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  • 28-09-2010 7:18pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 164 ✭✭


    Hey Guys,

    Have recently insured my new bike from chill.ie. They recommend bronze, silver and gold locks. Just wondering if any of these are any use or even any difference between bronze to gold.
    Link below

    http://www.chill.ie/Products/Bicycle-Insurance/Approved-Locks.chl

    Cheers

    DOC


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,749 ✭✭✭sxt


    gold is most secure ,then silver, then bronze


    The gold ones would be obviously most expensive and heaviest as well , if you are leaving your bike in town for a good length of time for example , then you should be going for going for gold e.g yellow kypronite U lock plus a cheaper lighter lock from silver or bronze to secure other wheel etc


    I am surprised that you can insure a bike with a bronze rated cable lock...


  • Registered Users Posts: 164 ✭✭doc1976


    I know, I actually rang them about what they would recommend for my bike which is worth around 700 quid. They actaully said to use the bronze locks. The insurance cover has no bearing on the quality of lock used, which I find bizarre.

    What I was really asking was there any big difference between the qualilty of the gold to silver to bronze. I've seen locks range in price from 30-100 quid, was wondering if there is a need to splash out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,767 ✭✭✭✭tomasrojo


    I read a few times that the rule of thumb is to spend at least 10% of the price of your bike on locks.

    I spent a bit more: €130 on two locks and a cable for a €999 bike. I think if I had ordered online the locks would have cost me less than €100.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,073 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    Those ratings are a marketing tool, don't trust them at all.

    Chains and cable locks are largely worthless except as a secondary lock, except perhaps for the very heaviest motorcycle chains which are useful for keeping in a single location (e.g. shed).


  • Registered Users Posts: 733 ✭✭✭twinsen


    If you like your bike i would recommend this one http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=12767

    Kryptonite New York 3000 U, bit heavy one could say, but i think your bike should be safe with it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,547 ✭✭✭funkyjebus


    there is but one lock, kryptonite. which one is upto you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭G rock


    sorry to hijack this thread, but what do you all use in terms of combos?

    thinking in terms of leaving bike in underground carpark at home.

    u-lock plus cable lock for other wheel?

    chain plus u-lock/cable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭cdaly_


    There have been a lot of thefts from apartment block underground carparks. The thief is usually out of sight and so has more time to work on the lock. You might be better keeping the bike in the apt/balcony/personal store (if you get one) than in the car park.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,056 ✭✭✭✭BostonB


    What lock you get depends really on the location. One place might be so secure or obscure that no one goes near it. Other places just get constant abuse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 733 ✭✭✭twinsen


    G rock wrote: »
    sorry to hijack this thread, but what do you all use in terms of combos?

    thinking in terms of leaving bike in underground carpark at home.

    u-lock plus cable lock for other wheel?

    chain plus u-lock/cable?

    I personally wouldnt leave my bike in underground car park. but if you have to, then proper u-lock plus some chain for front wheel should do the job.


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