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Old 03-28-06, 10:23 PM   #1
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Best way to secure your bike?

Whats the best way to secure my bike to something while I go into the store. I need something with a little reach, I have a U bar that locks across the wheels and frame and I have a thick cable with a padlock that I use. Is there a better way that I'm not aware of?

I don't know why but I'm paranoid with my newest bike, seems like its eye candy to a lot of people when they walk by it. I'm not liking the attention its getting.

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Old 03-29-06, 12:55 AM   #2
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Get a krypto chain/padlock. Cables lose.
Mini u it as well.
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Old 03-29-06, 04:55 PM   #3
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Cable locks are next to worthless. ALL of them. Okay for securing an inexpensive front wheel only.

If you want your bike to not be stolen, you need a top quality u-lock from Kryptonite or OnGuard (not the $20 models...the good ones start at around $35 or $45 and go up, up, up). That u-lock needs to go around your rear wheel just behind the seat tube and be attached to a beefy steel pole that is set in concrete. Use the cable lock to secure your front wheel.

From time to time, I'll see a $2,000 bike parked outside Krogers. There is no lock made that will guarantee total protection. I'm comfortable locking a $400 bike on the street. No thief is going to spend ten minutes with power tools fighting to get his hands on a $400 bike. However, folks with a $2,000 bike need to buy a "beater" bike for trips to the lock is totally theft-proof.
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Old 03-29-06, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 03-30-06, 12:36 AM   #5
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Uzi sub machine gun.
Hand or backside on the saddle works just aswell, in fact better. Blood from the Uzi gets everywhere and is a bugger to clean off.
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Old 03-30-06, 01:43 AM   #6
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tie an angry pit bull or mastiff up to it
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Old 03-30-06, 06:15 AM   #7
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I use a 4' Kryptonite chain with a mini-U through the frame and rear wheel, and then a big Krypto U through the frame and front wheel. Both setups locked to something big and heavy and immovable like a bike rack, natural gas lines, iron fence, etc. It's worked fine so far.
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Old 03-30-06, 06:39 AM   #8
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I certainly wouldn't use any regular sort of lock, as I can break them open rather easily simply by spraying deodourant in them to freeze the lock and then I simply break it open. If anyone else is as smart as me then your bike is at risk! Personally I use a heavy duty chain which is extremely hard to break, even with a pair of bolt cutters. Also locks are good fun for locking people in their houses, I did this to somebody who lives near me the other week and they had to call the fire brigade to let them out
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Old 03-30-06, 02:47 PM   #9
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If anyone else is as smart as me then your bike is at risk!
I think I speak for many in saying that we're glad more people aren't as smart as you.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:39 AM   #10
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Weld it to something is about the safest.
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