Locking skewers,any good ones ?

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  1. Banatean

    Banatean New Member

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    Call me paranoid...,but i want to make our bikes "theft proof" as much as posible.Since i already bought Cryptonite's top of the line "U" locks (NY 3000) and their chain as well (Fahgetaboudit) i thought of buying their skewer set as well.I read a review where a guy said that they stripp very easily...(kinda funny because they are made right here in Edmonton,Alberta-Canada) if overtorqued,plus they rust too (they were supposed to be "stainless steel").So now i'm confused big time...
    Somebody mentioned Gonzo brand but i can't find their locking skewer set,also Pit Lock out of Germany have some stuff but i can't understand german...unless somebody wants to translate for me...(www.pitlock.de).
    Mass confussion
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  2. Banatean

    Banatean New Member

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    Like my other posting in MB,so i guess nobody locks up their bike completely ?,i wanna get a set of PIT LOCK locking skewers (Made in Germany) but i can't find anyone that sells them in US or Canada,can anybody help here ?
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  4. Banatean

    Banatean New Member

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    Thank you.
     
  5. SCEhardt

    SCEhardt New Member

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    I just purchased some locking skewers from http://www.veratomic.com and they seem to be very good! I like the way they keep the quick-release design which I feel holds a wheel on better than a screw-on type.
     
  6. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    Remember that a locking skewer only secures the fron wheel to the fork.
    I saw a thief in action, in Chicago, with just a Allen wrench remove the front wheel and fork as a unit. At first I thought he was just tightening his brake cable. I then watched him unbolt the stem and realized that he was in process of stealing fork and front wheel as a unit. The bicycle involved has a threadless fork.
    I was able to get the police to catch him before he got away.
    In this situation I later talked to the owner who didn't want to take the time to lock the front wheel to the fame. He was using the Kryptonite locking skewer.
     
  7. Urbanbike

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    I have recently (March 2006) become an authorized PITLOCK dealer for exactly the reason you stated. I import in quantity so I can offer them at prices that are at least reasonable to US and Canadian bikers.

    My site URL is in my profile.
     
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