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Locks, transporting

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gambatte, 12 Jan 2008.

  1. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Not had to think about a lock, uptill now. Bikes stored inside at work and inside at home.

    However, I'm intending dropping a few more cage runs, doing some of the shopping by bike etc.

    I've got a cable lock and a 'D' lock. Rather than pop one in the pannier bag, I was thinking does anyone have any method for transporting them attached to the rack? Thinking pannier bag on offside, D lock on nearside?

    Any other ideas considered as well (apart from using the manufacturers brackets! too loose and long gone!)
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I just bungee my D-lock to the rear rack of the bike.
     
  3. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Before I had a rack pack/bag I used to hook the D part of the lock over the nose of my saddle, with the barrel of the lock resting on the top of the rack, and secured with a bungee.
    Tried the frame fitting bracket that comes with kryptonite locks, but they are useless IMO.
     
  4. historyman

    historyman New Member

    I have a ratcheted clasp on the horizontal bar of the frame and the lock clicks into in and sits inside the frame. Abus supply these clasps with many of their D-locks,
     
  5. OP
    OP
    gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    ta historyman. Just did a search of the Abus site and found the UGH bracket.
    Looks interesting..
     
  6. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I've got the UGH bracket ... cos I can't find anywhere to attatch my D lock to the bike. It seems to work, although I'm have to occasionally tighten the nuts/bolts things. A local bike shop ordered it in for me so I didn't have to pay postage. (But you can get it on Wiggle too).
     
  7. OP
    OP
    gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
  8. ccj

    ccj New Member

    Could you kindly confirm the "3 point mounting" refers to individual brackets, or that 3 brackets are supplied?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Looks to me like its 3 individual brackets make up the locking system

    http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?Scre...0132196&select=0104b08&artikel=4003318266249#

    1 bracket wouldn't secure it (check the thumbnail)
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    doesn't it get in the way hooked over the nose of the saddle :blush: :biggrin:
    second it that the ones that come with kryptonite locks are rubbish.
     
  11. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Sometimes for a leisure run, I simply lock my cable lock around my waist.
     
  12. I suppose the fire brigade would use a blow torch if they couldn't find the keys and they needed to get it off of you then?:biggrin:
     
  13. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    The piccy shows one bracket, and there are 3 of those which you attatch where-ever you want, and you can angle the bracket to have the elastic bit at different angles.
     
  14. ccj

    ccj New Member

    Thanks.

    Secure bike accessories fitting can be quite tricky considering the shaking they get on some surfaces.

    The info' says "a" 3 point bracket, hence I wondered if it meant that as the tube mount is V shaped, the third point was the elastic strap.

    My TLD1100 rear lamp came off earlier this week on a towpath, so I need to make a more secure fitting for that.
     
  15. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Poor explanation on my part.
    The lock goes completely over the saddle so that the bend of the D(or U) rests where the top tube and seat tube meet. The body of the barrel rests horizontally on the rack. And my saddle is quit high. So no noticeable leg/lock rubbing. If that makes sense ?
    All of which is academic now as I use a rack bag :biggrin: