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What is a moderate crime area.

jeremyrundlejeremyrundle Posts: 1,091
edited November 2010 in Commuting general
I have a kryptonite series 2 D lock and a magnum plus cable lock which I use most, along with all three of my Saracens which have Pinheads.

My question though is, whilst always looking for "ease of use" which I find cable locks are good at and lighter and rolled up easier to carry, I am wondering what is a low to moderate / moderate to high crime area.

The reviews here say good for moderate to high, but who decides what is what.

I have no concerns as my bikes are either outside Morrisons when I shop or in Tavistock in well seen places, but as I do want to look at a better lock (or do I) where do you end, you wouldn't I assume use a New York forgetaboutit in say a hamlet somewhere or would you.
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    It only takes one thief one attempt to take your bike. Yours might be the only theft of the year, but the bike will still be gone. I'd say the question was pretty irrelevant, use the best lock you can (and the best that you want to carry).
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    most cable locks can be cut in less than 60 seconds. (often less than 30).
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • The difference between moderate and high crime areas is down to statistics.


    +1 to the previous post - use the best you can.
  • Yes but surely there is a difference between someone who goes shopping and leaves a bike in full view and someone who cycles to work and leaves a bike eight hours on a stand somewhere
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... heads.html
  • high volume criminals move about you know, it only takes 1. Go for the best you can and hope that they aren't that desperate to have your bike or it will be gone wherever it is and (pretty much) however its secured.
  • Thanks, will use two locks
    Peds with ipods, natures little speed humps

    Banish unwanted fur - immac a squirrel
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... heads.html
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