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Old July 3rd 03, 11:29 PM
Jose Rizal
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Megan Webb:

I know of one occasion of a low life stealing a saddle. Face it -
there are people about that will steal anything they can.

Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt, and use a D-lock an
cable lock - to keep the wheels attached on my commutter bike.

Its just too much hassle to get back and find no seat or no wheels...


What do you do with the saddle rail plate bolt right under the saddle?

There are keyed bolts sold by Kryptonite and Pitlock which replace bolts
on various removables on your bike. Pitlock's bolts have a maximum
limit torque of 10Nm, which is fine for stems, seatposts, saddle rails,
brake mounts and headset caps, but seems too low for skewers. Coupled
with cable and D-locks though, I'm sure these are more than just a
bother to opportunity thieves.
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Old July 3rd 03, 11:29 PM
Jose Rizal
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Megan Webb:

I know of one occasion of a low life stealing a saddle. Face it -
there are people about that will steal anything they can.

Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt, and use a D-lock an
cable lock - to keep the wheels attached on my commutter bike.

Its just too much hassle to get back and find no seat or no wheels...


What do you do with the saddle rail plate bolt right under the saddle?

There are keyed bolts sold by Kryptonite and Pitlock which replace bolts
on various removables on your bike. Pitlock's bolts have a maximum
limit torque of 10Nm, which is fine for stems, seatposts, saddle rails,
brake mounts and headset caps, but seems too low for skewers. Coupled
with cable and D-locks though, I'm sure these are more than just a
bother to opportunity thieves.
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Old July 4th 03, 10:25 AM
Andrew Swan
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Megan Webb wrote:
Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt ...


I've never heard of these before - where do you get them from please?

&roo

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Old July 4th 03, 10:25 AM
Andrew Swan
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Megan Webb wrote:
Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt ...


I've never heard of these before - where do you get them from please?

&roo

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Old July 4th 03, 09:16 PM
Megan Webb
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Jose Rizal wrote in message arthlink.net...
Megan Webb:

I know of one occasion of a low life stealing a saddle. Face it -
there are people about that will steal anything they can.

Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt, and use a D-lock an
cable lock - to keep the wheels attached on my commutter bike.

Its just too much hassle to get back and find no seat or no wheels...


What do you do with the saddle rail plate bolt right under the saddle?


Fill it with glue or not worry about it.

I work on the idea that I want to make my bike harder to
steal/vandalise than the bikes around me. I also figure that most
theft is based on easy and opertunity - so you can make it
increasingly harder to steal. If someone wants your bike, a petrol
powered cutting tool will liberate it from what ever you chain it to,
then they can carry it off and remove bits at their leasure.(I have
heard of professional rackets with powertools and a van doing just
this.)

Vandals will wreck anything the mood takes them. Location of locking
your bike can help though. There are places that I would not lock up
my bike. eg here in Sydney, outside Redfern Station. Seen too many
bikes there chained up with all the bits still on them, and the wheels
bent, or frame bent. Chaining up a block away would be way safer..
Getting secure bike lockers would be another good idea...

So at the end of the day, if you have a very expensive bike, you need
to think about how to keep it and all the parts on it. One of my
bikes, I never chain it up, it has no anti theft components at all. I
always take it inside with me. Aren't folders great :-)

Megan

There are keyed bolts sold by Kryptonite and Pitlock which replace bolts
on various removables on your bike. Pitlock's bolts have a maximum
limit torque of 10Nm, which is fine for stems, seatposts, saddle rails,
brake mounts and headset caps, but seems too low for skewers. Coupled
with cable and D-locks though, I'm sure these are more than just a
bother to opportunity thieves.

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Old July 4th 03, 09:16 PM
Megan Webb
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Default Saddle rustlers

Jose Rizal wrote in message arthlink.net...
Megan Webb:

I know of one occasion of a low life stealing a saddle. Face it -
there are people about that will steal anything they can.

Working on the idea to make my bike harder than the bikes around me, I
use a 5 sided allen key on the saddle post bolt, and use a D-lock an
cable lock - to keep the wheels attached on my commutter bike.

Its just too much hassle to get back and find no seat or no wheels...


What do you do with the saddle rail plate bolt right under the saddle?


Fill it with glue or not worry about it.

I work on the idea that I want to make my bike harder to
steal/vandalise than the bikes around me. I also figure that most
theft is based on easy and opertunity - so you can make it
increasingly harder to steal. If someone wants your bike, a petrol
powered cutting tool will liberate it from what ever you chain it to,
then they can carry it off and remove bits at their leasure.(I have
heard of professional rackets with powertools and a van doing just
this.)

Vandals will wreck anything the mood takes them. Location of locking
your bike can help though. There are places that I would not lock up
my bike. eg here in Sydney, outside Redfern Station. Seen too many
bikes there chained up with all the bits still on them, and the wheels
bent, or frame bent. Chaining up a block away would be way safer..
Getting secure bike lockers would be another good idea...

So at the end of the day, if you have a very expensive bike, you need
to think about how to keep it and all the parts on it. One of my
bikes, I never chain it up, it has no anti theft components at all. I
always take it inside with me. Aren't folders great :-)

Megan

There are keyed bolts sold by Kryptonite and Pitlock which replace bolts
on various removables on your bike. Pitlock's bolts have a maximum
limit torque of 10Nm, which is fine for stems, seatposts, saddle rails,
brake mounts and headset caps, but seems too low for skewers. Coupled
with cable and D-locks though, I'm sure these are more than just a
bother to opportunity thieves.

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Old July 13th 03, 07:10 AM
edd
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in 20 years.. bikes only been in chains for about 15 min. It usually
comes with me, park in the office, spare room or just wear it as wrap.
I've seen too many severed poles !



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Old July 13th 03, 07:10 AM
edd
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in 20 years.. bikes only been in chains for about 15 min. It usually
comes with me, park in the office, spare room or just wear it as wrap.
I've seen too many severed poles !



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