BIKE LOCKING CABLE 80CM - Only 73p Delivered @ CPC
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BIKE LOCKING CABLE 80CM - Only 73p Delivered @ CPC

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Found 13th Jul 2013
10mm braided stainless steel cable.
Vinyl coated to protect your bike etc
Supplied with 2 keys
800mm in length

56 Comments

Original Poster

http://cpc.farnell.com/productimages/farnell/standard/SR08200-40.jpg

If you opt to lock your bike with a 73p lock, you ought to not be surprised when you're bike isn't there anymore.

TheKingOfHearts

If you opt to lock your bike with a 73p lock, you ought to not be … If you opt to lock your bike with a 73p lock, you ought to not be surprised when you're bike isn't there anymore.


Most of the battle against thieves is making it look like a harder target and putting them off. A bike with this lock or the bike without a lock, which one is getting to get nicked?

Lol. problem with decent locks though is it's a workout in itself to carry them. we go to so much effort to have light bikes then have to carry a 2 kilo lump of metal to make sure noone nicks it.

You could cut through this with a pair of sidecutting pliers. you could probably even pull the ends appart with your hands if you had abit of strength ajd/or used the bike as leverage. I am surprised to see people using no lock at all on their bikes at Tesco though.

Is there any chance you could post the whole CPC catalogue? I can't be bothered getting mine out of the drawer, thanks.

anewman

Lol. problem with decent locks though is it's a workout in itself to … Lol. problem with decent locks though is it's a workout in itself to carry them. we go to so much effort to have light bikes then have to carry a 2 kilo lump of metal to make sure noone nicks it.



Not as much effort as walking home after your bike is nicked.

these are ideal for stopping my bike wheels spinning round whilst on my rack and giving additional deterrent against people just picking the bikes off it whilst I stop off for a minute somewhere. not good enough to use as a primary lock on a bike worth anything but for 73p what do you want?

reindeer

Is there any chance you could post the whole CPC catalogue? I can't be … Is there any chance you could post the whole CPC catalogue? I can't be bothered getting mine out of the drawer, thanks.



I bought a padlock off them for £1 a few weeks ago (which was, predictably, a piece of sh*t) and they sent me a massive catalogue with it! When the delivery guy handed me the weighty box I thought CPC had accidentally added a few extra zeros to my order quantity.

anewman

You could cut through this with a pair of sidecutting pliers. you could … You could cut through this with a pair of sidecutting pliers. you could probably even pull the ends appart with your hands if you had abit of strength ajd/or used the bike as leverage. I am surprised to see people using no lock at all on their bikes at Tesco though.



I've seen the twisted up remains of much stronger cable locks hanging from a cycle rack, from where the thief has twisted the frame around like a tourniquet till the cable has snapped.


I've cut off an identical looking lock with a blunt pair of pliers. Could of smashed it off as the lock body was nearly all hollow plastic, with a pathetically tiny metal locking mechanism in the centre.


Better than nothing, but not by much. Would probably provide some protection against drunks wanting a bike to cycle home from the pub, but wouldn't stop a half sober thief.

My turds look sturdier.

joedastudd

Most of the battle against thieves is making it look like a harder target … Most of the battle against thieves is making it look like a harder target and putting them off. A bike with this lock or the bike without a lock, which one is getting to get nicked?



The better bike.

Looks like the ones the sell in the pound stores so no great savings.

How can they possibly pay post and packaging, let alone cost of the lock and VAT for 73p?

exactly my point!

I have a D lick n touch wood nothings happened yet. Doesn't seem strong to me. I reckon I could pull the bike off with enough force

Lock* bloody swipe

My bikes were targetted and are still here thanks to these locks.

The fact i had 8 on probably baffled them a bit - but they did the job.
Edited by: "TECHSPEC" 14th Jul 2013

If your bike is locked up with a 73p lock, its likely your bike (or BSO) isn't worth nicking in the first place!

You don't have to use them on a bike. Good for locking baby buggies which are a target for thieves who are less likely to be 'tooled up'

Don't bother

Cpc just want your personal details

To cheep to even cover postage


You'll be spammed daily and will receive 2 items of post a week

TECHSPEC

My bikes were targetted and are still here thanks to these locks.The fact … My bikes were targetted and are still here thanks to these locks.The fact i had 8 on probably baffled them a bit - but they did the job.



Eight locks? Bet key management is loads of fun

dodgymix

Don't botherCpc just want your personal detailsTo cheep to even cover … Don't botherCpc just want your personal detailsTo cheep to even cover postageYou'll be spammed daily and will receive 2 items of post a week



I ordered some nightlight plugs from them last month, had my third catalogue come Friday.

