- Where to get some thick chain
I have a couple of bikes in the garage which are shackled to each other (many locks) and a ground anchor but its a bit of a pain unlocking everything to get to which ever bike i require. So i have created more room in the garage now so i can lock them down separately. I like my ground anchor solution but could do with some heavier guage chain, where is the cheapest place to get some thick chain? I could use a d lock but I find they just aren’t long enough.Posted 3 years agoandysredminiMember
I was looking a while back and found a local manufacturer who would sell direct.Posted 3 years ago
They make all sorts of chain including high security bike/motorbike lock chains.
You can then cover them in an inner tube to protect the bikes.
Might be worth seeing if you have somewhere similar local to you.molgripsSubscriber
Elite security supplies are selling those garage door blocker things. Stick a long enough bar through that big loop (or through the tube if those end caps come off) and it’ll be useless, as mine was.
I’m not sure I’d trust their opinion on what’s secure.
My Almax chains are supported by rope from the ceiling because the anchor is in the floor.Posted 3 years ago
As much as i would like one of the chains from securityforbikes they are way out of my wallet range. I know you shouldnt skimp on this but money is tight and i realise this is only ever going to be a deterrant rather than something that will stop them. I have other measures in place which will hopefully stop them trying.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Sad fact is, most bike chains, even most highly approved/thatcham secure etc chains, are more inconvenience to the owner than they are to a competent thief. IMO it’s basically a massive scam. Almax, securityforbikes, some squire and englishchainco chains are decent. And there’s that kryptonite with teh hexagonal lock that’s impossible to cut with new bolt cutter blades (but easy with older, worn ones). New york? Fahgeddabadit?
Maybe a really big, cheap chain, 19mm+ links? Wider links are genuinely immune to many sorts of attacks just because they’re too big for the tools. And even a soft steel gets to be troublesome to cut when there’s a lot of it. Other attacks will work but it’d take more time and that’s always the balance- most bikes are inadequately secured so every minute they spend breaking your chain is a minute they didn’t have to spend in someone else’s garage with unlocked bikes.Posted 3 years agobensalesMember
I’ll buy anything as long as it’s got a Sold Secure Gold tag on it. Cheaper the better.
My insurance will only pay out if I can provide either a key for, or a broken, Sold Secure Gold lock or chain. So given a good thief will have the bike if they really want it, all I care about is the insurance paying out and a deterrent for a casual scrote.Posted 3 years ago
That lifting chain sounds ideal, will look in to that,thanks.
I have experience of a capable thief and poor chains, 3 bikes have gone over recent years from various locations. I just want something to look meaty and may be stop the non bolt cropper carrying thief. I have a 19mm d lock which seems to be the minimum size required to stop most bolt croppers apart from very large ones. If it looks like trouble then may be they will move along although if they have got through all my other measures then i guess nothing short of a nuclear bunker will stop them. The bikes are not really worth a lot in monetary value but priceless to me.Posted 3 years ago
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