Another 'what lock for leaving my bike outside at work' thread.
dlock on the front wheel and I have the chunkiest motorbike chain lock I could find, weighs a ton but it stays at the work bike rack so its fine
10 years locked up over london and not lost a bike yet (cheaper cable lock did get cut thru once but the chain was untouched)Posted 4 years ago
So i’ve just started a new job, and the only place to leave my bike is outside, in my last job i took it into the office with me so I didn’t need any bike security. I do have a decent D lock but, should I just buy another and use one to lock the rear wheel and frame and the other to lock the front wheel and forks? Or is there anything else anyone recommends?
Is there any alarms for bikes out there? I’m thinking a kind of cable lock that sounds an alarm if it’s broken. I know cable locks are rubbish but thinking that an alarm going off might surprise any would be theif and they might bugger off without my bike!!Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
2 different locks.
A small bottle jack with break a d-lock, a pair of cuters will get through a cable or cheep chain (expensive chain will require power tools). So by using 2 different locks you’re limiting the risk to scroats who are prepared to carry a lot of kit which would be difficult to explain away if stopped and their collar felt.
That and don’t commute on a desireable bike.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Really depends what the outside lock up location is like. Somewhere on a secure site out of the way from the public who’d need passes to get in, in sight of staff regularly passing by, CCTV etc. You might be able to trust the site security and just go with enough locks to make it more difficult. Or if it’s on the street in public or easy public access, just forget it and get a £50 hack bike for the commute.
It’s this easy to nick your bike even with fancy locks
If you’re happy to do it, just ensure you have good insurance and don’t mind if it gets nicked.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
I own a GroundEffects bodybag- awesome thing.
Or keep a proper bike bag in the office.
Sorry I wouldn’t trust a bike lock on £100 of my money.
Thieves will take a wheel/seatpost or simply cut through frame/anything if its a decent bike.
Funnily if I pop into the shop (in view and unlocked) I’ll remove both skewers. It’d damage my bike but hurt th thief within 10m’s..Posted 4 years agobellefiedMember
as others have said the d lock through the front wheel and frame (against the bike stand / railings) and the beast using a different lock doing the same for the frame and the other wheel should provide enough deterrent. Leave the beast permanently attached to the railings so you don’t have to cart it around with you.
Unless your’s is a professional bike, this should deter most bike thieves.
CCTV doesn’t seem to be a deterrent, and they are not always effective in finding the hooded perp who took the bikePosted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I bought this version of the onguard one, because I really liked the idea of the loop. It means the lock goes a lot further. The lock can form another loop.
Main thing is to keep it off the ground and I always put it somewhere on view.
Downside is it’s massive and heavy!Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
I would be wary of leaving something nice chained up in the same place every day, especially if you leave the lock there.Posted 4 years ago
One day you will come in and you wont be able to use your lock, it`ll be there but you wont be able to unlock it.
you will lock it up with the “shop” lock and it`ll be gone when you come out
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