Cycle lock prize winner

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Cycle lock prize winner

Postby horizon » 13 Sep 2013, 12:24am

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg. (G. M. Trevelyan)
PS I always wondered why the YHA HQ was called Trevelyan House. :)

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby iviehoff » 13 Sep 2013, 8:36am

Clearly the judges do not understand the usual requirements of a bike lock. A bike lock needs to facilitate the attachment of the bicycle to a piece of street furniture in a way that is resistant against the tools commonly carried by thieves. This one attaches the bike to the street furniture with a cable extension. Most cables can be snipped, and those that can't be are usually even heavier than a D-lock. I have seen bikes stolen where a person has used the D-lock to immobilise his bike and attached it to the street furniture with a cable extension. The thief snips the cable and loads the bike into his van to crack the D-lock at his leisure.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby BSRU » 13 Sep 2013, 9:56am

Just seems to stop somebody riding off on it but not anyone wheeling it away or loading it into a van.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby Vantage » 13 Sep 2013, 10:08am

A zip tie is more secure than that...
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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby Mick F » 13 Sep 2013, 1:32pm

Yes, a zip tie.

It was a good immobiliser, though the bike could just be picked up and carried away.
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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby AlaninWales » 13 Sep 2013, 2:17pm

Chain off chainrings, disconnect both brakes is usually ok (and occasionally hilarious) if you can see the bike from within the shop.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Sep 2013, 3:10pm

Frankly a proper dutch frame lock does the same...

Hence why I have two on my upwrong?
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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby Postboxer » 13 Sep 2013, 5:18pm

The ideal situation would be either bike lockers everywhere, or bike stands with built in sturdy locks, so you don't have to carry the weight with you. That or the death penalty.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby mrjemm » 14 Sep 2013, 12:03am

Something like this better perhaps;

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http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/04/10/int ... er-cycles/

OK, a very fancy and probably very expensive bike, but a nice idea that combines a d-lock direct to frame and steerer lock in one. I guess a traditional vandal would just use the frame's leverage to destroy it though.

I wonder if the Dutch expectation of bikes being stolen in Amsterdam is the reason they use wheel locks; altruistically letting the bike go rather than be damaged... Remember Space 1999? My version of that was the gap in the railing against the canal that year, when my GT Timberline was released into the wild on my 1st foray into cycling in Europe.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Sep 2013, 7:28am

Postboxer wrote:The ideal situation would be either bike lockers everywhere, or bike stands with built in sturdy locks, so you don't have to carry the weight with you. That or the death penalty.

No, the ideal situation would be a society which respects people's belongings.
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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby mrjemm » 14 Sep 2013, 7:55am

Or just respects other people.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby [XAP]Bob » 14 Sep 2013, 8:04am

mrjemm wrote:Or just respects other people.

Yes, that of course would include their possessions
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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby mrjemm » 14 Sep 2013, 8:11am

But never going to happen. Not in my lifetime anyway.

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby Jughead » 29 Sep 2013, 1:18am

How did that win? It's a bike that can be carried away. So what if its immobilised.

Am I missing something?

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Re: Cycle lock prize winner

Postby Mick F » 29 Sep 2013, 9:28am

You'd be missing your bike I you relied on that! :lol:
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