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I've always thought these racks with standard hex bolts were silly. But so are most locks. These things are just to keep an honest man honest. If someone really wants yout bike they will get it. Even the "secure" city racks use a simple security hex or tork, both of which you can easily thwart with the proper tool (I have a complete security bit set $30 from a tool supplier), even harbor freight sells them. Just remember to avoid these racks unless they are riveted or the bolts are tack welded in place.

Demario Mitchell

Like stated before, if they really want your bike they will get it. Fortunately for me, my typical stops on my commute have bike racks.

Wayne Myer

The rack in question was not actually a PBOT rack, but rather a private rack held in place with non-security bolts.


Wow! I never knew that folks installed racks with security bolts. Here in Philadelphia the city has used a simple solution for as long as I can remember: Install with a standard nut, then apply your trusty blow torch to the hardware. Then you need an angle grinder to remove it.

Rob C

We have this same problem here in Lansing, MI. Some of the staples are installed with concrete over the brackets but the ones that aren't are typically lying on the ground next to where they should be bolted.

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