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How To Lock Your Bike In Town | GMBN Tech’s Guide To Urban Bike Security

How To Lock Your Bike In Town | GMBN Tech’s Guide To Urban Bike Security


– Having your mountain bike
stolen is about the worst thing that can happen to any
of us mountain bikers and if you’re going to lock
your bike up in public, you better make sure it
is really, really secure. Now, we’re going to show
you just how vulnerable the mountain bike is and
we’re going to show you how to make your bike as
secure and safe as possible. (whooshing) (knife sharpening sound) Even when your bike is
locked up, it is not safe. Any lock can technically be broken, whether that’s cut, smashed,
picked or prised open. And really the key to
your bike getting nicked is how easy you leave it
open for a thief to take. So, I’m going to try something out here. I’m actually going to
try and steal my own bike just to prove a point to you. Let’s see how that goes. You might wonder why I’m
wearing a bright, yellow vest and not wearing, say, a dark, inconspicuous-looking hooded top. Well, my theory is thieves don’t care. Blatancy is the best policy. They go straight up to whatever they want and they take it. So, well, I thought I’d
try and do the same thing. (quirky music) (whistles) So the coast is fairly clear to go in and blatantly steal my own bike. Oh, well, that was fairly easy and no one even looked twice to be honest. All right, so, little bit of a disclaimer: I used a really cheap,
nasty lock to do this and the bolt croppers,
they’re good for an 8 mm bolt. You could probably do a 12 with these with a bit of hard work. But the point is, I just
wanted to demonstrate I could just walk up and take my bike no one paid any attention, whatever. Of course, there’s different
situations for this and you might’ve seen Casey
Neistat, on his YouTube channel, making a lot more noise and
still drawing no attention. But I just want to emphasize the point, it’s about taking a bike in public. So whatever you do, you
got to lock it up properly. So let’s go back to studio and have a look at some proper locks before we show you how to use them. (upbeat music) Now, step one to keeping
your bike safe, clearly, is by investing in a decent quality lock. Now, you got to think how
much your bike is worth. If it’s something that you really love, then you want to take care of it. So, a couple hundred quid on
a lock, relatively speaking, isn’t a lot of money to spend. But you could spend 10 quid on a lock. That’s entirely up to you. I would always spend
the most amount possible and get the best possible lock,
if not get multiple locks. But I’m just going to take
you through some of the styles of locks available in the market and what they’re good at and
what they’re not good at. So, first up, let’s look
at the classic D lock. So these are really
familiar as bicycle locks, taking the profile of a D, basically, if you put it on the side. This particular one is made by ABUS. We’ve got a selection
here, you might notice, by different brands. We’ve got some Kryptonite locks we’ve got some ABUS locks and we’ve also got some Hiploks. Each of them have their own quirks and their own sort of individuality that’s going to suit
different types of user. Now, this is Granit,
this is super heavy duty. It’s a really heavy lock. Excellent for locking your
bike absolutely anywhere, corrosion resistant, all that stuff. But the problem is it’s extremely heavy. It’s not the sort of lock you’re going to want to mount on your bike and you really don’t want to
carry this around in your bag. So these are things you do
need to take into account with any type of lock. This, perhaps, would be best based for, you could use it at home,
although we always say that chain locks are
better at home, really, ’cause you can do more with them. These might be good, perhaps, if you lock your bike up
somewhere permanent every day like a train station, for
example, if you’re a commuter or if you have a bike rack at your office or your place of work, for example. You can leave these outside because they’re corrosion resistant and, generally, nothing is
going to phase a lock like this. And you might also notice
something particularly with this lock, the Granit,
has a square profile to it so the square profile does
make it extremely cut resistant because you have to
cut through both sides, you can’t just cut through one and then twist your way free. That said, if you even cut
through something that thick, you’re a bit of a hero because that is an insanely
strong type of lock. But, D locks do come in much
smaller sizes like these. Now, the good thing about smaller sizes is they are very portable. This one actually has a belt clip on it. It’s by Hiplok, company
specialized in wearable locks, so it’s quite a cool concept. This is also a highly secure lock. It’s rated Sold Secure Gold, so basically the highest
rating you can get for a lock. A very secure shack on
that, it’s nice and thick. And, to a degree, actually, a
smaller size shackle like this although it’s harder to use on a bike depending where you lock your bike up, it’s actually more resistant
