Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
The first lock that you put on your bike, no matter how cheesy, is about 90% maybe even 95% effective because it forces the thief to use some kind of tool. To get from there to 100% you engage in a high tech game of progressive one-upmanship with the thief that you will ultimately lose.
Try to park next to a nicer bike that's protected with a crummier lock.
If this is for a college campus bike my advice is to get yourself a pos bike so you won't feel too badly when it gets stolen.
Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT
Originally Posted by d25
just purchased a new specialized crosstrail and want to get a good lock. Something relatively light. any recommendations?
good lock relatively light
Depends on your comfort level...where it's gonna be used. A U-lock is best for commuting/errand running.
I don't use one on club breakfast rides...don't want the extra hassle, weight, etc.
Go with the beefiest lock that you feel is light enough...whatever light means to you.
No lock is safe if the thief is determind to take your bike, i looked at these guys on Youtube showing how easy to cut off the steel bar/cable,their adviceS on locks are: PAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN,CHEAP LOCKS ARE NO GOOD.