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    i was just thinking, is there a tracking device i can get that i can maybe hide inside a tube on my bike somewhere
    like, inside the handlebars
    so i could find it if stolen
    • CommentAuthorroburrito
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    I found this: http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp and this http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1054587410/the-bikespike googling.

    Challenges that a device faces:
    * Signal: If its hidden internal, it needs an external antenna because the tubing will block the signal.
    * Battery: Can't be on all the time, GPS eats batteries. If you've ever seen an FBI/CIA tracking device they're enormous because they're 95% battery. Need to be activated when you leave your bike
    * Cost: With the necessary electronics its hard to drive the cost down and you are adding $150 to the lost value of your stolen bike. That's more than a lot of people pay for their walmart BSOA few spokes shy of a wheel.
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    This i've thought of many times.... and this exists, but i'm not entirely sure of its dimensions. You could possibly hide it under the saddle: garmin GTU-10 trackerEPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    ^"Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 1.34" x 3.07" x 0.79" (3.4 x 7.8 x 2.0 cm)"Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    Opening this thread was a risky click at work.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    I was excited, an ambiguous topic on a thread started by Baron Fagrot.

    yay!
    EPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    Admit it, you were worried when you saw the words "unit dimensions," weren't you?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthortinhat
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    I know nothing about technology so I don't know if this is stupid or not, but they should build a tracker into wheel-sensors for computers. That way it would be external and not look like an obvious tracking device.
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    No idea is stupid... i've had some "dumb as fuck" ideas that have lead to some decent innovations (even if they were small).

    and hiding a security device as a basic cycling device seems pretty smart to me.EPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    ben:Opening this thread was a risky click at work.

    totes thought the same thing!Must be awful, being so fluffy.
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    VectoredZev for Mod:...and hiding a security device as a basic cycling device seems pretty smart to me.


    Yes, but hiding a security device as an accessory that's easily removed or even a separate target of theft (like the one disguised as a tail light) seems ineffectual to stupid.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorZevsInSF
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2013
     
    make adjustments. Lock it on w/ a special bolt. Someone who was not a cyclist, I imagine is likely from a beginner thief, wouldnt be aware of it til it was too late.EPIC! Stratton: ^fwiw he did in fact have a map out.... ...while riding.... ...with no hands.... ..on fire*...
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    VectoredZev for Mod:hiding a security device as a basic cycling device seems pretty smart to me.


    like, for example, some kind of electro-stimulation device under the saddle that, when improperly ridden (such as by a thief) it castrates the thief. Or gives them an embarrassing public orgasm.