U-Lock solution for SuperDelite

nunosanches

Member
Happy Tuesday everyone,

While I daydream about the Superdelite I’m waiting to receive I keep thinking about the different components I’ll use with it. In this case, I’ve been thinking about the lock that I’ll use.

The SD brings an Abus 6000 foldable lock. As I live in SF (high theft rate), I’m concerned about using that lock when I’m out and about in the city. Currently I use a New York Fahgetaboutitt with my analog bike locked and store it between the seat post and the backrack when biking. That kind of positioning is not great and would be damaging the paint of the fancy SD. I’m a fan of that lock but it has no little snap gadget to easily store it under the frame triangle (also don’t think it would fit in the SD that way because of the small space there)

So I’m looking for a neat solution to have a strong U-Lock.

1. Which (high-security) U-lock do you guys use with a SD or similar bike? I’m between another NY Fahgetaboutitt, the Abus Granit XPlus 540 or the fancier 770A SmartX 230
2. How do you put / store it in the bike when riding? In the front rack (not a fan, rather not do it), on the side next to the wheels? ....

Thank you for your input!

Nuno
 

nunosanches

Member
@PeterL Thanks so much for sharing the thread. Lots of cool stuff there! I'm not sure whether putting the heavy lock in the front won't put too much weight all the time in the front of the bike... It's one idea to consider though. I was wondering if there would be a way to have the lock more towards the back of the bike.
 

Ebiker01

Well-Known Member
Any lock could be cut with a grinder blade. The Abus level 15 or 20 in under 90sec.

This one will buy some xtra time. Maybe 20min.

 

Taylor57

Well-Known Member
Any lock could be cut with a grinder blade. The Abus level 15 or 20 in under 90sec.

This one will buy some xtra time. Maybe 20min.


Probably easier to cut away the bike rack!
 

Keith M

Member
Have you considered a cafe lock?
 

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nunosanches

Member
Any lock can be cut. Once a bike thief steals your bike what will they want to do? ride it away right? So take that option away.
For me beside using a Krypt ULock I use Xena caliper locks (they have motion sirens) on the calipers that prevents the wheels from rolling. I also use removable pedals. Easy to take them out and put them in your pocket. Last resort, take your saddle/seatpost off.
Great ideas thanks!!! Which caliper locks would work on an ebike like the SD?