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Question on Quick Releases(6 posts)

Question on Quick Releasesmapei boy
Dec 8, 2003 3:18 PM
Is there an anti-theft model of hub quick release? Is there a model where, say, you can remove the lever and carry it in your pocket, to discourage casual wheel thieves?
re: Question on Quick Releasesrussw19
Dec 8, 2003 3:36 PM
Kryptonite makes a set that has a series of indents that are specific to the "key" part of the quick release. I saw them on a customer's bike at the bike shop... I wasn't that impressed, but it's a deterent. I would say to get a set of the 5mm allen wrench release Control Tech Skerwers instead. The Kryptonite ones were very heavy steel and quite bulky. Just use allen wrench release bolts.... it's a deterent as well, but nothing is anymore secure that I have seen. If you could get a grip on the Kryptonite design, they will come off. I wouldn't say I have ever seen anything that is really anti-theft... just some that are not as opportunistic as quick releases. If you ever notice, bikes with bolt on wheels rarely have the wheels stolen. Maybe because bolt on wheels generally suck, but I think they just aren't that easy a target.

cheap wheels and bolt-onslaffeaux
Dec 8, 2003 3:52 PM
I agree that bolt on wheels are the best deterent. On my commuter (it's a fixed gear), I have a nice rear wheel that is bolt on. My front is a cheap wheel with an old Simplex QR on it to make it even less desirable.

The down side of the bolt ons is that you need to cary a 12mm wrench with you in case of a flat.
re: How about Veratomic on the Hot Deals Page (nm)markkar
Dec 8, 2003 3:52 PM
ebay has something listedB2
Dec 8, 2003 5:10 PM

They look kind of cheesy though.
Thanks everybody nmmapei boy
Dec 8, 2003 6:16 PM