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  • Hiplok just showed their new anchor at Eurobike which looks neat. Not sure when it will be available though.

  • I'm considering getting a large piece of concrete for my shed, it would be awkward rather than immovable but should act as a deterrent at least. I'm thinking something like this, with a chain through it.


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  • We used to have a small bit of old railway line in the bottom of our shed that everything was locked to, worked great if a little fiddly

  • Interesting looking on here and seeing that the Kyrptonite Evolution Mini D lock that I've used for years and years isn't even on the list on the first page. Is it now considered poor quality and easily breakable nowadays?

    Also was considering the https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottoloc­k-hexband as a normal secondary lock/ primary lock for long rides and touring as it's super light, any forum view on this?

  • That's in the secondary locks thread https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/1947­73/

    I'd say the locks on this thread are for high security. Leaving your bike locked in the street for an extended period of time where there's a reasonable chance of it being nicked.

  • Interesting looking on here and seeing that the Kyrptonite Evolution Mini D lock that I've used for years and years isn't even on the list on the first page. Is it now considered poor quality and easily breakable nowadays?

    No, this is the primary locks thread, i.e. the ones that can't realistically be cut or broken that you'd trust your expensive bike to be locked up with overnight and not get broken, but are a bit impractical to carry around. That's generally the ones with 16mm+ clasps and monster-size chains. The Kryptonite Evo is in the Secondary Locks thread as these are a bit more practical to carry, but can be cut with big enough hand tools (pretty serious hand tools would be needed to get through a Kyptonite Evo). We shouldn't really be talking about Hiploks in this thread, @GA2G 's piss would be boiling if he was around to see it.

  • Huh, well ive used a Kryptonite Evo mini for 15/20 years as a primary lock with noone cutting it but fair enough.

    Will move the 'hiplock' question to the other thread

  • A long-term user's observation about the Kryptonite M18 New York Lock. I've had mine for about 7 years now. I lock my bike outside at work and leave the lock in situ, so it's spent most of that time outdoors. It's still as secure as ever, but it's gone through about 3 or 4 maintenance overhauls where I have had to remove a ton of rust each time. The main locking mechanism is a steel cylinder in a steel sleeve, and water gets between the two and does its evil work there. The mechanism itself doesn't seem to be affected. I've just completed another overhaul and am about to re-assemble and regrease. I was wondering if anyone with the Abus Granit Extreme, which I am likely to upgrade to at some point, has similar rust issues.

  • In case anyone is wondering what state it’s in.


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  • I managed to insert only one part of the u-bracket into the shackle. It now won't come out. This is an ABUS Sinus Plus 471/150HB. Any tips?

    (Maybe should post in how not to lock your bike thread. )


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  • Is that easy enough job? I'd be interested to service mine. But dont know where to start.

  • It’s pretty easy. Unscrew the grub screws (mine have rotted off anyway) pull the rubber off and the rest just comes to bits.

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