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Joe Chapline
04-16-2010, 04:28 PM
I just figured this out and thought it might help someone else. I have a U lock, which is very common, and an Avenir rear rack, a common brand. When I commute, I carry the lock in a pannier, but I sometimes just want to take the lock, no bags. I spent at least an hour trying to find a place on my bike frame to attach the (crappy) bracket that came with the lock. I also got out every bungee cord I have and tried to find a convenient way to secure the lock to the top of the rack. Then I hit on this -- just slip the "U" part of the lock down through the open part of the rack. The lock rests on the rack struts and can't move very far.

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Mark Blacknell
04-17-2010, 03:08 PM
Thank you for not suggesting that we put on skinny jeans and shove it down the back of our pants.

Dirt
04-19-2010, 09:02 AM
Now I just need a way to carry my 12-pound lock and chain. ;) I guess there's some workout value to wearing it around my neck.

On Topic: @Joe: You might find that a short bungee cord helps it hold still in that position with all the root-induced bumps on the Custis trail these days. Sometimes gravity is not enough... even with an anchor-weight U-lock like you're hefting.

Great post. Thank you!

Pete

Tim Kelley
04-19-2010, 09:05 AM
I guess there's some workout value to wearing it around my neck.

That's what Mr. T would do...

Joe Chapline
04-19-2010, 09:08 AM
@Dirt: I have one of those Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit chains. That requires a pannier -- or a trailer.

Dirt
04-19-2010, 10:13 AM
That's what Mr. T would do...
Not a good look for me... especially after just finishing 4 months of physical therapy for my neck. Don't think I didn't try it though. Conte's sales staff pretended to think I was funny because I am a regular customer there.


@Dirt: I have one of those Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit chains. That requires a pannier -- or a trailer.
Thought about just dragging it behind the bike. It would be another tool in my arsenal that lets people know that I'm passing on the left. Might be a slight safety hazard though. Might have to rethink that.

It will end up in the bottom of my cat litter bucket panniers. (Photo-documentation of those will be coming soon to a Bike Arlington Forum post near you.)