Thanks for the little blip on the Masterlock Street Cuffs. I really like your color matching bag that goes with the frame color. Very cool and the cuffs complete the cool factor on your ride. Great contribution from a new member. Awesome. Guess what?
I got the cuffs too! Just came in the mail this evening. I too read about the cuffs and originally thought it was a gimmick too. I read about a guy who had locked his bike with this and his lady friend's bike with a u-lock over night. They came back the next day and only one bike was there - the one with the cuffs. There were cut marks on the cuffs indicating an attempt at theft, but in the end it looks like the crook gave up. That sold me, so here it is. I went with the standard mounting location by getting the bracket too. Unfortunately, this means no water bottle. Sorry about the cruddy background that pretty much lets you see nothing. Better than nothing though. Zoomed in pics on my blog.
....or does it? I managed to find another mounting bracket in my pile of bike stuff and remounted it in this location as a test fit. Little weird and kinda cluttered. I'm open to feedback and suggestions. Let me know what y'all think.
The cuffs are supposed to be my secondary lock. My primary one is a Kryptonite Evolution Mini 5. If heard stories about this lock being found with cut marks on them by the owners too. Another failed attempt at breaking it by crooks. That's good. Means it works! This lock came from Amazon this evening too. I tried to fit it the bag in this orientation, but no luck:
It works on top though! Zips up just fine.
I also tried this method. It's not secure like this, but I plan to put a flashlight mounting bracket to secure the curved part of the u, but the bracket hasn't come in yet. For now, here's the fitment:
Curious how it looks zoomed back? Here ya go:
This thread is more about locations for storing the lock, but for those interested in the locks themselves, I've loaded some pics in this thread: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32668&p=495051#p495051
and more on my blog as usual. Full size pics there.