DO NOT USE CABLES / CABLE LOCKS ! The evil bike thieves just cut them, even on busy roads.
So, the best way to lock your bike in Dalston would be to use a good D-lock around a bike rack, the frame and the back wheel; and a different lock around the bike rack, the frame and front wheel. (and if you have a third lock, then throw it in the picture too, just for luck). Dalston sucks.
...And never lock on a pole....
|do not lock on poles! no! bad idea!|