Oxford brute lock

rick_chasey
rick_chasey Posts: 74,740
edited August 2013 in Commuting chat
Landlord is making me keep my bike(s) outside.

Has suggested the Oxford brute lock. Has already bought a couple. He's asked me if they're ok.

Does the forum have any thoughts?

Need to get back to him today.

http://m.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ac ... hor-39859/

Comments

  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    get a new landlord!

    My landlady allowed me to put the best bike in the spare room whilst I was on holiday ...

    Mind u - I did marry the landlady! ;)
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,548
    All down to how well it's bolted down, and as that's one of the concerns in the review, I'd be a little nervous. I'd want to pretty much watch the guy installing it to see that it's done properly; also where is he going to put them? Is it somewhere that is well overlooked?. If it were me I'd be looking for new accommodation, but that may not be an option.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,740
    Not an option.

    I'm in America so can't watch.

    It's a gated street and everyone is a curtain twitcher.

    You wouldn't be able to see it unless you were let into the steet.
  • I wouldn't tell him or ignore him.

    What type of accomodation are you in?

    What is the difference between a bike and coming back with muddy trainers or dirty shoes?

    Where are you keeping them now? (shared hallway, etc?)
  • Move or ignore him. Or if the space is big enough suggest he gets one of those small bike shed things.

    I had a landlord like that who after a year of having the bike (with several others not belonging to me) in the hallway decided to ruin his front garden by concreting some sheffield stands and insisted I put my bike outside.

    Not only was I fretting whether it would still be there in the morning, it was a pain in the arse to get out because they were too close together and the cover he said I could use wasn't waterproof at all. If you cycle back when it's raining and it's damp overnight it won't dry off at all and shorten the life of everything.
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 28,548
    ManiaMuse wrote:
    Move or ignore him. Or if the space is big enough suggest he gets one of those small bike shed things.

    Good point. An Asgard is only £400-500, which by the time he's paid someone to fit four or five of those Oxford jobbies is not much difference, and it's then in a proper covered shed. The gated street does make quite a difference, but the weather is still an issue. I can see you leaving the Kona outside, but the Canyon? *sucks teeth*
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