The noose is made from links that are as close to "uncuttable" as any chain, of any weight, or any price. The padlock is the point of attack. Kryptonite uses a good padlock, but the Abus Granit is even better. A NY noose combined with an Abus Granit padlock would be as tough as any lock in the world.
To use the noose, just wrap it around the rear wheel, just behind the seat tube. Do NOT put the noose around any part of the frame. As long as the rear wheel is enclosed by the lock, stealing the frame is impossible. If you put a lock around the frame, a crook may damage the frame while attempting to break the lock.
Put the noose around both the rear wheel (just behind the seat tube) and a sturdy steel pole that is set in concrete. It won't fit around a telephone pole, but fitting it around the rear wheel and a pole the size of your wrist is not difficult.
I'm not a fan of chain locks, because of their weight and bulk. The Kryptonite NY 3000 U-lock offers high level security, and it is not difficult in my town to find poles that are a good fit for a medium width u-lock.
Last edited by alanbikehouston; 11-14-05 at 05:45 PM.