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Short answer: no. I've cut a 10mm stranded cable using normal straight-jaw wire cutters in under a minute. 4mm I expect I'd cut in one go, in whatever time it took to put the side-cutters onto the cable plus a second. The 10mm cable I cut with sidecutters because that's the tool I had handy, so I just nibbled a bit of the plastic cover away and then cut one ...


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Generally you need a decently hefty one for some resistance. A 4mm diameter one should be pretty much trivial to cut through. Something like which is about 10 mm in diameter is a bit better (in conjunction with a good U-lock or chain lock protecting the rear wheel+frame), but it also depends on how well the cable inside is constructed. The smart thing ...


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Hal Ruzal, a bike security expert, has a series of videos on YouTube, some of which are done in conjunction with the police. In one he answers just this very question. His answer is not what you may think and does not match the current top answer here. He says it is much better to lock it in a quiet area. This is because the thieves are more edgy in terms ...



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