April 23, 2018
Bike Lure For ONGUARD AKITA 12mm X 185cm
Lightweight and easy to transport wire rope with key lock with code.
They offer cyclists quick and convenient protection in a situation of low and medium risk.
The high quality twisted steel cable is firmly attached to the locking mechanism.
A thick vinyl cover increases safety and protects against falls and abrasions.
– Very durable self-expanding steel cable
– Vinyl cover protects the color and finish
– The cable is firmly attached to the locking mechanism
– Locking mechanism X2P ensures the highest resistance to tearing of breakage
– Z-Cylinder made of ultra hardened steel provides the best protection against drilling, undermining and tearing
– Velcro strap keeps the zip fasteners for easy transport
– The double-rubberised shell of the zipper allows for a comfortable grip, protection against knocks andobarciami
Locking mechanism-X2P-Double Bolt-2 ratchets
Gear mechanism-Z-Cylinder, European type
Material-Steel twisted strand with vinyl sheath
Coatings-Double-rubber coating of the lock
Keys-5 laser-cut keys with a code, including 1 with a small LED
OnGuard Akita Double Loop Cable – 1.72′ x .20″
- Don’t need to be spending several minutes just to lock and unlock my secondary lock.
- This thick cable is a good theft deterrent, though, for someone in a worse neighborhood than mine, if he or she can get the large loops through the seat openings.
- The seven-foot length makes it plenty long enough to run though both wheels.
- I will use this 10-mm cable with a lock I already own just to disappoint anyone who takes a shine to our patio furniture.
- The 6-mm cable is thin, but it is super easy to carry and use and will deter opportunity thieves from swiping the seat and wheels.
- I just put the 6-mm cable through the seat and both wheels and locked it in ten seconds.
- I would return this but I think the postage would cost more to return it then this cable was .
- I can not recommend this cable because it is so thin and very short.
- I keep my bike in a locked patio and use TWO different cables, a half-way decent lock, and a bike cover.
- All of these can be defeated with a little persistence but I’m only hoping to slow a thief down enough to make him consider stealing the next available bike.
- The best security is to keep your bike locked inside but my apts too small [l’ve had a lot of bikes stolen].
- I like the fact that this is a relatively long cable so can get it around pipes.
- I used to carry two heavy locks (a u-lock and a folding lock) to secure my bike at work because both tires have quick release but it’s quite a bit of weight to carry.
- I can still carry 2 locks for maximum security without the burden of excessive weight while still being able lock/unlock quickly and efficiently.
- This item is VERY sturdy, is very good quality, but also is much larger and heavier than I expected.
- It is probably not suitable if you are packing it with your luggage for an international flight.
- I loop it into a bigger cable lock that wraps around the back tire then connects to U-lock over front tire/frame/pole.
- Small, thin, and malleable enough to leave wrapped under seat.
- It is very thin, so just a slight deterrent; but it is definitely better than nothing.
- Wouldn’t use this as my primary security for my bike, but it’s great to lock up my wheel and helmet and anything else that doesn’t fit in the U-Lock.
- Please do some research on how to properly lock up your bike.
- The cable is the right length and the strength should be enough.
- I also like the fact that it is not coiled up tightly like so many other cable products.
- Also my loops were very uneven with one being too small and one being gigantic.
Onguard Akita Loop Cable Lock
- I also like the yellow color, which might act as a deterrent.
- I’m also a big fan of onguard because I think they make great u-locks.
- On the minus side, this the onguard appears to be thinner than a schlage cable I bought at lowes for around the same price.
- It’s hard to say for certain because of the plastic coating on both cables.
- The cable is also not braided as aggressively as the schlage cable.
- This cable only twists, whereas the schlage cable is actually braided (see picture).
- For the reviewer who asked ‘i wonder why one loop is larger than the other’ thats because the cable was specifically designed as a seat leash.
- You take the small loop end and loop it around something on your frame under your seatpost.
- Usually this is right at the top of the chainstay as pictured.
- At this point, you unscrew the mounting screws on the seatpost, pass in the big loop inside as seen in the picture and bolt the seat back down again.
- You now have a leash on the seat and seatpost, with no future effort on your part necessary.
- And it does not interfere with your pedaling or use of the bike.
- You won’t touch it or brush up against it in normal use.
- Now, no one can just undo your QR seatpost clamp and run off with your seat in 5 seconds.
- They will have to also cut the cable or, lacking cutters, they will need a hex key to disassemble your seat to remove the leash.
- No cable offers perfect protection, but this is a cheap step up.
- BTW if you want something less permanent, try looping the little end around the seatpost rail under the seat.
- Anyhow, this cable lock is what I was looking for, lighter in weight (being short) and just thick enough to deter thieves.
- It is less than 21 inches long therefore it can’t loop around big items.
- It’d be good to lasso a luggage to an accordion wall heater via the handle or secure one luggage to another.
- It’d be good to lock up helmet or pannier bag using a good size pad lock or u lock.
- This is something that you don’t think about but once you have it, it comes in handy for a lot of use.
- This is a good length and gives me versatility in different securement situations.
- I can pass one end of the cable through the other around a utility pole or light stanchion, then run the free end through the back wheel/frame and secure the free loop to the front wheel with the U-lock, for example.
- I can also shove the ends of the cable through the front wheel and rear wheel/frame and secure the ends to the bike rack using the U-lock.
- This is not a coily/springy cable so it’s been a challenge to stow it on the bike frame.
- I finally gave up trying to wind it on and just cram it into the bottom of one of my pannier baskets.
- The guys who jacked a couple of my coworkers’ bikes recently seemed to think my cable/lock were quality, since my bike wasn’t touched.
- I realize that a determined bike thief or malicious person may carry bolt cutters, but given the degree of protection it and the Kryptonite afford, it’s well worth the small investment.
- In addition, a thief would have to take the time to work at removing it, and there are enough bicyclists around to spot the attempt – one would hope, as an eternal optimist …
- While this is not top rated security, using this cable with another lock helps deter someone looking for a quick snatch and grap.
- The 4 foot size works great for attachment to a U-lock.
- The 7 foot size is quite large and can loop through quite a few parts of your bike.
- It seems very thick, is easy to handle with the rubber coating, and is moderately stiff so it is easy to loop around things, but can’t bend too sharply.
- It is about as thick as I can go and still get my padlock around one of the loops and a metal bracket and still get it to shut.
- I like the two loops on both ends, and can easily insert one inside the other so you only have to lock one of the loops if you use it like a slip knot.
- However I underestimated the length I would need because it rounds corners a bit more than I expected, but I got it to just fit by using one of the loops to slip inside the other and only had to lock one loop.
- If I were locking a bicycle, I’d still go with a U-lock personally (I never lost a bike with one of those).
- But if you need a cable lock, I feel quite secure with this, at least to deter thieves from the specific item that is locked down, in an otherwise fairly secure environment.
- For the price the cable is well made and works well for low security applications.
- Don’t expect too much as far as security goes, the cable is thin and could be easily cut.
- The cable has a smaller end which you could loop through the larger end easily.
- It’s also fairly short so make sure that you check that the length will work for your application before buying.
- Nothing fancy but very useful to secure my motorcycle helmet!!
- Thick vinyl coating to keep from scratching the surface of the locked article.