Bike Tangent 1: Secure Shed

This post has nothing to do with food, but I need someone to document how my bike is now securely stored in my new bike shed,  for insurance purposes.

The shed is a Trimetals Protect-a-Cycle shed.

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All the bolts / screws can’t be undone from the outside, it’s locked with multiple d-locked hinges, and it’s physically bolted to a concrete base.

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The wall directly behind it helps restrict access to the shed, and I’ve got it bolted to the wall on both sides.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESInside the shed I keep the bikes covered with a water-proof tarpaulin.

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Under there lives the bikes, along with a bike stand, stand pump, rear box carrier & the cargo trailer (pretty impressive how much fits inside!).

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The bikes are secured to the floor via a d-locked cabled secured to an Oxford floor hoop.

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This is the main bike: a Ridgeback hybrid, and it’s marked and registered with the local bike shop.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWhen out and about I secure it with the d-lock, plus the Abus frame locks, which each have a chain/cable attachment. I also carry a separate long cable for awkward conditions.

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The main things adding to the value of the basic bike are the hub dynamo front wheel, which powers the USB battery charger and front & rear LED lights. Oh there’s also the wireless bike computer that does not just speed but cadence and heart rate.

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