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Old 01-29-09, 11:04 AM   #1
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best bicycle locks???

best types offering safety, durability, strength, so on and so forth...let's hear your opinions...
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Old 01-29-09, 11:07 AM   #2
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7 Kryptonite mini u-locks.
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Old 01-29-09, 11:10 AM   #3
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Search the forums. This topic is as common as which is the best bag or saddle to use.
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so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?
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7 Kryptonite mini u-locks.
that's a lot of keys.
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^ especially because each lock comes with like 5 keys.
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^ especially because each lock comes with like 5 keys.
And all the keys look the same!
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my brain would explode!
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And then you'd have a hard time finding and picking up all the keys that you dropped in the process! Don't do it man. It's. just. not. worth. it.
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And then you'd have a hard time finding and picking up all the keys that you dropped in the process! Don't do it man. It's. just. not. worth. it.
1 combo lock and 1 keyed lock, both krypto u locks
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Old 01-29-09, 08:06 PM   #10
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Kryptonite Mini U-Lock for the back wheel and frame, sturdy combination cable lock for the front wheel and frame. I think that's basically straight from Sheldon Brown's website.

I personally just use a sturdy combination cable lock around one of the wheels and the top tube, locked to a bike rack. My college campus is relatively safe, even at night. I always try to lock up next to either a much nicer bike or a bike with a noticeably weaker lock.
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Old 01-29-09, 08:37 PM   #11
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Ring locks,




And a Kryptonite, just to be safe.
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Old 01-29-09, 09:40 PM   #13
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Almost all mamicharis in Japan have ring locks
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kryptonite fahgeddaboudit + 4 foot cable to get my back wheel

honestly i don't remember the last time i heard of a bike in richmond being stolen due to someone tampering with the lock. usually it's just people being careless/not locking their wheels
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kryptonite fahgeddaboudit + 4 foot cable to get my back wheel

honestly i don't remember the last time i heard of a bike in richmond being stolen due to someone tampering with the lock. usually it's just people being careless/not locking their wheels
And literally every ****ing person in Richmond rides a road bike.

I swear I've never seen so many road bikes (read 99% fg) in one place than when I came up for best friends day a year or two ago. Holy ****.
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Is there any way to have Kryptonite make you a lock keyed the same as one you currently own? I'd like to have a NY chain, but I currently run a Mini-U. I'd like to able to run both with the same key.
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i just use a bike club jr. you know the clubs that u have for ur car steering wheel?

they make a bike lock that looks like a U-lock but it is adjustable in length unlike a typical u-lock.

http://www.securityworld.com/pc-1582...ub-junior.aspx

i love it.
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Is there any way to have Kryptonite make you a lock keyed the same as one you currently own? I'd like to have a NY chain, but I currently run a Mini-U. I'd like to able to run both with the same key.
yes, i have this exact thing. i have a mini, and a ny chain with the orange disc lock keyed alike.

however, only certain keys can be alike. i also have a ny std and ny fahgeddaboutit and they are not keyed the same, kryptonite would not do it.

letters@irco.com is who you email to get this service.

anyways, as the the OP. the obvious solutions are:

1. read sheldons locking strategy.
2. buy a mini u. the kryponite mini is fine. the onguard mini is supposedly better, because it does not have the "bent foot" design, both ends that go into the thingamabob are shaclked or whatever. i dont know the proper terminology. the onguard is also cheaper. i dunno if it is a huge difference.
2. use a locking skewer for the front wheel, or carry a combo cable for the front wheel.
3. if you are paranoid, you could get the faghedaboudit, as it is probably the hardest mofo you can find in america. but you will be ok with a mini. put that ***** in your back pocket.
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i just use a bike club jr. you know the clubs that u have for ur car steering wheel?

they make a bike lock that looks like a U-lock but it is adjustable in length unlike a typical u-lock.

http://www.securityworld.com/pc-1582...ub-junior.aspx

i love it.
you love it, sure, until some crackhead sees that barrel lock mechanism, jams a bic pen into said mechanism, and makes off with your ride.
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you love it, sure, until some crackhead sees that barrel lock mechanism, jams a bic pen into said mechanism, and makes off with your ride.
Take the best of the best Kryp Ulock and that jr. bike thing and you've got a million dollar idea. It won't eliminate theft, but it certainly eliminates two of existing bike locks' vulnerabilities.

Someone make this soon or I will. Then I'll see you in the bike porn thread.
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you love it, sure, until some crackhead sees that barrel lock mechanism, jams a bic pen into said mechanism, and makes off with your ride.
right.

lets see you do that.
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This is all you need just loop it through your frame and your good
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Take the best of the best Kryp Ulock and that jr. bike thing and you've got a million dollar idea. It won't eliminate theft, but it certainly eliminates two of existing bike locks' vulnerabilities.

Someone make this soon or I will. Then I'll see you in the bike porn thread.
im skeptical to the assumption that an adjustable shackle would be as secure than a solid one.
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if your really paranoid you should use a decent chain AND a decent ulock.

different type of theft techniques required for each style so you can almost guarantee no one is gonna take the time to try to get through all that mess.

i only do this cause my bike sits out all day while i work. also i don't have to lug the locks around with me (they stay locked to the rack at work).

if i am out and about running errands i just use a ulock and bring my bike inside whenver possible. the NY chain is a b!tch to carry around.
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Kryptonite Mini U-Lock for the back wheel and frame, sturdy combination cable lock for the front wheel and frame. I think that's basically straight from Sheldon Brown's website.

I personally just use a sturdy combination cable lock around one of the wheels and the top tube, locked to a bike rack. My college campus is relatively safe, even at night. I always try to lock up next to either a much nicer bike or a bike with a noticeably weaker lock.
a safe college campus in philly? the closest thing to that i would think would be Eastern University, but that isn't in philly, a short train ride away. where do you go to school?
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