Which frame lock mounts to the Specialized Turbo factory mounts?

Any mount a frame lock to the factory mounts on a Turbo bicycle? I tried the ABUS 4960 but the mounting hardware was too narrow. Wondering if the XL sized ones will work.
 

CrossedStreams

New Member
Abus Shield Plus 5750L is wide enough (78mm) and fits Specialized Vado 4.0.
Abus Shield 5650L is 78mm wide too.
Do you have a 2020 Vado? I bought the 2020 Vado 5.0 and the Shield Plus 5750 and I can't get the screws to line up because the seat stay bosses are angled slightly outwards. Are the bosses pointed straight forward on your Vado?
 

TS25

Member
My Vado 4.0 is from 2018. The 5750L was a little bit too wide so I angled it a little to fit it in the bosses. The bosses were a bit out of line but the screws did match in.
 

Sierratim

Member
The widest slots in the Abus 4960 did not quite match the inserts in my 2020 Vado 5. My wife's also. I believe it's a spec problem between Abus and Specialized. The farthest ends of the lock slots match the inserts but the screw heads hit the lock body misaligning them with the inserts.

We resolved this with a bit of grinding of the lock slots.
 

Nxkharra

Active Member
The widest slots in the Abus 4960 did not quite match the inserts in my 2020 Vado 5. My wife's also. I believe it's a spec problem between Abus and Specialized. The farthest ends of the lock slots match the inserts but the screw heads hit the lock body misaligning them with the inserts.

We resolved this with a bit of grinding of the lock slots.
Thanks Sirratim. I will have mine tomorrow and will come back to you for help if it doesn’t fit my 202 Vado 5. According to Hana above his fits OK.
 

Jimbo08

Member
Somewhere else in the Forum a fellow rider made an aluminum adapter plate rather than elongating the mounting holes in the lock itself. If your a bit handy with files and maybe a Dremel and a drill, it would be fairly easy to make this adapter plate at home. I am guessing I will use 1/4" aluminum plate that should be available at Home Depot or nearest machine shop to make mine. Too bad that Abus and Specialized missed the ball on this one.
 

Sierratim

Member
I believe the rider mentioned that he fabricated his adapter plate on a CNC mill he has access to at work. It was a very nice looking job. You might be able to get an acceptable result by making some tabs in a home shop.
 

Jimbo08

Member
I looked it up: It was in Vado Security Issues thread. CNC would be a wonderful tool/skill to have. But now we are preparing to downsize so tools are slowly going out, not in. I used to build airplanes, both R/C and full size stunt plane (look up Baby Great Lakes if your curious), windsurfers and skateboards. All I had was a band saw and files at the time.
 

Nxkharra

Active Member
I gave up on frame lock and returned yesterday. I am not very technical and didnt want to start making modifications to the lock.
I will be using Abus Granit Xplus Bordo 6500 and my Otto lock as a secone deterrent. Occasionally will arm my alarm Also.
When allowed I take the bike inside the establishment.