Heavy Duty Motorbike/Scooter/Bike/General etc Padlock and chain - £5.99 @ Ebay (Electronic World) £5.99
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Heavy Duty Motorbike/Scooter/Bike/General etc Padlock and chain - £5.99 @ Ebay (Electronic World) £5.99

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Found 15th Jun 2014
Was looking for a heavy duty padlock and chain (to secure ladders outside) and found this on Ebay (reputable seller). Looks like a good price to me.

RS-2384 Motorbike / Scooter Pro Lock

The blurb:

- Motorcycle scooter bicycle heavy duty chain lock
- RS-2384 High Security Reinforced Metal Chain
- 3 keys
- Weight: 555 gms
- 90cm in length
- Security grade metal chain with reinforced fabric to protect the wheels

34 Comments

nice one been after a decent chain for my bike...This will do nicely!!

Please be aware this is a poorly constructed chain and low security lock and both are easily defeated, Id suggest if your bike if of any value to you to get a better device to secure it with
Edited by: "arachnoid" 15th Jun 2014

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arachnoid

Please be aware this is a poor constructed chain and low security lock … Please be aware this is a poor constructed chain and low security lock and both are easily defeated, Id suggest if your bike if of any value to you to get a better device to secure it with



The seller's feedback suggests otherwise. A friend bought this and recommended it, he said the quality was absolutely fine.

I have bought this of the same ebay seller. It is a very good chain and lock. It is theft proof like more expensive ones.

Considering some of the really expensive, high security rated chains can and have been cut in less than a minute, a lock is generally just a deterrent these days. If someone wants your stuff, they'll have it. This is a decent looking lock so will probably suffice!

My brother (foolishly) used a similar lock on his bike. He no longer owns the bike. Pretty confident a pair of £10 bolt cutters could make it through this chain in seconds. If your bike is worth more than £50 then seriously consider something better. I'd only recommend a d-lock if you want the bike to be there when you get back. Might be OK if you just want to secure the wheels (but very heavy to carry around) though sure for something like securing a ladder this would be good, as while bike thieves likely carry bolt cutters I doubt burglars do...

jnglizt

nice one been after a decent chain for my bike...This will do nicely!!


What makes you think this is a decent chain? If your bike is worth more that £20 get a better lock

This will provide no security whatsoever.

drewdibble

Considering some of the really expensive, high security rated chains can … Considering some of the really expensive, high security rated chains can and have been cut in less than a minute, a lock is generally just a deterrent these days. If someone wants your stuff, they'll have it. This is a decent looking lock so will probably suffice!



Agreed, a while back I lost the key to my D-lock and ended up explaining it too my dad. Was gonna get it professionally cut, but my dad offered to help. I just went along thinking he didnt stand a chance, 2 minutes later with an angle grinder and the lock was in pieces.

Wouldn't put this on a £1500 road bike, but on a cheap £200 mountain bike, why not? The key is putting it in a place with full view but even so it may still get nicked.

don't muck about with this, if you value your bike get a Kryptonite New York (or if your budget cannot stretch to that get a Onguard Brute)
Edited by: "rugman" 15th Jun 2014

Looks like a cheap chain with cheap steel tarted up with a pretty jacket to make it look tough.

For those that cant afford better. rather this than nothing at all. But I do agree better to get a decent one.

All chains even expensive ones are easy for a pro to force, they are just deterrents...this is just as much a deterrent as a £100 lock.

Banned

It is only a deterent. I use an Oxford Monster on mine as it brings down my insurance. This, I believe, would not offer the same value and I wouldn't leave this on my VFR as a security lock.

I would cover the chain too

OK for a ladder but not for a bike,pair of bolt cutters would go through this in under a minute

Professional thieves hey! Gues goin to keep my bike in the house

I think all of this depends on your thoughts, budget and usage.

For motorcycle or scooter use anyone out and about has to rely heavily on insurance regardless. For the casual opportunist thieving scumbag something rather than nothing is still a deterrent. If out and about you are using something more challenging lock wise, the professional thief in a van is going to have some choice equipment to disable most so called professional locks.

