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Glow Worm Bicycles | Locks and Bicycle Theft Prevention

Love your bike? Here's how to protect it from getting stolen with a good quality lock!

As popularity increases for bicycles and electric bicycles in Sydney, bicycle theft will rise too. Don't be an easy target - buy yourself a strong lock that suits your bike's shape and value and suits your lifestyle. If a lock isn't convenient to carry and easy to use, then your bicycle will be at risk more often!

Generally speaking a high quality U-lock is the best value in terms of strength for weight and strength for cost. Aim to buy the smallest one that's still easy to use for your bicycle. Some bicycle shapes aren't well suited to U-locks, which makes the best option a longer flexible lock made of rigid links. But remember, the longer it is, the heavier it will be! And if it's a light and cheap flexible lock, it's simply not high security and suitable only for locking kids bicycles or very low security situations like stopping at a cafe. 

A Dutch wheel lock might be able to be fitted permanently to your rear wheel and has saved many a bike!  Many electric bicycles come fitted with these already. We have plug in chains that can be used in conjunction with a wheel lock. However, the highest security is to use the wheel lock plus a high quality separately.

Finally, saving your bicycle from theft isn't just about the lock that you take out with your bicycle but making preparations for how and where you are going to lock up at home. You may need a floor anchor installed in your garage/porch and a heavy duty lock that stays with it (too heavy to take with the bike). Or perhaps you need to consider how you store your bicycle. We may have some bicycle storage accessories that would make storing your bicycle in a more secure place more convenient, including bicycle covers.

Bicycle insurance should always be considered a last line of defence as prevention is better than a cure. Similarly, recording your bicycle's serial number and taking some photos with you and your bicycle might help recover it if it does get stolen. 

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Abus Bordo 6000 Quick View

Abus Bordo 6000

$169.99

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Technology: 5 mm steel bars, with extra soft 2-components coating to prevent damage to the bicycle's paintwork Colour-matching silicone cover for ...
ABUS GRANIT PLUS 640 U-BOLT LOCK RED/BLACK Quick View

ABUS GRANIT PLUS 640 U-BOLT LOCK RED/BLACK

$169.99

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This is the lock that those in the know use - it's light (860g) but still extremely strong due to only the best materials and the fact that you hav...
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Abus Buffo

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ABUS LOCK BORDO U-GRIP 5700 BLACK 80CM Quick View

ABUS LOCK BORDO U-GRIP 5700 BLACK 80CM

$99.99

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ABUS LOCK U-BOLT MINI RED Quick View

ABUS LOCK U-BOLT MINI RED

$84.99

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ABUS LOCK U-BOLT ULTIMATE Quick View

ABUS LOCK U-BOLT ULTIMATE

$94.99

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ABUS LOCK U-BOLT ULTRA

$74.99

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Abus Lock U-Bolt Ultra 401-230+

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Abus Steel-o-Flex Centuro

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Technology: ABUS quality cylinder with self-locking mechanism facilitate locking and unlocking Hardened steel shells protect the flexible steel ca...
Abus Steel-o-Flex Raydo Pro Quick View

Abus Steel-o-Flex Raydo Pro

$94.99

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Technology: 20 mm overlapping steel shells protect the inner steel cable PVC-coating to prevent damage of the bicycle's paintwork The steel shel...
Abus Coil Cable Lock 490/150LL Quick View

Abus Coil Cable Lock 490/150LL

$25.00

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The Coil cable lock provides owner and their bikes with basic protection. The advantages of coil cable locks include convenience, simplicity of tra...
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Abus Amparo Wheel Lock Quick View

Abus Amparo Wheel Lock

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Abus Straps

$15.00

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axa defender wheel lock

$65.00

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axa plug in chain

$59.95

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Trelock Plug in Chain

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This sturdy hardened steel chain, with nylon cover, will plug into the RS445 Trelock wheel lock that's found on many European bicycles such as Gaze...
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Kryptonite Evolution 4 1016 Chain Quick View

Kryptonite Evolution 4 1016 Chain

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Kryptonite NY Chain with EVO Lock

$199.00

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Kryptonite Stronghold Anchor

$129.95

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KRYPTONITE NEW YORK FAHGETTABOUDIT

$109.99

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Kryptonite New York U-Lock 4x8 Quick View

Kryptonite New York U-Lock 4x8

$139.95

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Security Skewer Set

$30.00

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Lockable, anti - theft skewers for quick release wheels & seat posts.
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Kryptonite Flex Cable Quick View

Kryptonite Flex Cable

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Kryptonite Kryptoflex Cable Lock

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This cable is great for securing your front wheel, when using a D-lock to secure your back wheel and frame. Just pass the cable through your front ...
Micro Cable Lock Quick View

Micro Cable Lock

$24.95

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If you don't want your precious scooter scooting off and leaving you behind then the micro combination lock is for you. A strong cable clips into t...
Abus Ultra Mini 410 U Lock 140mm Quick View

Abus Ultra Mini 410 U Lock 140mm

$69.99

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