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Old 06-09-19, 09:39 AM
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Let's see your bike lock.

Bit of a pointless thread really but here's mine:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JDC-Motor...72.m2749.l2649

I wear it around my waist like a wearable lock only that it's much better since it doesn't have a plastic buckle (weak point). Kinda heavy but safe. I wrap it around the back wheel and frame.

Let's see yours!

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Old 06-09-19, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by OmegaWolf View Post
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Why? I'm not enciting a fight of any kind, I just want to see what locks other people use to keep their **** safe.

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Old 06-09-19, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Why? I'm not enciting a fight of any kind, I just want to see what locks other people use to keep their **** safe.

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It was a joke. I meant the other kind of locks. The kind you asked to see.
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Old 06-09-19, 11:07 AM
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I'm interested to see what people are using, because all I've got is a cheap cable combination lock just to keep the grab-and-rides away while I go in the Mini-Mart for 3 to 5 minutes.
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Old 06-09-19, 12:44 PM
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Abus Bordo Granit 6500.. folding link, in a rubber pouch on a water bottle boss mounts ..
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ABUS Bordo Granit X-Plus Black
I also have some lighter duty ABUS Bordo locks and they are fine for short lock ups in less theft-prone areas.

I wonder how quickly that cheap chain could be defeated though? The Schlage 12mm/Kryptonite New York Chain only took two hits from a sledgehammer to break it. The thinner 8mm ABUS chain withstood many more hits and then everyone gave up because they were tired. I don't even think they really made much of a mark on it.
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Old 06-09-19, 01:01 PM
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It just there to keep honest people honest.

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Old 06-09-19, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I wonder how quickly that cheap chain could be defeated though? The Schlage 12mm/Kryptonite New York Chain only took two hits from a sledgehammer to break it. The thinner 8mm ABUS chain withstood many more hits and then everyone gave up because they were tired. I don't even think they really made much of a mark on it.
Well, I don't know but I doubt anybody attacks a lock with a sledge hammer. When I lock my bike, the chain never really lays loose on the floor, can't get a clean hit and you'd most likely smash up the frame at the same time. I reckon you'd have better luck with bolt cutters but then there's no such thing as a 100% safe lock, an angle grinder or a small dremel will get through anything.

Even the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit lock was picked by this youtube guy in like 15 seconds.

It it's big and bulky that's enought for me. Even if someone was determined to take my bike, with a lock like that, they'd have to take some serious measures, all of which attract attention and would (hpefully) alarm somebody. Big bolt cutters, big sledge hammer, loud dremel, loud grinder, etc...

Makes a big difference imo, can't go unnoticed, unlike a pair of wire cutters that can be held discretely in a jacket pocket and would slice through poundshop locks with no issue.

I think it's good enough.

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Old 06-09-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by OmegaWolf View Post
It was a joke. I meant the other kind of locks. The kind you asked to see.
Oh, ok, sorry
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Old 06-09-19, 03:05 PM
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Old 06-09-19, 03:23 PM
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Nice and bulky just like mine.
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Old 06-09-19, 05:41 PM
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I recently put a Abus Amparo frame lock on one of my bikes, and use the loop chain that plugs into the frame lock. I thought the weight of the frame lock itself was impressive. I have a Trelock frame lock on another bike, and the Abus feels like it is twice as heavy as the Trelock. The loop chain seems pretty hefty as well.
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Old 06-09-19, 06:24 PM
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Currently, my bike lock looks something like this.

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Old 06-09-19, 08:34 PM
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I have many locks. Each bike gets a minimum of 3 locks plus the Pitlocks.