HotUKmcr

WHAT UTTER RUBBISH.NEVER HAPPENS.Did a little Birdy tell you this ?



The recent tub of bolts on here.. There will be hundreds that agree with me

I've had 4 catalogues and daily emails since... Avoid

How they sell 1kg of bolts for less than £1.80 when Royal Mail charges £5.65 minimum post

I reckon HotUKmcr just *might* have been joking...

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Edited by: "cpctweet" 14th Jul 2013

You can buy 5 of them at this price and then maybe the thief will give up after breaking the 4th lock lol

I never leave my bikes anywhere that its is at major risk of theft (eg in an access controlled bike shed at work or outside the pub whilst I'm sitting 10ft away). For these purposes this crappy lock is more than sufficient.

Can be cut to required length with scissors.

joedastudd

Most of the battle against thieves is making it look like a harder target … Most of the battle against thieves is making it look like a harder target and putting them off. A bike with this lock or the bike without a lock, which one is getting to get nicked?



most young bike thieves will carry wire cutters in their pockets,it would take them about 2 seconds to cut through this,believe me when i say this wont put them off

I wouldn't use anything less than a decent D Lock to attach my bike to street furniture.... although I do use a cable lock as well for the front wheel.
No idea what this cable lock is like though.

I think a few of these on the bike would deter a tief but that you be a lot of weight to lug around

I've got one of these and it does the trick. Thing is, a theif doesn't know you paid 73p from CPC, they see the bike with a lock on it and don't bother. I only use my bike for little trips to the shop and gym so it's not locked up for longer than an hour anyway so it works for me. I use two of these one for the front and one for the back and it works really well.

tan159

I think a few of these on the bike would deter a tief but that you be a … I think a few of these on the bike would deter a tief but that you be a lot of weight to lug around



Its only 1200 grams...... so it would be quite a few to equal the weight of a decent D Lock.

Even some good branded D locks aren't hard to break. Have a look at some of the customer pictures for this on Amazon. amazon.co.uk/Kry…ock Also if you use a D lock, in conjunction with a cable, you have to lock your bike properly otherwise this happens...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TPgWQQmzL.jpg


A couple of minutes is all it takes.

londonstinks

I've got one of these and it does the trick. Thing is, a theif doesn't … I've got one of these and it does the trick. Thing is, a theif doesn't know you paid 73p from CPC, they see the bike with a lock on it and don't bother. I only use my bike for little trips to the shop and gym so it's not locked up for longer than an hour anyway so it works for me. I use two of these one for the front and one for the back and it works really well.

anewman

Lol. problem with decent locks though is it's a workout in itself to … Lol. problem with decent locks though is it's a workout in itself to carry them. we go to so much effort to have light bikes then have to carry a 2 kilo lump of metal to make sure noone nicks it.



Unusually I've just bought a bike and find it more effort to cycle than walk. I can easily walk 20 miles + but probably only comfortably manage 10 on the bike. Guess I just need to flex my cycling muscles a bit more and learn to use the gears more effectively - having not cycled for over 10 years.

Edited by: "anewman" 14th Jul 2013

Banned

HotUKmcr

WHAT UTTER RUBBISH.NEVER HAPPENS.Did a little Birdy tell you this ?


Erm, the employee from then who posted here as good as admitted it.

Companies just cannot be trusted with your personal data these days, anyone with whom there is even a sniff of dodgy marketing practices should be avoid like the plague, especially when they are selling worthless crap like this.

Banned

londonstinks

a theif doesn't know you paid 73p from CPC,


Actually, that's true. They don't know the exact amount you paid, they just know it's a crap lock, you paid next to nothing for it, and they could be away with your bike in seconds...
Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 14th Jul 2013

SanTokiMTB

Erm, the employee from then who posted here as good as admitted … Erm, the employee from then who posted here as good as admitted it.Companies just cannot be trusted with your personal data these days, anyone with whom there is even a sniff of dodgy marketing practices should be avoid like the plague, especially when they are selling worthless crap like this.



Just so as my comments are clear, I was simply asking people that wish to unsubscribe to tell us (rather than post on here) so we can actually do something about it. I assure you we are always compliant in our marketing and we take customers marketing permssion very seriously. Thank you.

cannibalwombat

I bought a padlock off them for £1 a few weeks ago (which was, … I bought a padlock off them for £1 a few weeks ago (which was, predictably, a piece of sh*t) and they sent me a massive catalogue with it! When the delivery guy handed me the weighty box I thought CPC had accidentally added a few extra zeros to my order quantity.



wondering how sustainable there business is, if they send out that gigantic costly catalogue by a signed delivery to new customers buying a padlock (<£1) which was posted again by a signed delivery
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 14th Jul 2013
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