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whats the best lock ?(5 posts)

whats the best lock ?Andor
Apr 10, 2003 4:54 PM
I want to start riding to work and need to get a lock. I know nothing about whats available. What are some good locks and good methods of locking up a bike?
KryptoniteNiemand
Apr 10, 2003 11:34 PM
Without a doubt Kryptonite make the best U Locks. I have a Krypto New York and an old K4 Plus. The New York is a beast of a lock, weighs a kilo and a half, but takes a lot to break. The best strategy is to remove the front wheel, place over the back wheel and pass the lock through both wheels and the seat stays to an immovable object. Simply locking the bike up is not sufficient, Mr Bike Thief will come along in his van and lift your bike into it, removing the lock later.
Have a look at http://www.kryptonitelock.com/
Standard dog chain...brider
Apr 11, 2003 10:03 AM
...attached to a trained attack Rottweiller.
re: whats the best lock ?RJF
Apr 11, 2003 10:18 AM
The New York lock is the gold standard, and at about $140 you need some gold to buy it. Someday I'm gonna get one.

I use a simple kryptonite u-lock and usually lock the rear wheel and frame to the bike rack in such a way that there is insufficient space to use a car jack to pop the u-lock. I secure the front wheel to the u-lock via a wire cable. If I'm parking somewhere other than my office building parking garage, I remove the front wheel and lock it next to the rear one with the u-lock. Me seatpost has one of those little security thingies in it so it can't be removed by undoing the quick release.
Locking strategies 101...timfire
Apr 12, 2003 3:17 PM
While it doesn't offer recomendations for specific locks, check out this article on locking strategies.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html

--TK