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Anonymous's picture

hi, first time poster here...

i'm trying to figure out what to do about locks...the mega krypto chain is too heavy to carry around...and the really tiny ones look like you could cut them easily...but they roll up into a saddle bag...and all the chains/D-locks in in the middle are incovenient to attach to the frame...especially if you have two water bottles...any thoughts?

what do folks tend to carry on rides like ENY, where you definitely need to leave your bike alone for a few minutes (bio break, etc.)...


Anonymous's picture
Evan Marks (not verified)
get a tiny cable lock

Something like this, whether or not you choose to buy it from Excel:


There was a story about a group ride to a diner somewhere, lots of expensive bikes parked out front. One of the bikes parked on the outside went for a ride by itself during lunch and never came back. Moral: don't be last for lunch (and a tiny cable lock will prevent _your_ bike from unauthorized excursions when there are so many others unlocked right nearby).

Is the story true? Who cares?

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JP (not verified)
Snowborad lock


If I need more, I just don't leave my cycle unattended.

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Banana Guy (not verified)
The trick is never to leave the bike.

Even for a few minutes.

All seriousness aside, you should not need a lock on ENY as there will be cyclists all around.

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George Arcarola (not verified)

I've never carried a lock on a club ride, although some do carry a small, lightweight, 'crime of opportunity' lock. Sort of like the ones you'd use to secure your skis when ducking into the lodge. Since most of the club rides go out of the city, and because you're not alone on a club ride, someone is always near the bikes. While there are NO guarantees, I've been on about 25 club rides this year and we've (knock on wood) had no theft issues so far.

That being said, when I ride alone, I DO carry a lightweight cable type lock that fits into my saddle bag. I'm sure it can be cut fairly easily, but it would take a minute or two, and I'm never away from the bike longer than that.


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Christian Edstrom (not verified)

Dear Samantha, Spam is never a good thing. Nor is hijacking someone else's thread. Dimwit.

Sid, you don't need a lock on a club ride. Just be certain to park next to the fat, rich kids' Serottas, Sevens, and Rivendells. :)

Seriously, on my recent tour of the Alps, I brought a <$10 luggage wire-lock. You might want to bring something like that. Certainly nothing bigger.

On my commute, I use a Krypto chain. I used to wrap it around my waist and drag it back and forth between work and home. Now it stays locked to the rack at work, regardless. This has made me approximately 1 minute faster on my 7 mile commute. :)

- Christian

PS: My wife has an even better solution to this problem. She brings me along on club rides, to watch her bike. (Hi Ivy!)

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Isaac Brumer (not verified)

Give Samantha a break. She identified herself honestly and presented an actual event that may be of interest. So she inadvertently misposted it to an active thread...

I second the recommendation of no more than a lightweight cable for club rides, especially ENY.

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Christian Edstrom (not verified)

"I don't know about you, Isaac, but in my view, absolutely nothing separates that posting from any other blatantly commercial advertisement. Samantha's not a member of the club, and her ""movement"" is a thinly veiled attempt to get people to show up for a studio taping of ""GMA."" Indeed, the text of the advertisement mentions nothing about cycling.

An equally appropriate posting might be:

Hi BIKIES! You should really check out the _new_ Hummer SUT. Because nothing shows your support of the ""I'm a $&*@e yuppie"" _movement_ more than piloting an uglified Chevy Tahoe with a useless truckbed.

or a more appropriate posting:

Buy a Seven! Now with more vertical compliance!

I'd prefer to not see commercial advertisements on the message board, is all.

- Christian"

Anonymous's picture
sid (not verified)

thanks for the responses...i've ordered the mini lock from Excel Sports...and short of hitting the men's room, i don't plan to leave my bike alone!...thanks again.

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