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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
posted by Dave Atkinson [7500 posts] 10th October 2012 - 9:26
A mate of mine bought one of these when it was at the pre-release stage on Kickstarter:
It's built amazingly well, feels too light but is solid as a rock.
Obviously, you pay for it.
posted by ade [81 posts] 10th October 2012 - 18:57
Everyone seems to rave about the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Lock
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.
posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts] 10th October 2012 - 19:31
for ease of carrying (but minimal deterrent) I use as Squire retractable lock http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/28/36401/squire-retractable-combina...
posted by TheHatter [811 posts] 10th October 2012 - 20:09
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.
posted by Simon E [2053 posts] 10th October 2012 - 20:36
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"
posted by spin cycle [57 posts] 11th October 2012 - 11:13
That would be one of these Spin??
I looked at them a while back, just haven't gone for it yet
posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts] 11th October 2012 - 12:33
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
posted by spin cycle [57 posts] 11th October 2012 - 12:49
Cake stops? HTFU
posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [605 posts] 11th October 2012 - 13:35
Ta for the suggestions. It was something portable and not too heavy in the jersey pocket I was looking for.
Cake stops? HTFU
posted by Joselito [143 posts] 11th October 2012 - 14:03
'It's all about the cake stops'.
FBOAB has it all wrong, it's about cake, not pies!
posted by Simon E [2053 posts] 11th October 2012 - 21:08
HA HA HA
posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [605 posts] 12th October 2012 - 11:12
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