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Old 10-20-08, 03:59 PM   #1
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Annoying Bike Locks

what really annoys you about bike locks.
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Old 10-20-08, 04:03 PM   #2
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why do they continue to make cable locks when they are useless at protecting your bike?
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Old 10-20-08, 04:14 PM   #3
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Because they aren't useless. Given two similar bikes, a thief without tools will take the unlocked bike over the one with any kind of locking mechanism.
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Old 10-20-08, 04:37 PM   #4
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Properly locking with a two factor approach takes too long. U lock through the back rim, frame, and rack plus a cable through the front wheel takes time. Ugh. I'd pay well for a brainlessly simple and fast system, especially in inclement weather.
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Old 10-20-08, 04:54 PM   #5
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The fact that it weighs around 2Kg.
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Old 10-20-08, 05:43 PM   #6
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That we even have to use them. Socially, we are a ******** people.

Visit Switzerland some time. Or Japan. People leave thier bikes unlocked all over the place. Theft is extremely rare.

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u-locks weigh toooo freakin much!!! i'd be willing to pay for a titanium one, or just make it out of aluminum SOMETHING!!!!!

and U-locks that are too small to fit around the front wheel as well as the frame and a pole

i'm thinking a chain may be the best option, but those too weigh way too much
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u-locks weigh toooo freakin much!!! i'd be willing to pay for a titanium one, or just make it out of aluminum SOMETHING!!!!!

and U-locks that are too small to fit around the front wheel as well as the frame and a pole

i'm thinking a chain may be the best option, but those too weigh way too much
I'm starting to think that it would be just as easy to have a trailer to tow a guard dog around with me.
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Old 10-20-08, 07:54 PM   #9
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Heavy. Vulnerable. Awkward.
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That we even have to use them. Socially, we are a ******** people.

Visit Switzerland some time. Or Japan. People leave thier bikes unlocked all over the place. Theft is extremely rare.

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So true.
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Old 10-21-08, 03:33 AM   #11
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does anyone use 3 locks to lock up their bike. its just so much bloody hastle.
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