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Coffee shop security

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by cubey, 17 Jul 2017.

  1. cubey

    cubey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wakefield
    So your out for a solo ride and you spot a cafe or coffee shop, how do you secure the bike?
     
  2. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Small 'cafe' lock
     
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  3. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Small enough to fit in your jersey pocket
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  4. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Pick your cafes. Park it where you can see it.
     
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  5. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Ask if I can take it inside?
     
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  6. Afnug

    Afnug Yining & Yanging but mostly Yanging

    I thought this thread was going to be about Coffee Shop Bouncers, like a door man at Bettys, (overpriced pretentious cafe in York and Harrogate for our foreign readers)
     
    Last edited: 18 Jul 2017
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    If it's a good cafe there will be other patrons there, cyclists or not, who you can ask to keep an eye on the bike while you nip inside.

    We also use one of these:

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  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    I have the same lock
     
  9. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    park next to more expensive bikes that are not locked , saw a trek madone project one left outside a cafe once unlocked.
     
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  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    Have the same served me well
     
  11. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    One of these - a Safeman lock:

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  12. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Über Member

     
  13. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Über Member

    I got one of those too.
     
  14. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    That and taking an off duty Met Police officer with you.
     
  15. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I usually sit outside and put the bike in the cafe garden where I can see it. Works for me.
     
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