Still think the best bet for anyone out and about is to rely on alarmed brake disc locks instead, at least as an audible deterrent.

Obviously things differ for push bikes and a good quality U Lock would be far better than this, but the more "hoops" any thief has to jump through to steal anything the better.

If anyone wanted to steal my motorbike they would have to first pull out the way the garden waste bin, get through a padlocked side gate, disable the alarmed disc lock, remove the chain fixed to a ground anchor, and then disable the steering lock.

Makes it a bit of a pain in the proverbial for myself to get my bike out, but as said the more hoops anyone has the better. The next few houses down would maybe be a better "prospect" for their chosen career path.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 16th Jun 2014

My bicycle lock weighs more than this and the bike was about £350 when new. It is now ten years old and worth about £75. I would not use this lock on my bicycle as it would be gone within a couple of months, I made that mistake on my mountain bike and it went after about 6months.

My push bike locks also weighs more than this and my bike cost £330 new, though only a couple of years ago.

It will stop someone idly grabbing your bike and walking off.

It won't stop an actual 'bike thief' with the very basic of equipment - sadly from experience of having a fair bit better chain cut while people looked on.

A £100 chain should stand up to a smaller bolt cropper, if the jaws will even go around it, for a while.

This probably won't stand up to a sneeze at 555g and £6 delivery!

Feedback ratings are unlikely to reflect the bike being nicked a couple of weeks down the line.

if your bike worth less then £5.99 buy this lock

I'm just gonna go whack the D-Lock on my bike right now!

In Bradford, the insurance for my bike per year is about 65% to the cost of the actual bikes worth, and that is with an Oxford D-Lock, **** chain from what I've read on here, and in a locked garage over night. That's just third party coverage, and there were only about FIVE companies willing to insure me.

At my University address down South on the coast, it dropped from £700 per year to £150, as a new rider, with it parked out on the street.

Looks fine to me. My bike is 4 years old and only cost £400 to start with though, and I always park next to a better looking bike!

I think I am going to use it on my side gate during the day - just a deterent really - to stop any opportunists Chavs pinching anything during the day when I am at work and then I will lock it up properly at night - good price - heat added !


KM4353

This will provide no security whatsoever.

jnglizt

nice one been after a decent chain for my bike...This will do nicely!!



I’m not fussed about shelling out for some heavy duty thing…I only chain my bike at the station while I am at work or for short periods in town. Never had a problem and I have been using a chain much worse than this for months…some of you lot must live in the ghetto

At the end of the day even the highest security safe is rated on how long in minutes it would take someone with competent skills to break in so no security is foolproof in any way.This said a thin cable or unwelded chain can be snapped or cut open in seconds with basic tool,simplistic locks similar to that shown can be smashed with a hammer or picked also in a minute or less.
Security is partially about presenting something that not only looks difficult to access but takes several minutes to remove and yes even the best lock and chains can be accessed with a battery powered disc grinder.To defeat or at least reduce the risk of these type of attacks one needs specially hardened steel parts ,welded chain links,shielded key-ways and specific designs which hamper access i.e.shielded hasps which all cost money to produce.
Everyone takes a different view on risk so all I can advise is if you value you investment go for the best security you can afford.Look into the types of device and what designs to look for that will reduce the risk of your cherished possession becoming someone elses.



I put a pannier rack on my hardtail, its never used but it makes it look less valuable to your average chav!

bargainking2

If you want an idea of how long this lock would stop a thief: … If you want an idea of how long this lock would stop a thief: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC3hFr8p2ckandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYUf4h0Lv_8




These videos have made me think to put my bike into a bomb proof shelter

It's only a visual deterrent, stops a casual thief, but not much will stop a determined thief or a professional one.

Had 1 was crap complained got 2nd one crap.......

I've purchased this chain and it's no way heavy duty, like above said poorly constructed. A standard chain cutter will cut this no problem. Please avoid!

What's the point of expensive chain when they all seem to be cut in seconds no matter what you pay?

leedale30

What's the point of expensive chain when they all seem to be cut in … What's the point of expensive chain when they all seem to be cut in seconds no matter what you pay?


You need hardened steel with welded links to deter casual theft
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