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Old 04-20-08, 11:51 PM   #1
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who's got a clever way of carrying a U-lock

i have a standard size krypto combo ulock. ive long tossed the included plastic holder. (it rattled too much anyway). how to secure it to the bike when riding around...
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Old 04-20-08, 11:54 PM   #2
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Do you have a bag?... or you can tuck it in between your belt and pants. works quite well
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Old 04-20-08, 11:54 PM   #3
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Old 04-20-08, 11:55 PM   #4
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get a mini and it fits inside your belt... or just in your back pocket.
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Old 04-20-08, 11:55 PM   #5
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bike?

i sit my bulldog mini u in my back pocket

if you wear a belt, sit it under the belt between two loops.
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Old 04-20-08, 11:55 PM   #6
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you can carry two!
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Old 04-20-08, 11:57 PM   #7
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I never have to carry my U-lock cause it's always around a motorist's neck.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:07 AM   #8
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hire a sag driver and have him drive it around for you. make sure the vehicle has a rack, that way you don't have to search for bike parking when you get to your destination.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:11 AM   #9
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I use a big chain around my waist because I heard thats what messengers do
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Old 04-21-08, 12:11 AM   #10
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in your hieny lololol

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Old 04-21-08, 12:12 AM   #11
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just ride with no hands so you can carry it, real men do it with no brakes though
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moar creative wayz!!!

lock it to your beltloops
wear it around your own neck
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i just hang it on my enormous dick
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Old 04-21-08, 12:29 AM   #14
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Leave your bike unlocked, then when some kid in skinny jeans tries to steal it you can choke him.
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i actually never get off my bike so there is really no need for a lock
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I carry two U-locks (lack of trust in the scum of Chicagoans), a larger and a mini Kryptonite. The larger one is a great way to lock up the front half of the bike and i use the mini to secure the rear wheel to the frame but carrying around the larger one is like having ball and chain tied to your leg. Throwing it in a belt loop makes you look like a clown because its so dang long but when its in the bag...it screws up the position of everything else and isnít very comfortable.

The best route Iíve found is to lock it through the main strap of my Chrome bag, slide it to the bottom and strap it down with the lowest clip for the main flap. Only downside is that it if the main strap and mid strap are a bit loose, it will pull the bag under your arm pit.

I may just have to take the clown route.
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just ride with no hands so you can carry it, real men do it with no brakes though
there's a (i imagine) messenger around here that rides around with his lock in his hand, i think he has brakes and maybe gears though
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Not exactly that clever nor my idea since the bag was made for it but this works so great! the quickest and easiest access to the lock. Didn't work as great with that big lock but mini's and normals are perfect! Someone told me that I was going to die when I wrecked with it like that and I have gone down twice and couldn't feel a thing.
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Old 04-21-08, 01:24 AM   #22
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just fashion a holster out of nylon straps.
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you can carry two!
Or if those lobes are really stretchy...lock 'em together. That'll teach him.
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My roommate mounts his u-lock on his bike. He's a commuter. Ha ha.
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Is between the strap of your bag and your chest, if you have a light load or are going on a long ride, hook the stabilizer strap through the lock.

Mini in the Ass pocket if i'm not bringing my bag
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