General Cycling Discussion - Locks
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I recently had my new Gary Fisher that I bought in august stolen from me. I had a pretty sturdy hardened steel lock with a 3/4" diameter steel cable (all in one piece, not a padlock) It was older and I do not remember the brand. (they took my lock after they cut it). I was looking to buy a Kona Blast. I want a superior lock for it. That cannot be opened with a bic pen. Any suggestions?
11-18-04, 08:12 PM
I use two of the kryptonite NY chains(just the chain, not the lock) and then two DIFFERENT masterlocks. It has worked so far, but I don't think very many people are interested in stealing my bike anyway lol.
11-19-04, 10:07 AM
Where and when you lock your bike may be more important than your brand of lock. My "heavy duty" locks include a Kryptonite New York U-lock (with flat key), an OnGuard Brute Mini, and an extra-thick cable lock. Sometimes I use all three - their combined weight is close to that of Lance's bike.
get some hammer chain.
and the E14... or an abloy 350.. you will have to e-mail abloy for a retailer of the 350 if you want to see if the lockitt price is better/worse
11-19-04, 11:54 AM
Really depends on if you have to carry it around. A Kryptonite NY Lock is bound to weigh almost 10 lbs. Some of the on guard locks are even bigger, and good God if I saw one of those on a bike, I'd surely look elsewhere to steal a bike. But 10 lbs is a lot of weight. If you lock it up to a place where you could leave the lock then this is the best way.
I still think that a Kryptonite 4' cable with a decent shrouded padlock + an on guard u-lock that isn't bicable (flat key) is a reasonable choice. It will take the POS thief at least 2 tools to get through them both from what I've read.
Thanks for the advice. The police told me that the place that I locked up my bike is where 90% of the bikes are stolen from at UCLA. I wish I knew that before. I will not leave it there again. I now park my old parkpre one building over (although I doubt that anyone wants to steal that), which is where I will continue to park my new bike. I just have to walk a little ways to my job instead of parking my bike right in front.
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