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Markus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:46 am    Subject: Looking for bike locking suggestions Reply with quote

no, I'm not looking for bike locks, but for the opposite part, ie some kind of solid metal loop(s) which can be bolted to the floor/wall and the bike can be locked to.
B&Q and the like have loads of things which look right, but are either flimsy (think of the bathroom type/towel rail variety) or not closed loop (bike hanging hoops and the like), and I've pulled a blank so far looking for railing type stuff - anybody with a different suggestion on how/where to find something like this?
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ed!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:14 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Evans have both wall and floor options:

http://www.evanscycles.com/search?query=anchor

For my bikes, I have a combination of this and this.

You'll need a good drill and drill bit (can order the latter through the site).

I then bought a big chain to go through the anchor (but not too big otherwise it wont' fit through the hole) and round the bikes.
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Markus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:18 am    Subject: Reply with quote

'doh, I could have checked bike stores... I was so fixated on DIY solutions I didn't even think there were product specific ones (not cheap, it has to be said, especially the Evans ones...)
ta muchly!
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ed!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:15 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have come to the realisation that this cycling malarky isn't as cheap as I thought it would be...though that's mainly of my own doing!
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merten



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:12 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPFrww6zdA

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
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Barrie



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:24 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Portable, and pretty secure I think?



More seriously I was thinking of hoops for mooring boats to and that kind've thing, but that search was much less fun and successful...
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Markus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:26 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Barrie wrote:
Portable, and pretty secure I think?


lol, I'm sure Barbara (being Scottish) would approve!

Barrie wrote:
More seriously I was thinking of hoops for mooring boats to and that kind've thing, but that search was much less fun and successful...
yeah, that mirrors my thinking of generic solutions.
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Howard



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:11 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Always wondered with these things how you stop would-be thieves from taking the bolt out of the wall then carting the whole lot off?
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ed!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:53 am    Subject: Reply with quote

merten wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPFrww6zdA

Seen that before - very good Smile

Howard wrote:
Always wondered with these things how you stop would-be thieves from taking the bolt out of the wall then carting the whole lot off?

It's really, really, really difficult (though not impossible) to take the bolt out - you can have a look at the one I've got next time you're over.
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Sparky



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:04 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

For outdoor parking I quite like these but they are a bit pricey.
http://www.frontyardcompany.co.uk/products/plantlock.html

My bikes are kept in a shed at the front of our house anchored to a large concrete block which was pretty cheap and easy to make, I got the largest Gorilla tub I could find, filled it with concrete with a heavy duty chain set into to it. It weighs a ton lol.
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Howard



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:35 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Sparky wrote:
For outdoor parking I quite like these but they are a bit pricey.
http://www.frontyardcompany.co.uk/products/plantlock.html


No no no no no no! Two men and a van and you are laughing. unless you fill them with lead, they aren't heavy enough to prevent them from being carried away.
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maddox



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:03 pm    Subject: bike locks ... tangent Reply with quote

while Markus has raised the subject, the locks that Aldi sells (don't laugh!) for motorbikes are the d*gs b*ll*cks; good chains and locks which my mate with his 3 footlong bolt croppers made no headway into whatsoever.

And all for less than 15, if I remember right. They're not in stock all year 'round tho', and i don't remember when I got mine. Probably spring?

sole downside: they weigh a ton
upside: perfect for a home-made ground anchor (which is what Markus is looking for, no?)

cheers

m

@Howard: spot on; these planters are all very well while you pop into a shop but no way for overnight/unattended lockup.
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