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Genuine Oxford Heavy Duty Bike Chain - £15.59 (Del £2.99 if under £25) @ Cyclesuk.com

£15.59 @ Cycles UK
This retails for £29.99 and the next cheapest is at ChainReactionCycles for £28.99 which makes this a huge saving!! I got these in the next day after ordering too! Was looking for a good bike chai… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
This retails for £29.99 and the next cheapest is at ChainReactionCycles for £28.99 which makes this a huge saving!! I got these in the next day after ordering too!

Was looking for a good bike chain for my bike as my Kryptonite New York D-Lock can't reach any immoveable objects in the carpark.

So the next best thing is these bad boys! Very very heavy so not recommended for carrying it everywhere with you (I leave mine constantly locked to the post).

These are rated as SOLD SECURE SILVER despite what the picture says.
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#1
A previous post was posted about being able to get these for £12.99 from Argos but those were cheap copys and not these Genuine Oxford ones which is FAAARRRRRRRR better and that post got over 280degrees!!

- http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/398151/heavy-duty-chain-lock-12-24-half-pr/showthread.php?t=398151
#2
HOT FROM ME TOO!!

The locks used are ideal for disk locks too, if you don't fancy carrying the chain around with you all the time.

Good Find for a reputable brand.
#4


Couple of points on the video:

That's a different lock than the one on offer here, that's the old version with the round keys not the flat keys as in the deal photo.

The other thing is, if you look closely at the round pen he's using to get the lock to open, it looks like he's put slight grooves in it, just like an original key. The video doesn't prove it works to me, because if he has the original key (which he will have as he owns the lock), he can make the pen work like that by copying the grooves off the original key.

But as mentioned, it's a different lock.
#5
ive got this exact lock. im pleased as is very very strong( chain &lock) and it LOOKS a good deterent to a potential theif. my only gripe is the keys have failed to open the lock on two occasions . i was literally trying to open the lock but the keys just wouldnt turn and there not the most robust of keys..... got it to turn after about five minutes of trying . ive sprayed wd40 init and touch wood it hasnt happened again
#6
stefor
Couple of points on the video:

That's a different lock than the one on offer here, that's the old version with the round keys not the flat keys as in the deal photo.

The other thing is, if you look closely at the round pen he's using to get the lock to open, it looks like he's put slight grooves in it, just like an original key. The video doesn't prove it works to me, because if he has the original key (which he will have as he owns the lock), he can make the pen work like that by copying the grooves off the original key.

But as mentioned, it's a different lock.


Agreed, but this is the case with several bike locks like the old kryptonite range you can open them with a modified (sometimes unmodified) bic pen as well, so your bike thief would have one, but irrelevant any way as this is not this type of lock & so agreed this is a hot deal.
#7
cadmus
ive got this exact lock. im pleased as is very very strong( chain &lock) and it LOOKS a good deterent to a potential theif. my only gripe is the keys have failed to open the lock on two occasions . i was literally trying to open the lock but the keys just wouldnt turn and there not the most robust of keys..... got it to turn after about five minutes of trying . ive sprayed wd40 init and touch wood it hasnt happened again


That would be fun if the key broke in it!

You're better off buying some chain and a good external padlock from a hardware store - it would probably cost less anyway.
#8
I can confirm that this is the new flat keys version( I believe most decent lock manufacturers have stopped using round keys years ago) so that video posted above is wrong for this.

It is also 1m in length.
#9
Not with a barge pole, try Almax or Pragmasis Security instead.

Oxford locks are a bit of a joke amongst bikers.
#10
Link to the Oxford Bik Lock product page here

Looks like it is only BRONZE rated

http://www.oxford-shop.co.uk/usrimage/hd%20chain134.jpg
#11
Ive gone for 2 of these, more than enough for my bike and better than taking a guess at an unknown brand. The equivalent Almax is £100
#12
jazid
Link to the Oxford Bik Lock product page here

Looks like it is only BRONZE rated



I just looked at mine and both the lock and the packaging has a Secure Silver sticker not bronze. :thumbsup:
#13
I bought a big chain from these guys http://www.yanchor.com/ around a year ago, after i had read up on the security and how long it takes people to break it. Can't see the one i bought and they cost a bit more, but might be of use to someone
#14
If not one, then which ones good at a similar price?

Thanks
#15
silentsource
If not one, then which ones good at a similar price?

Thanks


You won't find another Sold Secure Silver chain for this price. :)
#16
A good deal if you want a chain, but remember that having a big long chain isn't necessarily better than a small D lock - if you have to lock against something really big that will fill the internal diameter of the chain then it will be reasonably secure. However, if there is slack in the chain or it rests against something solid when locked (like the floor or a wall) then a leverage-assisted attack will likely break the chain relatively quickly. Also as far as I can tell, this chain has 9.5mm links - at least 50% thinner than the real heavyweight chains and I can only assume considerably easier to cut.

I'm voting hot, as for the chain that you get it is a good price. Just wanted to make sure people know that as a chain it has limitations and may not be suitable for everyone.

More info here

http://www.londonfgss.com/thread17938.html#post563834

and here

http://sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html

Also I can't quote a source, but accepted wisdom is that you should spend 10-15% of your bike's total value on a lock for a good compromise between price and security.
#17
#18
th0r0n
Not with a barge pole, try Almax or Pragmasis Security instead.

Oxford locks are a bit of a joke amongst bikers.


