Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by cubey, 17 Jul 2017.
So your out for a solo ride and you spot a cafe or coffee shop, how do you secure the bike?
Small 'cafe' lock
Small enough to fit in your jersey pocket
Pick your cafes. Park it where you can see it.
Ask if I can take it inside?
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)
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:
I have the same lock
park next to more expensive bikes that are not locked , saw a trek madone project one left outside a cafe once unlocked.
Have the same served me well
One of these - a Safeman lock:
I got one of those too.
That and taking an off duty Met Police officer with you.
I usually sit outside and put the bike in the cafe garden where I can see it. Works for me.
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