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    Looking for a good way to carry a u-lock

    I have two water bottle cages inside my frame triangle, so there is no room there for a u-lock. Does anybody make a bracket to attach a u-lock to the side of a rear rack or some other suitable place on the bike other than inside the frame triangle?
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    I'm the same deal as you. I just bungee it to the rear rack if I'm not using my truck bag or pannier in which case it just goes in either of those.
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    Catatonic, That's what I'd like to do, but can't tell much about it from your picture (probably more the fault of an old monitor and middle aged eyes than the picture). Is that a commercially made bracket? If so, who makes it? Thanks.
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    That's just a commercially availible flat type rack bungie.

    Look at the back of my rack, and see how the support flares outward before bending back to the rackmounts? That is the reason it works. The rack is an Avenir "heavy duty"....paid $35 for it at the bike shop I used to frequent (Raleigh/Diamondback dealer).

    edit: oh, and it is the photo at fault...the camera I used for that is my fallback...a 1mp HP that has serious problems with dark colors. Only reason I'm using it is the autofocus on my canon is shot to hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    edit: oh, and it is the photo at fault...the camera I used for that is my fallback...a 1mp HP that has serious problems with dark colors. Only reason I'm using it is the autofocus on my canon is shot to hell.
    I took the liberty of cleaning your photo up a little with Paint Shop Pro.


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    Awesome, that photo looks about right. Thanks!

    Darnit, everyone can see the rusty bolts from my ghetto rack install

    Yeah, I lost the mounting bolts, so I used some parts that I found in my junk drawer to hook those up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage24
    I have two water bottle cages inside my frame triangle, so there is no room there for a u-lock. Does anybody make a bracket to attach a u-lock to the side of a rear rack or some other suitable place on the bike other than inside the frame triangle?
    Trelock makes just what you are looking for. They work quite well.

    Here's a link with some of the different styles of bracket. http://www.trelock.com/trelock/c_2/p...hp?id=bs401_en

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLee
    I'm the same deal as you. I just bungee it to the rear rack if I'm not using my truck bag or pannier in which case it just goes in either of those.
    What model number ulock is that? I know it's an Onguard, but which one?
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Both Ulocks pictured appear to be OnGuard Bulldog Mini's. I could be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    What model number ulock is that? I know it's an Onguard, but which one?
    OnGuard Bulldog MINI DT 5015


    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Awesome, that photo looks about right. Thanks!
    No problem

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    erm... mine....



    The default bracket it comes with looked alien to me until I realised what it was meant to do It goes back by the back wheel, and fits perfectly between my rack satchel thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceridwen
    Both Ulocks pictured appear to be OnGuard Bulldog Mini's. I could be wrong though.

    Mine is an Onguard ultimate mini, I just stripped all the plastic off of it and electrical taped the bare metal.

    I'll vinyl dip the parts once I get around to it. I just dislike that hard plastic they use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Mine is an Onguard ultimate mini, I just stripped all the plastic off of it and electrical taped the bare metal.

    I'll vinyl dip the parts once I get around to it. I just dislike that hard plastic they use.
    Yea, both of mine are stripped and electrical taped. I can't count the number of times I've only been able to lock up because of the extra space that afforded me. I keep mine in my messenger bag and it would not fit right with all the plastic on it either.

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    Mini in the back pocket or messenger bag
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    There is this you can mount a lock to the seatpost, I don't care for the way te lock hangs.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kryptonite-Unive...mZ230002194721

    There is this one that looks really promising, it looks similar to one I have around here somewhere. I used to put the u part of the lock through the rear triangle so its movement was limited. I never had a problem and never had the lock fall while in motion.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/U-LOCK-BRACKET-F...temZ7244501571

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    get a messenger bag or scope out one of the good bag companies like r.e.load. they make hip pouches and "tool" belts with integrated u lock holders.

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    Try this place under bicycle accessories

    http://www.twofish.biz/

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    I have the megablock and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLee
    I'm the same deal as you. I just bungee it to the rear rack if I'm not using my truck bag or pannier in which case it just goes in either of those.
    Ditto, I have a super-sturdy rubber strap which was $3 at Home Depot. I leave it on my rack all the time and strap the lock to the top of the rack. I'm able to mount panniers simultaneously, which is nice.
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    I like to keep things simple:
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    I just got a new Kryptonite 3" x 9.5" Evolution 2000 (long + narrow) and it fits snugly in the bottom of my trunk bag

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    Things can be more than simple if you don't have a rear rack

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    Simple?

    I don't even own a bike. I just carry the lock around.

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    I have a bike with an old Blackburn Mountain Bike rack (1988ish). I can just slip the U-lock in the space between the outside rim and the middle plate of the rack-top. The U hangs down, and if you angle the lock while you slip it down, it can be slipped to the outside of the down-bars of the rack. The cross-bar of the lock is fatter than the gap between the outside rim and the middle plate, so, that's where the lock hangs. No need for extra hangers, and, it only poppped out if I jumped too many curbs...then, a bungee to keep it in place is all I needed.

    Apologies, my bike is in another city at the moment, so, I can't shoot a photo. But, this system works well for that bike. I can't do it with my other bike, which has an old Blackburn Touring rack.
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