Questions tagged [wheel-lock]

For questions about wheel locks, also known as O-locks, ring-locks or frame locks. These are low security locks on the frame that immobilise the rear wheel by putting a steel bolt between the spokes. Common in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany, China, India and Japan.

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How can I avoid tearing the valve loose from an inner tube with a wheel lock?

The problem It sounds foolish, but I have too often torn the valve loose from the inner tube by rotating the wheel so that the valve is pressed against a closed wheel lock. Wheel locks are common in ...
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Frame lock that can lock without key inserted

Does a frame/wheel lock that can be locked without the key being inserted exist? And if so, how secure is the lock itself (I heard that this style of locks that can be locked without the key inside ...
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How does the Pog Security Washer work when using it with the Pinhead wheel locks?

I noticed when I got some Pinhead Wheel Locks that they came with an extra funky looking washer that looks like this: They didn't describe much about it, but I did find some information about them: ...
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How can I remind myself to lock a rental bicycle at the end of the ride? [closed]

In city where I live, shared bicycles have a wheel lock, which is unlocked by a mobile app what starts the rental period and which has to be locked manually by pushing the lever back to locked ...
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Are modern frame locks "safe"?

In the older days I remember that frame locks were soldered onto the frame, but today they seem to be just screwed onto it (example film of installation can be found here). Doesn't this open for the ...
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How to lock up a bike with a rear wheel lock?

Really did try searching for this but couldn't find an answer. I'm getting a bike with a rear wheel lock like this: Since the rear wheel is locked to the frame then would securing the front wheel and ...
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How hard is it to remove a European-style rear-wheel ring lock?

I have an old Breezer Uptown 8 with a European-style ring lock on the rear wheel. I am thinking of removing it. Does anyone have experience doing this? Is it as easy as unscrewing a bolt? It looks ...