WHERE TO GET U-LOCK COLLARS AND REINFORCEMENT STRAPS?
April 17, 2005
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The revised edition of your
excellent book Urban Bikers
Tricks & Tips describes U lock collars (page
50) and steel reinforcement straps for U locks (page 51).
Lamentably, both of these items
have evidently disappeared from the marketplace. In addition
to the sources listed in Tricks & Tips, I tried
without success to locate these items on the Internet using
a variety of keywords and alternatives.
With this in mind, do you have any
updated suggestions where these useful items might be found?
(Id prefer to use a "real" u-lock collar
rather than a pipe fitting if I can.)
Cheers & thanks for your help.
Thanks for your kind words about
my book. Good to know my mom still has you on the payroll.
I wouldnt have put those items
in the revised edition of my book without verifying that
one could get them. Tho the original manufacturers no longer
carry them, only one distributor apparently still has a
stash: Jamis Bicycles (AKA Joannou Cycle). You will, however,
have to have your local bike retailer order them for you.
U-lock collars: Kryptonite used
to make one called the Kuff, which your dealer can order
from Jamis as item #62-1020. Alternatively you can get a
Bad Bones version called the Bad Collar (no wonder
they went belly-up) that comes in the "C1" mountain
bike flavor (item #62-6050) and the "C2" non-mountain
bike flavor (item #62-6075). Different diameters, I bet.
Reinforcement straps: Jamis has
the Bad Bones "S1" (item #62-5000) and the "S2"
(item #62-5025). Ill guess they differ in width, but
I cant tell you how.