Grab a free Cable Bike Lock from Halfords on O2 Priority Moments
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Grab a free Cable Bike Lock from Halfords on O2 Priority Moments

Supermod 40
Supermod
Found 6th Dec 2014
Looking through the app today and you can grab a bike lock for free from your nearest Halfords store.

40 Comments

Probably not the highest security, but good for a kids bike - cheers OP!

A free cable lock means a new bike sale once yours goes missing.

Haha @ awastedyouth

pointless lock....

A piece of string is more secure

It brings bad memories. I had my bike stolen when using this lock

my bike got stolen using a similar lock from Argos. ok for just leaving outside the shop for 5 minutes.

Need one of these for popping to the shop, thanks

About as secure as...http://i60.tinypic.com/ndud6a.jpg

Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of the really expensive D type locks can be picked in seconds.

Banned

my local halfords store never had stock of items which are on o2

Banned

I wouldn't use this to lock my saddle let alone my whole bike

Banned

lljwagg

Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of … Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of the really expensive D type locks can be picked in seconds.



not really, kryptonite will refund the value of your bike if it gets stole whilst locked up using their D-locks. Only way to get though a decent D lock is by cutting it

Bike snobs assemble!!!!

Got one of these today priced at £4.99.

Not the best lock but for free this is HOT.

lljwagg

Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of … Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of the really expensive D type locks can be picked in seconds.


Nothing is unbreakable in that sense.

Nothing snobbish about not wanting to give the thieves a freebie, and one that's gonna be at least 20 times the RRP value of this freebie.
The whole point of using 2 locks or a better lock is that the thieves think stuff it I'll just nick this other bike next to it locked up with gift box string rather than cut through this decent lock.

Strong enough for use in the bedroom!

robertoegg

pointless lock....



It's Free!!! Seriously, you're gonna complain about a FREE lunch (lock)!? oO
Edited by: "Foxy" 7th Dec 2014

Of course this isn't the greatest lock but use it with the one you are using now and you have added an extra deterrant and more security to your bike for free.

picked up mine. it's just a simple lock but will be fine for short visits to the shops. cool.

MAdam98

Nothing is unbreakable in that sense.



Motor bike locks don't stand a chance never mind light cycle locks

m.youtube.com/wat…2ck

I saw a program a while back about how secure bike locks were and NONE were. A pro bike thief actually carried a set of bolt cutters in his long jacket and removed all but the really expensive ones in seconds. The bigger locks were harder and took around 5 min and he said were the best option. Like the large shackle type locks

randan

Bike snobs assemble!!!!Got one of these today priced at £4.99.Not the … Bike snobs assemble!!!!Got one of these today priced at £4.99.Not the best lock but for free this is HOT.



Agree.
Got one today (was the last one) at my local Halfords.:)

Don't understand why everyones complaining.The cable is twice the thickness of the one I got from TKMaxx so I'm happy.:)

Yes there are more secure locks and yes there are D-locks (which I have also).
But these all are more heavy and D-locks are large,whereas with this lock I can just roll it up and put in my pocket.
Is handy if you're just going down to the local shops (on an old non-suspension mtb) and don't want to bring a big heavy lock with you.

great lock to secure your quick realese seat to the bike whilst using a very good d lock for the bike whilst in a shop for a few minutes.

Foxy

It's Free!!! Seriously, you're gonna complain about a FREE lunch (lock)!? … It's Free!!! Seriously, you're gonna complain about a FREE lunch (lock)!? oO



"It's free, it must be a good deal" lol

Yes I am going to complain about a free lock! Not having a **** lock is better than having a **** lock - at least someone won't be lulled into a false sense of security. And rather than people think they are getting something that designed to stop a thief making away with their beloved bike, I'd rather they knew how useless this is. Seriously, pliers would get through this lock. DON'T BOTHER WITH IT - DESPITE IT BEING FREE!!!

Don't use this on your bike, it will get stolen!

not everyone needs a good lock, where i work, i'm in constant view of my bike and the only people who pass by are business men and women, who are extremely unlikely to think about stealing my bike, i'd even leave it out there with no lock since i can always see it. Would be perfect for me, but alas i already have a lock.

johnsmith1997

Agree.Got one today (was the last one) at my local Halfords.:)Don't … Agree.Got one today (was the last one) at my local Halfords.:)Don't understand why everyones complaining.The cable is twice the thickness of the one I got from TKMaxx so I'm happy.:)Yes there are more secure locks and yes there are D-locks (which I have also).But these all are more heavy and D-locks are large,whereas with this lock I can just roll it up and put in my pocket.Is handy if you're just going down to the local shops (on an old non-suspension mtb) and don't want to bring a big heavy lock with you.



Yeah I would say fair comment and better than nothing

heat from me if the lock stops a wannabe thief walking off with your bike then what's bad about it? (_;)

Voted cold. Cable locks are useless. They can be broken with your bare hands or simply cut off using a small hand tool. Light weight = Light security. Check out the videos on YouTube.

Shops should be ashamed of selling these. Halfords know they are rubbish which is why they can afford to give them away.

I can't believe this has been promoted in the weekly email!! Please be careful when considering this lock peeps. I would especially hate the thought of some little kid getting his bike for Christmas and Mum and Dad using this lock as a means of keeping costs down.... Bike swiped...

If you have an old unattractive banger of a bike, then this might be an option. If you have a bike of any worth, or, you are in a high risk area then please be aware of how easy it is for thieves to get through this. Pliers will cut it open.

brianzion

heat from me if the lock stops a wannabe thief walking off with your bike … heat from me if the lock stops a wannabe thief walking off with your bike then what's bad about it? (_;)



Unfortunately cable locks don't stop thieves. All the bikes getting stolen in my area are nearly always "secured" with cable locks. Once you strip off the plastic you are left with a much thinner stranded metal cable. You can use normal pliers to just snip through the strands. Cheap cable locks will often only take a few snips. If the thief has a cable cutting tool from B&Q it will be off faster than a piece of string.

They coat cable locks in chunky plastic to make them look much tougher than they actually are.

point taken about the reliability of this lock.

O' course although are called bike locks, these can be used for securing other stuff that might not be as expensive. Scumboes round my way will have off with your wheelie bin if not nailed down, one o' these does the job.

That being so a good deal, even for bike snobs who wear all the logoed gear but havenae "forked" out on a copy of the highway code.

JOEE4000 Motor bike locks don't stand a chance never mind light cycle … JOEE4000 Motor bike locks don't stand a chance never mind light cycle locks



Tron got his bike nicked?

Picked one up while collecting some stuff, It's basic but free. May come in use for something Heat added
Edited by: "asz" 9th Dec 2014

lljwagg

Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of … Is there such a thing as a totally theft proof bike lock? Even some of the really expensive D type locks can be picked in seconds.



No one expects a bike lock to be theft proof. I just expect a lock to take longer than 5 seconds to cut off with a pair of Poundland pliers

Got one...now i just need a bike

DeanoLfc5

Got one...now i just need a bike


no need just lock some elses

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