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I need a lock

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by MichaelM, 19 Sep 2007.

  1. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    I can fit in 1 ride /week to/from Uni. Bike will be locked on a busy part of the campus so I think something more pick-proof that cut proof would do the job (have a great big chain and lock - but that's a bit too heavy to lug about!).

    What do the wise recomend?
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    A small U lock will do the trick, you have to put it through the rear triangle and rear rim.
     
  3. bianco

    bianco New Member

    I'd get a smaller cable lock aswell to prevent the opportunists stealing the front wheel
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Can you leave the chain locked to the rails/rack/etc permanently? Why lug it about?
     
  5. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Michael,

    Listen to Maz...him wise man!

    I've left locks all over London during the past 15 years, and most of them i've remembered to collect when i chnaged jobs etc.
     
  6. Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    I think this lock would be fine for you

    I read the advice about fitting the lock through the read wheel in the sheldom Brown website and after some thinking I just don't think it's such a good idea. It just makes it more difficult to lock the bike IMO.


    Rick
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk

    Same as that. Why carry all that metal around? One lock I only retrieved a year after leaving the job.
     
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  9. OP
    OP
    MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside

    In my rush to sort myself out, and get my work done, and fit in a quick ride etc etc I've just been out and bought a Kryptonite lock. I'm now £30 worse off.

    But yes, thinking about it I could have left the chain at Uni.

    What's that tune.. If I only had a brain......
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I've just got that Magnum (onguard) but without the extra cables from Halfords. It's one of the latest "onguards" with the 4x locking system (4 x shoot bolts) - it's fairly heavy, but tough - gold standard.

    Also bought an onguard pitbull chain - omg it's heavy at 4.5kg's - that for when I'll be leaving my bike on a uni campus in Manchester when I start a new job at one of them... the magnum plus the onguard chain....... The chain will have to remain on site as it's that heavy.....