Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-12, 10:01 AM   #26
2_i 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Trek 730, Bike Friday NWT, Brompton M6R*2, Trek 830, Trek 720, Dahon HAT060, Dahon HT060,...
Posts: 1,822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by himespau View Post
That is an awesome idea. I wonder if I could do something similar with pvc pipe on the top of the rack or if that'd take too much of a beating, become brittle, and break.
There used to be an Abus lock holder that relied on plastic loops to hold a U-lock. It held for me for a number of years before one loop broke, making me to turn to the solution above. I still have such an Abus holder on one of the lesser used bikes. I think you should be fine.
2_i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 11:23 AM   #27
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 15,716
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by himespau View Post
That is an awesome idea. I wonder if I could do something similar with pvc pipe on the top of the rack or if that'd take too much of a beating, become brittle, and break.
conduit is really cheap. Some places sell it in shorter than 10' lengths, but last time I bought some a 10' length was less than $3
unterhausen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 11:38 AM   #28
weshigh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes: All-City Space Horse!
Posts: 600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought this leather u-lock holster looked nice, but depends on the aesthetic of what you are going for with your bike.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/53484221...r-rack-mounted
weshigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 04:11 PM   #29
KLW2
Senior Member
 
KLW2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: White Bear Lake Mn
Bikes: 88 Schwin Voyageur, 84 Schwinn World Sport, 85 Univega Alpina Uno, 85 Fuji Espree, 09 Novara Strada, 06 Jamis Durango, 03 Specialized Expediton Sport, 09 Surly LHT, 12 Novara Gotham
Posts: 761
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I have the Kryptonite Evoloution small U lock and use the mount that came with it..2 years and no issues...
KLW2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 09:00 PM   #30
commo_soulja
Senior Member
 
commo_soulja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: are fun to ride
Posts: 1,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by weshigh View Post
I thought this leather u-lock holster looked nice, but depends on the aesthetic of what you are going for with your bike.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/53484221...r-rack-mounted
Yeah it would go with a bike equipped with a Brooks. Pricey bit of kit, probably costs more than the lock holding it. If there were a simple cordura nylon version perhaps.
commo_soulja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 10:00 PM   #31
Farmer Dave
Senior Member
 
Farmer Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rogue River, OR
Bikes: 2010 Globe Vienna Disc 3
Posts: 281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I keep my u lock in my milk crate on the back of my bike, along with my back pack. It doesn't rattle and i strategically place the u lock so I can easily grab it and use a melee weapon if such a dire situation were to take place.
Farmer Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 11:42 AM   #32
commo_soulja
Senior Member
 
commo_soulja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: are fun to ride
Posts: 1,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This one looks ok,
http://www.popiel.co.uk/en/u-lock-br...her-black.html
commo_soulja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 11:48 AM   #33
2_i 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Trek 730, Bike Friday NWT, Brompton M6R*2, Trek 830, Trek 720, Dahon HAT060, Dahon HT060,...
Posts: 1,822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
I have one like that on one bike and there had been no problems.
2_i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 12:01 PM   #34
zpl
Bike Fun Fanatic
 
zpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 2008 Salsa Casseroll, 2012 Surly Disc Trucker
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the Walnut leather U-lock holster and it works pretty well - I don't notice any rattling sounds when riding. My rack is a Blackburn EX-1. The holster is expensive, and I would have preferred something cheaper that looked a bit less pretentious. But it works and I'm glad to have been able to support a local independent craftsperson.
zpl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 01:11 PM   #35
JiveTurkey
Low car diet
 
JiveTurkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Bikes: 2006 Windsor Dover w/105, 2007 GT Avalanche w/XT, 1995 Trek 820 setup for touring, 201? Yeah single-speed folder, 199? Huffy tandem.
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Never had a problem with mine.



I twist the holder in a little so the lock jams up against the seat stay to keep it from rattling. A little electrical tape protects the stay's paint.
JiveTurkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 02:19 PM   #36
Leebo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of Boston
Bikes: Kona Dawg, Surly 1x1, Karate Monkey, Rockhopper, Crosscheck , Burley Runabout,
Posts: 4,665
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 452 Post(s)
In the pannier bag.
Leebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-12, 10:23 AM   #37
usndoc2011
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Found it! I found a bike lock that doesn't suck! Too bad I had to make it out of PVC and pipe clamps. Still, $10 in materials for a more solid and easy to use bike lock than anything that seems to be out there on the market. I've got it attached to the inside of my topeak super tourist dx.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2012-06-17 12.14.12.jpg (98.5 KB, 383 views)
File Type: jpg 2012-06-17 12.18.26.jpg (89.0 KB, 359 views)
usndoc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-12, 07:02 PM   #38
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 10,320
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 613 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by usndoc2011 View Post
Found it! I found a bike lock that doesn't suck! Too bad I had to make it out of PVC and pipe clamps. Still, $10 in materials for a more solid and easy to use bike lock than anything that seems to be out there on the market. I've got it attached to the inside of my topeak super tourist dx.
I like the way that looks, is that far enough back that you don't have to worry about kicking it?
himespau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-12, 07:19 PM   #39
Easy Peasy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 485
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I lock the U lock onto the side of my back rack and then velcro the lock to another part of the rack. Snug as a bug. Leaves plenty of room for my panniers.
Easy Peasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-12, 07:51 PM   #40
bluesdance
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wald to the rescue

bluesdance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-12, 01:00 AM   #41
Bluish Green
Bicycle Commuter
 
