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Old 04-23-07, 02:17 PM   #1
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Mounting bike locks on small frames

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I'm looking for advice on where I can mount a ulock or if a chain lock can be wrapped around the frame while riding? Problem is, I have a 15" men's hardrock that has a slanted top tube and I'm not willing to give up my water bottle. Any advice on size of ulock (or chain) and where I can attatch it to the bike for transport? My tires are 2 1/4" thick too. Thanks!!!!
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Old 04-23-07, 07:33 PM   #2
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If you have a rear rack, you can mount a lock there. I think Zefal sells a rack/lock combination.
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I stow my kryptonite lock on top of the rear rack under a bungie chord. It is very secure and gives much quicker access than any frame bracket.
You should switch your tyres for something a bit slicker for commuting, a kevlar protected 1.5 is the usual choice.
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Thanks guys. I'll look into the rear rack option.
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I once had a lock mounting bracket that went on the seat tube and the U of the lock pointed backwards next to the rear wheel over the chain. Cost about $10. I now keep the lock on the bike rack at work, and have a cheap cable lock attached to the handlebars.
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