Theft-Resistant Bike Light

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brian j
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From Gotham Bicycle Defense.

Oh, it’s a Kickstarter project.


orionz06
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Easily removed with a tool from the hardware store… They tried though.


abracadabra
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Best defense against stolen bike lights: take them inside with you. It’s an OK design but does not seem to be very bright at all… they are just using basic LEDs, not any of the higher wattage CREE etc. stuff. Plus, batteries are not rechargeable, which is a big minus IMO. At least $50 is not completely unreasonable.


pearmask
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I have one that I superglued to the mount so that it would be a huge PITA to remove it. I also lost a screw that held part of it together and – because who wants to spend like 25ยข to replace a screw? – I just covered it in duct tape to hold it together. Shockingly, no one has stolen that one, despite how aesthetically pleasing it is. Maybe I need to start marketing that anti-theft system.


Drewbacca
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“Easily removed with a tool from the hardware store… They tried though.”

I think the same can be said for just about anything… but how many thieves walk around with the necessary tools in hand?

Still, I’d rather just take my lights with me.

Although… the revolver look is pretty cool!


mr marvelous
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If you are walking around with the necessary tool you can swipe anything, Nothing is theft proof but the idea of making something more difficult to steal is a good idea. We use U-locks the same way not 100% but still difficult enough to prevent most thefts.


orionz06
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A battery powered saw or dremel can cut through a lot in short order. Not a fault of the designers, just poor wording. We don’t have thieves like that around here though, that I am aware of. I take my lights with me, except my PB Blaze 2w because it is a piece of shit that I hope gets stolen.


Kayla
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I have never taken my rear light off, but every time I lock my bike I bring my Niterider with me.


edmonds59
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I think the fact that it looks cool works completely counter to the effort toward theft resistance. Ideally it would just look like led’s on a circuit board.


dmtroyer
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I see a lot of people with niteriders that either leave the battery or the bulb housing on the bike.

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