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Old 09-06-08, 01:27 PM   #1
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What kind of locks do you guys use?

I'm looking primarily guys and gals that are riding in the city. Do you just use a big ass chain and a padlock or one of those ulocks? also, where do you keep it while you are riding?
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Old 09-06-08, 02:24 PM   #2
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I take my bike everywhere, inside stores and stuff. I don't trust locks or people.
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If i just go into a store i usually just bring it into the lobby of what ever store. If not, then i usually just get in and out as fast as possible and check on it alot. I heard that kryptonite u locks were great. And leave your bike by a window so you can see it on the inside.
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Old 09-06-08, 02:57 PM   #4
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ride a ****ty bike if you have to lock it, not your expensive bmx.
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I live in downtown Philadelphia and always lock up with a Kryptonite U-lock. When I commute to work on my road or bmx bike it's always locked up at the front of the building I work in. At home I lock up the beater bikes outside and bring the nice ones in for the night. I agree with FuzzyRider on this one, I leave bikes outside that I can't afford to have stolen. We have beater bikes to commute with and get beer with which can be 'safely' locked up, and nice bikes to really ride or session with that never leave our sides when out and about. But to your point, Kryptonite U-Locks.
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Old 09-07-08, 02:28 AM   #6
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i used to have a really nice gt bike that got stolen because i had those crappy bendy locks you find at target/kmart. Someone cut right through it and took my bike...
Now i use those U locks because they seem much stronger, i wouldnt trust my bike with anything but that or a thick ass chain.

The only thing that i worry about is that someone might steal your parts. For example, someone might take your wheels, seat, etc...
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Old 09-07-08, 02:31 AM   #7
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For a decent lock get one that is both Sold Secure Gold and ART Four Star rated. Sold Secure and ART are independent testers for the insurance industry.

http://www.soldsecure.com/Leisure.htm

http://www.stichtingart.nl/sloten_resultaat.asp (On Dutch. Click on 'Foto's tonen' for pictures on the locks.)
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Ulocks are uncuttable but the ones with the circular keyhole can be picked with a pen tube.
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If you're riding and planning on doing tricks and jumps you should also plan on not having to stop and lock up your bike and what not. If so bring a backpack, as you always should with your lock AND your tools and spare parts or whatever in. I use a cable and a regular padlock to lock onto the cable and it's solid. I live in Los Angeles area so, it is worth it to lock it up...
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I live in Los Angeles area so, it is worth it to lock it up...
im in LA too, but i think its worth it to lock your bike no matter where you are. It's not fun having to walk home after getting your bike stolen. trust me, i know from experience
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Ulocks are uncuttable.
Even with a sawzall?
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Old 09-07-08, 10:51 PM   #12
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Even with a sawzall?
Locks are made so people cant just ride off.

They only slow down the process of being stolen.

But, I use a SCHOLAGE to a MASTERLOCK. Its 15' long for all off my friends at school.

If you are locking up more than one bike, try to put the better bike on the inside and go threw as many parts of the bike as you can.
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Even with a sawzall?
Because everyone just carries them around. Really, don't be stupid. Of course they can be cut, but what are the chances of that and how many people would notice you.
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I know i wasnt really that serious. Do most of you guys ride your bikes to school?
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I wish I could ride my bike to school.
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Mom wont let you?
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On guard makes some nice locks. This is the one I use for in and out.http://www.onguardlock.com/lockviewe...oil&model=5028 U locks are of course more secure, but harder to transport. My Doberman is pretty beefy for a cable and has an unpickable key(s).
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Mom wont let you?
I live by a busy narrow highway. And it would take me like 25-30 minutes to get to school. It would probably still be quicker than the bus.
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my lock is called a Glock and a CCW... HAHAHAHAHA!!! FTW!!! oh yeah... with hollowpoints and a Hi-cap magazine ^^
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bulldog mini u lock fits in the back pocket while riding around.

i just lock my bikes to the bike rack. no problem so far. if you care a whole lot, get a cable to go through the frame and wheels.
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my lock is called a Glock and a CCW... HAHAHAHAHA!!! FTW!!! oh yeah... with hollowpoints and a Hi-cap magazine ^^
Not for a bike though!?! Maybe the car. Definitely for the crib!!
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Kryptonite STD 3000 New York Lock. I have one of the OnGuard Bulldogs as well, but I like the Krytponite U-lock better; it's a little easier to handle on a day to day basis and pack along more easily. I also carry a 3/8" armored cable with a key lock for those quick lock-up jobs where I'm not really out of sight of the bike, just to keep it from rolling off. U-lock + cable gives you a few more options as to where you can lock up, and what you can lock up to. Makes it tougher on Mr. Bike Thief too, since he needs different tools to deal with the cable and the U-lock.
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Not for a bike though!?! Maybe the car. Definitely for the crib!!
it probably is a little eccentric! HAHAHAHAHA!!!
but it's hard to find my bike these days so i think it's kinda worth the effort!

but I used to use a Kryptonite until I found out you can EASILY crack one with a Bic pen (especially here in Vegas where EVERYTHING heats up really quick during the summer)

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What you love the most, you'd fight dearly to protect ^^
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this is the lock and chain i use...



and the newer kryptonite locks have a different key than the the older "open-with-a-bic" ones
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I ride my really ****ty BMX, so nobody ever wants to steal it. I keep my good BMX at home. the lock I use is one of those wire ones with a padlock. it's all I need around toronto... odd, since Igor's out on bail. you'd think I'd need something bigger.
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