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Old 04-19-09, 01:13 PM   #1
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Good Bike Lock For Under $25

just purchased a new specialized crosstrail and want to get a good lock. Something relatively light. any recommendations?
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Old 04-19-09, 01:21 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-20-09, 07:42 AM   #4
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A lock that's too light will leave you without a bike, and you can't get any lighter than that.

Buy a lock to lock, not to be lightweight.
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Old 04-20-09, 09:06 AM   #5
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I think the gray kryonite ulock is pretty common "decent, but cheap and lightweight lock":
http://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Kry...0239174&sr=8-2
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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.
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