Picture of A stronger Mini-u Bike holder
Here is my first instructables.

I recently purchased a mini-u bike lock, very handy, compact, but supplied with a poor holder.
I decided to replace this bike holder. Here is the result.
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Step 1: The original one

Picture of The original one
The original u-bike holder does not fit into my frame and it is impossible to tighten it around  the seat post.

Step 2: Looking for replacement

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I found an evacuation pipe. The mini-U fits into it perfectly. I cutted the exact length of the orange part of the mini-U.

Step 3: Let's transform the pipe

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I've made 3 consecutives adjustements, in order to install the pipe under the saddle, with cable tie.

The first one, I cutted the half extremity of the pipe.
Then ,  I drilled a hole.
And then, at the opposite of the hole,  I've made a little notch. The cable tie will fit into this notch. The pipe won't slip off the cable tie.

Step 4: The amazing cable ties

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God bless the inventor of cable ties. What wonderfull things I can do with it !
I used two huge cable ties, a specific tool is needed to tighten cable ties (by hand it' impossible !)

Step 5: Installing the mini-U lock

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First, I put the straight part into the pipe.
Then I install the U part.

Thanks to the specific saddle shape, I'm able to lock the mini-U with its key ( Not so many room).

Step 6: Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed my little bidouille (it means hack in french !)
Sorry for my english, I try every day to speak better and better (it's so difficult).

I think it's possible to use a longer pipe, when the saddle has got a different shape.
makaros1 year ago

Great idea + smooth looking!

captmoose1 year ago
Very innovative idea. Thanks for sharing.
Steamfunk2 years ago
Clean, simple-great job!
lryberg2 years ago
3366carlos2 years ago
very nice, instead of plastic wraps, you can use metal clamps, like the ones used in car radiator hoses, the ones with the screw used to tighten (worm).
teicher2 years ago
Gotta agree, that's nice and clean. Awesome hack!
Orngrimm2 years ago
I simply love the simplicity of such builds.
Smart and elegant! Thanks for sharing!
A very minimalist fitting; I like it.
schumi232 years ago
J`aime bien l`idée! (Meme si je traduirais pas Hack pare bidouille)

Luckily, the Ulock holder I have fit my bike perfectly :)
ejarrell2 years ago
This is so rad! I love you for this "bidouille" :)
3366carlos2 years ago
Mar HK2 years ago
That's a great idea! I've been carrying mine in my bag, since the holder the u-lock came with gets in my way, but I'll have to see if this will fit my bike.
l8nite2 years ago
very nice
slylee3 years ago
CaseyCase3 years ago
Very nice--a really clean installation.