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Arms race between the cyclist and thief continues. Tilt's towards thief.....

Old 04-08-08, 08:56 AM
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Arms race between the cyclist and thief continues. Tilt's towards thief.....

https://toolmonger.com/2008/04/07/pre...ter/#more-9621



Cuts through a 1/2" bolt in under five seconds. Wonder how it would do on a fahgettaboudit chain?
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Originally Posted by bizzz111 View Post
Cuts through a 1/2" bolt in under five seconds. Wonder how it would do on a fahgettaboudit chain?
The ETS12 can cut grade 8 bolts, threaded rod, grade 40 rebar, steel rod, ground rods, copper and aluminum cable, guy strand, aircraft cable, and other mild steel.


With Krypto's boron-manganese steel chain and hardened steel lock, I don't think this tool has much of a chance.
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There's a hell of a lot of difference between a #2 bolt and a hardened chain. Try both with a hand held bolt cutter; it's the difference between butter and, perhaps, a bit of wood with a knife. You can get through the latter but it'll take a while, the former isn't even a challenge.

You can get through a 1/2" bolt with a bolt cutter in 5 seconds too. This is just easier to pocket while walking around town.
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Not everyone uses a Krypto/Abus/Onguard chain. For people who don't, that tool would make stealing bikes super easy.
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This is why I park next to bikes that are either less protected than mine, or much, much nicer.
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I got a Bike Friday Tikit this X'mas and not only has it turned out to be a really fun bike to ride, but it has made worrying about bike theft a thing of the past. I just fold up my bike and take it in with me wherever I go.
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heh, then I just found this:

https://www.smarthome.com/81011.html

The race continues unabated!!!
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I got a Bike Friday Tikit this X'mas and not only has it turned out to be a really fun bike to ride, but it has made worrying about bike theft a thing of the past. I just fold up my bike and take it in with me wherever I go.
I love folders but I'm still waiting for one that won't totally suck for my hill-ridden 30-mile RT.
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Originally Posted by bizzz111 View Post
heh, then I just found this:

https://www.smarthome.com/81011.html

The race continues unabated!!!
Ummm what good would that do? The braided cable you'd have to use with it would be much easier to cut than the lock's hasp anyways.
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Someone needs to invent a bike alarm.

And it needs to summon Optimus Prime when your bike is being jacked.
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Originally Posted by Bdaisies View Post
Someone needs to invent a bike alarm.

And it needs to summon Optimus Prime when your bike is being jacked.
Well you could cut out the middleman and have the bike turn into Optimus Prime when the lock gets messed with.
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
This is why I park next to bikes that are either less protected than mine, or much, much nicer.
The new commuter I park next to rides a Huffy and uses two Fahgettaboutit locks. I am not going to try and out do them. Crazy, I kid you not. I think the locks cost quite a bit more than their bike.

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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
Ummm what good would that do? The braided cable you'd have to use with it would be much easier to cut than the lock's hasp anyways.
theoretically, the motion of cutting the cable would set the alarm off.

It's actually motion activated. Which would be interesting if there was a whole bike rack full of these things.

Walk by, shake the rack a bit, and have 20 95db alarm locks going off at once.
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I'll see your bike alarm and raise you a cutting tool.
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Originally Posted by HopliteGrad View Post
I'll see your bike alarm and raise you a cutting tool.
I think I'll start a company that makes bike locks made out of space shuttle tiles.
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
I love folders but I'm still waiting for one that won't totally suck for my hill-ridden 30-mile RT.
My Tikit is only 8 speeds and I have no problem tackling the steepest hills around here. You can get it in 27 speeds if you need really high & low gears. They come if different sizes so you can match the TT on your regular bike.

You can fit drops or flat bars w/ bar ends - depending what you prefer.

Quite versatile.
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Originally Posted by Bdaisies View Post
Someone needs to invent a bike alarm.
At some of the grocery stores I've patronized there was a bicycle valet.

One of the kids hanging out in front of the store told me, "Mister, no need to lock your bike. I'll watch it." That's the kind of enterprising youth we need more of.

Sadly, I didn't have the extra money to afford of the tip or I might have availed myself of such a service.
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
At some of the grocery stores I've patronized there was a bicycle valet.

One of the kids hanging out in front of the store told me, "Mister, no need to lock your bike. I'll watch it." That's the kind of enterprising youth we need more of.

Sadly, I didn't have the extra money to afford of the tip or I might have availed myself of such a service.
Yeah... uh, did he have a uniform on, or just look hungry?
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Why use a bank, i will watch your money for you,that kid would be off down the road if you had handed your bike to him.
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Proposed new Cyclist law: (think Man law)
No more giving potential thieves ideas on tools to use to steal our bikes.
Cyclist law?
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Proposed new Cyclist law: (think Man law)
No more giving potential thieves ideas on tools to use to steal our bikes.
Cyclist law?
Now wait a minute, this is going to put a huge damper on the new Bike Thief forum they are about to put in.
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Originally Posted by randall t View Post
Why use a bank, i will watch your money for you,that kid would be off down the road if you had handed your bike to him.
hey, the kid who clint eastwood handed the reigns to never rode off with his horse, right?

I guess we just all need to be packing a couple six-shooters and the ability to shoot the hat of the nearest lee van cleef look alike.
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Originally Posted by Paul L. View Post
Now wait a minute, this is going to put a huge damper on the new Bike Thief forum they are about to put in.
Aaahhhhrrrrrrrgghhhh.... heart breaking can't focus..... must help felons
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Bike alarm? Try here:https://www.ducharmealarmsystems.com/
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Why use a bank, i will watch your money for you,that kid would be off down the road if you had handed your bike to him.
Of course he would have. It's been many decades since I was born yesterday.
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