I love my bike, yes, it’s not worth a great deal now, but it would cost a bomb (~£2000) to replace with a new one and they aren’t easy to get hold of second hand.
So for the past 12 months I’ve been carrying a Kryptonite New York STD lock on the back of my rack as well as my older Abus lock so I could lock safely both at home and at work (see my other post). I cringe when I think I used to only use the Abus lock, I was lucky it wasn’t stolen. Anyway, these locks aren’t light, so I decided to splash out on a new couple of locks to leave at work so that I won’t need to carry locks back and forth.
The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini lock (£57.64 from fatbirds.co.uk):
It is mini, not much room to fit it, the post I’m locking too isn’t very big and this is a tight fit as it is. But it is a beast of a (mini) lock.
And the Kryptonite New York STD lock (£48.58 from fatbirds.co.uk – way cheaper than the first one I bought 12 months ago, that cost £75 from Wiggle!)
A total overkill for the front wheel, I kind of regret buying it as the front wheel only cost a fraction more than the lock, but it’ll deter a thief even further I guess.
I also found a good site about bicycle security called lockyourbike.org.
Lock it, keep it, ride it.