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Old 05-30-13, 06:37 AM   #1
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U-Lock Tote anyone?

Does anyone have experience with this product? I've been looking for a way to properly secure my u-lock onto my rack and this seems like a nice clean solution (unlike some of the DIY attempts I've seen).



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Old 05-30-13, 06:42 AM   #2
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I just stick mine in my pannier, but that looks like a nice product.
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Old 05-30-13, 08:50 AM   #3
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looks like a good idea you could perhaps stick a tube or patch kit and tools in there as well.
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looks like a good idea you could perhaps stick a tube or patch kit and tools in there as well.
Yup. They should have put extra pocket in there. Maybe they will in the future. Then I'll buy one.
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Such an obvious and neat thing I'm smacking my head I didn't think of it. IMO $39 is too expensive. I think $20 would be a lot more reasonable, $15 even better.
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Looks fine - though a bungee cord does a fine job of holding my u-lock on the rack.
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That looks pretty sweet.

If you get it, report back with a review.
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Such an obvious and neat thing I'm smacking my head I didn't think of it. IMO $39 is too expensive. I think $20 would be a lot more reasonable, $15 even better.
ANd does it have just velcro straps so that anybody can walk by and steal your lock holder from your locked bike?
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ANd does it have just velcro straps so that anybody can walk by and steal your lock holder from your locked bike?
I hope I never live in a place where I have to worry about that.
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ANd does it have just velcro straps so that anybody can walk by and steal your lock holder from your locked bike?
Yeah man, it's pretty easy to pocket something like that. If I had such a thing I'd pocket it myself and take it with me after locking my bike I mean, like you mentioned, it's pretty easy to undo velcro.
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ANd does it have just velcro straps so that anybody can walk by and steal your lock holder from your locked bike?
Hmm. From the site:
"The Tote is designed to be just complicated enough to remove that you can leave it in place when you lock up in most places, but simple and universal enough that you can move it from bike to bike without too terribly much trouble."
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I hope I never live in a place where I have to worry about that.
There's at least one company that makes toptube pads with a grommet so you can put your lock through it to lock the bike and pad.
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Yup. They should have put extra pocket in there. Maybe they will in the future. Then I'll buy one.
It looks like he makes his products to order. You might be able to do a special request.
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Looks fine - though a bungee cord does a fine job of holding my u-lock on the rack.
I like toe straps myself, they allow less bouncing than a bungee. Plus, all my bikes either have clipless pedals, or platforms, so I don't have any other uses for them.
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I like the looks of that, it's pretty clean, and it never hurts to a little more reflectivity either. That said, for the part of my year that I am just commuting to work (not school as well) I sometimes use a small laptop case that I picked up for a whole two dollars at a thrift store. It has little plastic D-rings at the corners so I secure it to the side of my rack with some straps. A little extra room in there for my long pump as well. Somewhere on this site there's a picture of it. If I hadn't stumbled across that solution I think I'd buy the Pickle bag.

Most of the time when I'm carrying my u-lock I use the minimalist belt holster from Mission bikes though*. I like having the lock on my hip. It's comforting having it handy when the drivers get aggressive. Since everyone else at work and school seems to be cluttering up the racks with their locks, mostly I've given up on portaging one around and leave locks at both places and have a spare at home for when I'm headed elsewhere.


* https://www.missionbicycle.com/store/ulock-holster
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