DEFENDER SECURITY Cable Lock 8mm x 120cm 90p delivered @ CPC
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DEFENDER SECURITY Cable Lock 8mm x 120cm 90p delivered @ CPC

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Found 12th May 2015
Not just for bikes. Vinyl coating protects from scratching.

Self coiling, strong braided steel cable

Free delivery

D-lock £2.90
cpc.farnell.com/def…161

44 Comments

I had one of these on my bike.
Someone stole it!








The lock, not the bike.

yes - it's cheap! But it's also the worst lock ever!!

have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you spend big bucks on a lock then the difference in the cheap locks and the £20 locks wont make a difference to the thief unfortunately

This is fine for a pushchair or something

briggsage

have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you … have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you spend big bucks on a lock then the difference in the cheap locks and the £20 locks wont make a difference to the thief unfortunately



Using a crap lock like this makes your bike an easy target, better than nothing, but thieves can bust a cable lock without carrying any tools, and for just under £21 you can get a sold secure gold rated D lock with a hardened shackle thick enough to be very difficult to cut with even 4' bolt cutters.

Spending £3 would at least get you a tiny bit stronger D lock cpc.farnell.com/def…161
Edited by: "melted" 12th May 2015

These cheapo locks are great if you want something light for locking an old clanger up whilst you nip into a shop. They provide absolutely no security at all from real thieves but will stop opportunistic types from just walking off with your ride.

Better than nothing i guess.

When I was 10, my friend that I cycled to school with lost the key for his lock which was very similar to this. Out came the caretaker and with one hit with a mallet the lock smashed and he was able to cycle home.

Wouldn't recommend.

I also had one of these. Key broke in the lock outside the station. Took me half an hour of wrestling with it to break it apart. Also, no-one stopped to ask why I was breaking a bike lock!

melted

Using a crap lock like this makes your bike an easy target, better than … Using a crap lock like this makes your bike an easy target, better than nothing, but thieves can bust a cable lock without carrying any tools, and for just under £21 you can get a sold secure gold rated D lock with a hardened shackle thick enough to be very difficult to cut with even 4' bolt cutters. Spending £3 would at least get you a tiny bit stronger D lock http://cpc.farnell.com/defender-security/df00069/bike-d-lock-170x320mm/dp/SR0820161

thanks melted. going for yours!

Banned

briggsage

have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you … have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you spend big bucks on a lock then the difference in the cheap locks and the £20 locks wont make a difference to the thief unfortunately



Really? I saw a thief using a seat and seat-post from another bike (quick release) to wind one of these cheap cables tight and pop it - no tools required. I'm pretty sure most £15 locks will do better than that. Unless you pay £15 for one of these or similar, of course.

I never leave my decent bike lying around - no lock needed.
I never bother locking my crappy bike (old clanger?) when nip to the shop - no lock needed.

That's how to save 90p!

Got 2, better than spending >£5 in halfords

Bought 15. If the thief can be bothered getting through all of them for an average bike, fair play to him.
Edited by: "GeorgeR010" 19th May 2015

briggsage

have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you … have some heat. if someone wants to steal a bike, they will. unless you spend big bucks on a lock then the difference in the cheap locks and the £20 locks wont make a difference to the thief unfortunately



Yes it will. There's a huge difference between using a cable vs a dlock. you can pick up okay dlocks for about 20. Although that is fair bit more expensive than this thing, it's not big bucks. With the right locking strategy, the bikebwould be much safer than using a cable.lock that can probably be cut with a pair of secatuers.

I was at a the RideLondon Bike event last year.
The police had a display, where they were showing just how easy it is to get through "good" locks.

Does not matter how good a d-lock you get, if it is not secured correctly it will be busted. This has been posted on here before but a quick reminder how not to secure your bike with an expensive Abus d-lock (or any d-lock).

youtube.com/wat…KdY

GeorgeR010

Bought 15. If the thief can be bothered getting through all of them for … Bought 15. If the thief can be bothered getting through all of them for an average bike, fair play to him.

would love to watch the unlocking ceremony

I use 4 locks for my bike, a bit paranoid as someone elses was taken from work, so 2 massive abus chains with diskus locks and 2 gold rated D locks hopefully doesn't make mine a quick, easy target! No locks are impervious but with bike insurance and frame identification as well i'm pretty covered. The way I look at it, you don't need to be indestructible as long as your bike is better secured than the one next to yours

For anyone looking for a decent lock, there are some decent deals on kryptonite on Amazon at the moment.