to a lot of the methods that thieves might use to cut in. Little bottle jacks that
go into lever locks apart, you’re not really going to
get one in a lock like this. So, provided you can use this on your bike and where you lock your bike, it could be a good idea for you. So you can get some compact other options in new locks as well. This one from Kryptonite, for example, also has an extension on it. So, it just goes to show you can use this in a slightly different way despite the fact it’s quite small. So it has the benefit of a bigger lock in a smaller, more compact size. You also get some options that
come with cable extensions. Now, this is a fantastic idea. In an ideal world, you want
to be locking your mainframe to the object and, preferably, if you can link your wheels in in any way, it stops you having to
remove them from the bike. So, basically, you can increase
the protection you have by locking more of your bike. Now, here we have some solutions for those that travel light with,
basically, want a compact set up. So these are folding
locks and, like all locks, you get these in different standards. So this one is actually
quite a lightweight one. Very light, you can fit
this inside your back even in your pocket and it gives you quite a
good amount of security. But they do make incredibly
heavy duty versions of the same thing as well which are very strong, very effective and, because of the shapes of them, you’re not limited to
where you can lock a bike which, of course, is something we’re going to get to later in the video and that’s actually very important. You need to know the
capabilities of a lock. Now, I’ve got some lighter
options here as well before we go on to chain locks. Now, by no means should you be using something like these on their own. These are good to tear in. They’re great for using, for example, on the bike rack of your car to make sure your bike is locked to it. These particular ones
are essentially metal locking cable ties. I actually carry a couple
of these permanently, just on my bag, on my daily to work because they can be very useful for those little coffee stops. Certainly only in places
where you can see your bike, you can touch your bike, you just might cast your
eye away for a second. But, don’t ever take a
lightweight lock like this or even this little combo
lock here from ABUS, don’t take that as an alternative
to a properly secure lock. These are just a little
extra you can carry when you’re out riding just as a little deterrent,
but deterrent is the key there. Now, of course, there’s chain locks. Now these things weigh an absolute ton. They’re so strong, they’re
made of toughened steel, they have locking mechanisms
that are pick proof, they’re acid proof, they’re
just about everything proof. But the penalty you have for
carrying a lock like this is they weigh a ton. Even in a rucksack they swing
around all over the place so you have to consider
where you use them. This is why I recommend
chain locks for using at home or perhaps in a more permanent basis, like you would do with something like the heavier duty D locks. But, there is a halfway house. Now, Hiplok make chain locks that you can actually wear like a belt. They do them in different ratings. This is a lighter duty one,
this meets Sold Secure Silver. But they also have a heavy
duty one, like a Gold standard. This is a seriously heavy piece of kit, but the locking mechanism itself you can actually wear
it like a belt buckle and actually clip this
thing around your waist. It has reflective detailing on it so you can ride your bike
with that around your waist and, admittedly, it’s a heavy lock but once it’s on your waist,
it’s surprisingly manageable. And, actually, the reassurance you get of having a heavy duty chain is great and you’re also not limited
in where you use it. So, if you lock your bike
up in a variety of places, perhaps a chain lock is
a good option for you. Now, despite what level
of protection you’ve got in terms of a lock, the place you pick to lock up your bike is just as important. Now, for example, just coming
into a little alleyway here, you might think a place
like this is quite good. You’ve got a nice, secure railing here you can lock your bike to. But a problem with this is
it’s off the beaten track, so this would give any opportunist thief the chance to get to work on your lock. If you’ve got a high quality lock, they’re going to be using angle grinders, anything that makes a bit of noise. So if you’re making it easier for them by not being in a public eye, that is not a good look. So, let’s have a look
at some other examples of places to avoid. Okay, so, there’s plenty
of bike loops here a lot of people use this
place for locking a bike and you might think it’s
actually a really good place to lock a bike. But you’d be completely wrong. This is actually a really
bad place to lock a bike and a reason for that,
there’s so many bikes here, it’s a real easy place for a chancer thief to come along and have a go at your bike and just blend in with what’s going on. The latest thing we’re
