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Old 05-25-11, 07:25 PM
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Which lock???

I have been using a "cheap-o"cable lock from wally world,but not sure Im comfortable locking up a $600 bike,with a $4.95 lock
Now I just seen what looked to be a very nice ONGUARD U-LOCK for $9.99,this thing was very heavy made,but also bulky;ie don't know if I would be able to carry it easily(This one came w/a mount,but impractical)...
So just wondering if you guys use a u-lock,how do you transport it,or if you do not, what do you use to keep your baby secure???
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Old 05-25-11, 07:55 PM
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Look into Kryptonites
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Old 05-25-11, 07:58 PM
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They have the usual Ulock as well as a mini ulock with the chain. You can also insure your bike with them, if the lock gets broken and your bike stolen they could give you the money back.... I dont know about the whole process but thats what they claim.
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Old 05-25-11, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Titmawz View Post
They have the usual Ulock as well as a mini ulock with the chain. You can also insure your bike with them, if the lock gets broken and your bike stolen they could give you the money back.... I dont know about the whole process but thats what they claim.
OK,thanks.Which do you use? How do you carry it w/you?
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Old 05-25-11, 10:01 PM
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I mount my Onguard with 3 Twofish Lockbloc. Two of the mount is actually sufficient but I prefer three.

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I use this u-lock and back it up with this chain in combination with this mini u-lock. The chain is very heavy, and while I can wrap it around the seatpost for transport, I prefer to leave it locked up to the rack at work. When I'm on the run I back up my primary u-lock with this cable lock.

Transporting the my big, heavy u-lock has been a thorn in my side. After much research, including a thread that I started on this sub-forum, I came across what I thought was an elegant solution... the Abus UGH 02 bracket. I couldn't source it locally, so I ordered it from Wiggle in the UK. It was pricey, but hey... I'm worth it!

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Old 05-25-11, 10:35 PM
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It isn't cheap, but my favorite lock thus far (and I've used chains, cables and U-locks) is the ABUS link plate lock.
I also have an On-Guard plate lock that I do not like nearly as much. It has a fiddly key barrel and just feels flimsier. I guess that is why it is a third as expensive as the Abus.
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Old 05-26-11, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
It isn't cheap, but my favorite lock thus far (and I've used chains, cables and U-locks) is the ABUS link plate lock.
I also have an On-Guard plate lock that I do not like nearly as much. It has a fiddly key barrel and just feels flimsier. I guess that is why it is a third as expensive as the Abus.
I like the Abus bordo also. Unlike a lot of people,I like the Abus ring lock for short stops also.

https://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com...ore-locks.html

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Old 05-26-11, 08:36 AM
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Alright,thanks guys!!! A few great ideas here...Im thinking of experimenting w/some velcro straps I have to see if I can pull something off like you have.
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Onguard makes very decent locks.
As for transport, one option if you are frequently locking in the same place every day (at work, for example) is to leave the lock on the rack and not take it with you.
If you need lock to take with you, are you in very high risk area? If not, a lighter solution like a good cable and padlock might be sufficient.
Otherwise, the other posts on this thread have some good lock-hauling advice...
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I have brought Onguard locks, the Brute 5001 and the Rottweiler 5025. I use a backbag to carry them around. I also have the Twofish Lockbloc, but I haven't set it up yet, been too lazy to do so...
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Old 05-26-11, 12:17 PM
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No I dont live in a high crime area,but just want to be as secure as possible.I cant leave it at work,nor do I need to as I work at a college and can just pull it into the building.
I use my bike for commuting,as well as shopping and I also crosstrain w/it a few days a week.So its not uncommon for me to ride 10-20 miles,then get off to go for a run,so I need to be able to lock it up,as other have mentioned also,the occasional a$$hole or drunk will take a bike for no apparant reason.
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Old 05-26-11, 12:43 PM
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I have the Onguard Bulldog Mini 7 (looks similar to Collen C's). I attach mine underneath the top tube using the twofish bikeblock. The mount the lock came with wasn't well made.

