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South Tyne RiderSouth Tyne Rider Posts: 76
edited May 2014 in Road buying advice
Probably a million other threads on this but I want to be 100% certain on getting a good lock and I want to gage as much opinion as possible....

Budget is about the £70 mark, anyone got any special recommendations, or even links to good articles/reviews?

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  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
    For what?

    Locking the bike at home, leaving at work, or carrying with you?



    I use a 2 metre 11mm motorbike chain and lock (made by datatool) with a ground anchor, but then I don't have to carry it about...
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • Most likely I'll be leaving it in a council car park near a town centre. It's not ideal but my work is tiny. Literally no room at all!

    I'd sacrifice a bit extra weight to make it as secure as possible
  • deimosjohnnydeimosjohnny Posts: 135
    Why not leave the lock onsite so you don't carry it, then you can have the most secure lock with no weight carry to and from.
  • I could - but the odd time, I'll be leaving it in other places too. Although for that I could buy a cheaper option, portable lock?

    Any good recommendations for a super heavy duty lock?
  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 577
    For mobile security I use these,

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kryptonite-evolution-series-4-u-lock-with-flexframe-bracket/

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kryptonite-kryptoflex-4-foot-cable-bike-lock/

    The Abus Granit folding lock is also worth considering but take a look in shops it is deceptively heavy but is compact

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/abus-bordo-granit-x-plus-85cm/
  • animal72animal72 Posts: 251
    Any good recommendations for a super heavy duty lock?

    The motorcycle world is your friend.

    Pick something from a decent manufacturer like abus or datatool, preferably thatcham approved.
    Here are some good examples
    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorcycle/locks-chains
    But if you hunt around there's always a sale on somewhere...
    Condor Super Acciaio, Record, Deda, Pacentis.
    Curtis 853 Handbuilt MTB, XTR, DT Swiss and lots of Hope.
    Genesis Datum Gravel Bike, Pacentis (again).
    Genesis Equilibrium Disc, 105 & H-Plus-Son.

    Mostly Steel.
  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,235
    Problem is, if I wanted to nick the bike for parts, I'd cut through the frame/wheel...... so only lock up a bike you'll not be bothered about losing. And replace all QR's with bolts (pitlock if you can).
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