bike thief doesn't know what he's got in his hands beyond that it's expensive and easily flea-bayed. If it was somewhere unobtrusive (like next to the front mech) I bet most people wouldn't question what it was even if they noticed it.

    Personally, I want that tracker linked up to a Rods from God style satellite. I would happily forfeit the bike if it meant I could literally turn a bike thief and his house into a smouldering crater with GPS guided retribution from the heavens.

    Imagine the youtube video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    I just checked the link. So it was a GPS tracker. Based on the title I thought it was a spike that's buried under the saddle that impales the unsuspecting bike thief.

    I thought that too. That would probably be more effective
    No moss...

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    it is a good idea but it needs to go inside of the seat tube and bolted into place using the bottle bolts as normally from the outside. They would need to design a tool to hold it into place but should not be too hard. Also the mounting holes could be adapted to turn the frame into an antenna. Good start though....a bike thief would not see that coming. But a box mounted on the outside is way too easy to remove in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalayon View Post
    it is a good idea but it needs to go inside of the seat tube and bolted into place using the bottle bolts as normally from the outside. They would need to design a tool to hold it into place but should not be too hard. Also the mounting holes could be adapted to turn the frame into an antenna. Good start though....a bike thief would not see that coming. But a box mounted on the outside is way too easy to remove in my opinion.
    If you put an aluminum cover over the GPS chip it wont be able to send a signal to the receiver due to interference. The bikespike is a noticeable black box. However, the latest models seem to be integrated/attached to a bottle-cage, making it less noticeable.

    Though I am still more fond of the Spybike. The only downside to Spybike I can see is having to buy a SIM card.
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    It looks like its got two security torx bolts on it. It has a little pin the center of the bolt that way a regular torx bit wont fit. The quality of people that steal bikes most probably wont have that kind of bit, but who knows. Then again they could probably just pry it off. Pretty cool either way.

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