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    Ever worry about getting your hubs ripped off...

    Especially if you got a phil or a king. Crooks can easily cut the spokes with a pair a pliers and undo the hub. Good hubs can fit easliy in a jacket pocket or whatever and fetches top dollar on ebay. I worry... Is kryptonite the only company that makes decent locking skewers? Can these be adapted to fit track hubs?

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    Bolt on wheels baby. U should see how long it'd take an ameteur to take the wheels off my Demo 9. hehehehe....
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    My wheels also take a 15 mm bolt if that's what you mean. What, do you torque them on like crazy or what? I'd imagine even an ametur has easy access to a 15 mm wrench and a couple allen wrenches.

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    krypto is the only company that makes decent locking skewers, but you can get bolt-type skewers that deter theft a bit more. Oh and kryptos work on anyhting that uses a QR of that type and size. Kryptos dont work with alignment springs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fit24hrs
    Especially if you got a phil or a king. Crooks can easily cut the spokes with a pair a pliers and undo the hub. Good hubs can fit easliy in a jacket pocket or whatever and fetches top dollar on ebay. I worry... Is kryptonite the only company that makes decent locking skewers? Can these be adapted to fit track hubs?
    Ummm no because a thief's not going to bother cutting hubs loose when he can just steal the wheel (or the bike)

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    Easy..... my high $$ equipment never gets out of my sight, period. My good beater runs errands and out of my sight with just a cheap combo cable lock securing. No worrys here......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Ummm no because a thief's not going to bother cutting hubs loose when he can just steal the wheel (or the bike)
    Exactly!

    Unless, you put a chain around the rims and attach it to something .
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    That's easy, just drill a hole through the hub and lock that too.

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    I lock my 700 dollar wheels to the frame and the frame to an imovable object. they would rather steal the entire bike rather then the wheels though...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Chaining wheel = easy
    Securing hub = hard

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    It would be a rare thief who goes through the trouble to cut a hub out of a wheel. The thief would have to recognise a valuable hub from a cheap one. Besides, I doubt many theives are selling their haul on ebay. Most surely are fencing the stuff for a small fraction of its value. A hub just wouldn't be worth the trouble.

    Better to steal STI levers. It's easier.

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