21st Street Bike Rack Blog

A blog about the bike rack on West 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City, and about urban bike usage, bike theft, and security

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No good chain

No good chain
Originally uploaded by jimn.
If you go to the hardware store and buy some chain, and the guy cuts it off a big roll with some clippers, then it is not a good chain. They sell those clippers to anyone, you know.

Monday, November 27, 2006

This is what happens when you pay $100 for pedals

You get paranoid or something.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Originally uploaded by jimn.
This is just to point out that on a regular basis, thieves (maybe the same thief) come by and steal bikes and bike parts by clipping these cable locks. I am curious to know whether they will clip a cable to steal just a wheel, or whether it has to be the whole bike.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Not Locked

bad locking job

There's a disconnection, a lapse of mechanical perception, that sometimes happens when people lock up their bikes. I had a neighbor who got several bikes and bike wheels stolen, and he's an extremely smart guy, but he coudn't remember to get the frame and both wheels every time.

bad locking job too

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Listening: BBC on The Fall and Rise of the Bicycle

BBC Radio show on the bicycle as transportation device (Realplayer SMIL link).

Good listening. Part one considers the bicycle in Namibia. I'm listening to part two now, which contrasts London and Copenhagen.

(via Odograph.)