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Old 05-21-09, 12:03 AM   #1
ablang
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stopping wheel theft?

I guess the most obvious way to stop wheel theft is to actually loop a cable or chain lock through both tires and locked to the frame and/or the bike rack.

The other way, but not so easy, is to replace the quick release w/ the screw & nuts.

I just recently learned that one can use a hose clamp to prevent the quick release from working unless a thief is properly equipped w/ the right tools.

What other ways can be done to prevent wheel theft?
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Old 05-21-09, 12:42 AM   #2
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Use security skewers. The best are supposed to be Pitlocks (German and expensive) but others require use of a hex key or a similar 5 sided key. On Guard also makes a set of security skewers that use a proprietary design tool to tighten and loosen.
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Old 05-21-09, 10:20 AM   #3
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I replace the quick release with a standard bolt. In "safe" neighborhoods where I am sitting near my bike, I have a cable lock attaching the front wheel to the frame and a u-lock around the rear wheel and a locking post. If the bike will be out of my sight, or if I'm going downtown, I have a heavy u-lock around the rear wheel and a ultra-light u-lock attaching the front wheel to the frame.
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