Bluish Green's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Springfield, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbagrannygear View Post
Have gone through 2 kryptonite holders and settled for simply weaving the lock through my Wald front basket. Also - I commute from home (locked garage) to a train station daily ( bike locked on rack). During the week I leave the U lock locked to the bike rack so I only carry it to the station on Monday, and from the station on Friday. Saves weight and a lot of rattling around on the daily commute. For errands around town in between, I use a cable lock that I keep on the top tube.
I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier - I'm going to take my U-lock to work and leave it on the rack there. Thanks for the idea, that is helpful!
Bluish Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-12, 05:01 AM   #42
chefisaac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: cherry hill, nj
Bikes:
Posts: 6,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldsport View Post
I hook mine through the rails on my brooks. The saddle bag hangs right between the lock and adds stability. I also use a bungie that is rapped around my seat post and hooked on my rack to keep the lock from swinging against the seat post.
You have pics of this?
chefisaac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-12, 05:43 AM   #43
usndoc2011
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I like the way that looks, is that far enough back that you don't have to worry about kicking it?
Yeah, and it's kind of tucked away, right next to the seat stay, so I don't have any problems. I guess I could've mounted it the other way, but this works just as well
usndoc2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-12, 01:36 PM   #44
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 8
Posts: 28,578
Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3016 Post(s)
[repeat #2]
Tubus Locc rear rack, they worked with Abus to make
a lock carrying clip set, for inside the left rack leg.
so no interference with carrying panniers ,
or filling up your main triangle with U lock.

Last edited by fietsbob; 11-16-12 at 01:40 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 08:43 AM   #45
robert schlatte
Senior Member
 
robert schlatte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: columbus, ohio
Bikes: Soma Saga, 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8
Posts: 772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
May not work for all situations, but I leave my U-lock locked to the bike rack where I park for my work.
robert schlatte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 11:47 AM   #46
Eric S. 
Senior Member
 
Eric S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Bikes: '04 LeMond Buenos Aires, '82 Bianchi Nuova Racing, De Rosa SLX, Bridgestone MB-1, Guerciotti TSX, Torpado Aelle, LeMond Tourmalet 853, Bridgestone Radac
Posts: 712
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I kind of like the idea of this rack that has a slot in it to securely hold your lock, but I can't see myself dropping $90 on a rack that (while it does have the lowered pannier bars) can only hold 40 lbs, which is the same as the $20 rack I have now and have used for the last 5 years and then dropping another large chunk of money on a new lock.

On the other hand, my current lock has a round key and while it's not a kryptonite brand, I'm still sort of nervous that the bic trick might work (I bought it at an lbs on my way up to my first year of college - odd that I just stopped in at a shop on a random town to buy it on a whim, but it's done the job - some 15 years ago).
Ha, I still have my first Kryptonite from 1989 with the circular key. It was in 2009 that I heard it could be opened with a Bic.

I have a Blackburn MTN rear rack and used to slide the lock down one of the sides, but since I added Wald folding baskets I now just strap it on top.
Eric S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 12:14 PM   #47
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 10,320
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 613 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
Ha, I still have my first Kryptonite from 1989 with the circular key. It was in 2009 that I heard it could be opened with a Bic.

I have a Blackburn MTN rear rack and used to slide the lock down one of the sides, but since I added Wald folding baskets I now just strap it on top.
Wow, that takes me back. When I used to use wald racks, I'd throw the lock at the bottom of the rack under my backpack that got strapped down with bungee netting.
himespau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 01:43 PM   #48
e0richt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hammonton, NJ
Bikes: Dawes Lightning sport, Trek 1220, Trek 7100
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I use a handlebar bag... holds 2 spare tubes, tire levers, chain breaker tool, multitool, on guard lock, patch kit
e0richt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 06:22 PM   #49
ColonelSanders
Senior Member
 
ColonelSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Bikes: 2017 Merida Big Nine XT Edition, 2016 Giant Toughroad SLR 2, 1995 Trek 830
Posts: 3,110
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 773 Post(s)
On my Abus Granit X 54, their carrying system(Ezy-KF) is superb.

I can usually unclip it and clip it back up with one hand if need be and despite hitting heavy bumps and/or potholes, it has never dislodged.


The first pic shows what goes on the U-Lock shackle and the 2nd pic shows what attaches to the frame of your bike and can be rotated to any angle.


I started off with the USH bracket and hated it.


For Abus, it is Ezy-KF or nothing.
ColonelSanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-16, 07:58 PM   #50
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: Yes
Posts: 10,620
Mentioned: 108 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1004 Post(s)
The OP has probably figured something out in the four years since this thread was started, but it still seems worth sharing the Cadillac solution.

__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION