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So reading about Hans Rey having all his bikes stolen the other day made me think about my bike security and read a good article on the Cyclist about them but notice one of them the the Back2You has a identical version on Amazon for £40 versus £125 for Back 2 you.  Has anyone used them?

https://www.cyclist.co.uk/buying-guides/5391/buyers-guide-gps-bike-trackers

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taillight-Tracking-Motorcycle-Wheelchair-TK906/...

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HawkinsPeter [2790 posts] 5 days ago
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I've been looking for a good bike GPS tracker for ages, but haven't seen one that looks to be worth buying. I've seen several versions of a GPS tracker that fits into the end of handlebars, but the reviews aren't confidence inspiring - they all seem to be cheaply made and not reliable. That light-shaped one on Amazon has very mixed reviews, so it sounds like a bit of a long-shot.

Going on Amazon, I've found this device that looks intriguing: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Hangang-Anti-thief-Tracking-Motorcycle-docume...

I'm probably waiting for someone to include GPS tracking with a bike computer (though that would be too easy to remove by a thief) or possibly integrated with a Di2 battery.

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janusz0 [213 posts] 5 days ago
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Actually having a search alert already set up on ${favourite tat market}  for your bike will be cheaper and the battery won't run out.

 

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cougie [21 posts] 4 days ago
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Spend the money on stuff to not get it nicked in the first place rather than on trackers. 

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HawkinsPeter [2790 posts] 4 days ago
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cougie wrote:

Spend the money on stuff to not get it nicked in the first place rather than on trackers. 

Nice idea, however any lock can be cut through easily with a battery powered angle grinder, so there's a limit as to how protected your bike can be.

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hirsute [527 posts] 4 days ago
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I've looked before but never found anythign suitable, none seemed to have a long enough battery life.

The point about angle grinders is correct. Can't remember if it was here I read it but the story went that a group of commuters got back to find their bike locks with superglue in them, so one got a taxi home whilst the others stood guard , then returned with the grinder to remove the locks.

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Team EPO [172 posts] 4 days ago
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Agree on the Bolt cutters etc as a friend had a high performance bike stolen from in front of his office window.  Turned up in a white van and in the time it took to get from his desk to the car park they were well gone!

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HawkinsPeter [2790 posts] 1 day ago
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I've been thinking about this and have decided to try out the following device:

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07DRBKYFH

To be honest, it's more out of curiosity than anything else. I'll give an update here when I've got it setup.