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Old 03-27-06, 09:40 PM
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how do you carry your lock?

well..?
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Old 03-27-06, 09:48 PM
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pannier. Silly kryptonite ulock never fits on any of my bikes.
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Old 03-27-06, 09:52 PM
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Cable lock wrapped around my seatpost, locked with padlock (and tight enough so that it doesn't fall).
Handcuffs in the waist pack I wear (sorta hidden pocket).
Yes, real handcuffs...bike hasn't been stolen yet.
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Old 03-27-06, 09:58 PM
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My frame's too small to carry the lock attached to it , so I lock it through the rack, and then wrap a bungee cord around it so it doesn't rattle.
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Old 03-27-06, 10:06 PM
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top compartment of rear rack pac
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Old 03-27-06, 10:09 PM
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top compartment of rear rack pac
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Old 03-27-06, 10:12 PM
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My u-lock carrying strategy is a lot like lelak's; I put the shackle around the seatpost and one side of the little raised "handle" at the front of the rack, then close it. I have two bungee cords running lengthwise down my rack, so I just hook them over each end of the cylinder to hold it in place. Works great.

I was using the bracket that my u-lock came with, but this took up too much space inside the frame triangle, so there wasn't room for a water bottle in there at the same time, which is why I switched to carrying it on the rear rack.

For my cable lock, I unlock it, then put each end through the handle in opposite directions, then lock it back together. This holds it pretty well, keeps it from flopping around very much.
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Old 03-27-06, 10:25 PM
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Around my waist. Its a kryptonite chain lock. Gotta love the chastity belt look!
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Old 03-27-06, 10:50 PM
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U-lock, either in the pannier or in the bag. Those silly clamp things the manufacturers supply never seem to fit in convenient places that still allow 2 water bottles, and it'd only be on one bike anyway. In the pannier or bag is just easier.
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I use the manufacturer's clip for my onguard mini U lock. I've only ever needed one water bottle so far and I managed to fit it in there with one water bottle cage, so it works for me. Faster than dealing with bungies too.

I use the bike for errands and such a lot, and if it were in a bag I would be constantly forgetting it.

I'm still working out the damn cable that goes with it, I honestly just don't use it most of the time.
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Old 03-27-06, 11:17 PM
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I carry my lock in by messenger bag and around by waist.
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Old 03-27-06, 11:23 PM
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I leave it hanging on the parking meter at work. I have another at home if I need to run errands. I want to get something like the Whiplock ( www.whiplock.com) for quick stops, but I can't find it anywhere.
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Old 03-27-06, 11:43 PM
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The frame mounting brackets have always annoyed me. I either throw it in my bag, or put it in my back pocket. I have an OnGuard Bulldog Mini, so it fits in most of my pants. A U-lock can also be slipped under a belt.
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Old 03-28-06, 12:05 AM
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I have a GIGANTIC stem and north road-esque bars and my full-size krypto loops over stem/bars easily w/o interfering with anything else.
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Old 03-28-06, 12:41 AM
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Messenger bag. WHen riding without the bag, I tuck it into the back of my pants, slightly left. Doesn't bother. (Its a u-lock)
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Old 03-28-06, 12:51 AM
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I use my backpack. If I don't have a backpack with me, I just use the handlebar.
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Old 03-28-06, 01:54 AM
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Hey PNJ!

Does this mean you found a good place to stash the bike at work?

I hate carrying my heavy-ass U-lock around so I leave it locked to the rack at work with a cable I can loop through the other wheel. When I do carry a lock, when riding to the beach for coffee or somethig, it's the Krypto cable lock that clips into a bracket on the mtb or bungees to the rack on the roadie thing.

I think next time we meet up it's my turn to buy beer. Plans for the weekend yet?

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Old 03-28-06, 01:59 AM
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I sling my Krypto chain lock over my shoulder. I've ridden up to 20 miles in a day like this and it doesn't seem to bother my shoulder or back. I've even gone over my handlebars with no issues.
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Old 03-28-06, 11:33 AM
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Wrap the chain around the seatpost. The mini-U fits in my back pocket and my bag.
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Old 03-28-06, 11:37 AM
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Mini Krypto in backpack/messenger bag/saddlebag, back pocket, and sometimes even jersey pocket. I have a cable I bring for locking up my wheels sometimes as well. It depends on where I'm going to be locking up.
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Old 03-28-06, 11:48 AM
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Another mini in the back pocket.

Wears out my jeans pretty quick though...
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Old 03-28-06, 12:04 PM
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I hang the lock over the handlebars. It never gets in the way, and it's easy to get it off.
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Old 03-28-06, 12:24 PM
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Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike has a cable lock (combination built in) around the headtube waiting for action.
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Kryptonite mini in my handlebar bag. Junker bike has a cable lock (combination built in) around the headtube waiting for action.
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Old 03-28-06, 01:18 PM
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I have a Kryptonite U lock that I hardly ever use so it stays home.
I have a Nashbar brand coiled cable lock that I keep in my panniers.
If I'm riding without my panniers I wrap it around my rack or seat post.
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