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post #1 of 12 Old 03-21-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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U-locks, disc locks, chains..

I'm looking for opinions on various froms of locking my bike(besides the front end lock). I live in an apartment complex so no garage for me . I dont generaly have any problems here, I have lived here for five years & nothing has disappeared from my patio, which is on street level. Although the only thing worth a danm on it is the BBQ grill .I do have a good cover for the bike. I'm looking into a disc lock or u-lock. What are the pros and cons of each device? Any one brand better than the next? I could use a chain, but I have nothing to attach it to (possible to chain it to my work truck). I understand short of a locked garage it wont be 100% secure but I would like a little exta protection. Maybe if the riff-raff decide they like my bike better than me, I would like to make it a little more difficult to steal. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-21-2007, 07:38 PM
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Chain it to the grille.

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If you have a patio on ground floor you probably have a sliding door right? I would not hesitate the least bit to pull it right inside and park it there, put some cardboard down or something if it is on carpet. This would be very secure, few thieves would break into somebody's place to steal a bike IMO.

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You've got your steering lock; have you considered purchasing an alarm for your bike? That's what I would do. Even with a disc lock two or three determined guys could get the bike into a pickup truck. With an alarm they'd get the hell out of there real quick.

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If you have a patio on ground floor you probably have a sliding door right?
Yes I have a sliding glass door on the ground floor, only trouble is parking lot is one level higher. So I would be rideing up and down the hill, not the best idea since it is pretty steep and I dont have knoby tires . Hooligan I havent thought about an alarm, good idea & did you see my post about the bike night?

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I just bought a disc lock with alarm built in Xena. i'm planning to take the 9ner to Laguna Seca this year. Nice sturdy lock and the alarm will sound if the lock is tampered with or the bike is moved.

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Park it next to a more expensive bike.

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Park it next to a more expensive bike.
That might be the best security ever. "I'm gonna steal this 919 even though there is a 1098 parked next to it!" One sentence you'll never hear from a bike thief.

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Yes I have a sliding glass door on the ground floor, only trouble is parking lot is one level higher. So I would be rideing up and down the hill, not the best idea since it is pretty steep and I dont have knoby tires . Hooligan I havent thought about an alarm, good idea & did you see my post about the bike night?
I hadn't seen it, but I did now!

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