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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:17 pm 
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During the hot summer season I sometimes have to buy some water at a gas station etc...and I really don't feel well leaving my bike outside the shop during my purchase.

It is so easy for some driver at the gas station to just take the bike and put it in the car or here in their pick up truck and drive away.

Which lightweight method do you use to keep your bike safe during your purchase? Lightweight master lock? Which one?

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:04 pm 
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I use the Abus Combiflex 202 lock for this purpose. Cable is really thin, could be cut with a regular cutters; will only deter people from taking your bike because they're too lazy to walk. It might thwart real thieves from stealing your bike because they probably can't stop laughing when they see this lock :-)

90 grams according to my kitchen scale.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Walk inside with the bike.

We look ridiculous enough in our kit, might as well keep up the look.

Try these tips:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZUqESyVUxc


If all that doesn't suit you, I do this:

Take off front wheel, bring it with me.
"Lock" the bike with my helmet strap.


Without the front wheel, certain people are deterred.
With the helmet to slow things down, that might help.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:58 pm 
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+1 for Abus Combiflex 202

Small and light to fit on backpocket Atleast need tool to break it. Mostly using it becouse in here insurance companys require to lock your bike somehow.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:41 pm 
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I never thought about it before this thread..... Spectra and Kevlar cord is very difficult to cut. You'd need some sort of decent tool to compromise it. By weight or thickness, it is stronger than steel.

A piece of this cord, tossed in your pocket or wrapped around your post would be pretty handy. Tie up the bike. It will probably do as much to deter than a cheap cable lock.

Although, if the bad guy has a lighter on him, he could get through the Spectra quicker than getting through a steel-cable lock.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KBwn8b15wVI

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Thanks for all replies/ tips! I will buy a Abus Combiflex 201/202 (and I like the tip with the helmet straps)

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:52 pm 
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This looks interesting. https://www.tigrlock.com

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:07 am 
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Use a motion sensor bicycle alarm.

First search item on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cycling-Bicycle-Bike-9V-Alarm-Anti-theft-Lock-With-Wireless-Remote-Control-/121961158009


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:53 am 
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fordred wrote:


That's a good one! When your bike is being stolen you have to run after it with your cycling shoes

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 am 
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TonyM wrote:
fordred wrote:


That's a good one! When your bike is being stolen you have to run after it with your cycling shoes


I would think most thieves will dump the bike after hearing the alarm.


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:37 am 
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fordred wrote:
TonyM wrote:
fordred wrote:


That's a good one! When your bike is being stolen you have to run after it with your cycling shoes


I would think most thieves will dump the bike after hearing the alarm.


Not sure...They may run away faster..with the nice and expensive bike...

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:13 am 
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Just flick open the rear quick release.

If someone picks up the bike or tries to ride off on it, the rear wheel will fall out.

Don't forget to do it up again before you leave...



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:55 am 
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Someone grabbing the bike to throw it in a car/van will be unfazed by the rear tire dropping out.

Someone riding off on the bike might also have no problem getting away with the QR open.


Want an effective lock that weighs zero grams? Take off your front wheel, bring it with you. Take off your rear wheel, put it next to your frame.

Remove the quick-link on your chain. Chain up your bike with your chain, reinstalling the quick-connect.
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Messy, but easily as effective as the cable locks that can be defeated with a small set of cutters.


The only thief it won't deter is the pro with tools and a car.



Yes, I realize this is a ridiculous option, but this is WW! :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 4:08 pm 
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The problem is more that at the gas station they are always many pick-up truck which can easily take the bike (even if the wheels are removed) in their cargo and just drive away

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Seriously, just walk in with it. I've never had an issue doing so for a quick bottle/Snickers stop.


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