hearing at GMBN and GMBN Tech is that thieves are taking the place of would be delivery riders, so they’ve got a big delivery bag and they’re coming to places like this, they’re bending down to
simulate unlocking a bike but they’re actually having
a go at it with bolt croppers or whatever they have and then they just ride
away on the said bike. Like I say, blatancy is the best policy. That’s exactly what thieves do. Now, again, just to emphasize other areas that are questionable
to lock your bike up, train station’s a great example. Sometimes you’re forced to do that. If you’re going to have to lock your bike up near a train station, one
of those mass ranks of bikes, make sure it can be near
CCTV where it can be seen. Now, you really want,
basically, any opportunist thief to have the least chance of
getting to work on your bike. Basically, you want to make
them nick somebody else’s bike, not your bike. That’s the name of the game. When locking bikes up in town centers, there is one final thing
you want to be aware of and that’s locking your bike up, if you’re locking it up for
an evening, for example, near anywhere where there’s
rowdy sorts of nightlife. Now, we’ve all seen bikes at
some point have been locked up and they’ve been trampled
on, the wheels buckled, that’s because, unfortunately,
they’re in a bad place. It’s not the owner’s
fault, it’s the nightlife and the rowdiness and all that stuff. So just be sensible about
where you lock your bike up. Now, right where I’m stood here is actually a pretty good place. So you’ve got a nice, solid railing, which means there’s multiple
points to lock your bike to. You can get it nice and
close by lifting the bars over that railing. It’s right near a main road,
so there’s constant traffic, which is going to put off a thief and, as you can probably see behind me, there’s plenty of people walking around. So it’s definitely a good
contender for locking a bike up. Let’s have a quick look at
the options and the styles and the way that you would lock a bike up. And I’m going to use
this as a great example. Wherever your lock your bike
up, there’s a lot of options with the locks that you pick
and how you can use them. Nice secure railing, I’ve got the D lock going around the railing,
looping around the back wheel inside the rear triangle of the bike. That is key because of the fact it can’t be removed from the bike. I’ve also got an
additional security cable, that’s a Kryptonite one, I’ve got that looped around the fork and the front wheel, back
onto itself and onto the lock. So that is the bike really
quite secure at this location. I’ve got a handlebar
just resting over the top so it’s nice and tight up against it. So, hopefully, no one will mess with that. Now, if you don’t happen to
have an extension cable with you but you do have a nice,
big, lengthy lock like that, I’m going to show you a cool
little trick that I like to use just to add an extra layer of security. Now, this doesn’t always
work and you can annoy people if you do this in certain places, but this railing works quite well for it. Lifting the bike over the railing so it’s actually hanging, basically, over the height of a car over a road and using a lock to secure it there in the same way you would
on the pavement side. But the fact that the bike is on the other side of the railing makes it much harder to work on. If it’s hard to work on, it’s going to take time to steal the bike and it’s far less likely to be worked on. So it’s a nice little hack
that I like to use quite often. Now, bike loop like this is purpose built for locking a bike to and this one is actually
in a perfect place. It’s a fairly busy area, there’s lots of public seating everywhere, lots of people enjoying coffees
and sandwiches and the like. So it’s really a bad place for a thief to spend any amount of
time working on the bike. He’s going to be seen, or
she’s going to be seen, nicking the bike. So, this is a great place. But a few things you need to bear in mind. Obviously, you’ve got your lock, so, a smaller lock like this will actually do the job perfectly here. You have to make sure
you lock your bike up in a way it’s not going
to accidentally slide and remove your paint work. Now, I like to rest mine on the crank. Just, for example, if
I lift mine back here, it’s actually got the weight of the bike on the pedal and the crank and I can put the lock around it and hold it to the post so it’s going to be pretty secure. But, again, your front wheel
will still be vulnerable. It’s up to you if you want to chance that or if you want to connect it to the bike using an extension lock. If you get to a post like this
and the only available room is the other side of one
that’s already being used, have a little look and a
bit of a think about it. Look at the style of bike. If it’s an old clunker
like this thing here, look how it’s been locked
and how it’s treated. Are they likely to let
their bike slip onto yours or not take good care of
yours when they unlock theirs? It is something definitely
worth considering. The bike on the other side I
wouldn’t feel too bad about. It’s a Trek by the looks of it, it’s got Kryptonite lock on it and it’s got an extension cable, which suggests that the owner of that bike cares about their bike and they might, hopefully,
