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Theft/tamper proof screws for bike bits?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by bluemuppet, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Hi all,

    I want a new pipe for my bike and my last one got flogged, so I'm looking at how much discouragement I can provide when purchasing the new one.

    Has anybody had any experience with fitting tamper proof / theft proof screws/nuts to their bike? Can you get the one way jobbies that you can purchase for numberplates, or is it mainly a torx screw that is used in this application?

    I did a search and didn't come up with much, so if this questions has been covered feel free to link the thread.

  2. Get it lined up and positioned correctly and spot weld it.
  3. No such a bad idea, how hard will it be to remove it if you ever needed to? Would a normal mechanic do welding or it has to be some specialised shop?

    I may consider this option if I ever get slip on pipes.
  4. If you go the way of tamper proof screws, make sure you use nyloc nuts on them, not the normal nuts, much harder to remove....
  5. If its a screw, use an allen or philips and drill the centre to burr it out.
    If you want to remove later, hacksaw a slot and use a flat head screwdriver.

    If a nut & bolt job, file the corners to round it.
    There are nut breaker kits to remove a rounded nut later, or another non rounded nut can be tack welded to it to remove.

  6. From the post above, those look like the go:

    For a poor man's option you could perhaps do something like drip some solder into it and then when you need to get it off just heat it up.. Never tried that idea but it'd mean anyone wanting to steal it needs a soldering iron or blow torch to do it.

    But the tamper proof screws sound like a more elegant solution. Just be sure to take the tool along when you get it serviced..
  7. Appreciate the replies guys. Id rather pursue the 'elegant' approach, however I have the feeling it will cost. Will email out for some quotes and let you know how I go.