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.
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.
The wall directly behind it helps restrict access to the shed, and I’ve got it bolted to the wall on both sides.
Inside the shed I keep the bikes covered with a water-proof tarpaulin.
Under there lives the bikes, along with a bike stand, stand pump, rear box carrier & the cargo trailer (pretty impressive how much fits inside!).
The bikes are secured to the floor via a d-locked cabled secured to an Oxford floor hoop.
This is the main bike: a Ridgeback hybrid, and it’s marked and registered with the local bike shop.
When 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.
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.