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Old 10-05-04, 01:07 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-05-04, 06:32 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-05-04, 10:27 AM   #3
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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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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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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...
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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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