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Old 08-07-10, 07:37 AM   #1
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Fancy carbon frame? Aero seatpost? Don't want the lock in your pants? Had an idea.

I needed to head to the bank on base yesterday, and decided to take my fast bike. But, I didn't want to leave it completely unsecured outside, and didn't want to deal with taking it inside, either, so I wanted to take a lock. I didn't think it was necessary to bring my big chain (which I can just wear over my shoulder), but there's no place on this frame to mount a lock bracket.

I had thought of this a while ago, and had wiggled the "U" through the saddle rails to see if it'd fit, but never bothered adding the Twofish block and taking it for a ride until yesterday.

It works really well. I can't feel the lock under my butt, and my legs don't seem to hit it at all. The Lockblock keeps the lock in place while protecting the thin-walled seatpost.

I also have a larger NY Standard lock, but haven't taken it on a ride yet.

I had gotten the 3-piece Lockblock set a while ago:
http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html



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Old 08-07-10, 04:03 PM   #2
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looks good, never thought to do that. I'll have to see if my saddle(s) have the clearance.
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Yeah, I hadn't expected it to work until I tried it.

It won't work if your saddle doesn't have much space under the rails (a Brooks has tons of space) and/or its shell is rigid (I can't wiggle the same Mini lock through a Fizik plastic saddle even though it's not on a bike). You'd also need a spot on the frame for securing the crossbar portion. I might consider putting a thin pad of rubber on top of the seat clamp to protect that area from the lock, too.

I just test-fitted my NY Lock again, and it works. It fits just like the Evo Mini that I photographed except it's bigger and yellow.
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