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ABUS 40/130HB140 U-Mini U-Lock
ABUS 40/130HB140 U-Mini U-Lock
Price: £24.99 - £44.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a Second (ie Front Wheel) Lock, 23 Sep 2013
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I bought this as a secondary lock to secure the front wheel. My main lock is a Kryptonite NY3000 + cable lock.

One 'error' in Amazon's description, this lock's RRP is £49.99, not £69.99 as they state. That's the price of the chunkier Abus 401 mini-U lock. Although many online retailers appear to have made the same mistake in their descriptions. Probably because both locks look the same.
The shackle is 14mm with a 1mm thick rubber sheath. So the 15/16 mm descriptions are also a little confusing.

Used as a secondary/front wheel lock, (for my bike) this lock is the perfect size to fit around the downtube and front wheel rim - with the shackle (U) around the downtube, and the straight bar between the spokes - with almost no play. This makes it difficult for anyone to remove the front fork without destroying the front wheel.

Silverline Metal Tyre Lever Set 3pce Length: 110mm
Silverline Metal Tyre Lever Set 3pce Length: 110mm
Offered by Hot UK Stuff
Price: £1.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, and shouldn't break., 18 July 2013
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First of all, plastic tyre levers break. As do plastic coated/metal core levers (eg Soma).
And Park Tool metal levers are a daft price.

This lever is pretty strong - if you get the forged/machined ones.
The reviews show some people have been getting ones pressed from 'thin' metal plate - which bend. I checked with the seller (DSD), who confirmed they sell the ones as advertised. Which I have received and tried out.

One small issue with these levers, is that the wedge-end of the lever is a bit sharp. But this is easily rounded off with a file or grinding stone. And worth the hassle of doing since these levers only cost me £1.59!

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