Parking in town for a little while - What security?

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Parking in town for a little while - What security?

Post by Deus » Jul 17th, '08, 10:15

As I still have a couple weeks before I get my bike, I'm just trying to order all the stuff I need regarding security.

I feel confident that my bike is pretty secure when it's parked in my garage, but I was wondering what most of you do when you park your bike in town (for whatever reason).

Do you always chain it to something? What chain?
Are disk locks + immobiliser enough?

Living around Bath so not overly paranoid about theft, but better safe than sorry. Crime statistics say that in 2007 there were 6 vehicle thefts in the area, and obviously I don't want to be one of those 6. Cheers.

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Re: Parking in town for a little while - What security?

Post by Deus » Jul 17th, '08, 10:40

Hmm, couldn't find the edit button...

Anyway, I'm fairly certain I'll be getting an Almax chain.. http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/ ... /p-69-123/

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Post by Funky » Jul 17th, '08, 15:05

If my bike is parked up anywhere outside for quite a while I'll use my abus granite chain, wrapping it around the wheel and swing arm, preferably to something off the ground. It also hasa thatcham alarm/immobiliser.
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Post by Deus » Jul 17th, '08, 17:02

Funky wrote:If my bike is parked up anywhere outside for quite a while I'll use my abus granite chain, wrapping it around the wheel and swing arm, preferably to something off the ground. It also hasa thatcham alarm/immobiliser.
What alarm specifically if I may ask?
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Re: Parking in town for a little while - What security?

Post by BladeMan » Jul 18th, '08, 00:10

I just just use an alarmed disc lock.

But then again I did have my last bike nicked from out side my house with one fitted.

now my new bike is kept in a garage and anchored down with an oxford chain. but if I'm just popping in town to goto the bank or somthing I just use the disc lock.

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Post by Funky » Jul 18th, '08, 11:36

Deus wrote:
Funky wrote:If my bike is parked up anywhere outside for quite a while I'll use my abus granite chain, wrapping it around the wheel and swing arm, preferably to something off the ground. It also hasa thatcham alarm/immobiliser.
What alarm specifically if I may ask?
i think it is an acumen
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Post by Deus » Jul 18th, '08, 13:34

Funky wrote:
Deus wrote:
Funky wrote:If my bike is parked up anywhere outside for quite a while I'll use my abus granite chain, wrapping it around the wheel and swing arm, preferably to something off the ground. It also hasa thatcham alarm/immobiliser.
What alarm specifically if I may ask?
i think it is an acumen
Yeah, I see the one.. £300 fitted though. Worth it?
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Re: Parking in town for a little while - What security?

Post by Funky » Jul 18th, '08, 23:47

its a decent one, i like the fact that to arm it properly for movement you have to press the button otherwise it eventually beeps to notify it's in a service mode. The last data tool I had armed itself after 15 seconds, a nightmare at the pumps.
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