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DermanMk2
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Bike Security

Post by DermanMk2 on Sun 05 Oct 2014, 4:24 pm

I am looking for recommadations for security chain or cable to wrap around bike and  post, lock also.

Suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
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Tricky.
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Re: Bike Security

Post by Tricky. on Sun 05 Oct 2014, 6:05 pm

get a good brand name, but overall get the biggest fattest chain and lock you can. when you lock it up, go through the rear wheel and swing arm.
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vildor
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Re: Bike Security

Post by vildor on Sun 05 Oct 2014, 6:30 pm

What Tricky said. Usually the price difference between one lenght or another in a given model is very small and the longer, the easier and more versatille it is to use. 
Usually good chains come with good locks already, so might not need to buy a separate one (just don't buy one with circular keys). 
A simple, large pin, disk lock is also handy. 
A simple, no ignition kill, loud alarm is a huge bonus. I personally don't like engine kill alarms, because if your alarm decides to go nuts, you have a dead bike... especially bad if you're 3 days ride away from home.
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ashcroc
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Re: Bike Security

Post by ashcroc on Mon 06 Oct 2014, 1:52 am

Make sure it's Thatcham approved chain as it'll lower your insurance. I use a motrax guvna mg01 disc lock & for the £30 cost, the reduction in quotes was just plain silly.
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Re: Bike Security

Post by stormbringer on Mon 06 Oct 2014, 9:23 am

@vildor wrote:just don't buy one with circular keys.
Do you mean one of these:


If so, why not? They are bump-key-resistant...
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vildor
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Re: Bike Security

Post by vildor on Mon 06 Oct 2014, 10:42 am

Sorry, I meant this type: 

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ashcroc
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Re: Bike Security

Post by ashcroc on Mon 06 Oct 2014, 12:46 pm

@vildor wrote:Sorry, I meant this type: 

Those cylinders fell out of favour about the time the vids of peeps opening them with pen lids turned up on YouTube!
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DermanMk2
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Re: Security

Post by DermanMk2 on Tue 21 Oct 2014, 10:31 am

Thanks to all those that replied to my query about locks and things.



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