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    Why Every Bike Owner Should Have a Bike Lock

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Bike popularity has risen in recent years, due in part to rising gas prices and environmental concerns. With more people commuting to work and school by bike, the demand for bicycles has increased, and so has the occurrence of bicycle theft. Bike theft has risen significantly in the past decade despite improvements in bike locks. Whether your bike is worth $50 or $5,000, it’s worth securing with a bike lock.

    Thieves don’t like a challenge.

    Often a lock that simply looks tough is enough to deter most bicycle thieves. A bike thief wants to get your bike as quickly as possible and will not want to cut through a reinforced chain or trusted U-Lock. Use two bike locks when parking your bike in the city to be sure a thief is especially deterred from your bike.

    A bike lock has to be strong and secure.

    Thieves can and do get past bike locks. Chains and cables can be sawed through or cut, and U-Locks and other keyed locks can be picked or even pulled apart with a crowbar. Be sure when you purchase a bike lock that it’s from a trusted brand. Ask your bicycle salesman for a recommendation.

    Certain bicycle parts disassemble making theft easier.

    Be sure you’re using your bike lock properly. Locking the front wheel to a secured bike rack is not enough. Any bike thief can simply remove the front wheel of your bike and leave it there. Lock your bike through the frame and, if you can, any other removable parts of value such as a seat or wheel.

    For more information on bicycle locks and Dutch bicycles in general, visit A Street Bike Named Desire of Palo Alto, Californa. We offer a wide range of city and commuter bicycles for a growing community of lifestyle bikers. Visit our website or call us at (888) 821-6831 to see some of the great bicycles and bike locks available.

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    Solutions for Saving as Gas Prices Rise

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Gas prices have risen consistently for the past decade, leaving many people hungry for an alternative. More people are commuting by bicycle, riding the bus in the city, and carpooling because of high gas prices and environmental concerns. By taking the right measures, you can reduce your dependency on gas, saving money and the environment.

    Commute by bicycle.

    Not only will you be reducing your fuel costs, you’ll benefit from the exercise. If you spend $500 on a bicycle for a 10 mile round-trip commute, you’ll have saved enough in gas to cover the cost of the bike in as little as 8 months. With so many commuter bicycles available, from folding bikes to Dutch bikes, you’ll be sure to find a commuter that works best for you.

    Start a carpool at work.

    You’ll beat rush-hour by taking advantage of the carpool lane and save on gas at the same time. Aim to include four or five people so that each driver only has to drive once or twice a week. You’ll save as much as 80 percent on gas during your work week.

    Ride the bus whenever possible.

    A monthly bus pass will quickly pay for itself if you use it on a regular basis. For a small monthly fee, you can ride all over the city as many times as you want without ever having to worry about filling up the tank.

    Hop on a commuter bicycle today at A Street Bike Named Desire of Palo Alto, CA. From folding and Dutch bikes to electric bicycles, we’re providing for a growing community of cyclists. Visit our website or call us at (888) 821-6831 to find out more about our inventory and fuel-saving tips.

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    • Hi there, just wanted to say what a wonderful experience I had buying a brompton from your shop. Too bad I don't live here or else I would buy manymore of the wonderful bikes I saw there. Or maybe that's healthier for my bank account. :) But seriously, I just love the whole concept and it is such a charming place. Thank you.



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