(Doug Welzel) wrote in message
> I was looking at locks today and was drawn to the classic u-lock, but was worried that the weight
> of the lock would damage my wheels (Krysrium Elites). Are my concerns unfounded?
The weight of the lock is nothing compared to the weight of the rider....
let's see...a sturdy U-lock weighs...1 kg. I weigh....108 kg.
the lock adds less than ten percent more to the weight of the bike for
me. no biggie. but then I'm not racing.
One danger--be very careful if you hang your bike on lampposts with a U-lock. Sometimes the only
place to lock up, with all the parking meters taken, is on a lamppost, which here in London are too
thick for my U-lock at the bottom, but thin out suitably four or five feet off the ground.
I've hung my bike and locked it there, only to come back later to find a spoke broken from
being stressed in a weird way. Be doublesure you don't have spokes supporting the whole weight
of the bike.