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How to make sure your bike is securely locked.

How do I make sure that my bike is secure? I am often out on my bike so need something I can lock it up with when I stop but I also want to make sure it is safe at home. Do you have any suggestions? Whether you have a top racing bike or the […]

What is the best type of chain for a closed shackle padlock?

A closed shackle padlock offers a lot more protection from bolt cutter and saw attacks but it does restrict the space for any fittings. However, this does not mean you cannot use a chain. You need a good quality hardened steel chain which comes with one of the end links longer than the other. This […]

The shackle comes out of my lock, how can I prevent people from losing it?

If you buy a very good closed shackle padlock then the shackle itself will come fully out of the body when unlocked. This if because the guards or shrouds around the shackle (U Bar) must extend high enough, and all the way around, to prevent bolt cutters from accessing the shackle. As a result there […]