Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

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LouisNewman
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Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby LouisNewman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 13:48 pm

Hi there,

I'm a bit worried about my nice Cannondale CAAD10 Ultegra.

There have been not one, but two burglaries directly over the road from my address in the last 6 months. These disgusting crooks have smashed the front windows and run off with £1000's of electrical items and bikes. Unbelievably, I live on a main road and one happened during broad daylight...!

I'm worried about about one day coming home to my bike being stolen, and insurance isn't going to replace it. I want a way to raise the bike off the floor, mount and lock it to something positioned on the wall, without damaging the bike. I'd much rather prefer to hang it horizontally, or angled diagonally horizontally. At a push it can be done vertically, but the wall isn't secure enough. Horizontally It would be mounted onto brick.

I have two bikes, so a way to secure them both would be really ideal.

What's the best solution to do this?

Cheers,

Louis.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby Slowbike » Tue Oct 01, 2013 13:53 pm

You can get floor/ceiling tower bike stands to raise the bike off the floor.
To secure it then you need a good anchor point with a good chain & lock.

TBH, if they're getting in then they'll take what they want and probably damage what they can't - what I'd do is to discourage entry to start with - nothing valuable in sight for a start.
Just a thought - would they bother taking a bike if they couldn't wheel it away ... remove the wheels and store them elsewhere (wheel bag) could deter them.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby johnny25 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 13:55 pm

Take a browse through this site. It may help.

http://securityforbikes.com/index.php

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby diamonddog » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:02 pm

Not nice to say it but the scumbags will get through most things.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby johnny25 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:08 pm

diamonddog wrote:Not nice to say it but the scumbags will get through most things.



Agree, but a deterrent to slow them down is the name of the game. Gives you more of a chance in raising the alarm etc.

The f*****s generally don't want to spend half an hour hacking through thick chains, ground pins or secure mountings and all the noise it makes.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby andrewjoseph » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:09 pm

I have to say, if your insurance won't cover the bike, then you have wrong insurance.
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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby diamonddog » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:11 pm

johnny25 wrote:
diamonddog wrote:Not nice to say it but the scumbags will get through most things.



Agree, but a deterrent to slow them down is the name of the game. Gives you more of a chance in raising the alarm etc.

The f*****s generally don't want to spend half an hour hacking through thick chains, ground pins or secure mountings and all the noise it makes.

Yep you are right there.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby diamonddog » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:12 pm

andrewjoseph wrote:I have to say, if your insurance won't cover the bike, then you have wrong insurance.

^^ Very valid point.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby LouisNewman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:16 pm

Thanks.

It's the not that insurance won't replace it - It has irreplaceable value to me, like a ring or something Andrew - see what I mean?

The Torc Ground Anchor looks like a good solution. I have a basement with concrete floor I can store the bike in and lock it to.

I hope it's third time lucky and they catch the thieves.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby BrandonA » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:35 pm

andrewjoseph wrote:I have to say, if your insurance won't cover the bike, then you have wrong insurance.



100% agree. Get some half decent insurance and stop worrying about it. That or move to a less crime ridden area.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby LouisNewman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 15:39 pm

Great - recommended home insurance providers willing to cover a bike worth over £3K?

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby diamonddog » Tue Oct 01, 2013 16:00 pm

IME many will do it if you do it as a named item, they will have an amount over which it is insured as a named item and your premium alters by a certain amount, it will not be covered when riding it though. I have quite a few items covered this way (watches and the wife's jewellery etc) and the bike is covered on the ordinary cover up to £1500 I think. TBH I would ask your current insurer first.

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby andrewjoseph » Tue Oct 01, 2013 17:53 pm

I moved to M&S home contents and buildings insurance a few years ago when I realised my insurance wouldn't cover the bikes. M&S will cover any item up to £5000.00, so our 4 bikes at about £2000 each are all covered. No special security needs, and, quite important for us, covers away from home so events and cycle touring are covered.
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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby andrewjoseph » Tue Oct 01, 2013 18:01 pm

LouisNewman wrote:Thanks.

It's the not that insurance won't replace it - It has irreplaceable value to me, like a ring or something Andrew - see what I mean?

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I know what you mean, but adequate insurance will help with recompense, and while you can't replace your bike, you can get a replacement up to it's monetary value. Or they can give you much less than you expect and you then have to put extra money to get a held decent bike.
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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby johnny25 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 18:44 pm

I think we're trying to help the OP prevent his bike getting stolen!!

Not just get it insured, stuff security, let it be stolen and claim on the insurance! Interesting line of reasoning nonetheless (unless of course you're trying to rip the insurance company off).

Insurance won't prevent it from being stolen, will it?!

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby fossyant » Tue Oct 01, 2013 19:50 pm

Basement is the best option. I have a ground anchor in the garage and wall anchors. The best bike and a couple of others are secured to the ground anchor (burnt a drill out installing it).

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby nochekmate » Wed Oct 02, 2013 05:22 am

andrewjoseph wrote:I moved to M&S home contents and buildings insurance a few years ago when I realised my insurance wouldn't cover the bikes. M&S will cover any item up to £5000.00, so our 4 bikes at about £2000 each are all covered. No special security needs, and, quite important for us, covers away from home so events and cycle touring are covered.


M&S will soon be changing their terms and conditions on these policies (even for existing policyholders - which is why I did not renew with them).

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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby andrewjoseph » Wed Oct 02, 2013 09:29 am

nochekmate wrote:
andrewjoseph wrote:I moved to M&S home contents and buildings insurance a few years ago when I realised my insurance wouldn't cover the bikes. M&S will cover any item up to £5000.00, so our 4 bikes at about £2000 each are all covered. No special security needs, and, quite important for us, covers away from home so events and cycle touring are covered.


M&S will soon be changing their terms and conditions on these policies (even for existing policyholders - which is why I did not renew with them).


Oh! Thanks for that, I'll check it out.
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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby andrewjoseph » Wed Oct 02, 2013 09:32 am

johnny25 wrote:I think we're trying to help the OP prevent his bike getting stolen!!

Not just get it insured, stuff security, let it be stolen and claim on the insurance! Interesting line of reasoning nonetheless (unless of course you're trying to rip the insurance company off).

Insurance won't prevent it from being stolen, will it?!


Of course, but shoot happens, as has been said, given the opportunity the buggers will take anything. Doesn't mean insurance is a bad idea.
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Re: Raising and Locking a Bike Indoors

Postby Schoie81 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 15:03 pm

Spend your money on keeping them out of the house in the first place! If they take everything of any value - is your bike the only thing you'll be bothered about?

I've never had my house broken in to, but have had my car broken in to. They nicked various stuff including a lot of CDs, some of which i've not been able to replace - I thought stealing my music collection would be worst thing to happen to me when I was 20years old, it wasn't - just the fact they'd been in my car was the worst thing - they climbed all over the seats, broke stuff - it was horrible. Still remember the feeling when I found it. Never felt like my car after that and got rid of it soon after. And as I was 20yrs old and my insurance and excess was sky high anyway - I couldn't even claim for it.

Do everything you can to keep them out in the first place. Admittedly though, if they're breaking windows - there's not a lot you can do - unless you like living in the dark?
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