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Old 06-06-09, 06:48 PM   #1
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U-lock for extra large FX 7.3

I just bought my son an extra large FX7.3, and we need to buy a u-lock for when he moves to DC. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-06-09, 07:01 PM   #2
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Yes, I have a suggestion. Use the search function to find what people have recommended all the other times this question has been asked.

But I'm sure the helpful folks of bikeforums will post lots of recommendations here, so stay tuned...

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Old 06-06-09, 07:50 PM   #3
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I did do the search, but I was unclear about the size of the lock due to the size of the bike. I read that some locks were too small, hence my question.
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Old 06-06-09, 08:16 PM   #4
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Bike size doesn't matter when choosing lock size. The size of what you're locking to does.
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Old 06-07-09, 02:52 PM   #5
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Bike size doesn't matter when choosing lock size. The size of what you're locking to does.
Agreed. Your son is going to need two locks anyway (one to lock front wheel to frame and the other for the rear wheel), so get him a medium and a mini and/or cable and he'll be set for most places he'll lock up
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thanks!
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I use a Kryptonite Evolution Mini (wheel-to-frame) and a chain like the New York Chain (other wheel-and-frame-to-post). No cables unless you want to donate a wheel to a thief.

Get a U-lock big enough to lock whatever you need, but don't get one that's so big that a thief can stick a car jack inside and pry it apart (if you "fill" the U with the bike frame and the object you're locking to and don't leave room for a jack, you should be OK even with a bigger lock). When using the chain, make sure it's high enough that a thief can't hold it against the pavement and use another object to hit it and break it.

Sure, this isn't NYC, but it's DC. Go big or go home.
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