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  1. #1
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    Bicycle safety deposit shed for public areas....

    How many of you would see a thief charged for grand larceny if they stole your bike?

    Check out the bike storage boxes at the links I provided below.

    The bike would be out of a thieves line of sight, choosing the easy target--someone else's bike, protected from the weather, and you can put your mind at ease while you're in school; at work; or in your favorite store?

    I thought of the idea, searched the internet, and someone already sells what I thought to be a new idea--apparently only to me!

    http://www.bikeparking.com/btwlockerm/index.html

    http://www.ameribike.com/catalog/bike/locker-intro.html

    http://www.ameribike.com/catalog/bik...eries/351.html

    http://www.bikelid.com/about.php

    http://www.cycle-safe.com/CycleLockers.tab.aspx

    Lock systems:
    http://www.ameribike.com/catalog/bik...s/e-locks.html
    Last edited by SpartyBiker; 04-08-2010 at 12:39 AM.

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    For me I wouldn't need it or use it in my area as bike theft is not a bad problem in Hilo Hawaii. But I could see it's merit in a city with high crime/theft rates! Good idea! I guess I'd go with the hourly rate.
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    Here in newington ct at the dot office buildin they have those
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    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    That's awesome!

    Are they paid-per-use, or are they free to anyone who wants to use them?

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    At the dot I think they request it and they just get a key. Afterall, they are one less car in the lot
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    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    bikestorage/parking

    Check this out,I'm on a waiting list.

    http://trimet.org/howtoride/bikes/bikelockers.htm

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    I commute on a $95 road bike, to school and sometimes to work. I also run errands with it. So sooner or later, I'm sure I'd still have to leave it locked outside.

    If I only rode from home to work and then work to home and I couldn't keep my bike in a secure place at work, I might want to ride my nice road bike and leave it locked in a storage locker. It would have to be cheaper, though - if I'm not saving money, I may as well drive my car or just stick with the above-mentioned $95 bike.

    One of the great conveniences of getting around town on a bike, for me, is not having to mess around with parking. I just lock it to the nearest rack or street sign. It's worth it to me to ride a cheap bike to have this convenience, and having a bike devoted to commuting lets me have a bike set up with toeclips, a little softer saddle and a rack, things you won't see on any of my others.

    I think there's actually a storefront here in Seattle where people who commute longer distances, especially by riding their bikes to the ferry, can leave their nice bikes locked up and not worry about it.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Part of the reason for cycling is not having to pay for parking. If you're going to pay for parking, then why not just drive?
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    I think the idea of these boxes is more for train commuters or people in crappy areas where their stuff gets stolen.
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    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricot83
    I think the idea of these boxes is more for train commuters or people in crappy areas where their stuff gets stolen.
    That was one of the ideas suggested by Caltrain here on the Peninsula since a lot of cyclists get bumped (in lieu of actually riding more bike cars), but the problem is that most people take their bikes on the train with them to ride them from their destination to work and to do errands on their lunch hour and/or after work and even ride back to a different station to catch the train home.
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 May 16, 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricot83
    I think the idea of these boxes is more for train commuters or people in crappy areas where their stuff gets stolen.
    Yup,I got a nice long train(Max Lite Rail) ride.There is no handy covered bike parking at work and no real place to change cloths.But there is a shuttle from the train to work.

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