Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to attach a ULock to my bike?
I currently have a standard size ULock (but would be willing to buy a new one, like a mini, if that would solve my problem). I used to attach the ULock to my seatpost with the lock hanging down behind the seat. However, after a knee injury ended my running days ... doing rehab on the bike ... and realizing that biking is WAY more fun than running ... I've been taking longer and longer rides. But in going farther and farther from home, not carrying the tools & spare tube necessary to repair a flat is not really an option. As such, I got a wedge bag to hang under my seat ... but now the ULock won't fit there (without hanging out to the side and hitting my thigh)! I have two water bottle cages so a normal size ULock won't fit inside my frame very easily. A mini might fit, but I worry about putting a ULuck inside the frame ... cause if it moves while cornering it would hit my leg.
So that's where I'm at. And I'm looking for a work-around.
I thought of getting a cable lock ... which would easily fit around the remaining space on my seatpost ... but the salesperson at the store said that cable locks aren't secure enough for a bike ... and only good for securing wheels and other quick release elements to the frame. Anyone know if the armoured version of cable locks are good enough?
I thought of getting a rack ... like you would use for a trunk ... and attach the ULock to that. This option would certainly work. But now I just added the weight of a rack to my bike, and I don't think I will need a trunk anytime soon.
The guy in the store said I need to wear a backpack and put the lock in there, but I'm sure someone will sympathize with me that on a 90-plus degree day ... a backpack can get uncomfortable pretty quickly.
I can't believe there isn't another option out there I don't know about. I have a 21 inch frame, so I have more space to play with than most. What do people with smaller frames do? (By the way, I already have a headlight and computer attached to my handlebar so putting the ULock there isn't an option)