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Old 01-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Parking your bike at the gym

I just want to start out by saying that my bike is worth 3000 dollars and it doesn't make sense to pay almost 1/3 of the purchase price to get lo jack.

With that being said, how do you secure your bike when you park it at the gym?

I notice some people park on the side walk right in front of the window...seems good but there is also a bike rack and I was thinking I could chain it onto the rack.

The problem is, the bike rack is off to the side and out of view...would you all say it's better to keep the bike where it is visible, or lock it up(seems to just keep the honest guy honest because anyone with bolt cutters can easily cut the chain)

The gym would seem like a target location to me for a thief, because they know you're going to be in there at least a half hour. What's your take on parking it there?
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:41 PM   #2
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I never took any special measures. Not even with 24k in the bike
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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I never took any special measures. Not even with 24k in the bike
Hrm...I wouldn't worry about it normally, but I just switched gyms so that I could work out on this side of town after work to avoid traffic. After I signed up and went a few times, I notice the area is pretty ghetto. So, now I'm kind of worried.

I guess me and my co worker could take turns watching it on the sidewalk while the other changes clothes
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:53 PM   #4
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I guess a more relevant question would be whether or not you know of anyone on here who has ever reported their bike being stolen from the gym?
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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I would just park in front cause yeah bolt cutters will get em. If it's in plain view thieves tend to be the biggest and would prefer easy going steeling.tell the gym staff if they see anyone but you touch that bike to call for u, then you will have the rewarding oppertunity to catch em in the act and dish out some asswhooopins.
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I've heard that if you drive your bike just right you can actually drive through the turnstiles at the front of the gym and park for free. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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As long as you ride up in muscle shirt, shorts, and no helmet they know not to with a bad bike. simple
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Full coverage insurance works pretty well.
No security/anti-theft measures will stop a determined, or experienced thief.
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iv never really herd of a bike getting stolen out of a parking lot before. I always park up front somewhere in unmarked spots or up on the sidewalk. might look into a disc break alarm thing. iv never really looked into them too closely to know how good they are, but it might be something that could work for ya.
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I'll park in side if I can . Lol I aways park right next to the door don't take any chance
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As long as you ride up in muscle shirt, shorts, and no helmet they know not to with a bad bike. simple
Okay so no shirt, flip flops and basketball shorts with no underwear. got it.

I'm thinking I could get some of that ICON field armor to put on over my no shirt, so I can look like a total tool/gladiator. Best part is I can wear the same outfit to work out in

Oh and you guys forgot pull into the parking lot at 70+mph red lined in second gear.

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Okay so no shirt, flip flops and basketball shorts with no underwear. got it.

I'm thinking I could get some of that ICON field armor to put on over my no shirt, so I can look like a total tool/gladiator. Best part is I can wear the same outfit to work out in

Oh and you guys forgot pull into the parking lot at 70+mph red lined in second gear.
Man you will be swimming in all the juice.
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I park right in front on the side walk. I had one guy tell me to move it but only once. I had just switched gyms so he didn't know me. Now I don't even have to scan in because I'm there 4-5 times a week. I would just ask the manager up front so he's cool with it.. What area of town are we talking about btw?
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Don't be predictable. Don't show up on the same day of the week at the same time, and park at the same spot.
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At my gym, there are usually a few bikes parked right up on the sidewalk, in front of the big windows, where everyone in the gym can see. When I ride to the gym, I park there as well. One time I didn't, and I found myself walking back up to the front to make sure my bike was still there between every set. Just park up front, where more people can see it. Only bad thing is, every once and a while little kids with their mommy's will walk by. Mom is on the phone not paying attention to her offspring, and the little hellions decide to touch every part of your bike with their little, dirty fingers....ughhh
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I lock it inside my garage and take my car
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I always carried FC with theft so I didnt have to worry about my to the point I couldnt work out with out stopping to look.
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Carry a spare seat in your gym bag/backpack with a huge rubber bolted on it (Where you couldn't break it off if you tried, it would just bend) When you get to where your going, just simply switch seats. No one is going to steal and ride off on a bike with a huge up their ......pretty cheap too
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