Sunday, 19 July 2009

A suitable lock for a lady


Despite being very happy with my new Pashley Poppy, I did suffer from a touch of bike envy when I passed this rather lovely cream shopper last week. What also took my fancy was the bright pink 80's style lock. It's made by Raleigh so as soon as I got home I phoned them up to see if they still stocked them, thinking they could be a perfect addition to our online shop Cyclechic.co.uk.
Unfortunately Raleigh no longer make them. It seems in this day and age when bike theft is rife, it is no longer acceptable to sell pink locks. They now have to be boringly black, tough and serious looking, no feminine or fun locks allowed. But as we girls know it is possible to be beautiful and strong so why are there no bike locks that encompass these two qualities. Would a liberty print look wrong on a D Lock or painted polka dots perhaps? I don't think do. If anyone has a stylish lock or knows where I can get one from please let me know?

8 comments:

kerri nĂ­ dochartaigh said...

aw this is the same wee ralaigh compact as i have! that lock is sooo cute! want it! xxx

Caz said...

You lucky thing - I adore that bike x

Miss. Poppy said...

I've just bought myself this wonderful snake bicycle lock. I bought it in red and yellow and it clashes beautifully with my blue Pashley Poppy!

available on line

http://www.pylones.com/famille.php?fid=211

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7049/img1536q.jpg

Nemo said...

Check out these coloured bike locks, just one draw back their US sites, I could'nt locate any UK sites, you could try Amazon?

http://www.masterlock.com/bcrf/

http://luggagerepair.com/word_lock_bike_locks.html

http://www.oxford-shop.co.uk/item3182.htm

Lara said...

I thinkt that discout cycles do pink locks...

heatherjayne said...

I use 2 purple bike locks from Decathlon. They come in a set with an also attractive silver chain and... well an ugly red one but the others are good!

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/3-lock-set-17249340/

Not exactly bright pink but still quite nice - the purple's much brighter than in the photo!

Also, the Octopus chain of stores sell the snake bike locks. There aren't many stores about but there should be a website by the end of the year!

Peter Kanssen said...

My son's school has these as one of their things to buy with School rewards system points

https://school-rewards.vivomiles.com/index.php

sophie said...

I have the bijke in the photo and what to sell it! Are you interested?