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MercyWrites
10-05-2009, 08:14 AM
Hi, I need to know what kind of locks for bikes would have been use in the seventies? I want my main character to talk about his new lock.

quixote100104
10-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Hi, I need to know what kind of locks for bikes would have been use in the seventies? I want my main character to talk about his new lock.

Mine had a cylindrical combination lock, where you line up the dials and it pulls apart. I'm pretty sure I also saw padlocked chains and those long tined padlocks that could immobilize the wheels.

sheadakota
10-05-2009, 02:01 PM
yup, cylindrical combo lock and good old chain and pad-locks- however it wasn't the norm (at least where I lived) for anyone to lock their bike up back then.

MercyWrites
10-06-2009, 07:36 AM
Thanks everyone!

jeseymour
10-06-2009, 05:20 PM
I lived briefly in the San Fernando Valley in the seventies and had a plastic covered cable with a cylindrical sort of combination lock. Nobody would have stolen my huge ugly one speed anyway, everybody had either ten speeds or spider bikes.