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Thread: need a lock

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    need a lock

    im looking to pick up a kryptonite evolution series u lock, but im not sure weather to get the mini or the standard. and where are the cheapest place to get either?

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    I already bought the standard, so too little too late for me.

    But after I bought it, I read all kinds of stuff on bike protection. The less "slack" you have on the lock, the harder it is to compromise via bolt cutters or a jack. To that end the mini will most likely serve you better. However, if you anticipate locking around thick poles/trees or something, the standard might do you better.

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    get two minis trust me there will be a time when you want to lock it good
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    The mini's will get you around most bike racks and signposts around a city. I have yet to struggle to find parking.

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    evo minis all the way

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    I live in NYC and will soon be receiving a kilo tt. Im thinking of getting a kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit three foot chain & lock to lock the back wheel and frame, and an old but pretty sturdy onguard U lock for the front wheel. Is this a good plan? Overkill or not enough? Should I go for the 2 minis instead?

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    should be ok I wouldn't leave your bike out all the time either way
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    Quote Originally Posted by gobby1095 View Post
    I live in NYC and will soon be receiving a kilo tt. Im thinking of getting a kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit three foot chain & lock to lock the back wheel and frame, and an old but pretty sturdy onguard U lock for the front wheel. Is this a good plan? Overkill or not enough? Should I go for the 2 minis instead?
    That sounds pretty good. Seems like you can never overkill locking your bike in NYC. The more the better. And I believe smaller locks are more secure b/c thieves don't get as much leverage with the small amount of space between the lock and the bike.

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    I would suggest a quadrachain....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobby1095 View Post
    I live in NYC and will soon be receiving a kilo tt. Im thinking of getting a kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit three foot chain & lock to lock the back wheel and frame, and an old but pretty sturdy onguard U lock for the front wheel. Is this a good plan? Overkill or not enough? Should I go for the 2 minis instead?
    I'm in New York as well. I've gotten by seven years with the same kryptonite NY chain + OnGuard mini-U for the wheel. Granted my bike's not very coveted (repainted frame, decent wheels, nothing spectacular) but it's worked this far. And like spcialzdspksman said just make sure the U's small; all else being equal, they're harder to defeat.

    As for two minis, it's probably safe enough but not as versatile. I constantly find myself places where the only option to lock is a street light, and no one's locked to it because U-locks won't get around it. You can even chain to fire hydrants if you cinch it tight under the nozzles.

    Look up the user CaptainCropper on Youtube, they've got a bunch of videos of them snapping chains with bolt cutters. They use a pair 4' long leveraged against the ground with their full weight for close to a minute to cut some of the chains. Their point was that these chains can be quickly defeated but it gave me more confidence in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
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    Can't any of you guys understand basic syntax? Gah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollarmenu View Post
    as for two minis, it's probably safe enough but not as versatile. I constantly find myself places where the only option to lock is a street light, and no one's locked to it because u-locks won't get around it..
    +1

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    Picked up 4 Mini's from Seasonal Outfitters. $40 each, plus ~$5 shipping.

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