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Old 21st July 2008   #1
edscoble
 
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Review: Fabric Horse Lock Holster

Assuming you got the Fixed magazine that has been released not long ago, no doubt you've read about the lock holster from Fabric Horse that's reasonably cheap, made of recycle material (what's better than salvaging car part for cycling used?), and simple to use.

I just got mine last week, it's simpler than I thought and it look like summat you could make yourself, the idea of using car seatbelt is genius as the material is quite strong, doesn't seemed to stretch overtime and it's quite light, it's design to go on the belt and as far as I know, hold the Kryptonite Evolution Mini without complication, it look like it won't hold it and would fell off, but I assure you it wouldn't, in fact it's a bit hard to push it off by force.

After riding around London for a week with it, it's much more comfortable than I thought it would be, it take me a short while to get used to the weight on the belt but otherwise fine, I got so used to it, that it made an embarrassing "clang" as I forget I was wearing a lock when I went to the toliet as it drop to the floor, you work out the rest.

4 for a lock holster, add an extra 3 it deliver to Londinium from Fabric Horse's website, even with the P&P I think it's a great little product, well recommended for only 7.



edited it has been one month and so far it still hold up remarkably well, slight sign of used (darker due to dirt), but it still in what appear exactly the same condition as I got it.

Last edited by edscoble; 26th August 2008 at 17:24. Reason: editing description of price to make it clearer.
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Old 21st July 2008   #2
pajamas
nice one dude, I will now buy it.
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Old 21st July 2008   #3
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Don't suppose anyone fancies buying two and getting the coin off me in London?

I don't have paypal as it's Satan itself!

Cheers
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Old 21st July 2008   #4
eeehhhh
Interesting to hear your views. I've been really tempted to get one for a while.
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Old 21st July 2008   #5
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I got a couple off Roberto - i think he was doing them for a fiver? They are the nuts
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Old 21st July 2008   #6
eeehhhh
vvillain - when did you get them? reckon he'd have any left...?

I can't be arsed with the importing bollocks.
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Old 21st July 2008   #7
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vvillain - when did you get them? reckon he'd have any left...?

I can't be arsed with the importing bollocks.
Me neither. But www.urbanhunter.biz has them here in the UK. I ordered mine yesterday.
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Old 21st July 2008   #8
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I've been using one for a while now. Still looks about new and my pockets don't have holes in them anymore!
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Old 21st July 2008   #9
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I use my belt by its self and it works fine, just pulls my trousers half way down my ass
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Old 21st July 2008   #10
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I got em about 3 months ago - he had a fair few when i was there
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Old 21st July 2008   #11
Cuppa T
i need a lock first.
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Old 21st July 2008   #12
NicePark
get a lock, cuppa - you know how many bikes are stolen from byres road?!
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Old 21st July 2008   #13
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yep me too... he charged 4, must of been close to christmas I think so not sure if he has many left... he had loads of different colours too :)
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Old 21st July 2008   #14
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I use my belt by its self and it works fine, just pulls my trousers half way down my ass
I used to use my belt before, now the strap made it even more comfortable.
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Old 21st July 2008   #15
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get a lock, cuppa - you know how many bikes are stolen from byres road?!

ehhhh NONE?
ive locked mine a fair few times on byres across from somerfield with a cable lock, its fine.

i need a lock for London though.
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Old 22nd July 2008   #16
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ehhhh NONE?
ive locked mine a fair few times on byres across from somerfield with a cable lock, its fine.
Well, I had a bike stolen from Byres Rd a while ago, as did a friend, as did someone I work with... the police view it as one of the worst around for bike theft, since the thiefs are specifically targeting bikes, and are pretty good at what they do. It's not a safe spot unless you're in and out a shop.
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Old 22nd July 2008   #17
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That white fixed bike is always outside Hillhead. So much that I'm sure it is hardly ridden. I've also seen bikes locked up on Woodlands Road for days without issues.
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Old 22nd July 2008   #18
NicePark
Ah, maybe I'm just being paranoid...
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Old 22nd July 2008   #19
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I'm not denying there is theft in Glasgow, I just think that vandalism is the bigger problem to locked bicycles.
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Old 25th July 2008   #20
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Has anyone got experience with those holsters and full-lenght Kryptonite D-locks? Does it fit? Does it slap your bum all the time?
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Old 25th July 2008   #21
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Well, I had a bike stolen from Byres Rd a while ago, as did a friend, as did someone I work with... the police view it as one of the worst around for bike theft, since the thiefs are specifically targeting bikes, and are pretty good at what they do. It's not a safe spot unless you're in and out a shop.
REALLY? jeeeze, i didnt know that.... i just put my bike there all the time, i think its been chained to every post on byres road!

i will not leave it there in future, cheers for the heads up.
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Old 25th July 2008   #22
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Bigger locks dont fit - but you could make one pretty easily
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Old 25th July 2008   #23
Cuppa T
even if you get the materials (which wouldn't be hard) and pay a shop to sew it up professionally for you..... couple of pounds.
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Old 25th July 2008   #24
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i just got one of these the other week as well, it's great!
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Old 25th July 2008   #25
Scrapper
I have a lil man bag that i found a oxfam for 2
Fits pump,Mini D,tube,leavers,spanner,keys,wallet phone
I want to make it a belt like this though
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Old 25th July 2008   #26
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I got one of these from urbanhunterz. Its great, works well. I got the larger size so I could take a more substantial lock that doesn't fit in my pocket.
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Old 25th July 2008   #27
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I have a lil man bag that i found a oxfam for 2
Fits pump,Mini D,tube,leavers,spanner,keys,wallet phone
I want to make it a belt like this though
Just turn it inside out and sew a belt-sized strap of strong fabric down one side. With strong thread and probably cross-stitching. Job's a good'un.

