Our shed has been broken into 3 times in the past year and after the last time we decided that our new bikes need to be secured with a heavy duty cable and lock. We tried to store our bikes inside but the kitchen constantly looked messy so we had no choice but to try putting them back outside. We decided to leave the shed door with locked with a padlock but to further prevent our bikes stolen we bought this Abus chain.
==Price and availability==
You can buy this from any hardware shop and from some bike shops. Amazon currently stock it for £38 so it is certainly a solid investment as you also then need a good quality padlock to secure it. There is no point spending money on a cheap padlock when you have had to spend money on an expensive chain.
This chain is a hardwearing, heavy duty chain. It has fabric sleeve exterior so you can use it for all kinds of bikes and motorbikes as it does not scratch the paintwork. Under the sleeve are really thick links that 10mm x 14 mm and the whole chain is 140 cm long. We had to choose such a long one as we wanted to be able to secure both of our bikes together.
The chain is hardwearing and even the sleeve is not wearing down, it remains in a new condition despite being wrapped around our bikes and shifted around on a regular basis. We have the chain through both rear tyres, frame and around a metal bracket concreted into the floor. If they wanted our bikes they would have to make a hell of a lot of noise to get them out now!
This is a heavy chain but because of the sleeve you can use on just about anything. It is quick to unwrap once you unlock the padlock and the whole thing is built to last. I recommend it as although it is expensive, it is much cheaper than having to pay the insurance excess when the bikes get stolen. I am pleased with it and pleased with how it is lasting; it is a very high quality security device.
Abus Security Chain / Chain links produced from a hardened special chain steel, designed to protect against all types of attack / A fabric sleeve prevents the paintwork and chrome from damage / Where to use it: e.g. securing bicycles, motorbikes, gardening tools and garden furniture or machinery on the building site Special requirements imposed by insurance companies. / Made from a hardened special chain steel, providing top scurity against all types of aggresive attacks. The fabric sleeve prevents paint work and c