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Chain vs U lock

Old 11-07-07, 02:29 PM
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Chain vs U lock

Hey all!

I know there are loads of threads on here about bike security, but couldnt find anything about this.

I want the very best security for my beloved bike as it is left outside work everyday.

I plan to get a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit lock, but which is the most secure? the U lock or the chain? (Theyre both level 12 on Kryptonites site).

I dont care about weight or practicality etc.

Just want the lock that is more secure.

Cheers in advance,

mike
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Old 11-07-07, 02:33 PM
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A properly used U-lock is more secure as there are far fewer places to attack it.
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Old 11-07-07, 02:42 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^agree, the U lock generally is less versatile, but is harder to kill. Both chain and u-lock would be outstanding protection, if you really are serious about keeping your bike locked out and safe.
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Old 11-07-07, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeweeks View Post
I dont care about weight or practicality etc.

Just want the lock that is more secure.
U-Lock.
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Old 11-07-07, 05:47 PM
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You need two different sets of tools to defeat each kind. The tools thieves use on a chain aren't effective on a u-lock, the reverse is true. Taking both ensures that anyone packing only one flavour probably won't be able to beat both locks.

If I were to choose just one out of the two, for whatever reason, it would be the U-lock. Power tools and jacks are not inconspicuous. Chains are easier to cut with more discretion.
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Old 11-07-07, 09:37 PM
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As a side note, are you using any really valuable components (peddles, seat, etc.)? If so, a small lock for each one might be in order if your leaving you bike out for more then a couple hours. It pretty easy to steal a nice carbon seat.
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Old 11-07-07, 09:48 PM
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Get both.
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Old 11-08-07, 01:16 AM
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In before "just buying time"!
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Old 11-08-07, 01:39 AM
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Utilize both since the enemy of thieves is time-at-the-crime-scene.
As mentioned, they're likely not hauling around all the tools they need to steal a bicycle with two types of security. Good luck!
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