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Old 09-20-16, 06:40 PM
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Best 2 lb lock

Thoughts?

I'm intrigued by the Litelok
LITELOK® | Litelok® bike lock: lightweight, flexible, strong.
but it seems too new, unlike the tested and proven Kryptonite line.

I was thinking maybe the Messenger Mini plus
Messenger Mini+

This is for my wife's Linus and I know she will prefer the looks of this one
KryptoLok series 2 Mini-7 Color Series

but I'm not sure if the security is adequate. I should mention that bike will be used in a major metro area (downtown Jersey City), mostly around Grove St Path and perhaps Journal SQUARE as well.
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Old 09-20-16, 08:11 PM
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Bulldog STD #8010 ? OnGuard Bicycle and Motorcycle Locks

I work in a shop, and this is our best seller. I use one as well.
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Old 09-20-16, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kalash74 View Post
Thoughts?

I'm intrigued by the Litelok
LITELOK® | Litelok® bike lock: lightweight, flexible, strong.
but it seems too new, unlike the tested and proven Kryptonite line.

I was thinking maybe the Messenger Mini plus
Messenger Mini+

This is for my wife's Linus and I know she will prefer the looks of this one
KryptoLok series 2 Mini-7 Color Series

but I'm not sure if the security is adequate. I should mention that bike will be used in a major metro area (downtown Jersey City), mostly around Grove St Path and perhaps Journal SQUARE as well.
hey there. I live and work in downtown JC. I'm a real estate agent there and live 2 blocks from the Grove St PATH. I have pitlock skewers on my wheels, seatpost and headset and I use this u-lock and feel very safe. I don't leave the bike out overnight:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don't like the messenger mini cause it's awkward to carry with that protruding metal loop for the wheel. I like to be able to stick my ulock in my back pocket and just ride - hence why I went with a regular mini. I don't have problems finding places to lock to around Jersey City or Manhattan either for that matter - the abus mini just fits around parking meters and any bike rack or sign just fine. And it's double shackled, which is nice, and just a hair over 2lbs so not too heavy.

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Old 09-20-16, 08:34 PM
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hey there. I live and work in downtown JC. I'm a real estate agent there and live 2 blocks from the Grove St PATH. I have pitlock skewers on my wheels, seatpost and headset and I use this u-lock and feel very safe. I don't leave the bike out overnight:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don't like the messenger mini cause it's awkward to carry with that protruding metal loop for the wheel. I like to be able to stick my ulock in my back pocket and just ride - hence why I went with a regular mini. I don't have problems finding places to lock to around Jersey City or Manhattan either for that matter - the abus mini just fits around parking meters and any bike rack or sign just fine. And it's double shackled, which is nice, and just a hair over 2lbs so not too heavy.
I actually live about 1.5 miles west of Grove St PATH but my wife and I commute there everyday or nearby. Great to "meet" a fellow JC resident. Regarding the Abus Mini...do you feel this is a better lock than the Messenger Mini?

I'm curious about the pitlocks...I have been looking into something like this but they seem costly. Any thoughts on the pinhead version?
https://pinheadlocks.com/store/en/6-products

Mostly I want to secure the front wheel. Also looking into a solution to lock a fork mounted B&M light on my wife's Linus with rim brakes...Any ideas?
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I actually live about 1.5 miles west of Grove St PATH but my wife and I commute there everyday or nearby. Great to "meet" a fellow JC resident. Regarding the Abus Mini...do you feel this is a better lock than the Messenger Mini?

I'm curious about the pitlocks...I have been looking into something like this but they seem costly. Any thoughts on the pinhead version?
https://pinheadlocks.com/store/en/6-products

Mostly I want to secure the front wheel. Also looking into a solution to lock a fork mounted B&M light on my wife's Linus with rim brakes...Any ideas?
yeah Jersey City is awesome. such a nice blend of urban and chill. I hope to live here for awhile. Bike lanes are all over downtown, minus the folks double parking on them. It's a little more hairy to ride up in the heights and Journal Square. downtown is easy peasy though.

I think the safety of the krypto messenger mini+ and the Abus mini are pretty much even steven. The one thing that would be a tipping point is if the krypto is not double shackled. The Abus is, which means they have to cut twice to get it off vs once on the krypto. That's essentially double the security.

I've seen a lot of folks using the pinheads and love them. The pitlocks generally get a slightly better rating from my research so I bought them, but I don't think you can go wrong either way. The pitlocks are definitely pricier.

No idea how to lock a light down though. I use lights that are super easy to put on and off and take them off when I lock up.
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Mostly I want to secure the front wheel. Also looking into a solution to lock a fork mounted B&M light on my wife's Linus with rim brakes...Any ideas?
You should be able to bolt the B&M light to the fork with one or two pitlocks. Expensive, but pretty secure and could be keyed to match your pitkey. You could also use security binder bolts such as those offered from bicyclebolts.com.
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You could also use security binder bolts such as those offered from bicyclebolts.com.
I wasn't hip to bicyclebolts.com, thanks randomgear.
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