Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    8 Full Hours of Sleep roastbeef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    My Bikes
    IRO Mark V, Yeti 575, Italvega Nuovo Sport
    Posts
    640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Mark V and the Fahgettaboudit.

    I'm thinking about getting kryptonite's beefiest because hayward, ca, isn't the friendliest place on earth. i don't know how comfortable i am with sheldon's "rear wheel only" approach and was thinking about locking up both the rear wheel and seat tube part of the frame. is the fahgettaboudit even big enough to accomplish this?

  2. #2
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I doubt it.
    I have that lock and can't lock the rear wheel and seat tube on my Nagasawa and I'm betting my clearance is tighter than an IRO.
    Not positive though.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    get 2 ulocks if you're that worried

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    72
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lock the frame w/ the ulock and get a cable to lock up both wheels. or get some of those locking axle nuts (dont know the name).

  5. #5
    :jarckass: deathhare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    6,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nerdsports View Post
    lock the frame w/ the ulock and get a cable to lock up both wheels.
    This is what I do.
    For the record, i think Sheldon's rear wheel locking idea is a bad idea. The disadvantage of it was pointed out before many times.

  6. #6
    another cat...FAB! stevesurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    1st star to the right...
    My Bikes
    Merlin Ti Build, Trek Y-50, Bianchi Titanium Build, Custom Cuevas Road bike
    Posts
    1,469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nerdsports View Post
    lock the frame w/ the ulock and get a cable to lock up both wheels. or get some of those locking axle nuts (dont know the name).
    +1

    Either this:

    +

    or this:


  7. #7
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you have a nice bike, no lock is enough. Anything that can be adjusted, will be stolen. Where's that pic of someone who had their phil wood hub cut out of a rear wheel?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    If you have a nice bike, no lock is enough. Anything that can be adjusted, will be stolen. Where's that pic of someone who had their phil wood hub cut out of a rear wheel?
    That's why I take my singlespeed order "to go"

  9. #9
    666 triplesixer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    Raleigh 29er, IRO Angus frameset- random components, Giant Bowery, Raleigh Rush Hour frameset-future build
    Posts
    656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I carry a chain and my krypto mini-u when I'm in the city, and a cable and my mini-u in the suburbs or low crime areas.

  10. #10
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,108
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
    I carry a chain and my krypto mini-u when I'm in the city, and a cable and my mini-u in the suburbs or low crime areas.
    My bro in law did that too, his bike was stolen in the "low crime area!"
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Bikes
    Surly CrossCheck, Miyata 310 (conversion)
    Posts
    854
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i have the Krypto evo and a cable for the wheels
    derailleur? I hardly know her
    http://a2bikegeek.wordpress.com/

  12. #12
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,108
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I doubt it.
    I have that lock and can't lock the rear wheel and seat tube on my Nagasawa and I'm betting my clearance is tighter than an IRO.
    Not positive though.
    They sell two sizes (although the sizes escape me?) but I do know the bigger size will indeed lock up both wheels AND the frame of 99% of the bikes out there This is the one I have:
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3D1%26hl%3Den but they are both VERY HEAVY!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  13. #13
    1. get on 2. pedal
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check SS, '84 Raleigh Alyeska, '00 Mongoose Crossway
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Best advice I got, from the trusty LBS: where you park is more important than the lock. No lock foils the thief - it just slows the thief down. If you put on a lock that slows the thief and park in a place where the thief doesn't get time or cover to work, your bike is safe. If you have to park for any amount of time in an unwatched or secluded spot, the best protection is an ugly bike.

    I'm just getting over my theft paranoia. It's a bike. A nice bike, sure. But what's the point of hauling around a lock that's so heavy that it makes your nice bike as heavy as a cheap bike? My LBS sold me an armored cable lock - a Rottweiler - that's easy to carry and use and tough enough that a thief is going to have to make some sort of scene to break it. That isn't feasible in most of the places where I park, and when it is feasible, I take the beater bike.

