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Hi,

Looking for suggestion on how u lock bike overnight.

I lock mine in a covered low-rise apartment carpark of 7 bays (at road level), which does not have any garage door. Its locked to a metal drainage pipe or a pillar with a cable lock.

With some recent house brake-ins in the area, looking for more deterent security. Btw, the bike is an old fixed gear, so its not 'super-attractive'. However, the handle bars are easily removed with a spanner. Any ideas?

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That doesn't sound like a good location or well locked. The location and duration are important in locking security. Since it is for overnight perhaps you can bring it inside? Or at least off street level so it is not as visible to people walking by or passing through.

Cable locks offer little protection and can be easily cut. You should get a U lock and get the rear wheel and frame in it if you can to minimize space available for leverage. The cable can be used to lock the front wheel and frame. Another U lock would be even better for the front end.

If the above options don't work then you could consider a Kryptonite chain lock.

I've seen kits available that replace all the quick release levers (two wheel skewers and the seat post QR) with an Allen key set for about $15. Versions with unique keys are available for about $40.

Here are some bike lock threads.

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=31705

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=31569

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html
 
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