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Chain n lock, recommendations? - October 6, 2009, 06:32 PM

So, I'm moving my bike from my parent's garage to my apartment...
(gonna try commuting on it for a bit, rather than riding just for kicks...)

I would like to chain it to the wheel of my car.

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October 6, 2009, 06:59 PM

This one period!

https://www.kryptonitelock.com/produ...=1002&pid=1196


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October 6, 2009, 08:02 PM

Think that's long enough?

I was thinking something that I could pull through the car's suspension components and through my rear wheel.

Is this as good in your opinion? It's slightly longer.

https://www.kryptonitelock.com/produ...=1002&pid=1169

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October 6, 2009, 08:13 PM

yea that will work. I have the noose because I can loop it around a bumper and then lock the other end to my frame. but if a crook wants your bike he will get it.


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October 6, 2009, 08:52 PM

Security chains are pretty simple. They are went through hardening process, with a hard shell outside and softer core inside. What it boils down to is that the thicker the chain, the bigger bolt cutters it can withstand. It takes <30 seconds to cut that 11mm Foggettaboutit chain with 42" bolt cutters. You better believe that bike thieves will have 42" bolt cutters.

Realistically, you should get a security chain that is at least 16mm to deter real thieves. The ticker the better. If you can get your hands on 19mm you should be able to sleep well for sure. (They can still weld cut it, but that's more involved.)

I looked into this recently.
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October 14, 2009, 02:14 PM

Krytonite.. Only way to go.. thats what I have. I spent like $160 on mine.. I got a longer one, Thickest you can get, with the beefest lock.. Worth every penny.


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check these out also

http://www.lockitt.com/Xenasecurity.htm


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October 24, 2009, 01:50 AM

I bought the faghettaboudit (sp?) lock and chain combo.

Then I found this online :
19mm Protector, 2.0 m length
http://www.elitesecuritysupplies.com...and_chains.htm

I was going to get the 19mm for storage at home, and use the faghettaboudit 'on the go'. (The protector 19mm chain weighs 25 lbs...)

Then I tried using the fagheddaboudit (14mm links).

I can BARELY get it through my frame (only through the hole in the swing-arm).
It takes some wiggling to get it through, link - by - link.
I wouldn't be able to put the 19mm through anything but my wheels...

And someone can just take off my wheel and throw the rest of the bike onto a truck.

So I ended up not ordering the 19mm, and I'll just rely on the faghettaboudit.

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