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Old 02-05-10, 12:11 AM   #1
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Locking up light

So what do you do to lock up when not you don't carry anything?

I don't want a hip pouch or a tool belt or to carry my U-Lock in my pocket.
If I hang my U-lock from my bars it flies around and chips paint and makes a racket.

Are there any mechanisms that [I]securely[I] fasten to the frame and lock?

I mean, how is an aggressive urban cyclist supposed to get around with no baggage?
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Old 02-05-10, 12:14 AM   #2
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use your belt.
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Old 02-05-10, 12:22 AM   #3
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your belt, your back pocket, in the back of your pants, w/e you prefer
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Old 02-05-10, 12:24 AM   #4
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i like this option. loops on whatever belt~ no weight, secure, hidden by shirt when lock is off~
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Old 02-05-10, 12:27 AM   #5
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I have this little thing that came with my On Guard lock that straps into my frame and lets me hook my lock onto it.

I've never used it because I bring my backpack everywhere where I'd need to bring my lock.
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Old 02-05-10, 12:35 AM   #6
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I run the bar through the U and tuck it in behind the front brake cable. That way the lock sits just off to the side of the caliper, with the brake cable and the gap between the caliper and fork keeping it from coming forward and rubbing on the tire. Easy and convenient, but may or may not work for you depending on your bike and lock.
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Old 02-05-10, 12:54 AM   #7
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whenever I ride my old rusty nishiki I just throw the my faghetaboutBLAH
lock on my tt and seat tube. doesn't really move at all and I haven't seen any damage. probably wouldn't do it on a bike with a nice paint job though.
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Old 02-05-10, 12:57 AM   #8
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Have you ever wondered how uncomfortable riding your bike would be if you were sitting on it? WELL NOW YOU CAN FINALLY FIND OUT!!!!!

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Have you ever wondered how uncomfortable riding your bike would be if you were sitting on it? WELL NOW YOU CAN FINALLY FIND OUT!!!!!
i take it that you've never actually tried this. i wear one on the side of my hip with a mini bulldog strapped in and i never feel it. just trying to share my experience.
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Have you ever wondered how uncomfortable riding your bike would be if you were sitting on it? WELL NOW YOU CAN FINALLY FIND OUT!!!!!
You don't actually sit on the lock .. it kinda hangs in the back. idk, why you'd need that look thingy tho. You can just use your belt!!!
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Old 02-05-10, 01:21 AM   #11
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Have you ever wondered how uncomfortable riding your bike would be if you were sitting on it? WELL NOW YOU CAN FINALLY FIND OUT!!!!!

If that's where you sit on your saddle there's something wrong. That thing is made by Fabric Horse.
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Have you ever wondered how uncomfortable riding your bike would be if you were sitting on it? WELL NOW YOU CAN FINALLY FIND OUT!!!!!
Sitting on your bike? Either way, fail.
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idk, why you'd need that look thingy tho. You can just use your belt!!!
Not necessarily. I don't own too many pairs of pants that have belt loops spaced far enough apart to fit my mini lock without having to really force it.
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My Kryptonite and probably most other U-locks come with a plastic bracket. You should use one of those.
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i used to have little velcro strips. And use it to tie the ulock to the top tube and seat tube so it doesn't swing around.
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Not necessarily. I don't own too many pairs of pants that have belt loops spaced far enough apart to fit my mini lock without having to really force it.
So you skip a loop on one side.
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I'm never without a bag so it's not really an issue.
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I'm paranoid so I always carry two locks and a cable in my bag. Heavy as ****. Can be a pain in the ass sometimes.
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Just carry a bag, already! You're saying you never need tools, coat, water, or anything that could be forced into a bag?
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mini u lock fits in my back pocket. i don't sit on it, either.
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I mean, how is an aggressive urban cyclist supposed to get around with no baggage?
You carry a bag / backpack.

That way you can not only have space for your lock (preferably 2 since wheelsets are being stolen left and right), but also for a spare tube, a patch kit, a pump, a 15mm wrench, and some other goodies to make your life easier.

Unless of course you're also interested in being an aggressive urban pedestrian, in which case you need none of the above.
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Old 02-05-10, 01:38 PM   #22
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Sitting on your bike? Either way, fail.
Hence the picture. I just use a bag.

You guys don't have reclining seats on your bikes? Living in the past, man.
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no discomfort at all. great for short trips when I don't carry stuff with me.

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Temporary frame mount?

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You carry a bag / backpack.

That way you can not only have space for your lock (preferably 2 since wheelsets are being stolen left and right), but also for a spare tube, a patch kit, a pump, a 15mm wrench, and some other goodies to make your life easier.

Unless of course you're also interested in being an aggressive urban pedestrian, in which case you need none of the above.
^^^ this ^^^

Since all my fg bikes see some utilitarian duty (except the polo bike) they all have rear racks fitted and I can put my shackle down the side and not have to worry about it flying around.

If I am without a rack I carry a small rock climbing bag that will hold the minimum amount of stuff I need to keep be from having to become a pedestrian.
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