4 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini locks
4 Kryptonite Evolution 4
2 Kryptonite mini locks
4 Krypto cables
2 Abus Bordo 6500
Pitlock locking skewers

These lock threads always turn into a pi$$ing match. ALL LOCKS ARE DEFEATABLE. What you try to do is chose a lock that minimizes your risk by calculating, the neighborhood you live/work in, the value of your bike, and the likelihood of the bike being stolen. My risk is high, therefore I use multiple locks. When I think that the risk is too great, I just use my Brompton and carry the bike. This way it never gets stolen. My new custom bike will never be locked because I will never leave it anywhere.







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Old 06-09-19, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Well, I don't know but I doubt anybody attacks a lock with a sledge hammer. When I lock my bike, the chain never really lays loose on the floor, can't get a clean hit and you'd most likely smash up the frame at the same time. I reckon you'd have better luck with bolt cutters but then there's no such thing as a 100% safe lock, an angle grinder or a small dremel will get through anything.

Even the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit lock was picked by this youtube guy in like 15 seconds.

It it's big and bulky that's enought for me. Even if someone was determined to take my bike, with a lock like that, they'd have to take some serious measures, all of which attract attention and would (hpefully) alarm somebody. Big bolt cutters, big sledge hammer, loud dremel, loud grinder, etc...

Makes a big difference imo, can't go unnoticed, unlike a pair of wire cutters that can be held discretely in a jacket pocket and would slice through poundshop locks with no issue.

I think it's good enough.

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I don't support Krypto locks they are heavy and not very secure and that doesn't work for me. They can ***getabout our business we have gone ABUS and we aren't looking back. For the price the locks are too much with little security and not much design work going into it. Thicker isn't always better if using poor quality steel.

Yes any lock can be defeated but a chain from a well known company that is nice and thick and supposed to be high security defeated with two strikes from a hammer. Not a good thing even if that is not a common way to defeat a lock it shows a supreme weakness in the lock. There are plenty small pocket sized cutting tools these days and even with a thick lock it doesn't make it super secure. Good luck regardless and have fun schlepping that chain, I did that once and never really wanted to do it again.
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3/8" case hardened chain and "armored" padlock. I think the chain can be cut with a large enough bolt cutter, but it worked OK so far.

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Trelock Trigo FS300

Folding lock imported from Germany. Can’t cut it with bolt cutters. Wraps around fixed objects kinda like a cable lock. Conveniently folds down into a holster at a bottle mount so it’s very easy to carry. There are some that are heavier and some that are lighter. This middle weight model suits me fine.


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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Good luck regardless and have fun schlepping that chain, I did that once and never really wanted to do it again.
Ha Ha, ok. Nice word btw, 'schlepping...' I learned something.

To each his own.

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I use an Abus Granit 540. Seems sturdy, gets recommended often, and isn't all that heavy.

As I ride a 20" wheel folder, it also doubles as a way to lock the halves of the bike together when I need to (such as when getting on a train). Considered getting one of those folding locks for this role, however.



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Nothing much to see; you've seen thousands of them:

I keep a heavy U-lock on a rack in the keycard-access bike cage at my office.

I usually ride without a lock. If I do plan to stop along the way somewhere with my hybrid (my commuter) I bring a U-lock along in my pannier.

If I'm on my road bike (no rack/panniers) I don't leave the bike out of sight. It just seems that when I'm riding it, I'm on it to ride, not to park/shop, etc.

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My theft-deterrent lock:


This lock is heavy and awful, so I only use it in situations with higher crime possibilities (it also makes a great weapon). Otherwise, it's a boring medium weight cable lock for around town or a little tiny cable lock for quick bathroom breaks on longer road rides out in the country.
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
My theft-deterrent lock:


This lock is heavy and awful, so I only use it in situations with higher crime possibilities (it also makes a great weapon). Otherwise, it's a boring medium weight cable lock for around town or a little tiny cable lock for quick bathroom breaks on longer road rides out in the country.
I need something like that for when it's on my car. I have an Ottolock for just quick stops with the bike never really out of my site. I know it isn't much better than string, but it is light. Took the bikes away with us last weekend and just rolled them into the hotel room at the end of the day.
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