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Bromptons Targeted

PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
edited December 2014 in Commuting chat
A work colleague has just told me that her block of flat's garage has been broken into an 4 Bromptons stolen but other bikes were left alone.

Didn't realise the Brompton was so sought after by thieves.

Gutted for her though :(

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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Sadly they are very nickable. Easy to transport and hold their resale value very well. Leave one locked up London and there is a good chance it will be gone when you return.
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  • t4tomo wrote:
    Sadly they are very nickable. Easy to transport and hold their resale value very well. Leave one locked up London and there is a good chance it will be in Amsterdam when you return.

    EFA :wink:

    They hold their value very well and are very easy to sell.
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  • pete54pete54 Posts: 488
    I don't understand why anyone would leave one locked up. Surely the point is that you keep it in your flat and take it with you when you go into a shop/pub/cafė etc? Mine fits under the computer desk at home.
  • pete54 wrote:
    I don't understand why anyone would leave one locked up. Surely the point is that you keep it in your flat and take it with you when you go into a shop/pub/cafė etc? Mine fits under the computer desk at home.

    I once tried taking mine (folded) into a shop in Amsterdam and was told to take it outside. Unfortunately, it was the cable provider's shop which I had to visit else I would have told them where I'd like to park my Brompton! :twisted: :wink:
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    I had to go into Barclays bank in my local town - forgot to take a lock with me, so walked in with my full sized bike and leant it against a wall ... did the banking then collected my bike and went out ... nobody said a word about it (to me!) :)
  • If you are sensible, polite and clearly with the intention of buying something, it's surprising how many shops will let you park your bike just inside the entrance. Not just Bromptons but normal ones. So many, in fact, that I almost never bother to carry a lock with me.
  • Slowbike wrote:
    I had to go into Barclays bank in my local town - forgot to take a lock with me, so walked in with my full sized bike and leant it against a wall ... did the banking then collected my bike and went out ... nobody said a word about it (to me!) :)
    Do this with my normal mountain and road bike (but its a lloyds)
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