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Tesco Bike Combination Lock Reduced To £1.00 Instore @ Tesco (Mayflower)
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Tesco Bike Combination Lock Reduced To £1.00 Instore @ Tesco (Mayflower)

£1£888%Tesco Deals
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Posted 31st OctAvailable: East of England (Essex)
Product Description

Tough steel construction \n
1.8m length \n
Combination lock \n
- 180cm*1cm cable
- With security grade 5
- 10000 selectable combinations
Self coiling 180cm*1cm cable, easy to reset 10000 combinations
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Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money.
You'd do as well jamming the jacket potato you bought between the spokes
Edited by: "jasee" 31st Oct
Buy this and lose more than £1.
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Heat added for the deal... Now, who would buy one of these thinking their bike is safe, definitely not in London anyway... Maybe for locking the wheel...
Perfect_Deal31/10/2019 18:37

Heat added for the deal... Now, who would buy one of these thinking their …Heat added for the deal... Now, who would buy one of these thinking their bike is safe, definitely not in London anyway... Maybe for locking the wheel...


True that, I got it for centre parcs
Buy this and lose more than £1.
Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money.
You'd do as well jamming the jacket potato you bought between the spokes
Edited by: "jasee" 31st Oct
Great for locking up your Boss car door bars as a prank.
jasee31/10/2019 18:49

Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money. You'd do …Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money. You'd do as well jamming the jacket potato you bought between the spokes


Same price in Broughton (chester) the other day. Don't use them for your bike though unless you want it to get nicked.
Might be a useful deterrent for your suitcase on a train?

Especially if you can electrify it! 😁
It keeps the bikes AROUND it safe though . The thief will always go for this bike.
yummychocoholicbabe31/10/2019 20:14

Might be a useful deterrent for your suitcase on a train? Especially if …Might be a useful deterrent for your suitcase on a train? Especially if you can electrify it! 😁


Yeah, or you could randomise the combination, and leave it until the very last minute before your train arrives to try and pick it, so you have the excitement that you might miss your stop
Edited by: "melted" 31st Oct
For a quid it's worth getting. Not for me.. but to put on a random stranger bike at the train station.. should ruin their evening
OK for a beater bike as a light deterrent pretty much any lock can be bypassed either with brute force cutters etc or a bit of time it's whether it's worth it to the thief. For a beater bike of low value parked in front of lets say a supermarket window with people watching they would see the delay in taking the bike and realise its being stolen where as an unlocked bike would be simply stolen without notice.

It's like those that take off their front wheel and stick it in their trolley as they go around the supermarket so their bike can't be ridden off or have the front wheel stolen and it is obvious when its being stolen as the person doesn't have the wheel maybe something like this used with another basic keyed lock (poundland) would be sufficient.

A beater bike is still the best deterrent, unless the thief is going to get enough for a hit by selling the bike he isn't interested so a bike worth £30 which only gets £5 as a quick sale isn't worth it and professional bike thieves looking for high value bikes won't bother either. Use a beater bike for trips to the shops etc.
bonzobanana01/11/2019 11:54

OK for a beater bike as a light deterrent pretty much any lock can be …OK for a beater bike as a light deterrent pretty much any lock can be bypassed either with brute force cutters etc or a bit of time it's whether it's worth it to the thief. For a beater bike of low value parked in front of lets say a supermarket window with people watching they would see the delay in taking the bike and realise its being stolen where as an unlocked bike would be simply stolen without notice. It's like those that take off their front wheel and stick it in their trolley as they go around the supermarket so their bike can't be ridden off or have the front wheel stolen and it is obvious when its being stolen as the person doesn't have the wheel maybe something like this used with another basic keyed lock (poundland) would be sufficient.A beater bike is still the best deterrent, unless the thief is going to get enough for a hit by selling the bike he isn't interested so a bike worth £30 which only gets £5 as a quick sale isn't worth it and professional bike thieves looking for high value bikes won't bother either. Use a beater bike for trips to the shops etc.



Cable locks can be removed in seconds by yanking the bike, or with the strongest ones using the bike to twist them up like a tourniquet. See video below.


Combination locks can be easily "picked" usually by applying a little tension and turning the dials to feel for resistance, this may have false sets, but that wont add much time and how would a passer by tell if the person unlocking it knows the combination or is picking/decoding it, besides there are plenty of clips of people walking by and ignoring a "thief" using bolt croppers and angle grinders to take bikes.

