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    Toronto Bike Theft Capital of North America

    Saw this article today http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040925/BIKE25/TPNational/Toronto , and thought it may be of interest to the people here. Hope nobody has felt its direct effect!

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    glad i live in hamilton....

    where i have only had 4 bikes stolen

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    I had my bike stolen off my front porch recently.....
    Toronto has always been a hotspot for bike thieves. The province should do some bike registry system or something. Cause just doing it in TO isnt going to matter much.

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    just move out to middle of nowhere in the country then u can ride all you want and worry about your bike being stolen

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    cut lock

    Had my bike stolen from Yonge and Bloor at 4:30 on a wednesday, the lock cut in broad daylight! It's quite obvious these thieves have no fear of being caught. Good job Police Services of Toronto! Did anyone happen to notice somebody riding a Norco Fluid with no seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    where i have only had 4 bikes stolen
    Where in the hammer??

    I'm in Dundas and keep the bikes indoor for safe keeping....So far so good...

    Rich
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    never lock up an expensive bike outside...

    If you need a bike for going to the store and travelling around TO, make sure it's worth less than a hundred.

    I don't dare lock up my one and only good bike outside. I do use it to commute but it's locked up indoors in a safe place at work.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishBrawler
    Had my bike stolen from Yonge and Bloor at 4:30 on a wednesday, the lock cut in broad daylight! It's quite obvious these thieves have no fear of being caught. Good job Police Services of Toronto! Did anyone happen to notice somebody riding a Norco Fluid with no seat?
    What brand/model lock? How was it cut? Bolt-cutter, saw, grinder etc?

    michael
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    It was a kryptonite, not with a round key, I assume it was a bolt cutter. My assumption, a wrong one, was that with 200 people a minute walking by the bike that it would be safe. 99.9% of the time my bike is not locked up. I've even been known to bring it in the Tim Horton's it was stolen outside of.

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    Perhaps the new Bell BikeAnchor lock is a solution? (see picture below)
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