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Originally Posted by Mr Danw
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.
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