Best Hoboken Bike Lock?
Which bike lock do you use and why?
The most effective way to travel in Hoboken is by bicycle. Faster than walking, more direct and convenient than driving, and cheaper than hailing a cab or waiting for a bus.
However, how you keep your bike secure is another thing. Bike locks come in many shapes and forms. Chain locks are cheap, but easy to cut. Cable locks also come in various gauges – from the compact and thin, to heavy duty thick models. I happen to have the latter, and it can be a bit cumbersome to stuff in a bag or even wrap around the handle bar. But I make do for now since I walk 99% of the time. Those Kryptonite U-Locks seem to be the best choice, because they’re the strongest of the bunch, and can easily be stowed away, or even mounted on the bike frame.
The caveat to the U-locks is that if you want to park by the PATH – you’ll end up with a snotty note on your wheels because you need more space to properly secure the rim and frame.
Is there a happy medium? A convenient, yet strong lock that doesn’t get the “bike monitor” on your case?