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Gone in 60 secs Parts 1 & 2 (LETS FIGHT BIKE CRIME)

If you have 25 minutes to spare, watch this |||||| The London Programme investigates the £27 million pound crime wave that is seeing thousands of bicycles being stolen from the capitals streets. Our reporter catches some professional bike thieves in action and finds out how easy it is to steal a bike in central London |||||| ****http://bicycle-security.webs.com**** My website.

33 Comments

  • + 10
 Anyone who steals a bike needs his arms broken DONT FUCK WITH PEOPLES BIKES!!!!!
  • + 3
 aggressive, but accurate.
  • + 2
 Excellent vid.....I can see no one taking ownership of the streets of London, and Brick Lane the place for a tidy bike !!! Maybe a job for the PCSO's that are on foot patrol, what do they do in the city's of the UK for bikers ???
  • + 1
 Brick lane is bad for stolen bikes. And not too sure what the police are doing in other cities. A lot don't seem to care about bike theft. Essex and London (being hot spots) seem to only be the most bothered forces, who try and tackle bike crime.

Black market is now involved with high end bikes and bike theft. My FB friend from San Francisco told me that something like $150,000 worth of bikes were found by the U.S police, which were about to be imported to Costa Rica, so it seems that peoples bikes are being taken abroad most likely.
  • + 1
 It's bad mind....police should be more in tune with the bikers throughout the UK, it ain't that big a country to control.
  • + 1
 Definitely. The police know they have bad press from bikers, but they don't change it. It forces people to get insurance as they can't depend on the police. It happened to me when I was robbed.
  • + 1
 The take away for me is that no bike is safe regardless of how you lock it up. That's the first thing. Second thing is that many people (and perhaps rightfully so) don't want to be directly involved in stopping the theft.

What's disappointing is that the city seems to have so many cameras installed you'd think people would be afraid of being caught but they're not. Wonder what else is going on right under the camera watcher's noses?
  • + 1
 WOW, a real eye opener, i had a free massive steel cable lock from MBUK a few years ago and with a decent padlock my bike hasnt been stolen but there are signs of trying ! I feel like locking my bike up in a really obvious place and giving somebody a good hiding for trying to steal it!
  • + 1
 Everyone in London is oblivious, only concerned with their own life and A SHIT one that it is, London sucks, the people are shit and you mite as well live in your own little world, not one of the world biggest city's in the world.
  • + 1
 Bike crime is organised, and is a very serious & common crime in the U.K (worldwide too)
A bike is stolen every time you've counted 71 seconds here. This video shows what happens in London, but there are others being targeted i.e Downhill MTBs and expensive road bikes at trails or even burglaries.
Lets fight the thieves by getting better security for bikes, and being more wiser to their tricks.

Check out:
My website on bike security

And
And Why Almax chains are better than others.

Psyclist.
  • + 3
 Just buy the cheapest piece of crap and use that to yet around Smile use ur dh bike on week ends
  • + 1
 I agree. That's what I do too, use a cheap beater and ride my good bike for leisure.
  • + 2
 organized bike theft....bad bad bad

the datatag could help datatag.co.uk/bicycles.php
but so much stuff moves across the borders they cannot check everything :-((
  • + 1
 It's getting worse now. Bikes have turned into money makers for thieves and thieves hardly get sentenced for stealing bikes that they keep doing it Evil
  • + 2
 So sad...a person works so hard to buy bikes that sometimes are as expensive as a good 2nd hand car, just to see them nicked after..
  • + 1
 I guess bikes are easier to transport than a stolen car, and as you said, they're worth the amount of a second hand car, so enough money for thieves to make from too.
  • + 1
 It's good to see an increase of bike security publicity with an article in mbuk this month and many other tips appearing online
  • + 2
 Read this is if you want some good info, took me a while to make. Some info is from a couple of sites too:

bicycle-security.webs.com
  • + 2
 I will do, I guess I am just lucky that I live in a quite village far from civilisation
  • + 2
 Chances of getting your bike stolen are much less, so you are very lucky Salute
  • + 2
 I never actually leave my bike outside. If i ride to school i bring it into the classroom or store it in the D.T. Cupboard.
  • + 2
 Best idea in today's world. Too many scumbags trying to make a bit of money.
  • + 2
 Exactly. Police do nothing too. They've actually done nothing helpful at all round here, but that's a completely different subject. Luckily I've never had a full bike stolen and hope to never have so. (touch wood)
  • + 1
 I had mine take in a street robbery. Also caught three young chavs trying to break my combi lock on another bike. And the nations police will always be given a bad name until they do what the Met police did in this video.
  • + 1
 I had my brake stolen out of my bag whilst at a park a long time ago.
  • + 1
 People will steal anything! Was it a disc brake or v-brake etc?
  • + 1
 It was a U-brake. An expensive one too. Odyssey evo 2. £40 at the time.
  • + 0
 The tests of the locks are flawed - all the real thieves they caught had little cutters on them, but the test was with a $300, 5ft long bolt cutter - reality versus TV fantasy: decent bike locks will work 99% of the time
  • + 1
 that's not necessarily true.
  • + 1
 People should get beat up more for stealing. Rather than"sorry, here's your bike back..."
  • + 2
 Jeeze, you guys in London have it bad.
  • + 1
 It's just as bad in New York if I'm right, but I don't know the punishment for stealing a bike state side. I blame the judicial system here. A bike thief will get treated less seriously as opposed to a car thief, so they recommit crimes.
  • + 1
 Glad i watched this video.

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