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Offline Bree

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new security chain
« on: December 14, 2018, 09:43:10 PM »
Needed a short and fairly light security chain to use when Touring. I use a disk lock, but wanted something that I could fit through the frame.
Found this Kryptonite Evolution, 55cm long. It fits neatly through the gap in the swing arm, and around the wheel. And keeps it well of the ground. Posted a couple of pic's but not very clear. I will try to get a better view....



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Re: new security chain
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 10:08:06 PM »
If that's the Evolution Series 4 1055 it's £33.99 at Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle, Evans etc at the moment.

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Re: new security chain
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 10:15:37 PM »
Yep thats the one. As always it will not stop the very determined arse, but it will make it a bit harder for a numpty to get it off. And because its right through the swing arm, means they would have to cut the chain. ( We live in hope ).....
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Re: new security chain
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 11:02:24 AM »
So it doesn’t actually attach to anything like a post or anchor?

If so then what difference from a disc lock apart from size? I ask in case I’m missing something I could use.

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Re: new security chain
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 11:19:32 AM »
No you are correct, it does not attach to an anchor. But the difference between a disc lock ( I still use that as well ) Is it threads through the swing arm and around one of the wheel struts so unlike a disc lock where you can still remove the wheel. With this the wheel is chained to the swing arm, and the chain is tucked away. Making it harder to remove. This is not my use at home system but only for touring as it is much lighter than a normal, chain and lock. Of course it will not deter hard core sh*ts from taking it, but the harder you make it the more chance is they will look else where.
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Re: new security chain
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 11:31:21 AM »
Leaving home is always the major security weakness 🤬
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Re: new security chain
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 11:51:28 AM »
I don't bother when I am away. I work on the principle its generally only outside a place for one night and then I move on. So someone would have to be touring around with a van that night.

Also how much bike theft is there in little alpine towns :-)


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Re: new security chain
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 01:56:00 PM »
At £33 for a decent handy lock (Sold Secure Gold for cycles) I'm picking one up from Halfords tonight...

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Re: new security chain
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 01:57:43 PM »
Hi Bazzer, Yep that's the same Alpine towns and villages, that thousands of bikes congregate around during the season. A bike thieves supermarket.  :001: :001:, Of course as always its each to their own.
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Re: new security chain
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 02:17:30 PM »
Yeah I used to be more concerned about it. Now I won't let the B :172: ds spoil my fun by making me lug around a big lock etc.

I probably should


 


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