Knog_Milkman_Combo_2

The Knog Milkman keyed lock has for years been a handy little guy you can throw in your jersey pocket or to just have in your bike bag just in case. It’s small, lightweight, and is nearly effortless – except that riders must remember or keep handy the lock’s key. Improving upon that initial design is Knogs new Milkman Combo lock, an even more effortless version of the original Milkman. Features after the break.

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Though this new version at 132g has gained a hefty 22g on the original keyed version, it is otherwise functionally the same. Each feature the same 90cm of polycarbonate-coated braided steel cable to allow you to throw a cable around anything you need to and they share the same 6.5mm stainless locking pin. The body is injection molded polycarbonate and is available in three colors: black, white, indigo, and red.

Knog_Milkman_Combo_1The Milkman Combo retails at $26.95 MSRP and is currently available direct from Knog’s website.

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CeeJay
CeeJay
6 years ago

A thieve could just bite through that.

Gunnstein
Gunnstein
6 years ago

This kind of lock is largely symbolic, but has it’s uses. In Japan it would keep a bike safe for hours. In Norway it’s fine for a quick stop at a rural gas station. In New York, it would at least slow the thieves down by giving them a good laugh.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

This would be great as it’d allow me to pick up some food on my way home at the end of my weekend rides.

ObligatedToSay
ObligatedToSay
6 years ago

Floss and a combo lock. What will they think of next…

Ck
Ck
6 years ago

I’d pick one of these up if I stopped at enough places by bike while riding solo where I needed to leave it unattended. I feel like people are expecting too much from this. It’s to keep honest people honest, nothing more. If a thief wants your bike, not even the nicest U-lock will save it.

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

Ck “It’s to keep honest people honest, nothing more.”

What honest person is going out to steal a bicycle?

Mike A
Mike A
6 years ago

Not a bad design for a no-walk lock. I’d buy it. I loved my Party Frank until I lost it.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

It’s for when you’re sitting at a cafe, perhaps on the street, mid or post ride. You’re ten metres from your bike, and can see it. A thief grabs a bike and just goes, either running or riding, just like a bag-snatcher. You aren’t chasing it in your clip-cloppy shoes, and thieves have learned this. This has happened a fair bit lately in Melbourne, where Knog are based.

A thief who grabs a bike and runs isn’t going to grab yours if it has any lock on it. It will take them at least a little while to get through anything, and that’s enough. They’ll take someone else’s, which is good news for you if you’re using something.

plod
plod
6 years ago

What are the two little metal bits on the side for?

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@plod
I’ll take a guess – one to release the lock once the combination is in? It’s near the insert point and level with the combo barrel.
The other to retract the cable like a tape measure?

BMW
BMW
6 years ago

Like Chris said, it’s for locking within eye shot of your bike. The ole’ snatch and ride is becoming increasingly popular. Looks very easy/quick to use. I like it. $27 is a bit steep for this style of lock though.
So, if you are going to be sitting on a patio after a ride having coffee or beers, this is the perfect lock for you. If you are running into a gas station to get a mid ride calorie burst, this lock is for you. If you are leaving your bike for more than 3 minutes, this lock is NOT for you.

MikeC
MikeC
6 years ago

It’s as protective as most cable locks, i.e. not much. Prevent crime of opportunity, but not serious lockup. It would work just fine in our small town; in the nearest city, a bike locked with this would be gone as quick as a bike locked with any other cable lock.

But considering the inconspicuity, it might be good for laughs and a beat down on a bicycle thief when said offender tries to grab the bike and run with it within eyeshot of the owner and his friends…