> I think someone ought to design, manufacture, and sell some sort of
> tracking system. One could epoxy a tiny water-proof "chip" way down
> in the seat tube. Then, the owner could have a "link" to the chip
> and look on the internet to see exactly where his/her bike is
> sitting/moving at any given time on a computer enhanced map.
> Ted, that solution is soooo "Palo Alto"... but it would certainly
> work. They Lo-Jack cars as well as eChipping pets...and soon:
> Children! Yes, it's coming, the brave new world of constant
> surveillance, just worry who is doing the surveilling. I have
> occasionally seen bikes with cards inserted into tubes to help ID
> them when they turn up at the police warehouse, but I guess the cops
> don't give priority to opening up bike frames to search for such.
> Funny, but they must have other things to do. I suppose any serious
> thief/fence with a real collectors bike would just pop out the chip
> and throw it into a passing garbage truck.
Why wait? Here's something to get you started:
It's designed for laptops, but maybe it could be used on a bike -- stuff it up the down tube where it isn't obvious or something...
-John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA