Best Bike lock for Road bike?

  • Runningonempt...

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    Jul 15, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    OK, so I got my first road bike today, and I absolutely LOVE the way it looks BUT I need to get a lock... anyone recommend a good LIGHTweight lock? I dont want something ugly and heavy bogging my bike down, but at the same time I dont want to have it walk away. Ideas?
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    Jul 17, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    if the bike is brand new , it's not a good idea to leave it anywhere public even with a lock on.
    The strongest Kripton lock can be split in two with the right tools.

    congrats on the new bike though, what is it ?
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    Jul 17, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    Even the best locks only keep honest people from taking bikes...especially nice new bikes.
    And locks don't even slow down someone who wants the cyclometer and seat and handlebars and other bells and whistles that easily detach.
    Not that I know any of this by experience or anything...
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    Jul 17, 2010 5:35 AM GMT
    PS. For my 2nd bike, I didn't even have a lock. I just kept it indoors and never let it leave my sight when I rode it...and never stopped at a place where I had to go in and leave it outside, even if it was in plain view.
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    Jul 17, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    I use a 6-foot Kryptonite cable with my own armored padlock. Not as heavy as some chain solutions, plus I can usually secure both wheels and still include some firm stationary object.

    My seat post height adjustment is not cam-operated, instead requiring a hex wrench, so I don't remove it. But then I never leave my bike unattended for very long in high-crime areas. And I usually manage to be in places where I can keep an eye on my bike often enough to also reduce the theft risk.

    Furthermore, I have my bike registered with the local police, with a difficult-to-remove sticker on it. May not prevent its theft, but would aid establishing my ownership if it's subsequently found.
  • Runningonempt...

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    Jul 18, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    xassantex saidif the bike is brand new , it's not a good idea to leave it anywhere public even with a lock on.
    The strongest Kripton lock can be split in two with the right tools.

    congrats on the new bike though, what is it ?


    All good ideas! Thanks icon_smile.gif


    It's a Fuji Roubaix 3.0
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    Jul 18, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    get a U LOCK...strong shit for sure...lol
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    Jul 18, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    Here is what I picked up when I bought my road bike. I use it for parking at work and when I travel around the Valley. Outside of that I store it inside. It's thick and curls right around my bike frame for easy storage without adding much weight. It also only requires keeping track of a single key. Downsides include having to keep track of the key and making sure you have a place to stash or carry it if you don't keep it on the frame. As well, by leaving it on the frame, I have had rides where the lock head bangs against my legs.

    Kryptonite Hardwire 2011 - https://www.kryptonitelock.com/products/ProductDetail.aspx?cid=1001&scid=1001&pid=1183

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  • Runningonempt...

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    Jul 18, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    iadj86 saidHere is what I picked up when I bought my road bike. I use it for parking at work and when I travel around the Valley. Outside of that I store it inside.

    Kryptonite Hardwire 2011 - https://www.kryptonitelock.com/products/ProductDetail.aspx?cid=1001&scid=1001&pid=1183

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    Not bad, though after further thought, I think I'm just not going to leave it sit anywhere.
  • calibro

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    Jul 18, 2010 6:59 AM GMT
    get a combination u-lock with a cable to secure both tires and the frame

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    Jul 19, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    I've got a long (11.5") OnGuard x4 U lock. I like the extra reach. You could lock two bikes if you wanted. I usually take out the front wheel and lock it with the rear and frame to whatever rack there is.
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    Jul 19, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    This thing has served me well:


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