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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-11-07, 12:30 PM   #1
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wouldnt this chain break easily?


http://www.hypebeast.com/2007/07/sup...gn-bike-chain/

i admit my "fashion over function" tendencies has peaked my interest a little bit, and the first edition was heavy as all get out, but wouldnt this aluminum chain lock just get snapped like a twig with a pair of bolt cutters? the weight difference would be nice, but at probably $100+ and the lack of durability i would assume this is geared toward japanese market(less theft)?

does anyone know how something like this would hold up?
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Old 07-11-07, 12:34 PM   #2
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looks like the thing would be chewed through
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Old 07-11-07, 12:37 PM   #3
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Wow, and aluminum bike chain! That looks like a supremely stuped way to end up with Fragments of chain all over the side of the road. not thanks.
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Wow, and aluminum bike chain! That looks like a supremely stuped way to end up with Fragments of chain all over the side of the road. not thanks.
Yeah
Probably the same marketing genius that named the "Anchor" NJS bike also named this chain.
Totally useless if you want to lock it up securely
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Old 07-11-07, 12:49 PM   #5
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For most areas in Japan that lock would be fine. For no area in NY would that lock be fine.
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make a black sleeve for it, and write fuggetaboutitsnotalumlock and ppl will think its not alum
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FINALLY. Now I don't have to carry around heavy hardened locks or chains. Why didn't someone think of "lightweight" security before?

I have an even better idea, though. Why not just use a plastic zip-tie? Those are like 5 grams. BEST SECURITY EVER!
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God I hate Supreme and the culture that surrounds this ****.

What an expensive way to make sure your bike is stolen.
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Old 07-11-07, 01:06 PM   #9
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The worst part: It's barely even viable as a weapon.
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I have an even better idea, though. Why not just use a plastic zip-tie? Those are like 5 grams. BEST SECURITY EVER!
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string em together, should be pretty tough, and then you still have the sweet blue.
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Old 07-11-07, 01:15 PM   #11
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furthermore, why did they drown kermit in a jar of ants?

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FINALLY. Now I don't have to carry around heavy hardened locks or chains. Why didn't someone think of "lightweight" security before?

I have an even better idea, though. Why not just use a plastic zip-tie? Those are like 5 grams. BEST SECURITY EVER!
When I was in college, a guy parked his bike across all the racks to the building, rather than use the wheel slot. I ziptied his bike together.
-spokes to chainstay
-spokes to seatstay
-rim to seattube
-through the chain
-brakes together
-rim to fork

i think he had fun .
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^it would have been even funnier if you threw a u lock on his bike for a day or two
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For most areas in Japan that lock would be fine. For no area in NY would that lock be fine.
Agreed. We just came back from a Tokyo tour where the aluminum Mini-U was considered on the heavy side of security. We brought a few back for personal use, as it makes for a good secondary wheel lock.
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I'm currently designing a bike chain lock made of 24k gold.
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Agreed. We just came back from a Tokyo tour where the aluminum Mini-U was considered on the heavy side of security. We brought a few back for personal use, as it makes for a good secondary wheel lock.
Yeah, sucks though because I can't leave my Hentai Tentacle **** vids out without some serious hardened ulock and chain... I use the Sheldon Brown method to lock up my Hentai!
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aluminum for a chain is a joke. it would be SOOO easy to cut. a pair of wire cutters, not even big bolt cutters could probably go through that.

steel link chain is already easy enough to pop with bolt cutters...
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Is it NJS?

Sorry, I had to.
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just carry a welding rig and weld your steel frame to the nearest lamppost or whatever you find.. easy... if you can also oxy cut it off, then you can get home too..
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Rule 1 when buying bike locks/chains: Don't buy something that would get broken and stolen just locked up to a bike rack by itself.
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Well, at least they are stiff and don't flex!
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When I was in college, a guy parked his bike across all the racks to the building, rather than use the wheel slot. I ziptied his bike together.
-spokes to chainstay
-spokes to seatstay
-rim to seattube
-through the chain
-brakes together
-rim to fork

i think he had fun .
I'd be pissed, cause i wouldn't have had anything to cut them with. Also, I ALWAYS locked my bike like that (ofcourse only if there was space). I hated seeing other people push on bikes, or even sit on them using the wheel to support it.... I figured locking the frame next to the rack was the only way to prevent bent wheels.

With that said. Anywhere I lock up, any lock would probably work. It's the hassle (to the theif) of it being locked, and not simply grab and ride... not really how strong the lock is.
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So you could, essentially, take away all of the available spots for someone else to lock up their bike? That seems like a pretty dick move in my opinion...
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So you could, essentially, take away all of the available spots for someone else to lock up their bike? That seems like a pretty dick move in my opinion...
There's a guy that used to lock up like that in front of the grocery near my apartment. I put my ride on the opposite side of the rack and locked it through the rack to his bike. That was the dick move, if ever there was one. He was kinda pissed when I came back out and he was standing there waiting for me to unlock his bike from mine.
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