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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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    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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    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.

    PJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjbaz
    Pictures? I'm curious of this lock.

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

    last pic on the page...

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    Thanks!

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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!

    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha_de_go!

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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!

    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
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

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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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    That's why you have to wrap it in inner tube or a similar rubber type housing.

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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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