I think there are at least two problems with that gadget:Debs wrote:Has anyone here got one fitted?
Do they actually work?
1. "This hooks up to an app (available for iPhone and Android) which you activate when you lock your bike. If there’s any movement, you’ll be alerted and Sherlock says the GPS tracking is accurate to within 5 metes." So it wouldn't be any use on a train!
2. Now that the picture in the article shows so clearly how the device is mounted, a professional thief would have no difficulty in locating and jettisoning it. An opportunist thief, like in my case, might be fooled though - for a while.
One tip I recall being told years ago: with a conventional bike, if you can't lock it to any part of the train, for whatever reason, pass a lock around the frame and front wheel. Reason: it's much more difficult to manoeuvre a bike with front wheel immobilised, without attracting attention, than with rear wheel. In the latter case, the thief needs only to grasp the saddle and lift the rear wheel an inch off the ground, and could then give the impression that he's innocently wheeling the bike.
But either method would have deterred the opportunist. As I've said before .... lesson learned.