I cannot stress enough how important bicycle locks, because they are SUPER important! Remember when Pee Wee Herman's bicycle got stolen in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"? Well, you don't want that to happen to you, and you definitely don't want to take a whole movie to find it. So, if you want to guarantee your bicycle is safe and secure at a bar, the mall, cycling trip or your grandma's house, you should check out all the different types of bike locks we have.
Now, let's say, you didn't choose the thug life but the thug life chose you. You need to make sure that your bicycle is safe and secure at all times, and you can do that with a bicycle lock. First let me talk to you about folding bike locks, because they're cool and you should know some quick information about them. Well a folding bike lock folds like a Cirque du Soleil contortionist, which allows you to lock your bicycle in whatever way you please without compromise to security. Let's say you want to lock your bicycle from the handlebars, through the tire and onto a pole, then you can do as you please. Plus, it's great style points.
Other bicycle locks that you can check out here on Moosejaw are cable bike locks and chain bike locks. Chain bike locks are sturdy metal locks that keep your bike safely chained to whatever you like. Some bicycles have engaged in political protest against their owners by chaining themselves to various objects, so be careful. On the other hand, cable bike locks are long cable locks that can be manipulated to wrap around any part of your bicycle as it locks it down. It's awesome, because it's almost like the snack in "Anaconda" that basically wrapped itself around everything before it killed everyone. Your cable bike lock won't kill you, though, if you use it right.
Finally of course we have the most standard cycling bike locks, which are the bike U-locks. Bike U-locks are the hunk of metal that wrap around the stem of the handlebars to whatever you want. I suggest you don't lock your bicycle onto your little sister with a bike U-lock though, because these are heavy duty and your mom would be pissed.
Basically just imagine cycling bike locks to be your own personal security system against all dangerous bicycle thieves of the cycling world. You know in "Stepbrothers" when Brennan and Dale presented "Prestige Worldwide" and their security aspect of the company was just a knife and a rogue German shepherd? Bike locks are your extremely PG version of knife and German shepherd.