I got a Kryptonite Messenger Mini+ with a rear wheel extender. Really great design except for one thing: there's no way to clip it to the frame. The clip that I have depends on fitting on the straight side of the U, which would make using the extender impossible.

Is there a convenient way to attach this to the frame?

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Additional description: the issue is that in the picture above, the right hand side is straight, and can accommodate the standard aluminum clip that Kryptonite sells. However, the aluminum clip is rigid, and cannot turn around curves, meaning I cannot put in on the left, and slide it onto the right side. The right side is curved (how it's held into the lock) and the clip mount cannot fit onto the right hand side. However, if I attach it on the left, then U-extender cannot slide past the clip.

  • Are you talking about a clip for transportation in the frame, or to support the lock when it's securing the bike? If the former I can't see why you can't fold the extender over and use put the straight side in the clip. Mar 3, 2020 at 18:43
  • The extender is free to rotate right ? So rotate it to the center of the lock and use the clip on the right-side leg as pictured ?? Or does the lock part only come off one leg and rotate around the other? Does the extender slide up and around the bend on the shackle ?
    – Criggie
    Mar 3, 2020 at 18:58
  • A picture of the clip might help answer your question; even better a picture showing how the lock doesn't fit in the clip...
    – DavidW
    Mar 3, 2020 at 20:35
  • I'll post a picture when I get home. I updated the description with more details. Mar 3, 2020 at 22:29
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    Shock cord. Maybe 2, to keep the extra thingie from wobbling. Mar 4, 2020 at 0:34

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Is there a convenient way to attach this to the frame?

According to Diane Craig at Kryptonite support:

The Flex frame bracket will not work with the Messenger Mini +. We do not make a spline for the Messenger series to attach the lock to the bracket. The Transit H bracket will work it mounts to the handlebars and the lock hangs down"

Pictures of the bracket in use were few and did not include the Messenger Mini+. enter image description here

Bracket empty
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"convenient" is in the eye of the beholder.

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    @RecursivelyIronic I'm sorry to edit my answer to a completely different answer after your comment (which is correct!) Stack Exchange fussed at me for trying to create a new answer after deleting my old answer - I did the best I could.
    – David D
    Mar 9, 2020 at 19:49
  • Cool, looks like this would work. I've already ordered a Huldit mount from REI, which should work. If it doesn't, I'll give this one a shot. Mar 9, 2020 at 21:02

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