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Post by Dutto on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:59 am

Hi there,

Noticed this gadget when looking at other stuff. allthumbz

http://www.snorting-bull.com

I think it would be a great way of securing stuff like bikes overnight or when you nip down to town in the van; but at £62 for the accredited version and £48 for the lighter version it isn't cheap!

A modified dog Tie-down Stake [ http://www.petsathome.com/shop/tie-out-stake-by-pet-gear-(online-only)-37655 ], some carbon steel bar and a couple of hours welding work would probably do the trick for about a tenner!

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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by modelman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:30 am


How about buying 2 ground-hooks with an end loop, place them 6" apart, then run a chain
through the pair TWICE, then Mr. scumbag will have hours of fun hugegrins

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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by Robbie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:09 am

Dutto wrote:Hi there,

Noticed this gadget when looking at other stuff. allthumbz

http://www.snorting-bull.com

I think it would be a great way of securing stuff like bikes overnight or when you nip down to town in the van; but at £62 for the accredited version and £48 for the lighter version it isn't cheap!

A modified dog Tie-down Stake [ http://www.petsathome.com/shop/tie-out-stake-by-pet-gear-(online-only)-37655 ], some carbon steel bar and a couple of hours welding work would probably do the trick for about a tenner!

Sure is a dinky idea and agree you could make one for under a tenner easily enough up!
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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by Dutto on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 am

modelman wrote:
How about buying 2 ground-hooks with an end loop, place them 6" apart, then run a chain
through the pair TWICE, then Mr. scumbag will have hours of fun hugegrins

lol4 lol4

It would be like a giant version of those wire puzzles that landed in your Xmas Stocking before they invented Playstations!

Unfortunately, I think access to the wire bit at the end means that a tea-leaf could bend it back with a pair of pliers; just like I did for the first set of puzzles that Santa brought me! Whistle1 Whistle1

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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by Robbie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:35 pm

The wire bit at the end on the proper bull one is a U shaped and welded onto a plate, doubt pliers would have much joy with it. If anyone really wanted something it would be the normal bolt cutter jobbie and cut the welded U clamp as it wont be hardened steel like a proper lock would be.
Making a home made one would require the normal tie out stake welded but thats only a 2 min jobbie
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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by modelman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:19 pm



Sorry, but the wire hooks i'm thinking about are made from 10mm spring-steel & not many
bolt-cutters will easily get through them, besides, this sort of thing is to stall the opportunist
scumbag, not the 'proper' ones hugegrins

All we do when we have our bikes is to either shove 'em back on the rack & wrap a chain around,
or chain them to the rear ladder.

Knowing my luck, i'd come back & find the bloody ladder missing hugegrins

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Post by Robbie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:27 pm

Nout anyone can do to stop a real thief, they just drag camper and all onto low loader and away police
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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by Dutto on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Robbie wrote:Nout anyone can do to stop a real thief, they just drag camper and all onto low loader and away police

To quote my Dad:

"All a lock and chain will do is stop an honest man from stealing!" tap_fingers tap_fingers

But they are mainly not the sharpest knives in the drawer and a deterrent will get them to look somewhere else! allthumbz

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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by roli on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Your Dad was a wise man Ian

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Post by shelldrake on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Sorry would'nt bother buying one Why go to so much bother when on a site Just tell the neighbour you are off out etc.
As for doing it if off site, the weak link is the "Auger", save your money!
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Re: Innovative Security Anchor

Post by Dutto on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:11 pm

shelldrake wrote:Sorry would'nt bother buying one Why go to so much bother when on a site Just tell the neighbour you are off out etc.

Great in theory but I am always amazed at the trusting nature of people who leave their most treasured possessions (including their own children) in the care of total strangers; and even more amazed at how few people suffer as a result of this practice!

In my time I have been asked to "keep an eye on" everything from children, caravans, motorhomes, shopping trolleys, boats, barges and even a 6,000 gallon tanker full of fuel-oil! Luckily for the owners I have never even been tempted to do anything other than look after their possessions; even to the detriment of my own activities when the owner has failed to return at the expected time!!

Logic dictates that it would be a much wiser tactic to leave everyone in severe doubt as to where you are going and when you will return! allthumbz

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PS

In late January 2004 we were on a train from Perpignan to Barcelona when we noticed an unattended suitcase on the rack opposite. I went in search of the Conductor to find out who owned the suitcase.

I tracked down the owner who was sat in the bar and when I pointed out that he hadn't warned anyone in our carriage he told me "You English worry too much." and smiled.

He stopped smiling when I explained that in the UK I wouldn't have bothered looking for him and would have thrown his case out of the window; but he still maintained it was "Nothing."

A few weeks later (March 11th) the bombs exploded on the trains in Madrid killing 191 people and injuring 1,800 more. I have often wondered if the Spaniard on the Barcelona train still holds the same point of view!



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