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Old 02-19-09, 01:10 PM
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You have to match the security precautions to the threat. If you ride fancy wheels you need good security such as pitlocs. If you ride bog standard hybrid wheels you need to prevent people messing with your QR and even removing the skewer.
You should always lock your wheels through the frame to the imovable object/bike parking rack.
When I commuted in Lonon I used a solid axle with track nuts (big nuts with integral washer). It prevents casual messing around, it gives off a "low-rent" vibe and if your bike is parked against a railing, it prevents wheel removal.
In my current commute I use simple 5-sided key skewers to foil kids.
I wouldnt use those general purpose security nuts. Axle nuts need to be quite tight to work.
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