A Bike Photo-Op You Don’t See Too Often in Chicago

City Bikes with cable locks

Take a good look at this photo and tell me what you see, or rather, don’t see? First of course, you may notice this interesting bike rack – not sure how I feel about this setup.  This is a downtown bike rack that I ran across in Holland, Michigan over the weekend.  When I first caught a glimpse of these lovely bikes, I thought they were not even locked up, but they are. The red bike even has a ring lock on the rear wheel which acts like an wheel immobilizer – not bad for lower crime areas, good as an additional deterrent in high-crime areas.  Both these bikes have basic cable locks – a sure invitation to theft in Chicago and not something I see very often.  Great looking bikes, eh?

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