care about yours. So, just take that into
account when you’re actually locking yours up, but
the same rules apply. Go for the maximum security you can. In this case, I could use
the Hiplok no problem, I could use the Kryptonite D lock or I could go whole hog and
use that crazy ABUS lock but that’s a heavier thing to lug around. Got to have what suits you. But, as far as places to lock a bike go, this is a great location. (bike wheels whirring) Now, something I’ve not touched
on too far in this video yet is the way that thieves break locks. There’s various different ways. The common ones are
picking a lock mechanism but, thankfully, most locks these days, certainly the Gold Secure ones,
are pretty much pick proof. At least to the point of
getting your bike away quickly, it’s a job that takes a bit of time. The next one is they can freeze them and smash them with a hammer but a really heavy duty
shackle in the lock is going to resist that quite a lot. Which leaves three other options: using a bottle jack, a bottle jack is only used in
a case of some sort of D lock, in which case you
couldn’t get one in there, ’cause that’s a compact lock, so therefore that compact
lock with the extension is a great idea for urban environments. The bigger a U lock is, or a D lock is, the bigger problem you could
have with that sort of attack. The other ones, of
course, are bolt croppers, bolt croppers are not going to come close to something like that. You’re going to need massive
ones and an enormous guy to be able to actually cut through that. Bolt croppers, really,
will only do cables. Although they do, as you’ve seen earlier, make a cable look like
a bit of butter, really. So be cautious if you’re
using that sort of stuff. Now, the final type, of course, will be an angle grinder attack. So, any angle grinder
attack is likely to happen when they need to get
a good purchase on it. So, doing it on the top tube there, that’s not a good place for it. So if you were to use something
like a heavy duty chain, make sure the chain at any
point isn’t near the ground. You want it to be as high up as possible. If it’s on the ground, they’ve
got somewhere to work on it. The same thing, really,
applies with being able to use big cutters and croppers. You need to use a lot
of leverage with them, sometimes you’ll have
one arm on the ground and the other arm pushing down on it. So just take into
account where the lock is when you actually lock it on your bike. (quirky music) So you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t got a lock on my bike, but I’m just having a
cheeky mid-ride coffee and I’ve got my Garmin bike alarm on and the cool thing about that is it means that if anyone
does tamper with the bike, then, hopefully, the
alarm’s going to go off and it’s going to stop me. Chris! It’s not even an e-bike, mate. Well, there you go,
that’s pretty effective. I’m just going to turn
it off from the app. Here and there, you’re
just going to have to stop and take a chance. So what I’ve done is
flip my bike upside down and changed it into hard gear, basically, so what happens is, if
someone gets on the bike and goes to pedal away, it’s- Chris! What- That happens. What are you doing, mate? It’s an e-bike. Bring it back. Those EMBN boys, they’re just desperate for a proper mountain
bike, what can I say? (bike wheels whirring) So absolute last resort if you
want that cheeky coffee stop, I actually used my helmet
as a bit of a lock. So what I’ve done, I’ve just
put it round my back wheels. If someone moves it, it’s going to skid and they’re not really
going to go very far. – Ugh! So unfair, God, I just
want one of these bikes without a motor or a battery! – Just go back to EMBN, go on! And let that be a lesson to ya. But on a serious note,
don’t use any of these. Don’t rely on these things. What you really need is a good, solid lock and lock your bike up properly. Well there you go, I’ve
just proved the point that wherever you lock your bike up, it is not invincible, but
you can minimize the risks by using a really good selection of locks, locking it up sensibly and choosing where you lock up your bike. Hopefully that has been helpful for you. For a couple more videos
along the same lines, click over here if you want to see how to install a ground anchor, which, in my opinion,
absolutely essential for home. And click up there for all
the sort of home security tips you can imagine. CCTV, insurance, all of that stuff. Hopefully you found
this video entertaining. At least, hopefully, some
good information for you. So, give us a thumbs up and make sure you click
that subscribe button and, of course, the little
notification bell, too, so you get a notification
every time we put a video up. Right, I’m off to work. See you later. (beep) So I flipped my bike upside
down, changed it into a gear, so basically, if someone
gets on it, basically, the gears are all going to
mess up, he’s not going to- (bike wheels whirring) Chris! Chris! – Ugh, so unfair, Doddy! – It’s not even an e-bike, mate! (angry grunting) (laughs)

