Bike Lock for RadRover?

OC Guy

New Member
My wife and I each have a Rad Rover. Looking for the best bike lock solution. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
 

Kame

New Member
I just ordered the radwagon a week ago and I’ve been searching for a great lock ever since then. I’ve been reading post in this forum and everyone has different ideas and needs.

Some have said U-locks, or the club utility lock, which are the less expensive lower weight locks. Some have said multiple chain and padlocks like Abus brand or ever rigging chain like Pewang.

I still have yet to make up my mind myself. I really like the abus brand as they have a good reputation for security but they are certainly not inexpensive. Kryptonite has a Noose type of chain which is something I’m really debating getting now. Im on mobile and the linking isn’t working properly for me. It’s the kryptonite New York noose lock on amazon. But with chain you have to deal with the weight.

After all this, once I finally decide on what lock to actually get, I’m getting an alarm disc lock as well as insurance.

I know this doesn’t help you decide. I think you might need to look online for bike theft rates in your area and decide how much security you need.
 

jonglee

New Member
I decided to get a Kryptonite New York 1415 Chain, their highest rated lock, as it's more about how expensive the bike is for me. I know it's heavy, but plan to leave it in the front basket (when it arrives). I just hope it doesn't make too much noise while riding.
 

wlai

New Member
The fender (side ones) really limit the ability to lock the rear wheel. Has anyone figured out how to deal with it, or you just lock the frame and maybe front wheel?
 

AcesSting

New Member
The fender (side ones) really limit the ability to lock the rear wheel. Has anyone figured out how to deal with it, or you just lock the frame and maybe front wheel?
I use a U-lock around the wheel on one side, then through the wheel and bottom frame on the other, then a separate chain lock to lock the front wheel. Like so.


For those wondering, that's a Kryptonite New York Standard U lock on the back with a Kryptonite keeper chain up front.
 
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wlai

New Member
I use a U-lock around the wheel on one side, then through the wheel and bottom frame on the other, then a separate chain lock to lock the front wheel. Like so.


For those wondering, that's a Kryptonite New York Standard U lock on the back with a Kryptonite keeper chain up front.
Thanks. I have the Rad Wagon which covers the top half of the wheel in a clear fender skirt (on the sides), and so no go for the ULock to go through. The bottom half has the chain line and so is difficult.
 

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ritestuf

Member
I'd just use 3 chains if I couldn't use a U lock. As a rule of thumb, spend 10% of your bike's value on locks. NEVER leave it outside overnight under any circumstance and try to always bring it inside with you instead of locking it. If that's not possible, then park it where you can keep an eye on it.
Keep in mind that if a thief wants your bike, he'll steal it.
 

ericlp

New Member
I use a cable lock, and an abus key lock (decent one) weather proof. Nothing is weather proof, but, it's better than a dirt and grim getting jammed up and breaking the key off the lock...Then you gotta ask a bike thief to barrow his bolt cutters to slice through the cable lock so you can get your ride home.

All fun and games, it really depends on where you are locking it up, and for how long. Different circumstances for everyone. I ride around in a van, so, if I'm riding, it's mostly to go get a cup of coffee or use the the restroom at a campground. Tho, if I were in the city, and had to go shopping for hours...etc...etc... I'd get a heavy duty lock. When I'm not riding, then it's usually in the house aka van with the doors locked. Sometimes I even lock it up in the van, but that almost never happens.
 

brianb131

New Member
I bought my Abus from Lockitt.com. They have a program to match key codes. This beats having a different key for each lock.