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    • Carnmore
    • By Carnmore 7th Jul 17, 4:03 PM
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    Abus U lock issue
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    • 7th Jul 17, 4:03 PM
    Abus U lock issue 7th Jul 17 at 4:03 PM
    I've mounted an Abus Granit X-Plus https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H3T773O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on the frame of a Cube SL Road Pro.

    It's a sturdy lock and mount but it rattles where the shackle slots in to the crossbar of the lock.

    There doesn't seem to be a fix for this.

    Is this normal? Has anyone had the same problem?

    I can only find glowing reviews online and no mention of this issue.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Carnmore; 07-07-2017 at 4:05 PM.
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 7th Jul 17, 6:30 PM
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    Hi there, good luck getting it sorted. I've moved the thread to the relevant board for you


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    • custardy
    • By custardy 7th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
    Look to using velcro/bungee straps to tie it down.
    Sure I had that lock a few years back and it did the same.
    IIRC i removed the mount and just bagged/panniered it.
    • Carnmore
    • By Carnmore 7th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
    Look to using velcro/bungee straps to tie it down.
    Sure I had that lock a few years back and it did the same.
    IIRC i removed the mount and just bagged/panniered it.
    Originally posted by custardy
    It's where the ends of the shackle (pins) lock in to the crossbar so there's no way to tie it down.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 7th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
    I've always had problems with various D-locks rattling. I also carry the lock in my bag/panniers.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 8th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 1:05 PM
    I've always had problems with various D-locks rattling. I also carry the lock in my bag/panniers.
    Originally posted by esuhl
    Yep, same here.

    John
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 8th Jul 17, 1:37 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 1:37 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 1:37 PM
    How about some heatshrink sleeving ? A few hoops on the ends of the arm.
    Maybe some cable ties and foam ?

    Once you have something that works, you can make it look pretty.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 8th Jul 17, 6:38 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 6:38 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 6:38 PM
    Has anyone tried one of those folding locks? They look like they might be a lot less susceptible to rattling. But they are a bit pricey, e.g.:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/abus-bordo-5900-folding-link-bike-lock-90cm/
    • Carnmore
    • By Carnmore 8th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
    Has anyone tried one of those folding locks? They look like they might be a lot less susceptible to rattling. But they are a bit pricey, e.g.:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/abus-bordo-5900-folding-link-bike-lock-90cm/
    Originally posted by esuhl
    A folding lock could well be a good alternative. Not the one linked above though - the 6500 is better http://thebestbikelock.com
    • custardy
    • By custardy 9th Jul 17, 12:30 PM
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    How about some heatshrink sleeving ? A few hoops on the ends of the arm.
    Maybe some cable ties and foam ?

    Once you have something that works, you can make it look pretty.
    Originally posted by Geoff1963
    From memory its the actual locking mechanism that has the play in it allowing the rattling.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Jul 17, 12:54 PM
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    Can you use some "Sugru" (no connection to me) to make a rubber buffer somewhere?
    It's a mouldable rubber that sets.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=Sugu&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570 .l1313&_nkw=Sugru&_sacat=0

    Don't know how the particular mechanism works so can't be more specific.
    • Carnmore
    • By Carnmore 9th Jul 17, 2:11 PM
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    Can you use some "Sugru" (no connection to me) to make a rubber buffer somewhere?
    It's a mouldable rubber that sets.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=Sugu&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570 .l1313&_nkw=Sugru&_sacat=0

    Don't know how the particular mechanism works so can't be more specific.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Although Sugru has many uses I don't think this would be one of them. It's the locking mechanism which rattles (where the pins go in to the sockets) so there'd be no room for Sugru.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 9th Jul 17, 9:33 PM
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    It's the locking mechanism which rattles (where the pins go in to the sockets)
    Could you put sticky foam on the ends of the pins / bottoms of the sockets ?
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