Chain heavier than many bikes at 15kg as a lock - welcome to London, capitol of thieving bastards.
I had no idea that Insurance companies consider the locks. Do they mention the lock in the final document?I use the same lock mentioned in the OP (the good lock), with a Kryptonite faghedaboutit D-lock. My insurance company consider them adequate enough.
I had no idea that Insurance companies consider the locks. Do they mention the lock in the final document?
Yup, I know that feeling!I get the ‘separation anxiety’ when the bike is not in sight :-)
If they want the bike, they will have it. So, for the ‘opportunist’ thief, almost any lock will do - why work at it when there is another bike further on?
bit over-stating it skipdiver I think, especially as I know that like me you frequent spoons a fair bitNot a problem if you ride an old Apollo pulled out of a skip. You only need the bare minimum of anti ride away security. Locking up anything in London that's worth more than a round of drinks is a mugs game, and sooner or later you'll get burned.
How do you arm it without the "plipper"?Again, it might stop a opportunist thief, make them move on to the next bike. Not obvious where it is, quite hidden under the Brooks saddle, but makes quite a decent noise if the bike is moved, at very little weight. I’ve managed to lose the plipper, mind 😳
bit over-stating it skipdiver I think, especially as I know that like me you frequent spoons a fair bit
I think you can ride a good bike that rides well but doesn't look too modern (nor too retro-chique), lock well with two locks and be careful where you leave it and when. And near better pickings. Have never had a bike nicked in London yet though would never lock my dale or Hewitt in town.