Carrera Bikes - Are They Honey Traps, @carltonreid ?
One of my Twitter buddies (actually that doesn’t sound too good - can we say correspondant instead?), @carltonreid sent me a couple of photos of Carrera bikes in various states of being badly locked.
First up, there was this one, ’secured’ by the back wheel, using one of those cable locks that your granny’s nail scissors could cut through:
Then a few days later, this one arrived. This time it’s ‘locked’ by the front wheel, using a cable lock that your granny could probably chew through - without bothering to put her false teeth in. Not that she’d bother, because even granny understands about quickrelease fixings:
So then today I came across one, parked up in Byker just outside the local Apple dealer’s den of disappointment (DON’T get me started on this):
So this is just getting too much. Is there some sort of conspiracy? Are Carrera bikes being left lying around as some sort of honey trap to catch bike thieves? I can’t believe that the police would go to such lengths to catch people who aren’t inconveniencing motorists. So maybe it’s that they’re so cheep that there’s no point in locking them really? Then again, starting at £250, they’re not that cheep.
So maybe it’s that their owners either don’t know how to lock them, or are just so disappointed in them that they’re hoping to get them stolen.