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Folding Lock Frame Mounting Options RR6+

Started by bjander, September 19, 2023, 05:16:31 PM

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bjander

Hey all, I'm trying to decide between a Foldylock Forever and an Abus Bordo 6500 folding lock for my Radrover 6+. They are both large and heavy locks that get good reviews for security (both have shortcomings, but as I understand any lock can be defeated with the right tools/time). So one of my deciding factors is simply how the heck can I mount one of these things to the frame of my RR6+
Has anyone figured out a good way to do this. The integrated battery means there are no standard bottle cage bosses and the frame itself isn't round like a standard bike frame so the mounting clamps don't seem to hold very well. It's also not got a lot of room in the inside of the frame because of where the battery is and how much room you have to leave for removal.
I was really bummed to see the mounting screws for the front rack aren't the same distance as a bottle cage, because that would have worked out pretty well for me.
I'm not afraid to fabricate something, but I thought I'd check to see if anyone had any ideas to start with.

Naranja_CT5+

How about the front rack mount. Attach a small piece of aluminum (or plywood) then drill 4 holes. Screw the mounting case to the plate.
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bjander

That's exactly what I'm thinking so far! There appears to be a slight issue with the potential of the cables interfering when I turn hard right (these locks are huge), but I suspect that if you can mount a basket up there, the cables can be dealt with.
Any other places?

Naranja_CT5+

#3
If you do not want to use a rear rack.
I have no idea how big is the lock mounting case but another option might be to mount it on the left or right fork. One of these light mounts might work. Just don?t use the L part of the bracket. A ring clamps may work too but may look a little ghetto.

Or mount it on the handlebars
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bjander

#4
I like what you're thinking. That particular set up won't work for me (I do have a rear rack), but I'm thinking I'll be using the rack mainly for panniers and I may use something like this to mount the lock on the top
https://amzn.to/47CsIh4

bjander

So, a bit more digging and I've found this:
https://www.gzila.com/collections/rad-power-bikes/products/rad-power-bike-water-bottle-holder?variant=32881326063696
This is a great idea... but really expensive. So I kept digging and found this:
https://www.cascademanufacturing.com/products/rad-rover-bike-bottle-holder-mounting-bracket
This is from a company that is in the same town as me, so I may try to ride over there during business hours and check it out. I love that it's made locally!

JimInPT

#6
Quote from: bjander on September 23, 2023, 03:51:14 PMhttps://www.cascademanufacturing.com/products/rad-rover-bike-bottle-holder-mounting-bracket
This is from a company that is in the same town as me, so I may try to ride over there during business hours and check it out. I love that it's made locally!

I have one of those on my MiniST2 and although still a little expensive (we're all conditioned to the cost of stuff made from Chinesium), it's strong and very well made, so if it's the way to go for you, you'll be happy with the product.

I put an ABUS folding lock on the stock bottle-mount pattern, so I moved two water bottles to the front stem.  Both the lock and the water are easier to get to and I ended up with more knee clearance on the step-through, getting on and off.
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Radding Along

The Rad Fat Tire lock bolts right to the frame on the Rover 6+. Be sure to get the optional chain with it.

The lock bolts up to the back wheel.