Live upstate NY so not as worrisome as in NYC. But still want very good protection. Won't be locking bike up that often & if really necessary, it would be to run into a store to use restrooms or visiting someone's home.
With my ancient Citadel lock with only one cut shackle for the locking piece with other bar completely smooth to allow swivel - was going to use the old lock to lock bike to permanent posts & in tandem with a new Pitbull Mini U-lock to lock detached wheel & frame together with cable running thru around the wheel frame & seat rails. Or if really uncomfortable I would take the wheel with me.
Thinking is - with 2 U-locks, 2 is better than one and also - if I had to lock my bike free standing (if no solid permanent post around) thieves would have to carry the bike away. I know it just takes seconds to have it stolen but it would be rare if I needed to lock my bike up free standing.
I would be riding a few miles, resting a few, ride another few miles, rest again, and then ride straight home!
Or since I now have a new precious "baby" not yet ridden yet, use 2 new U-locks and save the Citadel to use on my kids mountain bikes IF we ever rode together & had a need to lock our bikes up.
Thanks for your feedback!
Also, unless if you do not find my 2 choices above adequate - if you have recommendations in buying 2 U-locks to be used together, please do.
Can't those old round key style locks be opened with a BIC pen, or is that just the Kryptonite variety?
I've read that it didn't apply to the good ole days of U-Locks Kryptonite included until they changed the tumbler locking mechanism. Amazing how many vids there are to show this easy technique. Now just have to buy a bic pen to test it out on my old Citadel!