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

Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-05, 12:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern CA
Bikes: Cannondale tandems: '92 Road, '97 Mtn. Mongoose 10.9 Ti, Kelly Deluxe, Tommaso Chorus, Cdale MT2000, Schwinn Deluxe Cruiser, Torker Unicycle, among others.
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Rock Lock Mini LS

Ok guys. I'm still in the middle of figuing out which locks to send back to Kryptonite! Anyone out there own this little (big actually) gem of a lock? When I bought it, it was the biggest, baddest, toughest U-lock on the market. And I'm not convinced that it can be Bic Pic'd anyway. (I've rekeyed the older Kryptonite K4's - jamming a Bic Pen in there, first won't fit, and second won't magically make the pins align.)
I had special "Bad Bones" custom made for the lock and even a special "cuff" from a massive pipe T-joint form the hardware store. When it's outfitted with all that junk, it's one bad-ass lock! And it's my "high-crime area" lock.
Krypt. wants to send an Evo 2000 Mini LS in replacement. I don't think I'd trust that lock as much as my trusty old heavy Rock Lock.
Anyone own the Rock and have any advice*? I'd really like Krypt. to send a New York lock as a replacement (I also have a NY chain). I'm not trying to be pushy or whine, I just want the biggest, baddest, toughest lock to replace it. I'm a little twisted when it comes to locks anyway, and I told Krypt. that too!
-Muchas Gracias, Merci Boucoup, Vielen Dank!
*Hey, maybe The Rock owns a Rock?!!!! (If not, he should.)
LV2TNDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-05, 05:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kryptonite makes ONE U-lock that may be the best lock on the U.S. market: the New York 3000. Correctly installed around your rear wheel and around a hefty steel locking post, it can not be broken with leverage tools, and it will take over ten minutes to cut using portable power tools.

In a neighborhood where the crooks do not use power tools, an equally strong lock is the OnGuard Bulldog Mini ($24 at REI). Correctly installed, it can not be broken by leverage attacks.

The key to foiling a leverage attack is to use the smallest lock that fits around your rear wheel, plus a parking meter or sturdy post. Overly large locks leave enough empty space for crooks to insert their "breaking" tools.


Last edited by alanbikehouston; 05-02-05 at 09:49 PM.
alanbikehouston is offline   Reply With Quote

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 07:27 AM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.