Bike lock for Vektron S10 folding

Edie

New Member
#1
Hi

New owner of a Tern Vektron folding bike. Have yet to buy a bike lock. Not too heavy but sufficiently secure would be ideal. Can any other owners of a Vektron S10 recommend a particular lock?

Thanks!
 

Over50

Well-Known Member
#2
I have the Vektron but I don't think there is anything unique to the bike that requires any different type of lock. The 'how do you secure your bike' threads on this forum are plentiful and full of good advice and products.

For around my neighborhood which is fairly secure, I carry my Bordo folding combo lock and a couple of cables. A Schlage or similar cable that is about 5 feet and good thickness is extremely handy to have. They are flexible enough to carry compactly and easy to loop around a pole or through your wheel. I carry a slimmer cable to route through the saddle rails. So for light security I usually will have the Bordo combo run through the back wheel and the frame and the free end of the the cables connected to the Bordo with the looped end either securing my wheel or looped around a light pole or bike rack (assuming the Bordo won't reach around the pole or bike rack).

For locking up at work which is much less secure than my neighborhood, I use a much heavier Abus Granite Plus u-lock and the Bordo folding lock. But I keep the u-lock at work so I don't have to lug it around. So at work I always use two locks and the cables. I also bought a Covrir medium size bike cover which I used at work. Even though it is easily removed, I think it might keep opportunists from recognizing your quick releases and trying to run off with something. The Covrir has buckles that secure at the bottom of the wheels.

If you aren't in a very secure area, you need to secure your seatpost/saddle because of the quick release and your wheels. Search for the latest thread on this topic because there is a good diagram on how to secure a bike such that you have both wheels, seatpost/saddle and frame secured.

Found the thread:
https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/how-do-you-secure-your-bike.22663/

You can get these in varying thickness and length:
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Lock-P...8154386&sr=8-2&keywords=schlage+bicycle+cable

I like Abus folding for ease of transport:
https://www.amazon.com/Abus-Bordo-G...id=1528155312&sr=8-4&keywords=abus+bordo+6500

Covrir medium size works well for my Tern Vektron - a small size might work but they were out of stock when I ordered:
https://www.amazon.com/COVRIR-Ultra...5517&sr=1-1&keywords=Covrir+medium+bike+cover
 
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Edie

New Member
#3
I have the Vektron but I don't think there is anything unique to the bike that requires any different type of lock. The 'how do you secure your bike' threads on this forum are plentiful and full of good advice and products.

For around my neighborhood which is fairly secure, I carry my Bordo folding combo lock and a couple of cables. A Schlage or similar cable that is about 5 feet and good thickness is extremely handy to have. They are flexible enough to carry compactly and easy to loop around a pole or through your wheel. I carry a slimmer cable to route through the saddle rails. So for light security I usually will have the Bordo combo run through the back wheel and the frame and the free end of the the cables connected to the Bordo with the looped end either securing my wheel or looped around a light pole or bike rack (assuming the Bordo won't reach around the pole or bike rack).

For locking up at work which is much less secure than my neighborhood, I use a much heavier Abus Granite Plus u-lock and the Bordo folding lock. But I keep the u-lock at work so I don't have to lug it around. So at work I always use two locks and the cables. I also bought a Covrir medium size bike cover which I used at work. Even though it is easily removed, I think it might keep opportunists from recognizing your quick releases and trying to run off with something. The Covrir has buckles that secure at the bottom of the wheels.

If you aren't in a very secure area, you need to secure your seatpost/saddle because of the quick release and your wheels. Search for the latest thread on this topic because there is a good diagram on how to secure a bike such that you have both wheels, seatpost/saddle and frame secured.

Found the thread:
https://electricbikereview.com/forum/threads/how-do-you-secure-your-bike.22663/

You can get these in varying thickness and length:
https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Lock-P...8154386&sr=8-2&keywords=schlage+bicycle+cable

I like Abus folding for ease of transport:
https://www.amazon.com/Abus-Bordo-G...id=1528155312&sr=8-4&keywords=abus+bordo+6500

Covrir medium size works well for my Tern Vektron - a small size might work but they were out of stock when I ordered:
https://www.amazon.com/COVRIR-Ultra...5517&sr=1-1&keywords=Covrir+medium+bike+cover

Thanks so much for your very thorough reply! I very much appreciate it and will look at all the links! Thanks again