A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Concealed Bike

One of the oldest tricks of urban biking is to wrap a nice bicycle in tape to obscure the highly desirable machine from potential thieves as it stands chained to a parking meter. Here is one such example years later, of a Raleigh Competition, that was painstakingly wrapped with handlebar tape by the owner.

This technique may have worked time and again to prevent a bike from being stolen, but I don't think the reason was because the thieves could not recognize the prize within. I think it was because they did not want to invest their time making the bike resaleable again.

Nice bike. Winning bid: US $256.51

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