  14. #14
    Blue Light Special kmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bay Area, Sunny Cali
    My Bikes
    '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
    Posts
    1,469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The infamous "Bike Thief" video kind of shot down the theory that thieves need to "cover their work". Just go right up to that thing and start hacking away with the hacksaw, no one gives a crap...

    Anyway, 2-Ulocks seems better to me than 1 ulock and a cable lock. One for front wheel+frame, one for rear wheel+frame+rack.
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    racer x flies across cobblestones with a grimace of determination, three feet of seatpost, bars level with ankles, carbon fiber frame with Kryptonite lugs and a millimeter clearance between the fork and the 700x21c tires. This gives everyone a *****

  15. #15
    8 Full Hours of Sleep roastbeef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hayward, CA
    My Bikes
    IRO Mark V, Yeti 575, Italvega Nuovo Sport
    Posts
    640
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i guess i'll get a cable too. i wish i could get a shrink ray and just keep it in my pocket.

    thieves suck.

  16. #16
    partly metal, partly real sp00ki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia.
    My Bikes
    Hummer H2
    Posts
    3,597
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    a small U in the back and a security skewer in the front is all you need.
    also, the pit locks for seatposts look pretty good.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nerdsports View Post
    lock the frame w/ the ulock and get a cable to lock up both wheels. or get some of those locking axle nuts (dont know the name).
    Pitlock

  18. #18
    1. get on 2. pedal
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check SS, '84 Raleigh Alyeska, '00 Mongoose Crossway
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    The infamous "Bike Thief" video kind of shot down the theory that thieves need to "cover their work". Just go right up to that thing and start hacking away with the hacksaw, no one gives a crap...
    Let's hope that one video in NYC isn't an accurate portrayal of the whole world of bike security.

  19. #19
    doom rider sedition's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Cinelli Histogram, 2008 Redline 925, 1986 Haro Master (original owner, too!), GT (mtn/off-road. It's old. Don't know the model name)
    Posts
    249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GearsForFears View Post
    Let's hope that one video in NYC isn't an accurate portrayal of the whole world of bike security.
    Unfortnatlly, it is. As long as you look and act like your supposed to be doing X, no one is going to even think twice about.
    Drink sin and ride with the devil.
    Up front there ought to be a man in black -Johnny Cash

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This girl I k ow had her bike locked up outside with a u-lock. Someone tried sawing through it but they couldn't so instead they beat up her bike and put a nice sized dent in the top tube. It didn't get stolen but it sucks to see your nice bike all dented and scratched.

  21. #21
    26r grudgemonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    merica
    My Bikes
    road, hardtail, fs, streetbeater
    Posts
    273
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by itschrisb View Post
    This girl I k ow had her bike locked up outside with a u-lock. Someone tried sawing through it but they couldn't so instead they beat up her bike and put a nice sized dent in the top tube. It didn't get stolen but it sucks to see your nice bike all dented and scratched.
    There is no cure for a-holes.

  22. #22
    NEWSNEAKERHEAD
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I doubt it.
    I have that lock and can't lock the rear wheel and seat tube on my Nagasawa and I'm betting my clearance is tighter than an IRO.
    Not positive though.
    +1
    The lock looks big but it's really not when you gotta use it.

  23. #23
    zungguzungguguzungguzeng Catnap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Zunow, Bridgestone, Mercier, Centurion, Surly, Cannondale
    Posts
    1,149
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i saw a 3Rensho frame that had its top tube sawed through in a failed attempt at stealing it. it was a sad, sad sight.

  24. #24
    Senior Member gfrance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    1,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use the NY Kryptonite and a thick cable lock for the front wheel to the frame. Been using it for a few years now. Bike stays all day on the sidewalks of Manhattan. No issues yet. And it's a Mark V.

  25. #25
    Hello. crushkilldstroy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West Seattle
    Posts
    2,902
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You don't have to make your bike impossible to steal. You just have to make it harder to steal than the one next to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •