Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: i-lock?

BikesDirect.com
  1. #1
    vol
    vol is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,813
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    i-lock?

    Has anyone tried this i-lock? It's not clear if it can be used on all or most seatposts and wheels. Wonder if it's sold in the U.S.?

  2. #2
    Insane Bicycle Mechanic Jeff Wills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    other Vancouver
    Posts
    7,291
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looked at the video- it looks like a waste of money. There's nothing preventing a thief from picking up the bike and walking away with it. He could then cut off the seatpost at his leisure.
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    Trek SU100, Surly Cross Check
    Posts
    392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Meh, even if you're in a rush, a good u-lock can do this faster and better.

  4. #4
    xtrajack xtrajack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    Kona fire mountain/xtracycle,Univega landrover fs,Nishiki custom sport Ross professional super gran tour Schwinn Mesa (future Xtracycle donor bike)
    Posts
    2,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it might make a good secondary, or tertiary back up lock. I wouldn't want it for a primary lock.
    2008 Kona Fire Mountain/Xtracycle
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    I void warranties.
    Cycling well IS Cycling Advocacy
    Originally Posted by Steely Dan: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.

  5. #5
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    12,421
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Goofy idea
    Attached Images Attached Images
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

  6. #6
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
    Posts
    6,832
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok idea for securing your seat/post and rear wheel,but I would still use a U lock up front.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    by the football hall of fame
    Posts
    850
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That looks ok for free-locking for when you'll be gone for a moment or two. Why not just use one of these for free-locking?
    Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right

  8. #8
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    That looks ok for free-locking for when you'll be gone for a moment or two. Why not just use one of these for free-locking?
    Agreed. IMO the ring lock is more convenient and costs less. Some also now can be used with a cable or chain that attaches to the ring lock for securing the front wheel or securing the bike to a fixed object. Most frames are not designed for the seatpost quick release to be operated hundreds to thousands of times, flexing the top of the seat tube, so I would worry about frame failure in that area too.
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •