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Old 08-20-05, 09:59 AM   #1
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Folding U-locks???

BikeGuard offers a folding U-lock model which fits my bike. In other words, the lock will mount on my bike without a problem. With regular U-locks there is just no room.

Does anyone have one and has anyone read any reviews as to the quality or reliability of these locks?

Thanks.
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Old 09-20-05, 11:53 PM   #2
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http://www.bikeguardlocks.com

interesting ... anyone have any experience with these?
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http://www.bikeguardlocks.com

interesting ... anyone have any experience with these?
The sales person told me that they are good. However, I bought the Kryptonite U-lock which also comes with a 4-ft cable instead. I found a way to mount it on my 13" frame bike.
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Hmm, on that site, looking at the "lockjaw", they had this quote:

" Upon returning to your Lockjaw secured bike, not only will it still be there, but it might just be covered in the blood, sweat, and tears of the would-be thief that you successfully foiled. "

That sounds nasty. I don't want my bike covered in bodily fluids.
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The sales person told me that they are good. However, I bought the Kryptonite U-lock which also comes with a 4-ft cable instead. I found a way to mount it on my 13" frame bike.
Where did you mount a lock on such a small frame?
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Where did you mount a lock on such a small frame?
Here are some pics. I can mount the lock vertically or horizontally on the handlebar stem....not the handlebar itself.
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Here are some pics. I can mount the lock vertically or horizontally on the handlebar stem....not the handlebar itself.

YIKES!

No offense, but that's just FUGLY!
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YIKES!

No offense, but that's just FUGLY!

But it works!
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Here are some pics. I can mount the lock vertically or horizontally on the handlebar stem....not the handlebar itself.
I think you sent those pictures to me in another ULock mounting thread I was participating in.

Yeah, besides trying to avoid any name-calling as I ride by ... I can't use the handlebar for mounting ... as the headlight, cell phone, and computer are located where you put each of the three mounts.

I'm looking for other places to put the lock ... and before anyone says it, yes, I considered the seatpost ... it doesn't work there because I have a wedge bag under my seat.
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Soldsecure publishes the results of its bike lock tests. Their ratings are used by insurance companies in the UK to establish the cost and eligibility for theft insurance. A "gold" rated lock can stop or delay most Pro crooks for ten minutes or so. A "silver" rated lock can stop an run-of-the-mill crook. The "bronze" rated locks look like a bike lock, and might fool a dumb crook into thinking you own a lock. They often look just like a real lock. REAL bike locks sold in the USA are sold by Kryptonite and OnGuard. Pretend bike locks are sold by Master lock, and other pretend lock companies.

www.soldsecure.com/Leisure.htm
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