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    decent locks

    WHat are some decent locks for bikes. I am thinking of getting one for Montreal in winter but apparently there are a lot of bike thefts round here.
    I used to have a D lock (U lock) plus extra wire combo but I've heard Dlocks are **** easy to break.

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    just use the crow bar
    I only pedal uphill.

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    The best anti-theft system starts by getting a cheap Huffy or Next from Wal-Mart. If you're planning on using a quality brand bike for your commuting, I feel sorry for it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    The best anti-theft system starts by getting a cheap Huffy or Next from Wal-Mart. If you're planning on using a quality brand bike for your commuting, I feel sorry for it already.
    Thos bikes will probably fall apart in 2 days
    Seriously...no lock that will protect a bike? Not even 2 locks and a cable? Are they that easy to break? What about a kryptonite u lock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonFreeman View Post
    Thos bikes will probably fall apart in 2 days
    Seriously...no lock that will protect a bike? Not even 2 locks and a cable? Are they that easy to break? What about a kryptonite u lock?
    The problem is not having the bike stolen. The problem is vandalism. I almost shed a tear everytime I see a nice Specialized or Trek in my College that got it's seat/seatpost taken away or got it's shift/brake cables cut just for the hell of it.

    The cheap bike would only fall apart if you do XC with it, not during commuting. You don't need a lock for XC. You only need locks for commuting, but they can only go so far.

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    A newer Kryptonite U-Lock and a decent cable should be fine. (Kryptonite New York lock is pretty good)
    Lock your frame and rear wheel with the U-lock. If you can, lock your front and back wheels and frame with the cable lock. Your wheels and frame are now locked. Of course, components would still be vulnerable to attack.
    It will take two different tools to be able to cut thru each of the different lock types. Theives would usually only be carrying one. So if they are able to cut thru one lock, they still have the other to deal with.
    I usually park next to another bike that isnt as well locked as mine. Theives are usually oppertunist and would go for the easier target.

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