LOJACK for bikes?

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2019/03/11 08:23:20 (permalink)

LOJACK for bikes?

Is there some sort of LOJACK type tracking device for bicycles?
It doesn't have to work in conjunction with law enforcement.
Buy if my bike gets stolen, I want a way to track or locate it on my cell phone or computer.

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    thecanoe
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    Re: LOJACK for bikes? 2019/03/11 19:09:26 (permalink)
    Good question Bernie. I’ll be following this.

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    Re: LOJACK for bikes? 2019/03/12 06:09:31 (permalink)
    An internet search reveals some interesting alternatives although not cheap.  The Sherlock and Spybike versions look like they may be good alternatives.
     
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=bicycle+tracking+devices&qs=HS&pq=bicycle+tracking+&sc=8-17&cvid=9835692CA08A41F5B3BC4527FA5FADEF&FORM=QBRE&sp=1
     
     

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    Re: LOJACK for bikes? 2019/03/12 07:55:26 (permalink)
    These days bikes are not stolen just to ride.  Rather, the components are often removed onsite.  This is more likely with a two or 3 wheeled recumbent than an actual total bike theft.  Given that the modifications to my bikes make it difficult for others to even conceive of riding (I won a $3 bet with a fellow that he couldn't ride it a block) it is even a) less likely they'd take the whole bike, b) more likely they'd strip it of derailleur, wheels, shift levers, pedals, etc.  
     
    A plug, here, for the external catheter (https://psychling1.blogspot.com/2010/12/use-of-external-catheter-for-racing-or.html). Often cyclists leave a bike outside a public restroom while they do their business.  
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