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Old 08-12-10, 02:54 AM
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She Came Back With Broken 42" Bolt Cutters - Abus 1 Theves 0 - With Pics

A friend of mine has been using an old Abus chain of mine for awhile. I don't have a use for it, and I'm more than happy let let her have it on permanent loan.

She just stopped by to show me what she found attached to the chain after a few drinks at the local pub. Thankfully she had the good sense to know that I'd love to see the broken bolt cutters and lugged them home for me. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.










The lock is an Abus City Chain 1010 with 9mm links. https://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?Scree...=4003318125287
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Win!

To catch the thieves put the bike back as bait and watch for their return.

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Very cool!
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Abus FTW. I'm sure they want their boltcutters back for warranty replacement...
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Haha! Now that is satisfying!
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Woww serious torque here !!
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Is that a knock-off brand bolt cutter?

There's videos of people breaking abus (and krypto) chains with bolt cutters that size fairly easily, guess that pair had been worn out from thieving other people's bikes.
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Be nice if the thieves left a little blood from knocking their face after the bolt cutters broke
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At the thieves:

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Cool! Any damage to the lock?
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Very nice!
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Cool. I want to see the chain, that must have been a monster...
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Cool. I want to see the chain, that must have been a monster...
See the link below the pics, at the end of the first post.

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See the link below the pics, at the end of the first post.

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I think he wants to see the chain that was attempted on. I want to see it too. Good work!
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Cool! Any damage to the lock?
Surprisingly there was no damage to the chain. There were just a few surface scratches. I didn't take a photo as the chain is covered in an old inner-tube and I'd have to rip it to get a proper photo.

If I see her in the near future I'll ask for the chain to try and take a photo of it, but there really isn't much to see.
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
Surprisingly there was no damage to the chain. There were just a few surface scratches. I didn't take a photo as the chain is covered in an old inner-tube and I'd have to rip it to get a proper photo.

If I see her in the near future I'll ask for the chain to try and take a photo of it, but there really isn't much to see.
That's ok, glad to hear it worked out like that!
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Awesome.
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Awesome. However, the bolt cutters look a tad abused.
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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
See the link below the pics, at the end of the first post.

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Thanks. Holy smokes, that baby is like $150... it better be good.
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Awesome. However, the bolt cutters look a tad abused.
Jaa, I'm sure they've been used to steal quite a few bikes.
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$100 USD is not a bad insurance policy.
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Be nice if the thieves left a little blood from knocking their face after the bolt cutters broke
Or maybe smashed their knuckles together between the handles when it failed. Thanks Ziemas and Abus.
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Did you send those pics and the story to Abus? They might be interested in them.
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Good one!

I have one of the short 1010 chains that I retired, perhaps prematurely.
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Those are without a doubt the crappiest bolt cutters I've ever seen. I buy some tools from Harbor Freight, but bolt cutters are the wrong thing to buy there.

I'd be surprised if the chain stood up to some Ridgid cutters. Or if they couldn't cut it, it would just wreck the (replaceable) jaws, not break the lever arm.
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