Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-12-12, 02:55 PM   #1
ganchan
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Combination U-lock or keyed U-lock?

I've been shopping online for U-locks, but I keep reading complaints about the keys breaking in the locks or the key interface rusting or whatnot, even on the more expensive models. I'm not even sure what I'd do if i couldn't disengage my U-lock from a public bike rack -- even if I had a hacksaw or bolt cutters on me, it'd look like I was stealing somebody's bike.

Would a combination U-lock be more mechanically reliable? Have you owned both combination U-locks and keyed U-locks, and if so, which did you prefer?

Caveat: My bike cost $430, so I guess there's a sane limit to how much I should spend on a lock. Unless it comes with a warranty against theft, in which case I guess I'm covered....
ganchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-12, 03:44 PM   #2
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,796
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 216 Post(s)
How is the lighting when time comes to dial that combo?
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-12, 06:02 PM   #3
ganchan
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
How is the lighting when time comes to dial that combo?
I only ride during daylight hours.
ganchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:32 PM.