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Old 07-26-09, 07:55 PM   #1
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Bike Lock?

I'm looking to purchase a bike lock and am having trouble deciding on a strong, durable lock to deter would-be thieves. I've always used cable locks in the past, but the one time my bike was stolen, it was unlocked. I'm going to be moving to LA soon and commuting there. I want to reduce the likeliness of my bike getting stolen over another nearby.

The "case-hardened" chain on BikeRegistry is interesting me right now more than a U-Lock from Kryptonite. Particularly, I was looking at the Evolution™ Mini LS. I don't really want to spend $70+ on the Fuggedaboutit. Does anyone here have experience with the BikeRegistry chain lock? Any ideas on other options? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-26-09, 07:57 PM   #2
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well what part of LA will you be moving to? It's a big city and some parts are much safer than others.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:59 PM   #3
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Right now the plan is to commute from somewhere in the Hollywood area to Pasadena. I'll be keeping the bike indoors at home, but while I'm on campus, I want some feeling of security that I won't have to walk home.
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Right now the plan is to commute from somewhere in the Hollywood area to Pasadena. I'll be keeping the bike indoors at home, but while I'm on campus, I want some feeling of security that I won't have to walk home.
Well ask your teachers if you can keep the bike in the class, it's worth a try. I tell them I don't feel safe leaving it outside and just about all of my teachers have been understanding.
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That could be a possibility, but I also don't own a lock at all. For the time when I can't be bringing it indoors, like while I'm shopping, I would like some sort of theft deterrent. In the past, I've had plenty of luck with employers letting me keep my bike indoors, but not with teachers.
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I don't know how it is in Pasadena but in Hollywood I'd take two small U locks. Maybe two krypto evolutions so you can use Sheldon Brown's method and U lock the front wheel to the frame.

ah but I'm assuming you have some sort of road bike. I don't know how well the mini locks work with mountain bikes or hybrids.

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Small U locks have a limited usefulness if you don't always have the ability to lock your bike to a certain type of bike rack. If you have to use a rack with thick bars or a parking meter or a signpost, you're out of luck.
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