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Old 11-14-08, 03:57 PM
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U-Lock mounting problems with water bottle?

Hello,

I recently added a water bottle and cage to the inside of my jamis explorer but would like to also add a kryptonite combo u lock but im worried that the mounting of the lock on the bracket might interfere with the actual water bottle. should i be worried that it will happen? anyone got any pictures of their bike with both mounted? I want to make sure the u-lock i get is long enough but not too long as to let thieves break it easier. thanks
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Old 11-14-08, 04:33 PM
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I used an OnGuard 'Brute' I think was the model, which has a clip gizmo worked ok on my seat tube, and allowed me to use the cage I mounted on the sloping' downtube I guess it's called(some bike terms still fail me after all these years). Main issue you may run into mounting a lock in the frame triangle is if you are on a smaller bike. There are other options though, like 'lock blocks' which allow all kinds of crazy lock positioning, though intended for stem and bar mounting, I use them to mount flashlights personally. My lock mostly ends up in my bag or rack trunk or tossed in my milkcrate front basket these days.
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Mount it like this and it won't interfere at all.

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get creative, you can mount that thing almost anywhere providing you have space.


I've mounted it to the stem at one point.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Mount it like this and it won't interfere at all.

Thanks, that worked for me.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Mount it like this and it won't interfere at all.

very cool, didnt realize the lock can be mounted across the frame like that. thanks.
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Old 11-14-08, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Mount it like this and it won't interfere at all.
I have done something similar, but my lock is rotated 90 degrees and resting on the outside of the seat tube and the seat stays. Works great for my tiny frame and having two water bottles.

As mentioned above, Two fish has some good alternatives also.
http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html

I like the Velcro holders. It allows me to easily move my lock from one bike to another.
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Old 11-14-08, 08:04 PM
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I had the same setup as bhop with my 1st bike. Note: if I wanted to add another cage/bottle, I would of got another Elite side mounting cage. I would of flipped it, so I can grab the bottle from the right side.
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I've got the OnGuard Bulldog and have been feeding it through the rack and letting it hang, using the pannier to stop it flapping about. It works but isn't the best.

I couldn't get it to go inside the triangle (thanks to the idiot mounting system being on one of the arms) and hadn't twigged that the mount on the lock itself could be moved (no instructions ... on a box that showed signs of being opened).

I've just tried bhop's method (thanks for the photo). Once again, OnGuard's pathetic mount has let me down in lots of stupid little ways - spacer for the seat tube wasn't big enough so lots and lots of tape needed (two spacers just wasn't going to work), the mounting bolts are made of cheese and one stripped, the plastic mount is too flamin' plastic and the head of one bolt is pulling through. Then there's the dicky little grub screw holding the mount on the lock itself - I can see that working loose. I hope they've thought about the lock more than they've thought about the mounting system - although I do things up TIGHT, I'm not a gorilla either. To cap it off, I can't get proper clearance so we'll have to see how long it takes to piss me off with it either rattling on the frame or rubbing against my leg ... or both.

There used to be really good U-locks that mounted by the base to the seat tube. You still see them on bikes and the lock sits high in the triangle out of the way of everything. But all you can get here in Adelaide are On-Guard and to be honest, I'm not surprised the shops kept telling me that no-one buys U-locks anymore if On-Guard is the only choice.

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Old 11-15-08, 11:34 AM
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I've got a Planet Bike ulock which came with a mounting bracket that points the shackle perpendicular to mount. Clearly that's a crappy description, so here's a picture: http://ecom1.planetbike.com/2006_1.html

I didn't want things in the way of my legs, so I've got it mounted around the head tube with the shackle pointing backwards.
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I had mine flush with the seat tube (look at photo above). I didn't know it was there until I looked down. I had the metal piece on the lock kinda loose, so I can turn the lock into place when mounting. I couldn't imagine having it super tight to where I would get busted knuckles when mounting/dismounting the lock. You can also mount it on the seatpost the same way.
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