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Designers and criminals have a lot in common. Both make a living out of adaptive ingenuity, often in response to social change and evolution, and their handiwork is everywhere. As increasing numbers of the public and policy makers wake up to the benefits of cycling in London, opportunities arise for designers and criminals to profit from the bicycle boom.