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A Good Secure 5 Tumbler Cable Lock.
Reviewed in Australia on 8 May 2021
My FOSMON, 6ft × 12mm, 5 Digital Dial Combination Lock with PVC Weatherproof Sheathing and Bike Mount arrived on time and is in good condition. Thank you Amazon (Au) for an expedited dispatch and Australia Post for, as always, a fast delivery.
Upon opening the product packaging I found the cable lock to be in excellent condition. The strands of wire that make-up the cable appear to be unbroken. The cable is solidly secured to the lock. The PVC sheath is totally intact. There were no abrasions on the lock or PVC sheath.
I applied a little lock lubricant in the lock cylinder opening and rotated each tumbler dial a few times, to ready the lock for use. This will make it easier to use and increase its lifespan. Repeat this process, periodically.
Setting a new Combination (for security reasons) is easy and accomplished in 1 - 2 minutes - see enclosed instructions.
Instructions on installing the bike mount are scant. However, installing the bike mount is easy. Place the provided collar (inner section of the bike mount) over the desired location. Then place the loosened (note the orientation of the 2 nuts and bolts, remove and retain) remaining section of the bike mount over the collar. Reassemble the retained 2 nuts and bolts to their former positions/ orientation and tighten. This should only take a few minutes. Install and remove the cable lock by depressing the red button.
So far, my cable lock has operated faultlessly. When the tumbler dials are turned to match my chosen combination, the lock readily falls apart. My set combination has remained consistent (true). The PVC Sheathing has helped prevent abrasions on both my bike and locking structures.
I chose a 6ft cable lock because I wanted to lock the frame and both wheels to a secure structure. Previously, I have had wheels stolen.
A trend, in my area, is to provide an affixed U tube with which to secure your bike. An extra 1ft of length would allow me to easily wrap the cable once around the U tube, for improved security. I would have appreciated an option for a little longer cable.
I regard the purchase of a bike lock as the purchase of time. The longer the time that it takes a thief to steal your bike, the greater the chance of the thief being caught. I regard this lock as buying a moderate amount of time. Enough to discourage the opportunistic thief.