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A Good Lock

Old 05-27-10, 05:41 PM
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A Good Lock

What is a good lock that can do the best job of trying prevent any kind of theft? I go to a local university and you know how those can be hotspots for bike thieves. Give me any suggestions on which lock is the most useful. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-10, 08:29 PM
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I am sure there are different answers for different situations, but I always use two: a decent u-lock and a 10mm cable.
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Originally Posted by frankenmike
I am sure there are different answers for different situations, but I always use two: a decent u-lock and a 10mm cable.
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I generaly only use a U-lock with an anti-theft skewer on my front wheel with my U-lock locked to the rear rim through the triangle, as per sheldons strategy, But I only ever lock my bike up while running in somewhere, if at all possible I always try and bring my bike inside

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Old 05-28-10, 06:30 PM
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A U lock is your best defense.
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We used to say that all bikes weigh the same: You can ride a 20 lb. bike and carry a 20 lb. lock or you can ride a 40 lb. bike and not bother with a lock.

In a University environment I'd recommend a semi-expendable bike and minimal locking system.
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