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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes: Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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Just from casual inspection I have noted that the fit of shackle to main lock body is much more precision on my Kryptonite U locks compared to my On-Guard ones. The lock mechanism feels smoother on the Kryptonite locks too. The packaging on all of the OnGuard locks I have seen is marked "Made in China".
Cast steel parts are not necessarily bad depending on the alloys used and their heat treatment. Most Ruger revolver parts are investment cast and Ruger revolvers are well known for their strength. Plastic parts in a lock are something else again.
Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro
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