Master Lock resettable coil bike lock - 1.8m  - £3.99 collect from Screwfix or £8.99 delivered
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Master Lock resettable coil bike lock - 1.8m - £3.99 collect from Screwfix or £8.99 delivered

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Found 7th Sep 2015
Just paid more than this for a lock which isn't resettable - very annoying.

Not much to say about this really - it's a cable lock which any monkey with bolt cutters could break - which is why I ride a #@~* bike. However, good protection from the opportunistic reprobate.

£3.99 to collect, and while you could have it delivered for an extra £5.00, I wouldn't bother.
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horribly cheap, but cheap.
Heat added.
For people considering buying this to secure their non #@~* bikes:

" I bought this to secure my new hybrid bicycle when I cycle into the city centre. I left my bike chained to railings on one of the busiest corners of Cambridge city centre on a Saturday afternoon for 2 hours and came back to find the bike had been stolen. The lock was on the ground, the wire of the lock had been cut through. It looks like a simple pair of wire cutters is all it took! There is very little metal inside the plastic coating.
I only used my bike about 4 times but have learned a lesson - get the strongest lock you can and not weak one like this! " - review on screwfix site

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Are there any 'good' bike locks that don't weigh in at few kg?
MitchellT

For people considering buying this to secure their non #@~* bikes:" I … For people considering buying this to secure their non #@~* bikes:" I bought this to secure my new hybrid bicycle when I cycle into the city centre. I left my bike chained to railings on one of the busiest corners of Cambridge city centre on a Saturday afternoon for 2 hours and came back to find the bike had been stolen. The lock was on the ground, the wire of the lock had been cut through. It looks like a simple pair of wire cutters is all it took! There is very little metal inside the plastic coating.I only used my bike about 4 times but have learned a lesson - get the strongest lock you can and not weak one like this! " - review on screwfix site[img]http://screwfix.ugc.bazaarvoice.com/5873-en_gb/258676/photo.jpg?client=Screwfix[/img]



To be fair to the OP, they made this exact point.

My children have ones similar on their bikes when they are at school - they stop anyone "accidently" taking the wrong bike home. But if you have a bike of any value, or want to lock in an accessible place, then a quality D-lock is the only way to go.
These are not hardcore locks but they still have use. For old bikes unlikely to attract thieves or as a secondary lock for wheels. Or a quick "nip in the shop" lock. Sadly, a lot of folk do actually use cheap cable locks as main lock. They learn eventually. Epecially if in Cambridge which is a bike theft hotspot.
Edited by: "Quad" 7th Sep 2015
I bought one of these to lock my bike and someone nicked it!











Not the bike, the lock.
The lock is easily defeated either by picking, simply cutting with pliers or bashing with a brick.If you value you bike pay for a decent lock and defiantly not a combination type
Original Poster
Many moons ago I had a Condor bike nicked which had a d-shackle lock on it, and the railings had been cut. According to the police, they'll either try to break the lock, or simply cut the frame for the components. This is why my best bikes are never locked and left and I ride a rubbish cheapo for commuting.

As for all the cold votes this is getting, I can't see a cable lock cheaper so they must be because of it being a rubbish lock (which it is), but bearing in mind the point of this site, does seem a bit harsh.
They charge you to collect it?

Robbing ****!

Don't pick it up on your bike, they'd probably nick it whilst you wasted at the counter
Edited by: "willhay555" 7th Sep 2015
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willhay555

They charge you to collect it?Robbing ****!Don't pick it up on your bike, … They charge you to collect it?Robbing ****!Don't pick it up on your bike, they'd probably nick it whilst you wasted at the counter


No it's free to collect.
Holdsworth

No it's free to collect.



Sorry, I genuinely read the post wrong
MitchellT

For people considering buying this to secure their non #@~* bikes:" I … For people considering buying this to secure their non #@~* bikes:" I bought this to secure my new hybrid bicycle when I cycle into the city centre. I left my bike chained to railings on one of the busiest corners of Cambridge city centre on a Saturday afternoon for 2 hours and came back to find the bike had been stolen. The lock was on the ground, the wire of the lock had been cut through. It looks like a simple pair of wire cutters is all it took! There is very little metal inside the plastic coating.I only used my bike about 4 times but have learned a lesson - get the strongest lock you can and not weak one like this! " - review on screwfix site[img]http://screwfix.ugc.bazaarvoice.com/5873-en_gb/258676/photo.jpg?client=Screwfix[/img]


Isn't that what the OP already said - but much more concisely?
I found Asda do a pretty solid combination lock for £8 - £12 (depends on if there's an offer on). Yeah its not maximum security but for the quick cafe stop its OK and it doesn't weigh as much as the bike! It sits neatly in the under saddle bag along with spare inner tube.
If I'm parking up in the city centre I take the Silver Secure D lock as well.
Good value ... if you want this sort of lock ..... regardless of the discussion of using this type of lock it is cheap for what it is.

Therefore heat added ... thanks op
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