lock for short cafe stops

DLB

Senior Member

Tynan

Veteran
Location
e4
looks good to me, you know best what risk the lock has to deter
 

alicat

Legendary Member
Location
Staffs
Seems a bit expensive for the level of security the lock can offer and there is no info on how much the lock weighs. Abus also do sturdier locks for about a fiver but you only know how much the neatness of this lock matters to you.
 

slow down

New Member
Location
Walsall
I just carry a cheap cable lock for shop stops (Wiggle do similar for 1/2 the price of the one you're looking at). Plenty long enough to go thorugh the frame, both wheels and a fixed pole. I do have confirmation from my insurers that this is sufficient in the event of a theft - may be worth checking as some insist on approved locks.
 

domtyler

Über Member
I have that one! :wacko: I really like it, "it's full of ABUSey goodness and very small and neat" :biggrin:

Yeah, it really small, compact but surprisingly tough. I really don't think you could defeat this with bare hands. Any one who had a decent set of wire snips however would be straight through in less than a second. But for cafe stops where the risk is pretty low it's perfect. And it will easily fit into a small saddle bag.
 

Tynan

Veteran
Location
e4
lets have a link for the ABUS one, need a half decent lock soon but not overly keen on laying out £30 plus, It's going to be left on the rack
 

alicat

Legendary Member
Location
Staffs
Tynan,

I can't find a link to my £5 Abus lock. I bought it from a motorbike shop. It is sturdier than the combiflex but still only suitable for a cafe stop. If you want something decent you probably are looking at spending more than a fiver.
 

Tynan

Veteran
Location
e4
thinking back, if you're not carrying it around, a proper chain and a proper padlock from a hardware shop are shags cheaper and far more secure as they're all about strong rather than light/pretty/portable/tactile
 

John the Monkey

Frivolous Cyclist
Location
Crewe
My own quick stop choice is a Kryptonite cable lock - as I recall it was a £7 ish in one of the Edinbrugh Bike Co-Op sales. It might have been this one although I've a feeling mine is shorter.
 

Danny

Legendary Member
Location
York
That definitely looks more secure. However some years ago when I was a youth worker, I remember one of the lads on the estate I worked on demonstrating how he could crack a combination lock in seconds - though the lock in question may have only had three dials and the one on Wiggle has four.
 
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DLB

Senior Member
Dannyg said:
That definitely looks more secure. However some years ago when I was a youth worker, I remember one of the lads on the estate I worked on demonstrating how he could crack a combination lock in seconds - though the lock in question may have only had three dials and the one on Wiggle has four.
That's quite worrying. i wonder how he could do that??
 

Danny

Legendary Member
Location
York
Practice unfortunately!

He was a useful contact though - when a friend had her bike nicked he managed to recover the frame, though minus most of the parts.
 
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