The old lock question...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by runner, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole Senior Member

    Location:
    St George
    Do Keep up
    The cable in question is used to keep 60m masts from swaying in high winds, it took a pair of powered croppers cut the cable when it was made for me.
     
  2. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Fine, but can it with stand bolt croppers? Don't say you haven't been warned.
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole Senior Member

    Location:
    St George
    AS I stated earlier

    All you ever pay for is time, I'd cut through the best d lock in the world in a few moments with a heavy-Duty 24-Volt 4-1/2" Inch Cordless Angle Grinder, seconds it all it would take. (amazon sell them for £300) but what tweeker has that kind of tools in his pocket. Same with boltcutters man enough to chomp through 15mm double braided cable, It would take a couple of minutes. Why would the scrote waste time on my bike, worth £120 (£10 worth of smack) when some monkey has locked his £500 (£50 worth of smack) bike up with a £10 lock from Halfords.
     
  4. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    You tell me. You seem to know rather a lot about nicking bikes.
     
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  5. tadpole

    tadpole Senior Member

    Location:
    St George
    And cars, and breaking in to places, you'd be amazed just how much I know about getting past security things
     
  6. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    ^^This^^
     
  7. evo456

    evo456 Senior Member

    Back to topic..... I also have the Granit X 54, seems like a solid lock (does weigh a bit) definitely have to check whether the 23cm or 30cm version is right for you. I too was worried about the bracket so purchased the TeXKF bracket - which fits different shapes of tubes. Happy to report the bracket when tighten is secure- mine's on the seat downtube with the weight of the lock on, it hasn't slid down. Also have a 15mm cable to secure the front wheel, may not stop some folks but makes my bike a bit unattractive to chancers. I don't think I would like to carry 2 D-locks, one is enough just release the front and lock it up with the back wheel and a bit of frame.
     
  8. crazy580

    crazy580 Well-Known Member

    With these money back offers, you need to show the lock has failed, so you need to show the broken lock, but most thieves take the lock with them to remove any evidence.
     
  9. Sca1ey

    Sca1ey Active Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    At the end of the day it's about making your bike more hassle to steal than the next one.
     
  10. monkeylc

    monkeylc Über Member

    Location:
    leicester
    try bolt cropping a 12mm steel cable mate,it just kinks!
    have a look at the blades on a pair of bolt croppers and it'll all become clear....
     
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