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Small Lock Needed

Old 04-26-06, 11:39 AM
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Small Lock Needed

I'm thinking about using my second most-favored road bike to start commuting. I work on an Air Force base and am not really too worried about theft. However, there is still always that distinct possibility that it will happen...

Anyway, the bike is and older one that wouldn't kill me if it were to be stolen, but I still want to take some kind of precaution. Any one have any recommendations in terms of small locks that I could use that would fit in one of my jersey pockets?
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Old 04-26-06, 12:04 PM
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If you're going to be parking in the same place everyday, how about just leaving your lock there? Any lock that fits in your pocket will provide only minimal security (can be cut with wire cutters, tin snips, or even pliers) and will protect you only against joy riders or janitors who might think your bike is abandoned.
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Old 04-26-06, 03:49 PM
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Wow, thanks...I didn't even think of that one...I will be parking it in the same place everyday...

Thanks again,
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Old 04-26-06, 03:55 PM
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If you are, don't bother with a lightweight lock. Go get one of these.



Get a mini-u for the errands. Also a good second lock.

P.S Working on a military base i'm guessing you could booby trap your bike with a claymore or some such.
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Two good "mini" u-locks are the OnGuard Bulldog and the Kryptonite Evolution Mini. If my bike was going to be out of my sight for more than thirty minutes, I'd probably use two locks. One around the rear wheel and a steel pole set in concrete. The second would lock the front wheel to the frame.
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Old 04-26-06, 07:01 PM
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Take off the quick release axles. In fact take everything thats quick release off the bike. If it is seriously going to be used just for commuting then a good idea is to uglify it...put some electrical tape on it, maybe try and cover up any brand names (Bike name, shimano, etc). A good brand name mini U-lock should be all that you need.
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