I know it's highly unoriginal but I'm going to point to this failed locking effort that I saw last week:
- Locked to frame? Check.
- Locked to wheel? Check.
- Locked both to bike rail? Ummmm…
I was tempted to flip the bike around to the other side of the rail, just to screw with the owner's mind but given their lack of attention to detail, I doubted they would notice.
But maybe I was wrong. The bike was still there hours later and the next day it was back at the rail with a new locking arrangement:
It's really easy to point and laugh, but I guess everyone makes mistakes. Were they just lucky—or lucky enough to be riding an unattractive bike? It's not really my taste in wheels and maybe the bike theives didn't fancy it either.