- Recommend a lock for commuting
Currently got one of these
After 6 years daily service it is dying. It is jamming and being a real pain to open despite wd40 and oil in abundance.
Anyone got any recommendations as to a replacement before I just order another one?
Needs to be 1.5m long to allow versatile locking options. Cable so I can run it through both wheels and frame. Light, strong, cheap, come with moon on stick etc.
Usually in the garage or swipe card entry bike shed at work but occasionally outside the shops.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
I think you’ve been pretty lucky to get away with using that Kryptoflex one if that is your only lock on a regular commute. Good pair of boltcutters would be through that in one go.
Can you leave a hefty u-lock at work? That’s my approach.
Hefty Kryptonite u-lock around bike stand through rear triangle and rear wheel + a kryptoflex cable around the front wheel and stand.Posted 5 years agozilog6128Subscriber
If it were me I would leave (if you’re allowed!) as chunky a lock as possible in the bike shed at work to discourage any unscrupulous characters who might gain access to it. When going to the shops IMO you are chancing it with any lock light enough to realistically carry around all the time. I just use a D lock for the frame and a couple of cables for the wheels/saddle and try not to leave it out of sight for very long!Posted 5 years agoPierreMember
Abus Granit Steel-o-flex 1000. Good strong lock and you can wear it round your waist so it’s not rattling around on the bike. My choice for commuting, couriering and leaving the bike locked up on the street for time to time over the last eight or so years…
Posted 5 years ago
Bike rack is rubbish (although security is good). It is the type that just holds one wheel so the lock needs to be long.
The bike is worth about £300 is 8 years old and has been locked up all over Newcastle for the last 5 years. I don’t consider it to be a high crime risk. Current lock has been adequate in that I still have both lock and bike. I don’t want extra security as it will be a hassle. Used to use a D-lock as well but stopped as it was a pain as it didn’t go round fatter street furniture. Now in use in garage.Posted 5 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
It is the type that just holds one wheel so the lock needs to be long.
Argh I hate those. Have you raised the potential security issue with work? Always worth a try at least. (I got proper Sheffield stands installed in our car park after some
You could still use a D-lock plus cable:
Back wheel into bike stand, d-lock through stand and rear triangle, with cable to front wheel.Posted 5 years ago
Argh I hate those. Have you raised the potential security issue with work
Well in fairness there is a 10ft high spiked fence with a gate that can only be opened with your company swipe card. Due to the nature of our site it is manned and patrolled 24hours and there is a cctv camera pointing at the bike shed. The security guard sits about 5 meters away so can see everyone going in and out.
Security at work isn’t a massive concern.Posted 5 years ago
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