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Carrying Locks?

Old 02-08-07, 10:55 AM
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Carrying Locks?

I'm unsure if this is a correct observation but I've noticed that people carry their U Locks around, either with some attachment on the bag or in the bag. Why not keep the lock on the bike with the attachment? I was just curious..
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Old 02-08-07, 10:56 AM
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Because my U lock didn't come with a bike mount.
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Old 02-08-07, 10:56 AM
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looks ugly
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Old 02-08-07, 10:56 AM
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Because then you have to stop to pick up your u-lock multiple times. And besides, then my cover would be blown and people would definitely know that I'm a hipster.
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Old 02-08-07, 10:56 AM
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Rattles.
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Old 02-08-07, 10:58 AM
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I don't like having a ton of crap hanging on my frame.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:02 AM
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pocket.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:02 AM
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I use my frame mount, even though it rattles and I look like a dork. I don't see the point of throwing my lock in my bag, which is already a pain in the ass to deal with when fairly full. And I don't always ride with my bag. Where does it go then? I'm not a mini-U user so I can't throw the thing in my pocket.

Practicality over aesthetics any day.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:06 AM
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now the world don't move to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you might not be right for some, it takes diff'rent strokes to move the world.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:07 AM
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A long time ago I used a u-lock frame mount. I stopped the first time it fell out. U-locks hurt like hell hitting your shins and could do serious damage to you and your frame if it gets caught in your cranks.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk
now the world don't move to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you might not be right for some, it takes diff'rent strokes to move the world.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:13 AM
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Bag.

Carabiner on bag strap if bag is full.

Tucked into the back of my pants if no bag.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:17 AM
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+1 for rattles. plus i already carry a bag with a tube, pump, wrench, etc so i might as well throw it in.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:17 AM
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dorky frame mount.
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Old 02-08-07, 11:18 AM
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Beltloop hole.

...now I just carry a weapon. Much more effective.

Besides...why damage the paint with a clunky attachment?
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Old 02-08-07, 11:20 AM
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I stopped the first time it fell out.
exactly

also -
I find the movement of swinging the (bailey works) bag around and simultaneously unclipping my keys very smooth

it just works
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Old 02-08-07, 12:03 PM
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i shove my lock down the back of my pants. i used the retainer until it almost killed me by dropping the lock when i hit a bump. then i took it off and realized my bike no longer looked as ****ty and i was doubly happy.
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Old 02-08-07, 12:10 PM
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I have never used a ulock frame mount because my bikes already tend to look commuter'd out, plus my schedule is regular enough that I can just leave the lock at my destination.
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Old 02-08-07, 12:13 PM
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Mine didn't come with a frame holder. Too big for my pocket. Bag it.
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Old 02-08-07, 12:15 PM
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can't throw your bike over your shoulder when there's a lock there.
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The shoulder pad on my bag has holes that I put my u-lock in. easy access.
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Old 02-08-07, 01:04 PM
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Ah, I always thought it was a choice on style. I like how clean brakeless fixies look, so why would I strap on a U lock to my bike?
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Old 02-08-07, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by killsurfcity
i shove my lock down the back of my pants.
me too, i thought that was what everyone with a normal ulock did when not carrying a bag.

anything rattling on my bike drives me nuts.
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Old 02-08-07, 01:15 PM
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I would never consider any of those contraptions, even if you've never had it break, even the slightest bit of worrying about it maybe losing grip of your U will hinder your riding experience. I by no means am a messenger, but ride only with my Krypto New York chain and EV disc. I think this link might give you even more options:

https://www.kryptonitelock.com/inetis...s_item&pgrp=20
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Old 02-08-07, 01:30 PM
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mini u-lock in pocket or
medium sized u-lock shoved down pants

much much faster to take out and put away than using a frame mount. plus, easy access in case you need to wield it as a defensive weapon while riding.
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