Cake Stop Bike Locks

by Joselito   October 10, 2012  

Austin's recently nicked Ltd Ed Venge WC (hope that you are re-united soon) got me thinking which coffee/cake stop locks that forumistas use and recommend.

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If you've got space i can recommend one of these: http://road.cc/content/review/34832-abus-granit-futura-mini-u-lock

not everyone will have room for one but it's a great lock if you've got a big saddlebag. it'll fit in a jersey pocket too if your jersey isn't too stratchy Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7379 posts]
10th October 2012 - 10:26

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A mate of mine bought one of these when it was at the pre-release stage on Kickstarter:
http://tigrlock.com/

It's built amazingly well, feels too light but is solid as a rock.

Obviously, you pay for it.

posted by ade [78 posts]
10th October 2012 - 19:57

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Everyone seems to rave about the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Lock

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000OZ9VLU/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=9550944189&ref=asc_df_B000OZ9VLU

For me, A "cake stop" "coffee stop" just needs to be a small deterrent rather than a hugely expensive unbreakable lock.

So something like a Knog Milkman would be fine, as you are normally within site of your bike and just need something small and lightweight to lock it.

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posted by Gkam84 [8858 posts]
10th October 2012 - 20:31

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for ease of carrying (but minimal deterrent) I use as Squire retractable lock http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/28/36401/squire-retractable-combina...

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
10th October 2012 - 21:09

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Re. the Squire, have today bought a very similar 60cm retractable combination lock from ebay for my kids' bikes/scooters while at school or wherever, £9. The seller also has a 100cm version for £11.

An armoured cable lock would deter casual thieves but dedicated tealeaves will carry croppers that will slice straight through it. I use a cheap combination lock for nipping to the shops but have a Kryptonite Series 2 for leaving my bike in town for any length of time.

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posted by Simon E [1965 posts]
10th October 2012 - 21:36

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Cant remember the make off the top off my head, but I use a little retractable combo cable lock, which if is fiddled with (either the unit of if you try and cut the cable) it kicks out an 100Db alarm. Is a bit of a nightmare if its windy, but a good deterent

Some bloke called Eddy once told me: "Don't buy upgrages, ride up grades"

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posted by spin cycle [56 posts]
11th October 2012 - 12:13

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That would be one of these Spin??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOCK-ALARM-100-DECIBEL-RETRACTABLE-60cm-CABLE-...

I looked at them a while back, just haven't gone for it yet

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posted by Gkam84 [8858 posts]
11th October 2012 - 13:33

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Ahh, that’s the Badger. They are pretty good for what they are, fine for getting a coffee or grabbing some food but couldn’t leave the bike out of site for long. I think if they didn’t care about the alarm you could cut the cable quite easily (probably not much thicker than a brake cable) but stops some opportunistic scrote walking off with your bike 50 miles from home Crying

Some bloke called Eddy once told me: "Don't buy upgrages, ride up grades"

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posted by spin cycle [56 posts]
11th October 2012 - 13:49

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Cake stops? HTFU Rolling On The Floor

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [591 posts]
11th October 2012 - 14:35

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Ta for the suggestions. It was something portable and not too heavy in the jersey pocket I was looking for.

As for,

FATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
Cake stops? HTFU Rolling On The Floor

'It's all about the cake stops'.

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posted by Joselito [134 posts]
11th October 2012 - 15:03

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Joselito wrote:
'It's all about the cake stops'.

+1

FBOAB has it all wrong, it's about cake, not pies!

Wink

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posted by Simon E [1965 posts]
11th October 2012 - 22:08

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HA HA HA

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [591 posts]
12th October 2012 - 12:12

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