Looks like time to get some more yellow service cards made up...
Steve, my dream is that future news reports of stolen bicycles will report handlebar lock status: his bike was stolen, and his handlebar was unlocked.
Looks like a quality lock, at least… Maybe the lock was already secured to the rack when the rider pulled up and realized s/he'd forgotten a lock - so they improvised and hoped for the best and a quick return…
I don't think so--on other days I've seen the same bike with the lock around the stem, still with those handlebars solidly locked.
Your title made me laugh. Brought to mind a line from Lost in Translation, so I was wondering if your title is a take on that line.
Good movie, but not on purpose, no. You reminded me to watch it again, though. Also, to check out what that object is that's bolted to the stem.
At least its better than the homeopathic method of locking your bike. I have seen a shiny new lock locked to a stand, and a shiny new bike standing _next to_ said lock, not actually with any part of the lock passing through any part of the bike. I think the owner believes that the quality of "locked-ness" will just mystically transfer across... ;-)
The lock is near! Abandon all hope thieves who enter here! For the range of this lock goes beyond mere physical contact! Woe unto you, who would dare question the lock's reach!
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