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Anti-Theft Fasteners?

Old 02-05-12, 11:28 PM
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Anti-Theft Fasteners?

Does anyone use the various harder-to-undo fasteners or tricky hacks to protect wheels, seatpost, seat, etc from theft? PitLocks for skewers, Torx heads for pinch bolts, Allen bolt heads with ball bearing glued into them (how do you do this in, and still remove the ball when needed)?

Do you think it is worth doing?

If I didn't have to remove my front wheel to lock it in the U-lock, it would be convenient. Ditto leaving a Brooks on the errand bike.
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They all work to keep honest people honest, as they say.
For the ball bearing thing, using silicone or beeswax to hold the ball bearing in is easier than glue, but less secure, obviously.
Pitlock makes a complete kit, I think, that includes wheel skewers, seatpost bolt, etc, though it's not cheap - about $150+ IIRC.
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Portland like Eugene? there is a traffic in stolen bike stuff..
Ebay is a stripped bike emporium.
Pitlock is more sophisticated than Pin Head or delta skewers .

Folding bike sales are gaining .. enhanced by their acceptability to take it inside.
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I have the Pitlock system on my LHT. I decided to lock the wheels, fork stem, brakes (not just one side, I purchased another optional break set to lock all four brake bolts), and the seatpost. Unfortunately the seat post clamp wasn't compatable with the Pitlock so I purchased the Constricter clamp and had the bolt machined with a pin placed in the center. The machine shop provided me with an wrench to fit the bolt and even machined the multitool wrench to fit it as well. I then did the same to the bolt that hold the seat on to the clamp. Brooks are too expensive to mess around with, ya know.

If you want your bolts machined, the machine shop is Peerless Pattern & Machine Co. Inc. Lafayette Indiana 765 447-7719
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