They sell the exact same ones at poundworld

andysmith1975

I use 4 locks for my bike, a bit paranoid as someone elses was taken from … I use 4 locks for my bike, a bit paranoid as someone elses was taken from work, so 2 massive abus chains with diskus locks and 2 gold rated D locks hopefully doesn't make mine a quick, easy target! No locks are impervious but with bike insurance and frame identification as well i'm pretty covered. The way I look at it, you don't need to be indestructible as long as your bike is better secured than the one next to yours


wise words

Save the thieves a few seconds, break the lock yourself with a pair of pliers, throw your bike into a river and put the 90p towards replacing the bike you lost.

andysmith1975

I use 4 locks for my bike, a bit paranoid as someone elses was taken from … I use 4 locks for my bike, a bit paranoid as someone elses was taken from work, so 2 massive abus chains with diskus locks and 2 gold rated D locks hopefully doesn't make mine a quick, easy target! No locks are impervious but with bike insurance and frame identification as well i'm pretty covered. The way I look at it, you don't need to be indestructible as long as your bike is better secured than the one next to yours


Tell me you don't carry them round with you, must weigh about 20kgoO

NEtech

Does not matter how good a d-lock you get, if it is not secured correctly … Does not matter how good a d-lock you get, if it is not secured correctly it will be busted. This has been posted on here before but a quick reminder how not to secure your bike with an expensive Abus d-lock (or any d-lock).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOk3cnUKdY



How was the bike locked up there?

Watched it a few times and can't really work out how they did it though I have had a smoke since I've been back from work!

Towelie

How was the bike locked up there?Watched it a few times and can't really … How was the bike locked up there?Watched it a few times and can't really work out how they did it though I have had a smoke since I've been back from work!



towelie, stop getting high. you know it makes you into a bit of a dunce.
Edited by: "Chamaeleon" 19th May 2015

Towelie

How was the bike locked up there?Watched it a few times and can't really … How was the bike locked up there?Watched it a few times and can't really work out how they did it though I have had a smoke since I've been back from work!



I think it was just a d-lock around the top bar of the bike and the top railing, they spun the bike upside down and used the bike as a lever to snap the d-lock.
Edited by: "NEtech" 19th May 2015

Banned

In a rack of ten bikes, if yours is locked with this it will be the first to go.
Worse than no lock

Cameron92

When I was 10, my friend that I cycled to school with lost the key for … When I was 10, my friend that I cycled to school with lost the key for his lock which was very similar to this. Out came the caretaker and with one hit with a mallet the lock smashed and he was able to cycle home.Wouldn't recommend.



Was the caretaker THOR

kramer2088

would love to watch the unlocking ceremony



Would be quicker to use a good pair of cutters than the keys :- youtube.com/wat…POc

WillieGallimore

In a rack of ten bikes, if yours is locked with this it will be the first … In a rack of ten bikes, if yours is locked with this it will be the first to go.Worse than no lock



Crap lock, agreed. But in a rack of 11 bikes the one with no lock will be the first to go I reckon.

Banned

pukenukem

Crap lock, agreed. But in a rack of 11 bikes the one with no lock will be … Crap lock, agreed. But in a rack of 11 bikes the one with no lock will be the first to go I reckon.


If you had no lock you would naturally be more careful though

Geeenius

Really? I saw a thief using a seat and seat-post from another bike (quick … Really? I saw a thief using a seat and seat-post from another bike (quick release) to wind one of these cheap cables tight and pop it - no tools required. I'm pretty sure most £15 locks will do better than that. Unless you pay £15 for one of these or similar, of course.



Some years back I was in the town centre and walked past three cycle racks, two of which I'd regularly used and the ground under each was strewn with busted cable locks with the twisted up remains of several more hanging from the bars. The thieves appeared to have twisted up the locks till they broke using the bike's own frames for leverage, as there was one sorry looking bike with a bent crossbar where the lock had held (think it might have been a cheap padlock and chain).

The cheaper cable locks just need a good hard yank on the bike to bust them off:- youtube.com/wat…Xlk

Mind you, since the council replaced all the old bicycle racks with the modern stainless steel Sheffield Stands, some young thieves around here started busting off stands, so nowadays I don't like leaving my bike even locked up with my New York Kryptonite..

Edited by: "melted" 20th May 2015

That's it, my bikes around £1500 in value. After watch in some of the links posted on here it makes u think twice about locking it up anywhere! some evil bar stewards out there!

samuelsmith87

That's it, my bikes around £1500 in value. After watch in some of the … That's it, my bikes around £1500 in value. After watch in some of the links posted on here it makes u think twice about locking it up anywhere! some evil bar stewards out there!



Personally, I think anyone locking up a bike worth over a couple of hundred quid in a public place is madness. Even if thieves don't take the entire bike they can easily piranha all the components off it in under a minute. The amount of naked frames you see chained up to bike stands around London is shocking.

IMHO get a second hand cheapo to leave locked up and keep your bum on your £1500 mistress when you take her out.

Good price, better safe than sorry

WillieGallimore

If you had no lock you would naturally be more careful though



Yeah sorry, I get where you're coming from. I was in a bit of a facetious mood.

No longer manufactured?

WillieGallimore

If you had no lock you would naturally be more careful though


Ahh yes, reminds me of the helmet or no helmet debate.............

Please expire, all gone now. Thanks
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