I used to to have the Onguard Brute, but it was to heavy and clumsy that I hated bringing it with me. The mini is pretty light and like any lock, works as a deterrent. I also have some Bikeregistry locking skewers for the wheels and an old chain locking my saddle to the frame.

Never underestimate what a thief will take. I've had old saddle bags taken when left unattended for about an hour. I also had my nice saddle taken .

What kind of Jamis do you have? My first bike that I bought with my own money is a 1999 Jamis Exile.
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I have a 2010 Jamis allegro 1(hybrid)...After much searching and debating last year between a trek hybrid,and a specialized hybrid all near the same price,I found a Jamis dealer that had the 2011 coming in and wanted to get rid of the 2010's he had,which was the exact bike I was looking for.I actually got it cheaper than $600,but when you figure the money I have in the bike+what I paid I believe I have near $700 in the bike.
P.S.The trek dealer qouted me $50 OVER msrp...thats why I didnt go with a trek.

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Old 05-26-11, 01:48 PM
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I'm going to guess that based on the responses you have received so far you understand that whatever you need to adequately secure your bike is going to be heavy and bulky. It is the price we pay for security. A nice chain with a good mini-ulock is about the minimum you should consider if you want very good piece of mind.

I will sometimes use a heavy cable with the locking mechanism build into it to secure my ride for the day at the train station, but I would not use that for one of my more expensive bikes - even in the relatively low crime area that I lock up in.
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Jamis tends to give you a lot of bike for not a lot of money .

To get back on topic however, get whatever lock you will use. Mini's usually provide adequate protection (5 minutes to cut rather than 8), are not a lot of money ($25-$45), and don't weigh as much as the beefy ones (2 pounds vs. 5+ pounds).

Add to that a cable or chain (if you want) and you should have adequate protection, although there are no guarantees.
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If you park your bike in the same place every day, you can always leave your lock/cable attached to the bike rack when you leave work. That way you don't have to lug it around.
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Originally Posted by exile View Post
Jamis tends to give you a lot of bike for not a lot of money .

To get back on topic however, get whatever lock you will use. Mini's usually provide adequate protection (5 minutes to cut rather than 8), are not a lot of money ($25-$45), and don't weigh as much as the beefy ones (2 pounds vs. 5+ pounds).

Add to that a cable or chain (if you want) and you should have adequate protection, although there are no guarantees.
Thanks,and yes Jamis gave me more than the rest for less so Im happy I have a good idea now,yes,of what Im gonna have to do to secure my ride and I am either getting a U-lock and securing w/bungees to the rear rack or maybe this???
https://www.walmart.com/ip/WordLock-H...-Lock/16439840
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I like these Krypto's:
https://www.kryptonitelock.com/Outlet...=1001&pid=1188

While not as tough as the U-locks, they offer different strengths and they are good for 'round town (like if you need to tie to a tree or something when a good place to attach a U-lock isn't available. You can coil it for storage in bags.
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Currently kryptonite locks are on sale on amazon. I just ordered an extra to lock up my bikes in my apt. storage cage.
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Thanks guys,I found a Kryptonite U-lock on clearance at wally world for $13,scooped it up quick,and as many suggested the mount was useless for me.Bungee's did the trick though,right to the rack super secure...Shewwww,no more cheapy lock
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On Guard mini and cable with lock(cylindrical key). A lot of weight but its worth it.
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Originally Posted by scoatw View Post
On Guard mini and cable with lock(cylindrical key). A lot of weight but its worth it.
Kool,yes def worth it.Im thinking of getting a cable to add to the security,but damn the lock I have is heavy...
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Old 06-08-11, 10:13 PM
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Maybe I will get this one...
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After reading a how-to post on this forum somewhere, I made my own chain lock.

At my local hardware store I picked up 3 ft of 3/8" grade 70 transport chain and a Master #40 disc lock. I used an old inner tube for a chain cover. This weighs 2 or 3 lbs.

This setup can be defeated (with effort) but provides adequate security for my area.
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