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WANTED - Old broken D-Lock £1.00

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months agoFeedback:2 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I need to secure a motorbike next to my house and have looked at expensive ground anchors and the like - I'm thinking the cheapest way is to concrete an old bike D-lock into the ground.

Does anyone have an old D-lock - maybe its broke/rusty/missing its key? Those would all be fine since I'm just concreting it in!

I'd be happy to pay postage, and if necessary a few pounds on top.

Thanks
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Manchester
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months agoFeedback:2 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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banned#1
Loads of cheap (£20 and under) ones on ebay
#2
U-TYPE BICYCLE LOCK


HEAVY DUTY


SIZE LARGE 180mm x 310mm


TWO KEYS


OVERALL LENGTH 310mm


BRAND NEW IN PACKET


under £6 on ebay item number Item number: 190527078969
#3
Thanks for that Tronic - its worth considering. I just thought that if someone had a broken one it would be even cheaper, and would save it going into landfill too.
#4
saw them for £4 at tesco
#5
Will cost £5 to deliver, no?
#6
have a loook in store
#7
Would you not need to go alot deeper than half the height of a D lock to be secure?

Just thinking of safety
#8
Bitofageek
Would you not need to go alot deeper than half the height of a D lock to be secure?

Just thinking of safety


It only needs to stick out a few cms so I can put a proper bike chain through it. I think that'll be a lot stronger than the wall anchors that just have two bolts into brick.

I'll have a disc lock on too.
1 Like #9
I wouldn't trust a D-lock...break in seconds with the right tool
#10
tazxxx
I wouldn't trust a D-lock...break in seconds with the right tool

Yeah, I'm not sure many crooks will carry the jaws or life around with them. The only thing a quick search on Youtube has shown up was someone with a car jack, but that took him a long time, and it wouldn't work if it was embedded in concrete.

Most of the other hits I get when I search are for people picking the lock - but again, thats not going to be an issue for me as the lock will be inaccessible.
banned#11
If you plan on using a £5 d-lock you might as well leave them the keys
And if you must use a d-lock, you need to use a decent one that cost £60+ to start with
Plus about the only chain worth having is an Almax
#12
I think people might be missing the point a little here. I am going to embed the lock in concrete so that only the top of the rounded bit sticks out. I will then chain my bike to it using a proper motorcycle lock. There is also a disklock and steering lock on the bike at al times.

I'm using the D-Lock as a ground anchor - nothing else.
#13
The tool I saw used was basically like large bolt cutters with a small sharp head and long (~1m) arms, to get the leverage.
As you say you'll have the bike locks on, so the thieves will have to be organised with a van to get it anyway, so I don't see why they wouldn't be able to get hold of this tool and bring it along in the van.

But obviously every little helps; a D lock is better than nothing.

Edited By: tazxxx on May 12, 2011 19:16
banned#14
profet
I think people might be missing the point a little here. I am going to embed the lock in concrete so that only the top of the rounded bit sticks out. I will then chain my bike to it using a proper motorcycle lock. There is also a disklock and steering lock on the bike at al times.

I'm using the D-Lock as a ground anchor - nothing else.

I know what you plan on doing, I also know a hacksaw will cut a cheap d-bolt in seconds, that or freeze spray
#15
I've ordered the £5 one from ebay - I'll see if I can get through it with a hacksaw before I concrete it in. I might get a separate ground anchor at some point and use them both together - and the chain I've got it approved by my insurance company, so if they get through that then I can claim. Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't live in a world where you had to bolt everything to the floor to stop thieving little buggers nicking it.
banned#16
What chain did you get?
#17
Its made by Squire. Bare in mind this is a YBR-125 - not a Ninja (unfortunately).

I'd love to get the indestructible, bomb proof chain and anchor, but I can't afford them. I'm hoping the combination of disc lock, steering lock, chain/ground anchor and security light will be enough to put them off. I'm thinking of an alarmed padlock too - does anyone have one of these? Are they any good?
banned#18
You might only have a 125 now but if you plan on ever getting something bigger, you might as well install a decent ground ancher now, Plus your bike will be seen as a great field bike, so a bigger target possibly than a ninja
I've got an alarmed lock, tbh honest i didn't bother replacing the 6 button batteries once they went flat due to the lack of bike thefts around here, its not as if they can get far
#19
OP - invest in some land mines and just remember where you've placed them. Diana died in 1997 so you won't have to worry about some jobsworth trying to dismantle them.
#20
dtovey89
OP - invest in some land mines and just remember where you've placed them. Diana died in 1997 so you won't have to worry about some jobsworth trying to dismantle them.


Motion detecting automatic machine guns are on order - you know, the ones out of aliens.
#21
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dtovey89
OP - invest in some land mines and just remember where you've placed them. Diana died in 1997 so you won't have to worry about some jobsworth trying to dismantle them.


Motion detecting automatic machine guns are on order - you know, the ones out of aliens.


Maybe some attached to CCTV cameras? Just make sure some local Metal Gear fan doesn't come along and flash them otherwise they'll be rendered useless.


Edited By: dtovey89 on May 12, 2011 22:54
#22
cheaper than all that tech, BEAR TRAPS covered in leaves
#23
Fill inside dlock with concrete?
#24
we have some bikehut D locks, pretty heavy beggers too, only £10.

like this, but old packaging, changed the cardboard colour from orange to silver, not much else different

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_701559_langId_-1_categoryId_165637

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