Oxford have a massive range, probably is a joke if you want to pay £15.59 to protect a 8-10k motorbike, which many people do.

I challenge you to beat the Oxford Monster and other £100+ locks. You pays your money and takes your choice.

However, this is a great price for a good quality lock, I will be getting one for my push bike.

Voted HOT
#19
Hot from me, just what I needed. It will save me £3.50 in parking plus petrol so as long as my bike (which is worth around £165) doesn't get nicked more than once every 50 days then I will be ok :)

To get it up to free delivery I also bought this Cateye light set http://www.cyclesuk.com/164-525913 for £7.99 (reduced from £19.98) which I thought was a bargain, and some grease for £3.
#20
Ordered this 10 days ago when it was in stock. I am still waiting on delivery confirmation.
Pretty shocking that they haven't even sent a status update. I won't be buying from them in future.
#21
paulbrannan
Ordered this 10 days ago when it was in stock. I am still waiting on delivery confirmation.
Pretty shocking that they haven't even sent a status update. I won't be buying from them in future.


Strange. Are you sure the transaction completed? I got a confirmation instantly and received the lock the next day.
#22
Sure. I even emailed them to ask what was happening, but no reply.
I then tried to cancel the order, but it wasn't working on the site so I had to call them.
All in all a very negative experience.
No reflection on you though, as it was a good deal.
#23
This really is a very good quality lock for the price. Looks the business. 2.5 kg. Leaving it at the station on my new bike: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/404162/specialized-centrum-sport-hybrid-bi/ which has disc brakes so can also use the mini-Dlock as a disc lock. Thanks to the poster!
#24
maccaG
This really is a very good quality lock for the price. Looks the business. 2.5 kg. Leaving it at the station on my new bike: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/404162/specialized-centrum-sport-hybrid-bi/ which has disc brakes so can also use the mini-Dlock as a disc lock. Thanks to the poster!


I just sorted your biking needs! :-D I am the poster of both deals! Its nice to know my deals are benefiting some people!

Hows the Specialized? :thumbsup:
#25
Toybhoy
I just sorted your biking needs! :-D I am the poster of both deals! Its nice to know my deals are benefiting some people!

Hows the Specialized? :thumbsup:


Hi Toybhoy
Didn’t realise you posted both but should have worked this out I guess :oops:. I was going to put a review on your Specialized bike post but wanted to give the bike a run-in first.

Well all I can say is a big thank you as I would not have seen this deal otherwise. My workplace has decided not to join the cycle to work initiative (due to credit crunch) so I knew I was limited by price in what I could purchase. I am very pleased then to get a decent spec bike for £200. Was umming and ahhing for a quite a while about the single speed thing but decided to jump in following a bit of research.

The bike is fantastic :thumbsup:! My 2.5m journey to work has become super enjoyable. The bike accelerates like a dream. I am now a single speed convert. No need to decide when to change gear, just simple pedal and go. Took it out for 12 miles over the weekend along canal paths and bridleway and loved the experience.

The gearing 38/16 seem a good compromise – it will go up hills easily with a bit of grunt, very easy to transfer power. Also, it has to be said that this bike, in my opinion (and others I have shown it too), looks very very cool, certainly more expensive than £200 paid, with its matt black paint, disc brakes and curvy-cool frame. Now just to hope that the mega-chain deters the thieves!

I do have a question:
I may increase the gear ratio in the future. Seems 42/16 is often recommended but it will cost more to replace front chainring so I could take the rear down to 14 which would give 38/14. Don’t want too big a jump, just a small increase – what do you think?
#26
maccaG
Hi Toybhoy
Didn’t realise you posted both but should have worked this out I guess :oops:. I was going to put a review on your Specialized bike post but wanted to give the bike a run-in first.

Well all I can say is a big thank you as I would not have seen this deal otherwise. My workplace has decided not to join the cycle to work initiative (due to credit crunch) so I knew I was limited by price in what I could purchase. I am very pleased then to get a decent spec bike for £200. Was umming and ahhing for a quite a while about the single speed thing but decided to jump in following a bit of research.

The bike is fantastic :thumbsup:! My 2.5m journey to work has become super enjoyable. The bike accelerates like a dream. I am now a single speed convert. No need to decide when to change gear, just simple pedal and go. Took it out for 12 miles over the weekend along canal paths and bridleway and loved the experience.

The gearing 38/16 seem a good compromise – it will go up hills easily with a bit of grunt, very easy to transfer power. Also, it has to be said that this bike, in my opinion (and others I have shown it too), looks very very cool, certainly more expensive than £200 paid, with its matt black paint, disc brakes and curvy-cool frame. Now just to hope that the mega-chain deters the thieves!

I do have a question:
I may increase the gear ratio in the future. Seems 42/16 is often recommended but it will cost more to replace front chainring so I could take the rear down to 14 which would give 38/14. Don’t want too big a jump, just a small increase – what do you think?


Glad you like it mate but as for the advice, am not particularly knowledgable in the area of singlespeed bikes so its best I don't comment on this. Hopefully someone else spots this and can offer their advice else I would highly recommend joining Bikeradar forums and you'll get the answer you're looking for easily.

Happy biking mate and I think you have just convinced me to get this bike, fancy convincing my girlfriend as to why I should be getting "yet another bike"? :-D
#27
These have gone up to £19.98 now. Probably because we bought 8 in our office alone...

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