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Old 09-01-11, 09:57 PM   #1
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What do you guys use for security while leaving your bike?

I just use a simple cable one with a lock. What kind of lock do you secure your bike with?
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Old 09-01-11, 10:39 PM   #2
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I use the OnGuard Beast an extra large chain and a Master Key Lock when securing my Grand Prix.

For my old Nishiki and my old Giant, I just use the Beast.
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Old 09-01-11, 11:03 PM   #3
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Homemade chain lock: 5/8" grade 70 transport chain in an old innertube and a Master #40 lock.
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Old 09-02-11, 12:31 AM   #4
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Krypto Evo chain if the bike is going to be locked up long or in a sketchy area. Cable lock for short/safe places.
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Old 09-02-11, 03:21 AM   #5
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This question is so entirely novel to this forum I don't know how to approach it. If you search the history I bet you can't find a single thread where someone asked this same question.

Sarcasm aside - do a search!

My favorite question from every issue of Bicycling magazine:"How do I get faster in 45 minutes after work when I'm tired, have to take my son to little league, don't like my wife, and both my daughters are knocked-up"?


To answer the OP: tie a single zip-tie around the top tube and around one link of the chain-link fence.

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Old 09-02-11, 04:46 PM   #6
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Pitbull. Not the OnGuard lock, mind you, an actual pit bull terrier, usually leashed to the top tube. Also doubles as a power assist, with the help of a fishing pole and a dog bone. Can't park anywhere that there might be squirrels, though.
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Old 09-02-11, 07:33 PM   #7
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It all depends on where, when, and for how long I'm leaving the bike.

On a Sunday morning at a rural gas station while I use the restroom and buy a Gatorade, I don't lock it at all.

All day on the rack outside the downtown public library? Well, that bike has a full set of Pitlocks, and I use both a Kryptonite NY Standard U-lock on the back, and a Kryptonite Hardwire 2085 on the front. And that's after I strip accessories.
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Simple cable and lock here also but I'm in a rural town. If I still lived in Baltimore, I would bring out the heavy artillery.
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It all depends on where, when, and for how long I'm leaving the bike.

On a Sunday morning at a rural gas station while I use the restroom and buy a Gatorade, I don't lock it at all.

All day on the rack outside the downtown public library? Well, that bike has a full set of Pitlocks, and I use both a Kryptonite NY Standard U-lock on the back, and a Kryptonite Hardwire 2085 on the front. And that's after I strip accessories.
Hey there TSL!

What gas station do you go to on Sunday mornings?

Just curious...
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Hey there TSL!

What gas station do you go to on Sunday mornings?

Just curious...
Well, the club ride I'm planning on tomorrow morning stops in Holcomb, NY...
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Old 09-02-11, 09:40 PM   #11
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Cable lock, with a four-number combo. But I recently read that bike locks are apparently for morons. :/
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Cable lock, with a four-number combo. But I recently read that bike locks are apparently for morons. :/
Now that's FUNNY.... I wanted to comment on one unique post in this thread, but paused, thought, and enjoyed humor rather than challenging intolerance. Best choice of day... THANKS..

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On Guard U-lock and 1/2"-thick coated cable; I carry it because it's 9' long, and I need to lock up the kids' bikes when they go anywhere with me.

I'm looking at a better U-lock, as well as a monster cable that's actually an auto trailer lock. No problems with what I have, I just like the extra security....
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Depends where I am. I have a bike locker at work and don't bother bringing a lock. Otherwise I have a Kryptonite NY U-lock. Wheels have security skewers on them. Most of the time I'm not too concerned about my lights aside from my Niterider.
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