(Inside out is for a sewing machine, probably doesn't make any difference if you do it by hand)

Oh and if it's too long then make it two or three strips so that they miss the belt loops on your kecks.
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Old 25th July 2008   #28
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any1 know if it fits on a Fahgettaboudit lock ? ? ?
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Old 25th July 2008   #29
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Bigger locks dont fit - but you could make one pretty easily
actually the Fahgettaboutit Mini fit a bit, but too heavy to ride about in.

edited: snap, let me try and put it on and see how snug it is.

It fit, just about very snugly, a bit tight but turn out to be a bit more comfortable than i realise, what I don't know is how strong the strap is to hold the weight of the Fah.
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Old 26th July 2008   #30
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what I don't know is how strong the strap is to hold the weight of the Fah.
it's made of seatbelts -- designed to hold back fat fucks from suddenly accelerating forward at 150 mph -- so should be fine, no?
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Old 26th July 2008   #31
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I use my new york in it no probs (larger size)
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Old 26th July 2008   #32
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it's made of seatbelts -- designed to hold back fat fucks from suddenly accelerating forward at 150 mph -- so should be fine, no?
you're right, I wonder if it worth the risk of riding with the Fah for a week and see what happen?
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Old 26th July 2008   #33
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i went to Arthur Beale chandlery (yacht-y boat gear) shop on shaftesbury avenue, where they sell good quality nylon webbing for 65p a metre and mega-strong twine. i'm gonna make one of these for myself soon. does anyone have one i could have a look at? :)
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Old 26th August 2008   #34
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Anybody know if there's still somebody selling these in London now?
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Old 26th August 2008   #35
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I got mine mail order from Urban Hunter. I believe Velorution stock them but following the recent blogs they've published I decided I'd rather not give ignorant racists my money.
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Old 26th August 2008   #36
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Uncle Archie's has this covered...east drinks is the place if you want one! ;)
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Old 26th August 2008   #37
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I got mine mail order from Urban Hunter. I believe Velorution stock them but following the recent blogs they've published I decided I'd rather not give ignorant racists my money.
9 eh? ordering them from America is ironically cheaper (4 plus 3 shipping).
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Old 26th August 2008   #38
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scott, are you making these now? i'll have one!
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Old 26th August 2008   #39
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scott, are you making these now? i'll have one!
I might have some 'grobags' versions at the bottom of my bag tomorrow...and they might have a blinky light loop on them too...:)
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Old 26th August 2008   #40
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save me one!
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Old 26th August 2008   #41
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will do.
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Old 27th August 2008   #42
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9 eh? ordering them from America is ironically cheaper (4 plus 3 shipping).
They cost $8 from Fabric Horse directly but they charge $13 postage and you may get charged import duty and VAT. On the balance of costs 9 seemed reasonable as it is a) cheaper than going direct and b) less hassle.
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Old 27th August 2008   #43
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I might have some 'grobags' versions at the bottom of my bag tomorrow...and they might have a blinky light loop on them too...:)
Scott could you save me one of these as well! Cheers!
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Old 27th August 2008   #44
MaxW
Hmm, I've been using only my belt for my NY3000 when I haven't brought a bag. More the lenght than the weight that annoyes me whenever I stand up it sort of catches on the saddle-end. Don't know if this would fix that problem for me though.
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Old 27th August 2008   #45
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They cost $8 from Fabric Horse directly but they charge $13 postage and you may get charged import duty and VAT. On the balance of costs 9 seemed reasonable as it is a) cheaper than going direct and b) less hassle.
$13? do they? let me check my bill again.
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Old 27th August 2008   #46
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$13? do they? let me check my bill again.
That's what Carrie said in the email I got from her when I asked about shipping costs. She then put me onto Urban Hunter (and Velorution).
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Old 27th August 2008   #47
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Uncle Archie's has this covered...east drinks is the place if you want one! ;)
Balls. I ordered one from Urbanhunuter!
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Old 27th August 2008   #48
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I'll have 20 of my version with me at east drinks tonight...made to fit mini evo's...as per usual this first batch is still classed as prototypes....if you want one it'll cost you a bluey!
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Old 28th August 2008   #49
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Uncle Archie's has this covered...east drinks is the place if you want one! ;)
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Balls. I ordered one from Urbanhunuter!
Shit. me too. although the east is a long way from home for me...
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