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Your local hardware store can also attach a security cable around one of the rails and one of the seat stays; that looks nice and neat and is lighter than a locking cable like you use.


The saddle is mounted to a seat-post; the seat-post slides into the seat-tube; the top of the seat-tube is connected to the rear-wheel via seat-stays.

So it should be obvious that bikes don't have seats; they have saddles.



If you don't pass that cable through the frame (the part under the sock in the pic), you're lacking one extra security point.

The way you do it in the picture, three screws and I'd have a "new" saddle, red light and a seat post. All attached to a lock and a cable that I could saw off and get rid of afterwards (with plenty of time).

If you do as I say, I'd also have to actually cut the cable in two halves. That makes two different tools I'd need to use.


There's also the tried and true length of bike chain with a inner tube wrapper for ultimate hack and reuse points.

Also Matt, tell me that lock is actually around the seat stays and NOT just the ridiculously easily unbolted rack supports.

Leo Horishny

Reason #1347 why I prefer recumbents to diamond framed bicycles...a recumbent seat is not a desirable item to steal. ;-)

Leo Horishny

Reason #3 why diamond frame bikes are preferable to recumbents...if it's rainy out, you don't have to worry about a soaking wet seatbase.

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