Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: 1989 Serotta Nova Special X; 2006 Lemond Poprad Disc
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Fewer LBSs carrying Kryptonite locks?
I have a big Kryptonite motorbike u-lock for the ultimate in bicycle security. I leave the lock locked to the bike rack at work, which is where I leave my Lemond locked during weekdays after my Washington, D.C. commute. Since I don't carry the lock with me, the weight of the lock is not problem while riding. It is a good arrangement for me because I get the security of a motorbike u-lock without the effort of carrying it.
However, there are days when I do need to carry a lock with me. Since I would rather leave my motorobike lock at work on the bike rack, I was thinking about picking up a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit mini-U-lock for carry duty. I would like to see one in-person before plunking down the greenbacks, though. I have visited 6 of my area's LBSs, and 5 of them do not stock Kryptonite. The one LBS that does stock Kryptonite has a very limited selection, and does not have the mini-U-lock I am interested in.
Any buzz on why Kryptonite locks seem to be scarce in LBSs?