Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 23:22:11 +0100
From: Peter Watson <>
Subject: Re: Valve Stem Caps

In message <>, Shane Almeida <> writes >Someone took two of my valve stem caps recently. The caps weren't fancy, >just the plain metal ones that came with the car. How pathetic do you >have to be to steal value stem caps? And why stop at two when there are >four for the taking!? Not only was the person (or persons, I'm not ruling >out a coordinated effort here) too lazy to go buy a set of caps, but they >couldn't even muster the energy to walk around the other side of the car >to grab the other two. I just don't get it. > >I see that many places online offer locking caps (some even offer the >Giffin logo). Has anyone tried them? Yes the best ones are from the USA - not the ones with the woodruff key but the ones with the rubber sleeve that means the caps turn in either direction without coming off unless removed with the key morons stole mine for their bike your were stolen for some sad dork's bicycle, >I might pick up a set, not to >actually prevent theft, but more out of spite for the losers who might try >to take them. I imagine you can't get much lower than being a valve stem >cap thief who fails at his craft, and I'd like the locked caps to serve as >a reminder to would-be cap thieves of their inadequacies. Personally I would put them in the stocks for a day and throw rotten fruit at them and ten lashes with a cato'nine tails but then I am very Conservative. -- Peter Watson

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