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post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2008, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Bike Security, Grip-Lock Review

Where I live, bikes seem to like to go for rides on their own it seems. Or at least they leave without their rightful owners. Maybe that haven't been treating them right so they run away. So I figured I'd better find a way to hobble mine until we become great friends and it decides to stay put on it's own. Now I may have to move to the country for that to happen rather than good'ol Toronto...

Knowing myself, being about a forgetful as anyone could be. I own a GPS to get home:rolleyes:, I was terrified of the forms of destruction I'd do to my bike with a disk lock. Of course a good solid ground anchor is not always at hand for a big heavy chain so I went on a search for alternatives.

I think I found just the gadget for the forgetful. It locks the front break, disables the throttle and is so visible even I can't forget it's there. Plus I figure as prominent as this thing is hopefully my bike won't even be tempted to leave on it's own. I have it in action for a week now and I can report it's a breeze to put on and take off, I don't even have to bend over. It's light and seems pretty solid.

It was about the same price as a good disklock and the folks were good to deal with.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-15-2008, 10:27 PM
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That looks very nice. I'm all for cutting costs but I'd like to see that in metal! How much did it run you?

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Looks like a good solution for the opportunist-thief, but a determined one will get through it fast....I wouldn't trust it to stop a thief with tools but anything that slows someone down or deters them is a good thing.....including assault weapons and rocket-launchers. Thieves suck.

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Swingset, you've got a point. Serious bike thieves travel in a pack with a van. When they see a bike they want, they pick it up bodily, put it in the van and drive off. They'll work on any locking devices at their leisure.

That Grip Lock looks like a good solution for 95% of the potential culprits, though.

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What is another option that'll deter the pick-up and take-away in a truck? Is anything a deterrent for this? I've seen the motion sensor 120db alarms but, in people's opinions here, is it a good solution?
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Ever see those fifty pound chains with padlocks the size of a mini cooper? My dealer has a whole rack of them. If you're willing to carry one them around and park your bike next to an I-beam...then you can stop the scoop-and-loot thieves.

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web bike did a review of it
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...ock/grip-lock/

It's on my short list of things to get....
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What is another option that'll deter the pick-up and take-away in a truck? Is anything a deterrent for this?

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Has any V-Strom been vanned, or otherwise ripped off? Seems like it has a very low profile.

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