Vegan on a bicycle
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: wellington NZ (via NJ & NC)
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i've got a "beast" 5017 chain. the chain is poor quality, but the lock (which is also poor quality) uses a lot of plastic to make itself look bigger.
for quality locks, stick with high end kryptonite, high end abus and bikeregistry chains.
the on-guard stuff tries to compete with kryptonite, but it's really wal-mart quality crap. any plastic/vinyl over the lock should be there to protect the lock's finish and to protect your bike's finish... not to make the lock look bigger. i've sawed through these types of locks and the plastic... well, it's like sawing through plastic
plastic won't keep your bike from getting stolen. nor will metal if it isn't properly hardened.