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Old 24th Feb 2017, 11:02   #3241
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I think I waited until my 6th bike until I dropped one, it was my 3rd new bike, although I did write off my 4th bike which was my 2nd new one.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 15:44   #3242
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Several people have already told me that I will inevitably drop one of my bikes. That and the comments posted here are not reassuring.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 15:46   #3243
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I've never dropped my bike.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 21:05   #3244
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I've never dropped my bike.
I wasn't even sat on mine at the time, that's the worst part. Approx 37000 miles with one drop isn't too bad though I think.
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Old 27th Feb 2017, 07:25   #3245
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I wasn't even sat on mine at the time
Yup, managed that one as well.

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Several people have already told me that I will inevitably drop one of my bikes. That and the comments posted here are not reassuring.
Oh it sound worse than it was.

Lets see...

I dropped the first bike in front of an audience, trying to take off in style (beeing the only young bloke on a bike) with the disk-lock still on it.
So I practically tipped over at standstill. No damage but harmed pride.

Tipped over the second bike at standstill

Oh! I think the third one was unharmed!

Tipped over the fourth bike at standstill once, stopping somewhere where there happened to be a hole where I wanted to plant my foot.
It also tipped over by itself on rain-soggy grass at one point.
And I ruined a brake caliper, driving off with the disk-lock on.

Had a crash with the fifth bike, at low speeds, somebody bumped my rear wheel from behind, no real physical harm but some sprains. *knocks-on-wood*
And tipped it over while pushing it around in my garage.
Fifth bike also tipped over by itself while parked on gravel.
Also damaged the front fender PUSHING the bike with the disk-lock on.


All in all: I should have stayed away from disk-locks, cause more harm than good they did.
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All in all: I should have stayed away from disk-locks, cause more harm than good they did.
Or use a reminder cable, perhaps?

This is exactly the reason I didn't get a disc lock, I know I'd try to ride off with it still attached! At least my shackle lock is a little more visible.
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Or use a reminder cable, perhaps?
None of them came with one

Anyway, the last time I did this, a fluo green cap came off the disk lock, which I now put over the ignition

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You could try one of the motion-detecting ones. The decent sensitive ones (e.g. Abus) will start beeping and wailing with the motion of getting onto the bike(if not lifting the bike up off the side stand), so you are unlikely to miss it.
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Gave this a damn good wash on Saturday, shortly followed by a little ride up towards Caerphilly. Some lovely roads around here*...

*Except when you get stuck behind a bus...



Looks so much better for it. Can't wait to get rid of those L plates though...
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