how do i use a mounting brackets which come with the lock i just bought?

i bought a U and Coil lock for my bicycle, which come together with 2 mounting brackets. What is the used for these brackets actually? Do i need to use them with the lock?

frollard8 years ago
They hold the lock to the bike when its not in use locking up the bike - It's not necessary for the lock to actually work.  Always lock the Ulock onto a strong part of the frame, and through a tire if you can.
Yep. The bracket is just one convenient way to store the lock when not in use. If you prefer another way, that's fine too.

I just clamp the lock and cable in my rat-trap, or toss 'em into the backpack I use for bicycling gear.