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Two lock strategy?

Old 05-02-08, 12:17 PM
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Two lock strategy?

What's the purpose of using two different types of locks on a bike? I read somewhere that the best locking strategy was to use two different locks. If a U-lock is the best lock, then why not use two of those?
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Old 05-02-08, 12:19 PM
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The idea is it takes two different types of tools to break both locks instead one. A thief might have one tool or the other but chances are he won't have both with him.
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Old 05-02-08, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbadwimp View Post
The idea is it takes two different types of tools to break both locks instead one. A thief might have one tool or the other but chances are he won't have both with him.

Oh ok. Thanks for the info. If this is the case, what would be the best two locks to use?
  • U-lock + cable
  • cable + U-lock
  • chain lock + cable
  • or something else?
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chain + u lock for me.
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chain lock + cable is silly, because both can be cut with a simple bolt cutter (most common bike thief tool).
u-lock + anything is a pretty good bet, because chances are a thief won't be carrying a lever/carjack for the ulock and a bolt cutter for whatever else.

for me, anything more than a kypto mini evo is overkill because i never leave my bike out overnight
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