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    Question for Krypto Mini owners

    I'm looking at buying a Kryptonite Evolution Mini lock, but I'm not sure if it will be big enough for where I'll be locking up. My school uses those wave style bike racks, and the tubing is fairly large on them. Do any of you guys have a mini and lock up to these type of racks?

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    it can be tough, but you can sheldon lock to just about anything pretty easily (lock around object and rear wheel inside rear triangle so you can't pull the wheel out).

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    Time to bust out the ruler, dude. I lock to the wave style racks, around my rear wheel inside the triangle, all the time with no problem. I cut the plastic off mine and the hole is 5.25" x 3.25". Hope that helps.

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    you can lock it through one side of the chainstay.
    it's really hard to lock it up any other way since it's so short.

    I'd also put a protective wrap of tire inner tubing so it doesn't scratch the frame, if you care about that at all
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you can lock it through one side of the chainstay.
    it's really hard to lock it up any other way since it's so short.

    I'd also put a protective wrap of tire inner tubing so it doesn't scratch the frame, if you care about that at all
    might as well lock the rear wheel through the rear triangle, just the chainstay leaves the rear wheel vulnerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
    might as well lock the rear wheel through the rear triangle, just the chainstay leaves the rear wheel vulnerable.
    if you can, that's better, but sometimes there isn't enough room to do it depending on rim depth and tire size.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    if you can, that's better, but sometimes there isn't enough room to do it depending on rim depth and tire size.
    That's my concern, I have deep section rims and 700x28 tires. I'm not totally sure how big the tubing is on the rack, which is why I'm asking if anybody else has been successful locking up to that style of rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    if you can, that's better, but sometimes there isn't enough room to do it depending on rim depth and tire size.
    yeah, with my aeroheads it's fine, but i could see it being a problem if you're running veeps or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A~Bomb View Post
    That's my concern, I have deep section rims and 700x28 tires. I'm not totally sure how big the tubing is on the rack, which is why I'm asking if anybody else has been successful locking up to that style of rack.
    I think it'll end up being a really tight squeeze.

    a krypto NYFU lock is one size larger if the evo mini doesn't fit.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    "I cut the plastic off mine"

    +1. Opens up quite a bit of room.
    Left NYC and moved back to Philly, now i am stuck with an ironic user name

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    the bike racks like that around here have always been a bit too large for me to lock to with a mini, but like everyone said, cutting the plastic off might solve that problem. (I always had other options to lock to, so I never needed to).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I think it'll end up being a really tight squeeze.

    a krypto NYFU lock is one size larger if the evo mini doesn't fit.
    I've been looking at the NYFU model also. I think length is more critical than width here.

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    I can always lock my bike up pretty easy but never get the wheel locked too.

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    evo mini: 3.25" x 5.5" (8.3cm x 14cm)
    NYFU: 3.25" x 6" (8.3cm x 153cm)


    usually the NYFU gives me just enough squeeze room, while the evo mini fails on some of the bike racks we have here.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I think I'll get the NY Standard lock, which is 4"x8". That would give me enough room to lock the rear wheel, the seat tube, and plenty of room for the rack. Does anyone know how much this monster weighs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A~Bomb View Post
    I think I'll get the NY Standard lock, which is 4"x8". That would give me enough room to lock the rear wheel, the seat tube, and plenty of room for the rack. Does anyone know how much this monster weighs?
    like 5 pounds. i used to lock up around my campus with that and never had a problem getting it around wheel, seat tube, and whatever object i was locking to. got sick of carrying it around though, so now i use the mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A~Bomb View Post
    I think I'll get the NY Standard lock, which is 4"x8". That would give me enough room to lock the rear wheel, the seat tube, and plenty of room for the rack. Does anyone know how much this monster weighs?
    1750g without the metal bracket holder.

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    I had a fahgettaboudit u-lock, and ditched it for the stripped-down mini. The fahgettaboudit is a boat anchor. It weighs a ton! Miserable to carry around. YMMV

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    I am going to try cutting the plastic off of mine too.
    I like to be able to lock both the rear wheel and frame at the same time for peace of mind.
    How did you cut the plastic off anyway?

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    What do you guys do about those bike racks that have slots to put just half your wheel in, and the sides of the rack where you can actually lock your bike up are taken? Just lock up somewhere else? I feel really uncomfortable only locking up a wheel outside the rear triangle.

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    If your talking about the same racks I'm thinking of you're actually supposed to put your front wheel over the rack so the horizontal bar is between your downtube and front wheel/fork.

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    get a full sized lock.
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    Dont be a wuss, I have the NYFU which is apparenly the "best" U lock around, in that it can withstand cutting for around 5 minutes, It weighs alot, but I also dont have to worry too much* about my bike (*too much, I am always a little worried, sometimes i wake up in cold sweats, but then i just roll over and give my bike a little caress and tuck her in).

    the NYFU is great, if you are locking in a city, it goes around the frame, through the back wheek and tightly around a parking meeter, my favorite locking medium, not many people will cut a parking meeter), though it does weigh a ton, but just dont have access to a lighter one, and you will never know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    get a full sized lock.
    i dont get why people get boners from the mini u locks when its unusable in most cases

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    if a smaller u works, its more secure than a bigger u.

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