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A defensive D shackle??

baronsouthsidebaronsouthside Posts: 64
edited November 2009 in Commuting chat
Iv read a few threads that people have said to use your D shackle against drivers/cars etc that have just caused near misses or drivers that shout abuse.

Surely riders dont actually do this, or do they? Has anyone done this?
Maybe its a london thing?

By the time i got of my bike, got my rucksack off & shackle out, the driver would be half way up the road. Seems a bit extreme to me or is it just wishful thinking?
If i aint riding it, then im thinking about riding it.

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  • I think just having it hanging off the handlebars is good for a visual deterrent.
  • wgwarburtonwgwarburton Posts: 1,863
    snailracer wrote:
    I think just having it hanging off the handlebars is good for a visual deterrent.

    There's an old African saying:

    "Talk softly but carry a big D-Lock"

    Cheers,
    W.
  • Iv read a few threads that people have said to use your D shackle against drivers/cars etc that have just caused near misses or drivers that shout abuse.

    Surely riders dont actually do this, or do they? Has anyone done this?
    Maybe its a london thing?

    By the time i got of my bike, got my rucksack off & shackle out, the driver would be half way up the road. Seems a bit extreme to me or is it just wishful thinking?

    Just use the whole rucksack! Gives the D-Lock extra momentum :lol:
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    snailracer wrote:
    I think just having it hanging off the handlebars is good for a visual deterrent.

    There's an old African saying:

    "Talk softly but carry a big D-Lock"

    Cheers,
    W.

    ............. and here was I thinking the last word was 'stick' :)
  • amneziaamnezia Posts: 590
    Yes this is common practise in London.

    People ride around swinging d-locks at anything that gets in their way. :roll:
  • One could combine a D-lock with a chunky chain and swing it around above one's head, emitting a Tarzan-style howl for added effect.
  • Soul BoySoul Boy Posts: 359
    You really need a holster to keep it handy.....

    http://www.fabrichorse.com/index.php?page=lockholsters
  • sicknotesicknote Posts: 901
    There is a link on the site that shows someone using a d lock to defend himself from someone, stops the guy in his tracks.
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