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Old 04-20-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default American equivalent to Almax Chain?

looking for just that. If you dont already know about the almax series 3 chain it is one of the best 16mm chains available for bike security, being non cropable. The chain costs a ton to be shipped from the UK, they gota have something like this in the US of same quality.

anyone know?
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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What link pitch? Is that a Regina or a US Tsubaki brand?
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:07 AM   #3
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It's a security chain, right, for locking the bike?
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #4
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yea... i kinda explained that. its a chain made in the UK. best availible, unfortunately I think its the only availible of that quality... which was my question. any other like that in US?
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:30 AM   #5
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I've never seen anything particularly noteworthy on that front. When I lived on the boat and parked the HD in the lot, I had a giant anchor chain wrapped around a piling with a Kryptonite bike lock. It survived two theft attempts before I got a storage unit. But, it was not portable. I've got a cable lock I carry on road trips, but it could be cut with the right tool.

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Old 04-22-2010, 05:59 AM   #6
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I found a couple chains in the USA with locks with google.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #7
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It doesn't matter what kind of cable/chain you use.

If they REALLY want the bike, they'll get it.

However, tying a bike down does makes your bike a bit harder to steal than the unlocked one next to it.
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Interesting...the UK has a ****load of m/c lock setups, but the US market is pretty slim. However, after exhaustive reasearch, (I pinged the folkers at Knee Draggers) I have found what is clearly the best bike lock available without a prescription:

Abus Granit City X-Plus 1060 Chain Lock - KneeDraggers.com

It looks every similar in configuration to the Almax M4. Too big for cutters, hardened against saws, helpless against a hot chick with a big tank of Freon strapped on her back.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:25 AM   #9
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Nothing will stop a pick-up truck and four burly rip-off types from just picking your bike up and throwing it in the back.

A pad-eye type locking device bolted to the ground might slow them down, but if you're not around, and you bike is all alone, it's history.

I've found that riding an '82 KZ750 is the best bike theft prevention. Even leaving the keys in it produces no results.
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I've never seen anything particularly noteworthy on that front. When I lived on the boat and parked the HD in the lot, I had a giant anchor chain wrapped around a piling with a Kryptonite bike lock. It survived two theft attempts before I got a storage unit. But, it was not portable. I've got a cable lock I carry on road trips, but it could be cut with the right tool.

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Those cable-locks can be cut disturbingly-fast with a simple hacksaw......
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