100 comments on “How To Lock Your Bike In Town | GMBN Tech’s Guide To Urban Bike Security

  1. Me: Decides on hip lock for convenience

    Accidentally falls off a cliff in porcupine rim

    Bike lock catches on a tree on the side and I just hang there

    Glad I got a hip lock

  2. When I lock my bike up i take off the the front tire off, and take the quick release with me. Then I run the chain through the front tire the rear tire the frame and the seat post.

  3. What i did was to go in a residential building near my local train station and befriend a building security guard, and just park in the parking lot where the guard's cabin is! Also a chain and padlock.

  4. Great video!!! – stealing 2.0: using a great lock, thief isn't successful and gets mad, now using his own lock on top of mine….

  5. All folding locks are not strong, all thats needed is a 10 quid nut splitter, 1 minute and lock is totally broken. Waste of money.

  6. You have missed one really quick, easy and kind of secure way, when you need to leave it for a coffee stop – remove the QR or the thru-axle and take it with you. Also leaving it on a low gear. 😉

  7. I love my bike so mutch that i dont have a lock you know why cuz i dont leave it aroand like that to be stolen easy
    Come on you rly gotta be dumb to leave a 5000$ bike with any of thoose locks

  8. For cafe shops with direct sight of bike near the table, I tend to use cheap cable lock and take the chain off chainring.. But I'd never lock any of the good bikes out of sight in public regardless of lock..if its worth enough money the lock will be cut..

  9. This happened to me in California. I locked my bike with a cable lock thinking this was greater security. I sound like a leech but it would be great if you guys would donate to my GoFundMe. I'm a biker in need. Thanks
    gofundme.com/1p2zpb7hc0

  10. DO NOT plan on by-standers intervening if they see somebody doing something "strange"… Unfortunately the society now is "mind your own business". Even a cutting wheel won't raise an eyebrow. NOBODY will step in.
    FWIW I have 4 locks on my bike… best of luck. I NEVER leave out outside at nite, you're just asking for it to be stolen. I don't care what neighborhood you're in or how well lit the area is. Half a chance, it's gone.

  11. Best thing is not to use a 3 grand bike for going to the town or for commuting get an old but solid mtb off gumtree or ebay 20 quid will do it and spend 5 quid on a lock

  12. legend. been doing the same thing for the last 25 + years. pop the bike over the railing. do it all the time. and lock it up side down, it fucks with scum bags,

  13. Got off work early after watching this to find my bike stolen perfect xD good thing i didnt take my specialized today

  14. My advice is buy a old shitty bike that thieves will not want and you could go to a store or a restaurant and the other bike just go ride the trails with it

  15. This mans just said hope that they take care of your bike while they unlock their bike. I wouldn’t care tbh its not a fucking car its a bike chill 😂

  16. It doesn't help too much if the companies that make bike locks don't put all effort necessary to make a decent core that matches their chain/iron loop/cable.
    https://youtu.be/AsxPX5fXlFo is a great illustration of what I mean.

  17. With my good bike I don't carry a lock, that way I don't ever let it out of my hands and am not tempted to stop and have a coffee etc.
    My old ( but cool) town bike I use a u lock and thin chain in the holiday times and just the u lock the rest of the time.
    It's worked so far !

  18. I lock mine to a tree. Then place a sign warning of how poisonous the tree is directly in front of it. Just for good measure I have some fake vines I drape over the handlebars.

  19. A lot of good tips on locks to use,
    Not one tips about what to lock your bike to.
    Guys will chainsaw a whole tree to get a bike.
    Locking to a rusted tin rail, or a bolted down U-shaped hoop seems like it would be worth talking about.

  20. Lol people don't care at all about your bike, they care about them, so even if they see a thief with a T-Shirt "I'm a bike thief" carrying an angle grinder and singing "Wow I gonna steal this bike" they will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING because they can get hurt or killed trying to protect someone else's property. And calling the police is too slow, and police doesn't work at all, they will never find or even never want to find your bike.

  21. Err, 11:12. You should almost always put the D-Lock through the wheel and the frame at the same time. If you only put it through the wheel rim in the triangle of the frame you can cut the rim in two places using a bolt cutter and walk off with the rest of the bike and if the bike is worth 2k+ it will be worth replacing the rim.
    Also add a seat post tracker, replace your quick release with ones that aren't and get insurance because if it's actually valuable it will get stolen.

  22. Too old for fancy bikes – just got a £300 city bike from Decathlon.
    D lock round the frame extension cable for back wheel, separate cable for front wheel. Reckon if the,y have to do lock and two cables they'll look for something easier and more valuable.

  23. Great presentation! When you lock up the bike don't make it to rigid and immobile. If it can move, rattle, or shake that makes it harder for the thief to break the hard locks. If it takes four hands or too much time the robber will chose someone else's bike. Another step is to reduce desirability. Make the bike ugly, cover it in a variety of stickers every where. One commuter I dealt with painted her new bike red, white and blue. With latex paint and a paint brush. It was ugly as sin. She said she always parks next to better looking bikes.

