Just got my first E-Bike and I’m terrified….

LovelyNancy

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Of having it stolen.
I just bought an E Lux Malibu GT step thru.
This is my first electric bike.
I don’t know how I went this long without realizing how awesome e bikes are.
Some friends recently talked to me about how much they loved theirs.
I have a motorcycle, so I guess I’ve kind of looked down on electric bikes.
Boy was I wrong. I did one test drive and I was sold.
I believe this can offer more freedom than a motorcycle. Much more unrestricted in where I can ride.
I’m also surprised that it’s a little more complicated than I expected. There’s definitely a learning curve.
As my title stated in my title, I’m afraid of having it stolen.
I live in Santa Monica, CA. We don’t have laws here anymore.
Everyone is pretty much on their own. :confused:
I’m basically never going to let it out of my sight,…ever.
I’ll probably be asking lots of questions and hope to get to know you all.
 

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Thanks for the reply Human Person.
I like the alarm idea.
But right now, I’m not locking it and walking away.

Here is my new ride.
 

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View attachment 3648Thanks for the reply Human Person.
I like the alarm idea.
But right now, I’m not locking it and walking away.

Here is my new ride.
Hey that is a pretty nice ride :)

How is the Hub drive on the hills in your area?
I would, if it were me get an alarm or a few locks/chains
That is a really neat and clean looking bike you have :)
 

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I've had a few bikes stolen over the years mainly because I thought a lock was good enough. I learned that the quality of a lock buys you a certain amount of time it takes to break it. I found some pretty good alarms on eBay and Amazon that are very affordable.
They have a simple remote and are pretty loud enough to attract attention if someone is messing with your bike.
Between those and a good lock I haven't had anymore problems.

I recently got an ebike that I'm fixing up and I tried one of the disc lock alarms. They seem pretty good too. Very loud and piercing sound. The bike is not going to roll with that thing on the brake rotor. So now I use the 2 alarms and a good quality locking cable together and no issues yet besides someone occasionally setting the alarms off by locking up or retrieving their own bikes form the racks.
 
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That's a nice suspension seatpost you have there, "secured" to the bike with a quick-release mount. Take it with you or change the mount. Agree with removing battery, however use some care as the electrical contacts are often not as rock-solid, or durable, as you might think.

CA, yeah, your stuff is just not safe. Good luck.
 

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That's a nice suspension seatpost you have there, "secured" to the bike with a quick-release mount. Take it with you or change the mount. Agree with removing battery, however use some care as the electrical contacts are often not as rock-solid, or durable, as you might think.

CA, yeah, your stuff is just not safe. Good luck.
We dont like you.
 
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