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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 12-11-03, 11:17 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to make those seat locks?

I've seen people use old chains to lock their seats in so people dont steal them. Anyone know how to do this?
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Old 12-11-03, 11:41 PM   #2
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it's as easy as getting a length of old chain and a chain tool to crop and close it. lots of guys use a piece of plastic tubing around the chain so it doesn't make noise or nick up your frame.

if you don't want to buy the tools/supplies, most nyc bike shops will do this in about 2 minutes for around $5.
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Old 12-12-03, 06:57 AM   #3
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What do people do with stolen seatposts?
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All you need is !1. Old Chain 2. Tape and old inner tube
3. Chain tool.

Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to do.
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Pictures? I'm curious of this lock.

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Old 12-12-03, 01:23 PM   #6
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Pictures? I'm curious of this lock.

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http://www.bikecult.com/works/archiv...bianchiPP.html

last pic on the page...
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Old 12-12-03, 07:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the picture... but that seems stupid to me... A chain tool and 10 more seconds and the seat/post would be gone anyway!

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What do people do with stolen seatposts?
looking at some of the prices here...
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...query=seatpost
I'd say they sell them, silly!

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Thanks for the picture... but that seems stupid to me... A chain tool and 10 more seconds and the seat/post would be gone anyway!
Maybe, but it should stop the casual thief and perhaps delay a more setious one long enough for you to come charging out of the store brandishing a baguette
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i am sure the chain would rattle and make noise and scratch the frame. i think that would drive me nuts
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Old 12-14-03, 11:56 AM   #11
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That's why you have to wrap it in inner tube or a similar rubber type housing.
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Old 12-14-03, 02:54 PM   #12
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I was at a frat party (don't ask) and they had a big box of stuff they had stolen. Seats w/posts, cds, movies, remote controls, batteries, oven knobs and more. I grabbed a bunch of the seats and gave 'em to kozy's bike shop. Also drew on their frat pics. If your seatlock isn't a keg tapper it should stop the average frat jock
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