Fitting ULock on a Cube Nuroad

AAverin
AAverin Posts: 13
edited June 2019 in Workshop
Hi everybody.
I'm quite new to riding – mostly long commutes with occasional out-of-town rides.
I have Cube Nuroad (2018) and I use Abus 230mm Ulock.
Problem is – I can't find a way to fit it anywhere on the bike.

Default lock holder works well only with round tubes. Top tube on Nuroad is not round.
I tried placing to the side on the back, but it keeps getting in the way.
Are there any nice custom solutions to fit ulock holder on a bicycle like Nuroad?

Comments

  • lemonenema
    lemonenema Posts: 216
    this would work and might double as cheap aero bars?!
    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BLTFLUL/t ... lock-mount
  • AAverin
    AAverin Posts: 13
    lemonenema wrote:
    this would work and might double as cheap aero bars?!
    <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BLTFLUL/twofish-lockblocks-u-lock-mount</span&gt;

    Hmm, interesting idea, thanks. Although I wanted to put my phone exactly there with QuadLock.
    I was hoping to find a way to fit it somehow into the triangle, on the top tube.
  • figbat
    figbat Posts: 680
    How about the one that was underneath it?

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BLTFMBXL/ ... gablock-xl
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • AAverin
    AAverin Posts: 13
    figbat wrote:
    How about the one that was underneath it?

    <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BLTFMBXL/twofish-megablock-xl</span&gt;

    This would work only for a very small lock that can fit vertically.
    Also it maybe looks nice on the picture, but I bet in real life it will be very flimsy and keep hitting the legs.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I used to leave my lock where I wanted it to be. Works if you only use it to get to one place.
  • AAverin
    AAverin Posts: 13
    Well, at the moment I just use some external velcro straps and strap it on my luggage carrier. It just takes a lot of time and it's almost impossible to strap the lock strong enough to ensure it makes no sound when riding.
    I need a proper ulock holder, ideally somewhere in the triangle, attached to the top tube so it wouldn't get in the way of my water bottle.
    Main problem is – top tube is not round, so I can't use the lock holder that came in with the lock. I probably need something custom. Or a way to make the top tube round somehow
  • monkimark
    monkimark Posts: 1,496
    Keep it on the luggage rack, put a bit of pipe lagging around the lock to stop it rattling.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    pipe lagging on top tube. cable tie lock holder to hat.

    lagging will deform inside to fit shape of frame but still stay round on the outside so you can cable tie the lock holder to it.

    #cabletie
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • AAverin
    AAverin Posts: 13
    pipe lagging on top tube. cable tie lock holder to hat.

    lagging will deform inside to fit shape of frame but still stay round on the outside so you can cable tie the lock holder to it.

    #cabletie

    Good idea. Do you think it would be sturdy enough not to slide?
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    if its cable tied on tight enough with big phat cable ties then it should be ok.

    give it a bash and see what happens - if it all goes wrong just take it off, hit it with a hammer, set fire to it and chuck it in next door's garden.

    #smash
    #fire
    #chuck
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • AAverin
    AAverin Posts: 13
    After checking everything again, I would like to somehow fit ulock to the side of the rack, similar to this https://www.das-radhaus.de/abus-ugh-02-schlosshalter/
    Any alternative options to do that? The one behind the link is ridiculously expensive - 75$ for 3 points old holders.
    Also would be great if it would have a quick-release functionality
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Toestraps. And they're QR too.