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diegotailwind

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Need suggestions for U-lock for touring in high-risk area?
« on: July 09, 2010, 01:35:23 PM »
China is infamous for its bicycle-thieves. I am planning to bike along some part of the east cost and I will be going through a lot of large towns where there is a high risk to get your bike stolen. I was hoping some of you can recommend a good bike lock. I was even considering a U-lock. Onguard and Kryptonite seems to be the 2 leaders but I have hard time to picture the sizes of the different models, plus nobody gives any weight which is really annoying (Stephane maybe you can provide that on cyclocamping.com :)). Anyway, I'd like to be able to lock the front wheel, the frame and a post or a sign (I've seen a lot of people who do that with a U-lock in Madrid). So can anyone suggest a model that does not weight 50lb?

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Re: Need suggestions for U-lock for touring in high-risk area?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 12:34:57 PM »
I know some people might think I'm crazy but I actually use a u-lock when I travel with my bike. I use the a Onguard Pitbull ATB. I didn't buy it from cyclocamping but they carry (and for cheaper than what I got it for  :(, here is the link: http://www.cyclocamping.com/proddetail.asp?prod=GOT5004
I know, it is very annoying that nobody gives the weight of these locks. I just weighted the Pitbull and it weights 3lb. It actually comes with bike insurance in case the bike get stolen. I am able to attach the wheel and the frame to a pole - but the pole can't be too wild.
My bike mechanics buddy uses the kabletek cable and swears by it. He lost the keys once, had to cut it, and he said it was everything but easy to do, so he bought a new one - but this time he chose the one with combination not keys!