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    Annoying Bike Locks

    what really annoys you about bike locks.

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    why do they continue to make cable locks when they are useless at protecting your bike?

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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.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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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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    The fact that it weighs around 2Kg.
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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.

    Az

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by juggleaddict View Post
    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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    Heavy. Vulnerable. Awkward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Az B View Post
    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.

    Az
    So true.
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    does anyone use 3 locks to lock up their bike. its just so much bloody hastle.

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