A high-security bike lock is essential, but lugging around a heavy lock everywhere can be a hassle.
My Velorbis has a little detail that solves this problem: a hook that sticks out from the rear rack. This is the perfect storage spot for my u-lock. A rack clamp holds the lock in place and eliminates rattling.
Too bad this is not standard on all racks. With my other bikes, I never figured out a great solution for carrying my u-lock. I either throw the lock in my front basket or strap it to my rear rack with built-in bungies, but in both places the lock takes up valuable cargo space and rattles.
My huge Abus chain lock is actually more convenient to carry, because I can simply twist it around my front tube.
I’d love to know – how do you carry your bike lock? Have you worked out a clever solution? If so, please share with the rest of us!