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Old 05-21-05, 03:56 PM
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Lock recommendation

I plan on doing some longer group/club rides this summer, some of which have extended rest stops or meal breaks or end up with a meal.

We won't be riding in bad neighborhoods, so any lock is mostly to prevent the bike from walking away with some teenage miscreant while I'm enjoying my lunch.

Any rec's for a light, easy to mount lock?
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post this in the singlespeed/fixed forum, you'll get a lot more responses

make sure to specify (possibly bold) the word "light", most fixed riders are less concerned with weight--so make this doubly clear

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"Bad" neighborhoods? The smarter crooks go where the better bikes are. So, if it becomes a weekly thing to see a bunch of $2,000 bikes in front of a certain restaurant at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a crook will catch on sooner or later. Cruise up. Three guys in a big cargo van. Six bikes "secured" with cable locks loaded into the van in under one minute. Y'all won't have time to tell the clerk "Super-size me".

The lightest lock that can defeat an experienced Pro with manual tools is the OnGuard Mini U-lock. The Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-lock also works reasonably well for its light weight.

Cable locks are not actually "locks". To a well equipped Pro, cable looks are a neon sign that says "Free Bikes".
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