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Kryptonite – tough world, tough locks
Kryptonite invented the bicycle lock. Born out of a 1970’s workshop in
Kryptolok Twinpack: £34.95
Great double whammy! Not only do you get a Kryptolok U lock but also it comes with a 4ft Kryptoflex extension for wheels. Neat package which will save you money.
Ideal for city or commuter bikes, the Kryptoflex can be wrapped around each wheel and attached to the U lock to ensure your bike still has wheels at the end of the day and the 13mm hardened carbon alloy steel shackle U lock resists attacks from persistent thieves.
The Kryptolok comes with a bent foot for easy locking and the key can be replaced if you lose it.
|New York 3000|
New York 3000: £69.95
Named after the city which inspired the lock, the New York 3000 is the
latest and possibly greatest U lock addition to the classic New York range.
Inspired by growing bike theft, the New York 3000 combines the latest in anti theft technology with pure strength – a 16mm hardened steel shackle combined with a new drill and pick resistant double dead bolt lock. Bound to frustrate any thief thinking they can tamper with the lock cylinder.
Three keys are provided, one with a light for nighttime use, and keys can be replaced should you lose all three!
|New York Noose|
New York Noose: £74.95
Not to hang thieves with… but to secure your bike using the smallest
amount of chain possible. By using the noose technique the chain length is reduced, making your load lighter and giving you more room in your backpack for sandwiches!
The chain itself is made from case hardened boron manganese and the links are designed to maintain even strength all round resisting attacks from bolt cutters, saws, chisels and hammers.
The New York Noose secures with a Kryptonite EV Disc* Lock, providing maximum-security protection against bicycle theft. The chain is encased in a nylon-webbing sleeve to protect bicycles from scratches and allow for tight coiling during storage. Again, three keys are provided, one with a light for night time use. Key replacement is also available.
Locking Skewers: £49.95
Set of three lightweight, corrosion-resistant stainless steel locking
skewers – for the front and rear
wheel plus one for the seat post. One key allows for easy removal for
transport or storage. Provides excellent security for removable components
and saves you the hassle of taking them with you when you lock up your bike.
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Proper lock up techniques
Always use proper lock-up techniques when securing bicycles. Remove the front wheel and place it next to the back wheel. Run the U lock shackle or the chain through the front and back wheels and around the bike frame, then around a fixed object that is permanently anchored into the ground, such as a parking meter, light post or bike rack. Secure the shackle/chain to the crossbar. Always lock a bike to a permanent /fixed object to prevent “carry-away” theft.
When locking without removing the front wheel, use a U lock or chain and a cable. Run the shackle/chain through the back wheel and around the bike frame, then around a fixed object. Thread a Kryptonite Flex Cable through the front wheel and place the looped ends around the shackle. Secure to the crossbar. The U lock or chain act as a padlock to secure the cable.
Always secure accessories like quick release seats and wheels, helmets, carrying packs, etc. with an additional cable lock.