Originally Posted by gobby1095
I live in NYC and will soon be receiving a kilo tt. Im thinking of getting a kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit three foot chain & lock to lock the back wheel and frame, and an old but pretty sturdy onguard U lock for the front wheel. Is this a good plan? Overkill or not enough? Should I go for the 2 minis instead?
I'm in New York as well. I've gotten by seven years with the same kryptonite NY chain + OnGuard mini-U for the wheel. Granted my bike's not very coveted (repainted frame, decent wheels, nothing spectacular) but it's worked this far. And like spcialzdspksman said just make sure the U's small; all else being equal, they're harder to defeat.
As for two minis, it's probably safe enough but not as versatile. I constantly find myself places where the only option to lock is a street light, and no one's locked to it because U-locks won't get around it. You can even chain to fire hydrants if you cinch it tight under the nozzles.
Look up the user CaptainCropper on Youtube, they've got a bunch of videos of them snapping chains with bolt cutters. They use a pair 4' long leveraged against the ground with their full weight for close to a minute to cut some of the chains. Their point was that these chains can be quickly defeated but it gave me more confidence in mine.