Now this is how you lock up your precious bicycle

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Now this is how you lock up your precious bicycle

Post by markz » Feb 12 2017 10:27pm

Jewellery anyone? Atleast they aint zip ties ;)
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Post by amberwolf » Feb 13 2017 12:02am

I'm sure it works great...one allen key (maybe two if the cap and stem bolts use different sizes) and off comes the handcuff as you slide the stem out. :/

There's been people out there dumb enough to steal a police *car*, so I'm sure there's even more that would do it with a bike. :roll:

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Post by markz » Feb 13 2017 4:42am

It was donut break time for Sunderland and Sinclair, meanwhile the crack heads were salivating over 2 for 1 five finger discount on 8th Avenue. Actually there were 2 sets, one set on the inside of the mall entrance and the other hidden away on the outside of the door 9' away. A pickup truck and 4 fat bikes gone! Oh and countless camera's. Revised statement....A stolen pickup truck, shades and a hat.... 4 fat bikes gone!

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Post by slomoshun » Feb 13 2017 1:46pm

Handcuffs are a quick pick...

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Post by azneinstein » Feb 13 2017 4:19pm

Most handcuff keys are universal... I know however, Masterlock does make a set of bike locks in the shape of cuffs that I wanted.

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Post by molybdenum » Feb 13 2017 4:41pm

For an off the cuff statement, I'd say this method of locking the bike is not too secure.
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Post by MadRhino » Feb 13 2017 5:00pm

I can suggest a better way to use handcuffs as a deterrent for bike thieves

Tie the handcuffs to a rope
Tie the other end of the rope to your seat post
Buy a pork leg
Insert it in a sock
Attach firmly one end into an old shoe
Stick the other end in a blender for a few seconds
Clip the handcuff to the pork leg near the shoe with a teared piece of jeans
Let it hang on the ground by your bike when it is parked
Make it fool-proof, and I will make a better fool.
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Post by markz » Feb 13 2017 8:49pm

azneinstein wrote:Masterlock does make a set of bike locks in the shape of cuffs that I wanted.
I havent found much youtube picking material on the Mountain Equipment COOP Magnum Secure Lock Systems 3001 U-Lock with a Security Rating of 9 out of 10, falling in the Ultimate range. It was only $33(CAD) from the store, its double locked so I can only assume it needs 2 cuts from the angle grinder, not sure how bolt cutters would do. I found the same lock weathering away on a fence I could snip off and try. I just cant remember where it was.

All Masterlocks are a joke, a few seconds raking it and its unlocked.

I got a lock like this

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