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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:03 pm 
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Anyone know the best product to create a wall bracket that I can lock my bikes to?

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Any standard anchor point should do the trick:

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http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/29074661 ... pla&crdt=0


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:06 pm 
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So ok being a dufus...but what stops the bolts being undone once its bolted down?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:39 pm 
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I've got some Oxford brackets. What stops you undoing the bolts? You hammer a ballbearing into the hex socket. Some come with security bolts which require a famcy bolt specific torckx type key


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Ahh ok seen the ball bearing method...I guess a blob of araldite or similar would do too?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Re the torks type 'security bolts. The keys to undo them are widely available to every man and his dog, so every criminal and pikey has one.
I've started using a break off type now, they have a false head for a socket which breaks off, leaving a dome shaped plain head, when you get it to a certain torque.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:06 pm 
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I'd suggest if it is possible to hang the bikes up high before locking them.It makes a thieves job much more difficult if the lock is difficult to get to in the first place :? ,i dont mean 10' or anything,just high enough to make things trickier.I think it would be rather difficult to twist or lever something off if youve not got both feet on the ground and will most likely be attempting to balance on something


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:44 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
I'd suggest if it is possible to hang the bikes up high before locking them.It makes a thieves job much more difficult if the lock is difficult to get to in the first place :? ,i dont mean 10' or anything,just high enough to make things trickier.I think it would be rather difficult to twist or lever something off if youve not got both feet on the ground and will most likely be attempting to balance on something


Hmm interesting but the ceiling of the garage is prob only 8 feet from the floor!...Maybe I could dig out a "secret cellar" in the garage floor!

The bikes are insured as extra items on my house insurance, but as we all know its not about the money...Its about keeping what we have as I don't think I would be able to replace some of my bikes! :(


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Re the torks type 'security bolts. The keys to undo them are widely available to every man and his dog, so every criminal and pikey has one.
I've started using a break off type now, they have a false head for a socket which breaks off, leaving a dome shaped plain head, when you get it to a certain torque.


Now that sounds more promising where did you get those type of bolts?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Keeping things up of the floor also makes it much harder to use bolt crops, as with thicker chains and shackles, people put one handle on the floor and lean on the other:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC3hFr8p2ck


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