Bike Mate Shackle Bike Lock  (D-Lock) Reduced to £2.49 @ Aldi
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Bike Mate Shackle Bike Lock (D-Lock) Reduced to £2.49 @ Aldi

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Found 14th Aug 2012
Bike Mate Shackle Bike Lock (D-Lock) Reduced from £4.99 to £2.49. Found this in my local Aldi store in Wolverhampton (stafford rd) I am not sure if it is nationwide or not. Considering £4.99 could not be beaten half this is a absolute steal in my opinion. The lock comes with a bike frame attachment and 2 keys.

I heard chatter of these locks being easy to pick but after many failed attempts I gave up sure that it is at least scum bag crim safe.
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If a circular key avoid, can be open with a pen. if flat key fine for basic protection.
csf

If a circular key avoid, can be open with a pen. if flat key fine for … If a circular key avoid, can be open with a pen. if flat key fine for basic protection.



thought it was the other way round flat key barrel easier to pick with a bic pencap clip preheated with a hair dryer to soften it up just a little to allow you work it into the barrel , allowing several secs to morph/ harden to the barrels shape to let you turn it
..i may be wrong of course
It's a flat key and you can't fit a bic ink cartridge in the barrel I'll post some pics of the barrel if any of you hobby locksmiths / morph suite cat burglars are interested.
csf

If a circular key avoid, can be open with a pen. if flat key fine for … If a circular key avoid, can be open with a pen. if flat key fine for basic protection.



I have security sliding bar type locks on my van somebody mentioned this as they have circular keys - after much f***ing around had to remove locks a clean out debris - classic fail.

This could be useful for extra security for ladder rack.........
Do yourself a favor and get a combination 1 for a few £ more..
I used to use a 'rule of thumb' that your lock shouldn't be any less than a tenth of the value of whatever it's protecting - so as long as what you have isn't worth any more than £25, it's money well spent
never ever buy a lock like this

never ever economise on a bike lock

feel free to disregard the above if you don't care about your bike being stolen./
Useful for cheap bikes I guess.
Better than the argos cable locks i see so many bikes 'secured' with these days i guess.
Picard123

never ever buy a lock like this never ever economise on a bike lockfeel … never ever buy a lock like this never ever economise on a bike lockfeel free to disregard the above if you don't care about your bike being stolen./



Any deals on a lock you would recommend for a 5 year old y frame muddy fox mountain bike? Was £140 new might be worth £30 now about £90 to £200 for replacement these days. e.g. sterlinghouse.co.uk/pro…446

Just left outside of shops etc a few times a month, stored indoors otherwise.
HOT if your bike is worth less than 2 quid.
Thanks for posting,That would be perfect for leaving the scooter outside the shop, Will check my ALDI, hope there is one left.
Kudos to mogsog for describing this as "an absolute steal".
Picard123

never ever buy a lock like this never ever economise on a bike lockfeel … never ever buy a lock like this never ever economise on a bike lockfeel free to disregard the above if you don't care about your bike being stolen./



You mean, always buy an expensive lock, whatever your budget or financial circumstances, because the dearest product is always best? Which locks can you suggest which will guarantee your bike won't be stolen?

I'd say a lock "like this" is inherently better than a cable lock, or a chain lock, because it cannot easily be cut. It would probably cause at least some difficulty to most thieves, similar to more expensive ones.
blahblahdoh

Which locks can you suggest which will guarantee your bike won't be … Which locks can you suggest which will guarantee your bike won't be stolen?



Ah, you'll want the Chuck Norris lock. You take the bike to his lock.


Or you could try this.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qxWwKa27uUI/S8pNiMOI-AI/AAAAAAAADZs/nVTacioG5d4/s1600/bike-lock-chains.JPG
At this price it is a steal :-/
darklight

thought it was the other way round flat key barrel easier to pick with a … thought it was the other way round flat key barrel easier to pick with a bic pencap clip preheated with a hair dryer to soften it up just a little to allow you work it into the barrel , allowing several secs to morph/ harden to the barrels shape to let you turn it..i may be wrong of course

do they do battery powered hairdryers ?
At the risk of sounding like I think I am some sort of super tough guy, I'd like to add that I'd never bought a cheap D-Lock again since the day that I once lost my last key to one, and, in my frustration at the fact that I'd have to leave my bike up the city, I yanked the lock so hard that it shredded the metal catches and ripped right off. Whether or not I had an adrenalin rush or the lock was made from some low grade metals I've always since spent about 40 sheets on a lock since then. On the plus side I was able to retrieve my bike, to every cloud...
A good rule of thumb is to spend at least 10% of the cost of the bike on a lock.

That lock does look flimsy as hell though. A good twist with a pry bar and it'd explode
Would be ok as a backup or front wheel lock. I would not want to lock a bike up with this thing in a city, it wouldn't stand a chance.
Still nobody posted a link to a "good one"... just slating this one. Yeah, thieves do open bank vaults, BMWs and so on, but I think having to research for a lock is a bit too much for most of us. D-lock supposed to be better then cable, should be enough for most.
androidmunkee

A proper bike … A proper bike lock:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abus-Granit-54-X-Plus-Black-23cm/dp/B000P1PZLS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345040763&sr=8-1



this one looks better:

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_535/12834590868G7JZK.jpg
Edited by: "cf15" 15th Aug 2012
MaximusRo

Still nobody posted a link to a "good one"... just slating this one. … Still nobody posted a link to a "good one"... just slating this one. Yeah, thieves do open bank vaults, BMWs and so on, but I think having to research for a lock is a bit too much for most of us. D-lock supposed to be better then cable, should be enough for most.



This is one of the best locks you can buy, it might seem expensive but when entry level carbon frame bike start at £1000 it's pretty cheap!

That Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Lock looks the business.

The lock on this deal fell out my over filled bag and a few cars ran it over on a duel carriageway, it still works. Does that say anymore for it?

I would love for the to be a HUKD youtube channel where a couple of volunteers try their hand at getting the lock off a frame with various tools.

Would be interesting to see how long it would take for somebody to get into it. My bike is not worth that much and the populated areas which I lock it up most thieves would not even attempt due to CCTV. However I do use it in conjunction with another lock and use the D-lock to lock up the frame to the rear wheel.

For those with better bikes these can still be used for restraint & murder.

http://abreakingbadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/breaking-bad-s01-e031.jpg




Edited by: "mogsog" 15th Aug 2012
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Depends how much you care about your bike obviously. Good advice above re: 10% of bike value on a lock.

RJ2DJ:
Great link list and advice, a good forum for other bike users FG SS or not.

Lets see if we can have some fun, if somebody is willing and can get hold of my posted deal i'll paypal them half the price of the lock to try and break it via a stress test.

Pics / vid required

On a related picture:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m52grjjdEe1qjv3x8o1_1280.jpg
Can anyone guess the film?


Edited by: "mogsog" 16th Aug 2012
This is a decent deal, it's still btter than any coil lock and is a good deterrent to thieves, which is all most locks are anyway
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