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How To Make Snap Shackles Safe

Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:43 pm

How To Make Snap Shackles Safe

Here is my newest “tinkeringâ€Â
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Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:51 pm

(2) The Surgical Tube Locked Gate:

The surgical tubing (Latex Hose) used is: OD 3/8", ID 1/4"

The hose slides easily when it is wet, but still stays in place quite well.
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Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:54 pm

(3) The Poly Tube Locked Gate:

The poly tube (pvc clear) used is: OD 3/8" ID 1/4"
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Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:01 pm

(4) The Accordian Boot Locking Gate:

This may be the best idea of all the above, but I have not completed the project, but here are some pictures of the covering, I plan on using....still on my bike. Ten of these boots can be purchased for about $7, at the following link:

http://aebike.com/cart.cfm
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Postby CharlestonKiter » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:19 pm

Cool ideas, I did something similar. I got a piece of engine hose smaller than the diameter of the clip and cut it down the center. The hose is very stiff so it stays on even cut, but allows the clip to open and close without moving it.

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Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:26 pm

(5) "The Real Deal"

This is a true locking carabineer, made of Stainless Steel (except for the little inside spring), and can be ordered from England, for less than $10. (I got 4 for $39, including shipping to the US). I am in debt to Ronnie, who posts regularly on this forum for finding and informing us of this item. Thank You!!

I stated in the first post that this proper locking carabineer will not be as popular as the ones sold by the major manufacturers, because it is not as user friendly... the gate is not as wide, and big fingers get in the way. However, it is the one I would use.

Here is a description:


£2.99

6mm x 60mm AISI 316 Stainless Steel Carabine Hook with Locking Screw Nut and 9mm Eyelet.

Here is the link to StainlessDirect:

http://stores.channeladvisor.com/Stainl ... atid=16693
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Postby kitezilla » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:34 pm

You may have noticed that the style carabineer, sold with the Best leash, which I have modified is not the same as the one sold by Cabhrina and Slingshot and Naish, and others. That carabineer has a bent wire gate, and therefore, needs a different type of modification to lock it.

I hope someone else will pursue the locking of this type of shackle, and post a description of their solution to the problem.

Just to remind everyone of the importance of this project, I will now post the picture of "the hand".......

Warning: Squeamish kiters......do not scroll down!!!
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Postby theflyingtinman » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:11 am

If you post pictures wider than a sreen-width it forces readers to scroll
left and right to read every line of text that is written without line breaks.

It's such a pain I'm guessing most won't bother reading it.
Probably better to resize images you want to include or host
them off site and post a link.

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Postby BWD » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:19 am

@tinman:
try a new screen if you get the chance.
like uxga or so.
so nice.

@charlestonkiter:
I think the point is to make it so the clip will NOT open with the tube in place. BTW, cold and not so windy last weekend, no?
(I missed out anyway.... :-? )

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Postby CharlestonKiter » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:50 am

Yeah, I know mine isnt as "locked in" as the others but I wanted it that way. The way I have mine set up it just makes it hard for the clip to open up accidentaly as you have to apply a decent amount of force to open and close it. I can still get it open without having to see it or slide anything out of the way if i want though. I just personaly like being able to get everything away from me without any hastle if I want/need to.

oh, and yes last weekend sucked, I'm really dying for some wind


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