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Old 03-31-09, 09:39 PM
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So I'm just wondering if people ride their bikes for other purposes than just riding, like going to school, the store, anywhere... If so, what kind of locks are people using? I know bmx bikes are a high theft item and I've had one stolen while at school. I know the basics, don't leave unlocked at all. Take it inside whenever possible, be smart. What kind of lock is good for a few hour lockup, etc? And finally, is it worth it to bring your lock with you normally when you ride, or just when you know you'll be leaving it somewhere?
*just read my post and I guess it could have had a better/more descriptive title, sorry...
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*just read my post and I guess it could have had a better/more descriptive title, sorry...
Yeah... I was gonna say, there's a whole forum devoted to the subject, ya know...

I don't ride BMX but I have several different types of bikes. I never go out without a lock, even if I don't plan to stop anywhere because, well, you never know. Better to have a gumby cable lock than nothing at all; if it comes down to your bike (with a minimal lock) and one with no lock at all, guess which one goes missing?
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I ride my bmx everywhere. Sometimes i give in to my car but id say 85% of the time i ride to where im going, and its not uncommon for me to ride across the entire city. I don't find it difficult to ride far distances, but my city is flat, and i cruise along and know lots of little street obstacles to amuse myself with wherever i go. i just have fun with it. No brakes and a little harder / faster gear ratio and you're on an adventure!
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buy a kryptonite lock. those things are dope.
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pain in the arse to carry though :/
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id recomend a u-lock with a 4-6ft cable to lock up ur wheels and other stuff
i put the lock btween the rear wheel and the frame
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i ride to class occasionally, i live on campus so its convenient. i typically use a Trimax lock, which is pretty heavy duty.
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So would you guys advise against something like a mini ulock? Something like this or this? I'd be using this for my bmx and fixed and I know mini u's are popular with fixed riders. Is there that big of a difference between these for the extra $20 for the Krypto evo, or another $50 for a Krypto NY lock? Or would something with a longer U section be better?
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My guess would be you're probably gonna need a larger u-lock to get around the wheel and frame on a BMX, since your tyres and frame tubes are wider.
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just so long as its actually a u-lock
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buy a u lock and ride your fixed gear to school, don't leave the bmx unattended.
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If you ride it to school, take your seat and post out and put them in your bookbag.
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or your chain as long as you dont have a 1/2link chain
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Yeah, that would be ok too, but more of a hassle.
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could take the bars if you dont have brakes and you dont mind working on your bike for a few extra minutes
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That would probably be the most effective. I've even seen people take wheels. But I'm no sure if they or bars would fit in your locker. I know they wouldn't fit in mine.
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be super easy with an elementary.
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I'm in college, so no lockers lol. I'll probably just use my fixed for school though and leave the worry and hassle.
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
be super easy with an elementary.
But then you have to worry about possibly losing the wedges and stuff. And you would basically have to reassemble your bike when you get back. Although I don't have one, so I really don't know how they work and how easy they are to put on and so on.
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So easy, But then someone could jack your forks haha.
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Oh true. That would be just as bad as the whole bike if you're far from home.
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unless your good at unicycles! lol
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Or riding wheelies.
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