I once accidentally pulled a combination bike lock apart just by pulling too hard with my thumb and forefinger while picking it, they're rubbish.


This might defeat a drunk looking for a bike to cycle home on, but that's about it. probably ok for locking up your bins I suppose.


Edited by: "melted" 1st Nov
Easy to open with out code
jasee31/10/2019 18:49

Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money. You'd do …Really anyone can open these. Don't bother to waste your money. You'd do as well jamming the jacket potato you bought between the spokes


I did that once
melted01/11/2019 13:05

Cable locks can be removed in seconds by yanking the bike, or with the …Cable locks can be removed in seconds by yanking the bike, or with the strongest ones using the bike to twist them up like a tourniquet. See video below.Combination locks can be easily "picked" usually by applying a little tension and turning the dials to feel for resistance, this may have false sets, but that wont add much time and how would a passer by tell if the person unlocking it knows the combination or is picking/decoding it, besides there are plenty of clips of people walking by and ignoring a "thief" using bolt croppers and angle grinders to take bikes.I once accidentally pulled a combination bike lock apart just by pulling too hard with my thumb and forefinger while picking it, they're rubbish.This might defeat a drunk looking for a bike to cycle home on, but that's about it. probably ok for locking up your bins I suppose.[Video]


I'm not going to disagree with you but many bike thieves conceal a bolt cutters in their jacket and can cut through just about any cable or chain lock instantly and pick even decent locks pretty quickly. Location and time are often better deterrents to getting your bike stolen, i.e. clearly visible or even close to a security camera and not left at a time of day when hardly anyone is about. Most of the time if a bike thief wants your bike he will get it. When I look at bike racks where people have locked their bikes for a long time perhaps left them there while they've gone to work in a shop they tend to be old beater bikes of low value I suspect many have learned the bitter lesson that you can have too nice a bike for everyday use unless you have a safe place to store the bike of course, i.e. inside the shop or at the back out of site etc.
bonzobanana03/11/2019 11:02

I'm not going to disagree with you but many bike thieves conceal a bolt …I'm not going to disagree with you but many bike thieves conceal a bolt cutters in their jacket and can cut through just about any cable or chain lock instantly and pick even decent locks pretty quickly. Location and time are often better deterrents to getting your bike stolen, i.e. clearly visible or even close to a security camera and not left at a time of day when hardly anyone is about. Most of the time if a bike thief wants your bike he will get it. When I look at bike racks where people have locked their bikes for a long time perhaps left them there while they've gone to work in a shop they tend to be old beater bikes of low value I suspect many have learned the bitter lesson that you can have too nice a bike for everyday use unless you have a safe place to store the bike of course, i.e. inside the shop or at the back out of site etc.


Location and time may be a deterrent, but it is not one you can depend on.

Many years ago, admittedly before cctv was commonplace, I was walking around the centre of town and went past one of the bicycle racks I regularly used on the busiest shopping street in town, and in the middle of the day. The rack was more than half empty, which back then was unusual for the time of day and the ground was strewn with broken cable locks, which you could see had been twisted up, and there was a bike with a bent frame still secured by its lock (which wasn't a cable lock) at one end of the racks. It looked like someone had been using the bike frames to twist off the locks.

I walked past the other two sets of racks in that street and saw similar. I've been told that some thieves will steal two bikes at a time and cycle off on one of them with the other over their shoulder to somewhere they can leave them nearby, so they can nick a few and collect them all later.

The same racks had been raided about a couple of years earlier by thieves with a truck and cutting gear, believed to have been from out of town and mainly after motorbikes. They cleared the racks despite witnesses.

I use a fairly decent D-lock and a cheap secondary lock to secure my front wheel and deter twisting attacks having seen what that does to a frame.

A cable lock is better than nothing, but I would sooner use a cheap ball bearing padlock and a flimsy chain before a cable lock. With cable locks, the cables pull out of the lock bodies too easily, the lock bodies in cable locks are usually very insubstantial, some have tiny metal bodies and are mostly plastic, the mechanisms are often held together by spring clips or weak rivets and the metal is often zinc. You don't need bolt cutters to defeat them brute strength or a pocket sized pair of steel wire cutters will do the job.
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