When purchasing a bike lock, don’t cheap out. A pricey bike lock is actually inexpensive when compared to the cost of a new bike should your ride be stolen.
Also, when purchasing a new bicycle be sure to make a note of the make, the model, and most importantly, the serial number of the bike. Knowing this information will improve the chances of your bicycle being recovered by the police, should it be stolen. While the odds are slim that you will get your bike back in this situation, it does happen. A slim chance is still a chance (better than no chance anyway).
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If you are in the market for a new bicycle, check out the Toronto Police auction page on Ebay. The bikes aren’t necessarily in pristine condition, and may have been used to commit a crime, but where else can you purchase a bicycle for $0.99.
There are plenty of other bargains to be found through the site as well. Currently you can bid on such items as a pair of Men's Eagle Scout Leather Boots at $2.25, 78 Small Earrings at $16.50, and Two Chrysler Mini-Van Bench Seats at $0.99.