  24. Thieves cut the top tube or frame away from the lock… and steal the bike for it components.
    No matter how strong your lock is.
    Your bike is gone!
    “Never, never ever leave a bike of value locked and unattended”
    Remember these words.

  25. I've had 2 nice bikes stolen in the past. I had to learn the hard way.
    Nice bike + Summer + My local town centre = Very high risk of theft.
    Now I use a cheap bike when I'm going somewhere that I will be locking my bike up for any amount of time.

    I think I will buy the Hiplock DX lock after seeing it in the video. I already use a Kryptonite New York Faghetaboudit (whatever spelling) but I would feel more secure using 2 different strong D locks.

    I don't like chain locks. If they can cut through a single link in the chain then it's all over for that lock, no matter how heavy and secure that chain feels.

    Put your locks through each wheel, through part of the frame and locked to a solid immovable object.

  26. Why would you be taking a bike like that into the city? Just don’t do it. Also if I have ever needed to go in somewhere I don’t go in if they don’t let me bring my bike. Keep the bike clean and they don’t usually refuse you. Be polite and ask and go to places that are bike friendly. You take the chance, I don’t.

  27. what i hate on my kryptonite lock ist, that key must be inside to open and close again. most of time i need open ten chain out then close then lock bike then open again with key and close again with chain. argh but its a good locker.

  28. In 2002 I bought the longest Abus heavy chain I could find in the store and used it to lock together the frame and both wheels to anything. For the seat I used a cheaper and lighter twisted-cable lock. Then I lost 3 kg/7 lb to compensate for the extra weight. I considered it a life-time investment. You'll never set free from your heavy Abus chain.

  29. LOL in my city they'll steal even the ugliest, most ratchet bikes if it's not chained to something like a tree with a chainlink. Just wrap it around the pole that your saddle is mounted on and you won't really notice its weight that much

  30. Nice to see the exact lock i have featured (the Kryptonite one with the extra cable) 🙂

    After having a bike stolen from my shed last year i now have it locked to the concrete floor via said cable to an embedded metal fitting. And i have witness proof from a neighbour it has prevented at least one theft!

  31. It would have been humorous if a cop had caught him at the beginning demonstrating how to cut the line of a cheap lock.

  32. I just don't leave mine around.. I can't trust people here at all.
    I've had someone cut my chain just to do it… Didn't try to steal just cut the chain.
    People in ghetto cities are just rude as heck and find joy in ruining other people's days.

    Also stealing wheels is huge here… It has become the biggest concern with bike riders.
    When I have had to though, I take the seat with me in my backpack. That throws off thieves I think.

  33. U-locks biggest problem isn't their weight, but their flexibilit, if you want to lock your backwheel and frame together along with the place you want to lock, it won't work everywhere due to their fixed figure

  34. you cant park a ebike anywhere only takes 1 theive to notice it and text all his friends also the ebike sticks out like a sore thumb lying on the street grinders will cut any lock in 10 seconds also take your battery as there are a lot on ebay ,.

  35. my suggestion (what a lot of dutch people do) get a Really nice bike, and make it look like shit.
    paint, rust anything really. treat it like a tool. it will ride like a wonder, but you can't sell a pigeon crap infested bike for any money so its not worth stealing.

  36. Flash powder in the frame and a motion activated alarm like the one he had wired to the flash. Delay fuse so the theif can mount the bike and start pedalling. It'll be the last bike he ever steals. At a minimum the blastt will put him in a wheelchair. 😛

  37. 7:12 Don't say pick proof. Close to nothing actually is even if it is advertised as such, say pick resistant. I've watched enough lockpickinglawyer to be skeptical about these things, even though ABUS is a reputable company.

  38. Nicely presented. I like the chain lock you can wear as a belt. That keeps the weight over the center of mass and definitely more comfortable. I have seen riders in NYC carry large chains draped over one shoulder much like carrying a bag.

  39. Either lock you use in a bike like that will get stolen.. even stealing a wheel the dropper post or something like that will hurt and you can't tie all of those.. What i do is having a cheap shit city bike as rusty as possible, that always work 😂

  40. Lots of good advice here even for motorcycles! However an acid proof lock is ridiculous. Not even Heisenberg could melt a lock without someone noticing. Thermite proof?? Sold!

  41. i am still waiting for a stun gun frame or something, anyway if you buy a branded bike and lock it outside , you are as gulity as the theft

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