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Security Matters | EP 12

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Hey everybody! Welcome back to The Bolton Ebikes Podcast. I’m your host, Kyle Chittock, the owner of Bolton Ebikes and today I’m going to talk to you about security.  

There is a particular YouTube video that I have thought about filming for quite some time. If you’ve listened to all of the podcast episodes, you may have heard me mention or reference this - but basically, one of the more common questions people ask about bicycles and ebikes specifically is “How do you keep them secure?” Ebikes are great! You can go so much further, you can travel with them, you can go to the store with them, you can run errands. But if you go to the store, the local library, or even in your driveway. How do you prevent the bike from being stolen?

During this episode you’ll learn more about: 

  • How Kyle secures his bike and makes sure 100% to guarantee it won’t get stolen. 
  • What you can do if you don’t have your keys to your battery - but still need to get it off. And when that might be necessary. 
  • The importance of using the key that comes with your bike to lock and unlock your battery. 
  • What brand of ebikes uses a blank key on all of their ebikes. 
  • What you can do to add additional peace of mind to secure your ebike beyond a good lock. 
  • How to 100% guarantee that your ebike doesn’t get stolen when running a quick errand.

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  • hello any one from ontario .are they lucky or it all US guys

    Serge Girard on
  • After buying my 2 Sondors Fold ebikes for use when my wife and I travel, I also became concerned about security, not only in the city but also in the campground. After researching the various options, I settled on a combination of a Kryptonite Evolution 5’ chain and a Kryptonite 8’ cable with loop ends. The Evolution chain is a square link case hardened10mm chain, which is virtually impervious to bolt cutters. The locking mechanism is not easy to pick and would present a challenge to the average thief. The chain links can be cut with a grinding wheel, but that can be avoided by using good sense in securing the bike in an open public area. I use the 12mm braided cable to secure the front wheel and the seat. The chain and lock weigh about 10 lbs., so I carry it over my shoulder across my body. The cable coils small enough to either wrap around the seat post or carry in a seat bag.
    The combination of chain and cable can cost between $100-$120 depending on where yo u buy. It is not convenient, but gives me peace of mind when I an out and about.
    I have looked at the Abus Granite series U-locks and folding locks. They are also a good alternative, although I think the U-lock limits placement as compared to a longer chain.
    Thanks for your podcast. I am very familiar with Grass Valley and will drop by the next time I am up. One of my very best friends is Tim Roark, with whom I served in Vietnam. He is a character and has Roark Realty in downtown GV.

    David G on

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