Locks

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Unclejonny
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Locks

Postby Unclejonny » Fri Dec 28, 2012 22:31 pm

Any recommendations for a good lock? I'm looking to keep my pride and joy safe but don't really want to be carrying an addition 2 or 3 kgs on me back.

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Re: Locks

Postby dusk » Fri Dec 28, 2012 22:35 pm

The one that has bars that pivot, think it might be Abus
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Re: Locks

Postby cooldad » Fri Dec 28, 2012 22:42 pm

Nope, if they want it they'll have it. Buy a POS off Ebay instead.
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Re: Locks

Postby Greer_ » Sat Dec 29, 2012 00:59 am

Well where will you be locking it up? A D-lock and extender cable at the worst. Do you have the option of leaving a chain or beefier lock somewhere close?

When I'm living in uni I have a locked corrugated bike shed which very few people have access to, with my bike locked through the wheel and frame with a D-lock, followed by a motorbike chain (and padlock) I stole from my dad looped through the wheels. I'd never leave my bike anywhere except there or my room. I've no insurance so I can't afford to lose it!

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Re: Locks

Postby Unclejonny » Sat Dec 29, 2012 03:03 am

When not riding it's in my locked garage, I need a lock for when I'm out on a ride and decide to stop off at say a shop for refreshments, the bike will only be out of sight for a few mins, which is enough time for a scumbag to make off with it, thus the need for a good lock, which isn't too heavy to take around for a 3 ot 4 hour ride

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Re: Locks

Postby Mojo_666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 05:52 am

Unclejonny wrote:When not riding it's in my locked garage, I need a lock for when I'm out on a ride and decide to stop off at say a shop for refreshments, the bike will only be out of sight for a few mins, which is enough time for a scumbag to make off with it, thus the need for a good lock, which isn't too heavy to take around for a 3 ot 4 hour ride

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Take what you need with you on your ride it will probably wiegh less than a lock, and also don't leave your bike.

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Re: Locks

Postby Greer_ » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:59 am

Yeah i'd just never leave the bike. If you's have to order inside, get someone to watch over all the bikes and order for them. Not worth carrying a lock on that long a cycle IMO.

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Re: Locks

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:47 am

Unclejonny wrote:When not riding it's in my locked garage, I need a lock for when I'm out on a ride and decide to stop off at say a shop for refreshments, the bike will only be out of sight for a few mins, which is enough time for a scumbag to make off with it, thus the need for a good lock, which isn't too heavy to take around for a 3 ot 4 hour ride

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if your by yourself, make sure you can see it through the window when you lock it, and whats stopping you from popping the front wheel off and taking it in with you ?
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Re: Locks

Postby Unclejonny » Sat Dec 29, 2012 17:14 pm

Thanks for the heads up guys. Just hope I don't have a long walk home with a wheel in me hand lol


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