Am I there yet?
I recently had my new Gary Fisher that I bought in august stolen from me. I had a pretty sturdy hardened steel lock with a 3/4" diameter steel cable (all in one piece, not a padlock) It was older and I do not remember the brand. (they took my lock after they cut it). I was looking to buy a Kona Blast. I want a superior lock for it. That cannot be opened with a bic pen. Any suggestions?
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I use two of the kryptonite NY chains(just the chain, not the lock) and then two DIFFERENT masterlocks. It has worked so far, but I don't think very many people are interested in stealing my bike anyway lol.
Where and when you lock your bike may be more important than your brand of lock. My "heavy duty" locks include a Kryptonite New York U-lock (with flat key), an OnGuard Brute Mini, and an extra-thick cable lock. Sometimes I use all three - their combined weight is close to that of Lance's bike.
Really depends on if you have to carry it around. A Kryptonite NY Lock is bound to weigh almost 10 lbs. Some of the on guard locks are even bigger, and good God if I saw one of those on a bike, I'd surely look elsewhere to steal a bike. But 10 lbs is a lot of weight. If you lock it up to a place where you could leave the lock then this is the best way.
I still think that a Kryptonite 4' cable with a decent shrouded padlock + an on guard u-lock that isn't bicable (flat key) is a reasonable choice. It will take the POS thief at least 2 tools to get through them both from what I've read.
Am I there yet?
Thanks for the advice. The police told me that the place that I locked up my bike is where 90% of the bikes are stolen from at UCLA. I wish I knew that before. I will not leave it there again. I now park my old parkpre one building over (although I doubt that anyone wants to steal that), which is where I will continue to park my new bike. I just have to walk a little ways to my job instead of parking my bike right in front.