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Which Bicycle Lock

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Plax, 24 May 2008.

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  1. Magnum Plus

    2 vote(s)
    100.0%
  2. Kryptonite NY 3000D

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Abus Granite X plus 54

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Other (please specifiy)

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Ok, now that I have a nice bike I thought I'd best get a decent lock.
    I have a cheepo cable lock that came with an accessory pack - it's a combination lock one.

    I have my eye on approx three D locks;

    Magnum Plus
    Kryptonite New York 3000D
    Abus Granit X Plus 54

    So which one is it to be?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Magnum plus mini-shackle with cable.

    It's excellent. Gold-rated, small, and you can secure both wheels with the cable.

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...1_productId_231103_langId_-1_categoryId_31389
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
  4. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Does nobody want to vote on my poll? :sad:
    No other recs then before I venture out to get the magnum Plus shackle from Halfrauds (£29.99 on offer from £43.99 btw)?
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    to take with you or for at home?
    i.e. is weight / portability a factor.
    budget?
    i'll vote when you answer the above...
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    To take with me. I keep the bikes in the house.
    Probably not on my commute though as I work on a secure site, but when I go everywhere else (in Town especially).
    No budget as such so long as it's a decent lock. I was thinking in the £50-£100 range given that you're supposed to get a lock that's worth 10% of the value of your bike.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Yup. It comes with a bracket. And about 5 keys for some reason.
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    kryptonite then. it's 16mm, abus is 13mm, magnum plus is only 8mm.

    another one to consider - i've got one of these
    (which i don't use that much incidentally now as i keep my bikes in my flat) but when i do i find the smaller size of it isn't particularly limiting, you can normally find a convenient railing. In fact the smaller size is probably better for security - less likely to be able to get a jack in it, and it's under 1kg and still 13mm. Still very very unlikely to be boltcroppered.
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    oh sorry when you said magnum plus i thought you meant this:
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...d=10001&partNumber=286450&langId=-1&source=td
    that's what i meant was only 8mm, not sure about the shackle+cable jobbie.

    my mistake you did say D-locks.
     
  10. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Ive been using a Kryptonite NY-3000 (+ kryptoflex cable) for about 18 months. They have survived (one known) bolt cutter attack and someone trying to pick the lock with a screwdriver.
    I don't use the frame mounting bracket though as the lock rattled around too much on bad roads - it eventually snapped. Either use a rucksack, pannier or strap it to a rack.
     
  11. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    got me a Kryptonite Fagheddaboudit (sic). Which is a tiny U lock with a sodding great big chain (I use an additional cable to secure m'front wheel) It comes with a 1 yr £2000 warranty. Picked it up for £95 on ebay, brand new.

    seems just the thing
     
  12. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Available for £64.90 inc VAT and delivery here - http://www.saundersonsecurity.co.uk/acatalog/Bicycle_Chain_Locks.html

    Dave.
     
  13. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    That's no good to carry around really though is it?
     
  14. dodgy

    dodgy Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Not really.
     
  15. numbnuts

    numbnuts Guru

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Abus Granite X plus 54 with a 4 foot 3/8 cable though the wheels with a big pad lock