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Just looking to stop opportunists when I need to quickly go inside a shop and leave the bike outside for a few seconds when riding alone.
Saw this on the Pushys https://www.pushys.com.au/subrosa-combat-lock-orange.html
Any good, or am I dreaming?
Any other locks I should be looking at?
Trawling through old threads finds mostly info on heavy duty stuff for when the bike is parked well out of site for a period.
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About $25; relatively flat, so doesn't jab into me in a jersey pocket; combination so no chance of losing key; strong enough to stop opportunistic thieves.
Definitely not for leaving overnight!
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An unbranded version of this:
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I would not call it sturdy, it feels very light and flimsy.
I will only use it when the my bike is within sight but just out of reach ie coffee stop. To stop the walk/ride off.
I don't think it would stop a blitz attack like I witnessed outside a train station a couple of years ago. A guy decided he did not want to walk home, he saw a bike in the bike rack with a cable lock, and proceeded to give the bike a few good kicks to break the lock. He was gone in the 15 seconds it took the guards to react. The bike remained, only because the cable lock was only attached to the brake and gear cables.
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I have a small and medium size. Small is ok for locking the rear wheel to the frame (as in the pic on the website), but a little short to put around a post etc. The medium covers most situations.
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