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Old 02-13-23, 11:55 AM
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Good thread, I have been thinking about getting such a lock as I currently never leave my bike but its hard to pee, grab a coke, etc sometimes..

Originally Posted by downtube42
For a long time I carried a motorcycle helmet lock something like this. Just a minor deterrent.


Now I have an Otto lock, but like others have said it doesn't always open. I'll probably buy another helmet lock.
Thanks for the tip, I just got one of these. Many bikes are stolen by opportunistic thieves who just happen to bump into your bike. If it is totally unlocked it is gone. Any lock at all and you are safe in such a situation. These simple guys are under 100g, just the ticket for me.
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Originally Posted by zandoval
This one certainly has potential...

When you said this lock had potential I thought that it might have electrical potential I'm disappointed that it would not provide a good shock.

I have an old Bosch coil in my spare parts bin and an 9v transistor battery. Hmm?
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The only lock I would trust is the Hiplock D1000 that is the best by far at resisting an angle grinder with a cut-off disc. They have come down in price and now can be bought for $300. A good investment for any bike you do not want to lose. I have cut through hardened steel shackles on locks in less than 10 seconds and the same is true for wire rope cables used with padlocks.

I had a bike stolen while at university and it was not so much the financial hit but the loss of a bike that I had put thousands of miles on and there was a personal attachment. Last time I ever relied on a bike lock. I replaced it with a custom built frame that the builder spent 3 weeks making and that I put Campy Record components on. It was not a bike I wanted to have stolen so I never left it unattended.

I have cut through hardened steel shackles on locks in less than 10 seconds and the same is true for wire rope cables used with padlocks. Even when using a bike rack it is only to go from the house to a riding area and back again. For stays at hotels I have a vehicle in which I can put two bikes and have them completely out of sight of thieves.
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Another Ottolock fan here. I haven't had any of the issues mentioned above so it appears that they have resolved the problems. As far as I'm concerned, this is the absolute best solution for those quick dash into the coffee shop stops. It's not a 100% guarantee, but what in life is?
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