Are e-bikes popular with thieves?
I just started riding a new e-bike on the road that I bought recently. I've had several suspicious people in pickup trucks follow me around and even start conversations with me while I'm riding. I was riding down a a rural road with no traffic so I kinda felt he trying to see if he could steal my bike.
So should I be worried or am I being paranoid? My bike cost $2500.
- Land Rider JerryLv 61 month ago
It's common for people to be inquisitive about a motorized bicycle be it electric, gas or gas/electric hybrid. I experience it almost anywhere I go on my gas motorized bicycle which shifts 7 engine driven gears automatically.
Thieves will steal about anything which appears to be within their skill level to take. Therefore get a good set of 15 mm+ keyed cable and U locks. A good set of locks will cost around $70 USA. Though not ment to replace locks, complimentary items are alarms, cellphone notifiers and tracking chips. Store your bike in a secure closed in structure and limit the amount of time you must leave your secured bike unattended in public.Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
- OldHippieLv 71 month ago
Any mode of transportation is popular for thieves! It's highly unlikely someone will try to steal it while you're riding. But when you stop, I hope you have a damn good lock. Several years ago I had a 49cc scooter stolen - locked up with a chain running from the front wheel to the rear wheel & a U-Bolt lock through the rear wheel. Evidentially, two or more people just picked it up and loaded it in a pick-up truck or van.
Everyone asked if I'd take the insurance money & buy another. HELL NO! I bought another bicycle. I can roll that into the basement. And I still lock it up to a support beam. Lock-up methods from Kryptonite. https://www.kryptonitelock.com/en/proper-lockup-la...