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Old 01-01-07, 05:30 PM   #1
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Chain Wrap/Sleeve

My buddy lost my chain sleeve the other night. Replacement ideas? Are there other ones like the Chicago Wig?

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Old 01-01-07, 05:37 PM   #2
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old inner tube.
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Tubular webbing (like what you'd use for climbing).
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Old 01-01-07, 05:56 PM   #4
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do you need a chain sleeve (if i understand what you're talking about) on a SS/fixed? i don't think there's a way for the chain to hit the chainstay unless the chain breaks or the wheel comes off (yikes)
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Old 01-01-07, 05:58 PM   #5
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do you need a chain sleeve (if i understand what you're talking about) on a SS/fixed? i don't think there's a way for the chain to hit the chainstay unless the chain breaks or the wheel comes off (yikes)
Chain lock sleeve.
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Tubular webbing (like what you'd use for climbing).
Can you confirm that 2" tubular actually fits over the kryptonite chains? I can't find a local source and don't want to pay $6 shipping for $2 worth of webbing to find out.
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Can you confirm that 2" tubular actually fits over the kryptonite chains? I can't find a local source and don't want to pay $6 shipping for $2 worth of webbing to find out.
I don't own either a large chain or webbing.
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Just buy some cordura and make one yourself.
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An old tube is where it's at for cheap and easy. You probably already have one kicking around.
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Chain lock sleeve.
aaaaah. i would 2nd 2" webbing if you can find it (not the most common width...)
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Old 01-02-07, 10:40 PM   #11
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An old tube is where it's at for cheap and easy. You probably already have one kicking around.
Yeah, this is what i use, it works fine, just wrap each end in electrical tape to hold it.
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MTB innertube works perfectly.
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aaaaah. i would 2nd 2" webbing if you can find it (not the most common width...)
Again, anybody have proof that 2" tubular works for this? The stock stuff is wider than that, I'm too lazy to measure but I think it's 2.5 and it's also definitely thinner material.
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nice one bruvvah
looks good
could use a better lock though

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^ i agree, i had a lock similar to that cut off with bolt cutters in broad daylight... no sense (no offense) in having a fat chain and a skinny lock.



i got one of these at Uhaul for like $15, and it would be a b*tch to get off (or so i hope)
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nice one bruvvah
looks good
could use a better lock though

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Yeah thats a perfect chain and sleeve setup but the lock is a bit "wimpy"
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I wouldn't think that shackle would be any wimpier than the non-hardened chain it's on. Guy lives in lauderdale, though, I wouldn't lock up something really nice with that but a conversion or an IRO or whatever would rust before anybody messed with it locked up like that in most of FL.
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Here check this out. Help the little guy with some bizness
http://web.mac.com/chicagowig/iWeb/w...tyskin%20.html
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I know the lock's a bit wimpy, but its all I have right now, and where I'm locking it up (suburbia) I seriously doubt anyone is going to go through the trouble of taking bolt cutters to the the lock. Anyway, I just got the chain and that lock is just one I had around the house. It will probabally be replaced soon enough. And its not like I'm lockin up a team bike with decals that shout "steal me!".

But you are right, it could use a new lock
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