How to Cover the Locking Chain to Prevent Scratches
I distribute a number of locks around town, and here is one that will be at a coffee shop:
The chain is two feet of 3/8" chain, zinc plated. I realize that the lock is a bit of a weak link, but this is only for daytime use while I'm in ordering a cup of coffee.
My question: How can I cover the chain so that it won't scratch my bike's finish? My wife could knit a sleeve, I could use fabric, or I could get some big, thin-walled tube, for example.
Note that this will sit out in the rain.
The Lock is Now Gone Due to Thoughtlessness
I'd moved the lock to some pipes right near the coffee shop (the one by the bike, here):
But today it was gone. A contractor had worked on those pipes, and instead of putting the lock back on, or giving it to the coffee shop owner to put behind the counter, he just left it on the ground next to the pipes (The owner called the contractor to find out what he'd done with it). Of course, someone took it.
No big deal, and I can't expect any more, but it would be nice if he'd given it some thought.
That lock was overkill for that situation, so I'll replace it with a thinner cable and combination lock.