Friday, June 20, 2008

Ugly-fy your bicycle?



Make magazine suggests we make our bicycles ugly to deter theft.
The article is more amusing than anything else, especially when they make claims like:

"Start with the paint. A can of spray paint is a good start, but choose wisely. Black is out. We're talking ugly here, not cool. Think orange..."

What? Orange is ugly? Alex, please take over here, I just don't have the strength to deal with this kind of stupidity.

How about this to theft-proof your bike: Get a good lock. Secure removable parts. Replace your quick-release bolts. Lock to something strong. Get off-premises personal property coverage. And then enjoy your beautiful bike and leave the rust to Father Time...

And what did that bike look like before? Oh. Well, actually, I kind of prefer the 'ugly version'...

1 comment:

aLex said...

hey, if others think orange is ugly and walk away from my bike, fine by me.

i did have a pedestrian ask me once, "going hunting?" i laughed the whole way home.