Lockit seatposts Kalloy

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rjb
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Lockit seatposts Kalloy

Postby rjb » 7 Nov 2019, 10:50pm

Anyone recall these seatposts made by Kalloy marked with a "Lockit" logo. I think they were made so a bike lock could be slid inside through the access tube on the back and held in place at the tube entry. The locks could have been manufactured by Squires. I have one on my tourer but the access hole contains a blank plug. Never thought it could have contained a lock. :shock:
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Re: Lockit seatposts Kalloy

Postby Brucey » 8 Nov 2019, 12:58pm

never seen one in the flesh.

It rather begs the question as to why it is that the would-be thief wouldn't just remove the whole seat pin instead of just the saddle...?

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AndyK
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Re: Lockit seatposts Kalloy

Postby AndyK » 8 Nov 2019, 2:09pm

Brucey wrote:never seen one in the flesh.

It rather begs the question as to why it is that the would-be thief wouldn't just remove the whole seat pin instead of just the saddle...?

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If I understand the OP, it's a bike lock and the seat post just provides a convenient way of transporting it. When you stop, you pull the cable lock out of the access hole in the back of the seatpost and use it to lock the bike up. It's a bit clearer in the photos for this eBay listing. Clever, but I don't think I'd want one.

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Re: Lockit seatposts Kalloy

Postby Brucey » 8 Nov 2019, 2:18pm

I see what you mean. It would make (a little) more sense to me if the thing was configured so that the lock could then be used to secure the seat pin/saddle as well as just carry it around...?

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rjb
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Re: Lockit seatposts Kalloy

Postby rjb » 8 Nov 2019, 4:46pm

The squire cable locks were meant to secure your bike and provided a convenient means to carry a bike lock. I seen a few of the seatposts but never seen the lock which it was designed to carry. I think it's a clever idea which never got off the ground, possibly due to poor marketing.
In the absence of a cable lock what else can I store in there? Suggestions welcome!
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D