Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

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Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby clackers » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:59 am

"When we came out, my bike was there and his was gone. He was devastated. “I didn’t even want another ­bicycle,” he said. “There’s a grieving process. It’s like replacing a pet the next day.”

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by BNA » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:37 am

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Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:37 am

The TiGR is not new, it's been around for a few years now.

And I have no doubt about how difficult it would be to cut - it took me twenty minutes to hacksaw the ends off my paper-thin Ti handlebars.

The weak point of any lock is the closure, but this one looks pretty sound.

I would have bought one a couple of years ago if it wasn't so bloody ugly.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby clackers » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:04 am

RonK wrote:

I would have bought one a couple of years ago if it wasn't so bloody ugly.


Fashionistas - donating their Pinarellos to thieves for years! :-)
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Mark Kelly » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:50 am

RonK wrote:And I have no doubt about how difficult it would be to cut - it took me twenty minutes to hacksaw the ends off my paper-thin Ti handlebars.



Get a new hacksaw blade, the one you've got is blunt.

Ti isn't hard to cut if your tools are sharp. 6Al4V is normally around 36 HRC, tool steel is 60.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:11 pm

Mark Kelly wrote:
RonK wrote:And I have no doubt about how difficult it would be to cut - it took me twenty minutes to hacksaw the ends off my paper-thin Ti handlebars.



Get a new hacksaw blade, the one you've got is blunt.

Nope, it was a brand new 32tpi high speed blade I bought specifically for the job.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:45 pm

RonK wrote:
Mark Kelly wrote:Get a new hacksaw blade, the one you've got is blunt.
Nope, it was a brand new 32tpi high speed blade I bought specifically for the job.

Maybe it was just a limp wrist then? :D

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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:55 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
RonK wrote:
Mark Kelly wrote:Get a new hacksaw blade, the one you've got is blunt.
Nope, it was a brand new 32tpi high speed blade I bought specifically for the job.

Maybe it was just a limp wrist then? :D

Sorry.. I'll show myself out...

Hehe - what I really needed was your cutting wit. :lol:
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Nobody » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:57 pm

I don't think an angle grinder will be able to tell the difference.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby blkmcs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:59 pm

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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:16 pm

blkmcs wrote:


Fwwooar... something about that jung fräulein Frederika wielding a pair of bolt cutters.

You guys can keep your mademoiselles & limp baguettes. Give me a German girl any day.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby il padrone » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Well I think that just wiped the TiGr marketing campaign :o
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:34 pm

Hey RonK, maybe you should've let Frederika use your new hacksaw blade on them Ti Bars? :D :D
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby zero » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:36 pm

I'll stick with my abus d-lock thanks!
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Tim » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:41 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Fwwooar... something about that jung fräulein Frederika wielding a pair of bolt cutters.

You guys can keep your mademoiselles & limp baguettes. Give me a German girl any day.


She looks more like a psychopathic emasculator to me . :D
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:41 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Hey RonK, maybe you should've let Frederika use your new hacksaw blade on them Ti Bars? :D :D

No way - I wouldn't let her anywhere near my bike. :lol:
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby clackers » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:03 pm

HappyHumber wrote:

You guys can keep your mademoiselles & limp baguettes. Give me a German girl any day.


Good ol' national stereotypes.

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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:08 pm

Well that's that for that. Never ride your Ti frames in fields of chopsaws kiddies.

Seriously, wonder if Ti would make a better shackle in a Granit or similar?
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:14 pm

clackers wrote:Good ol' national stereotypes.


Too right. I thought "Allo Allo" was produced by the same people who bought you Lonely Planet travel guides
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Nobody » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Seriously, wonder if Ti would make a better shackle in a Granit or similar?
If Abus could make a better lock in Ti, I'm sure they would be selling it currently. This is one area where steel is truly real.
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby Marto » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:51 am

At first glance, I read the thread title as "Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Socks" :shock:

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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Nobody wrote:This is one area where steel is truly real.

Hmmmmm. Perhaps you mean steal is truly real.

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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby KenGS » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:35 am

Just be careful not to park your bike next to a powerpoint with the lock clamped in a vice :P
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby rkelsen » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:09 am

So, basically if someone wants your bike enough to steal it, you should consider it gone.

Locks only exist to keep honest people honest.

The trick is to own stuff that nobody wants... :lol:
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:52 am

rkelsen wrote:So, basically if someone wants your bike enough to steal it, you should consider it gone.

Locks only exist to keep honest people honest.

The trick is to own stuff that nobody wants... :lol:

Nope - you don't need locks for honest people.

Locks deter opportunist thieves. With the right tools, knowledge and determination, any lock can be defeated.

I guess it depends where you leave your bike, but is it common for even the well equipped thief to carry an angle grinder or 36" bolt cutters?
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Re: Titanium vs Steel Fight Spreads To Locks

Postby RonK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:56 am

KenGS wrote:Just be careful not to park your bike next to a powerpoint with the lock clamped in a vice :P

Like most power tools, cordless angle grinders are common and can be obtained for nothing from many household garages and sheds.
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