Thread: Theft?
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Diver Diver is offline
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Default Re: Theft?

Originally Posted by Goat Herder View Post
This will make you have a ton of faith in a ulock... YouTube - ‪U-Lock Bic Pen Trick‬‏
Those are the old-style cylindrical keyed locks U-locks, they haven't made those in years.. but yeah- I'd avoid buy old used U-locks.

New locks have a redesigned straight flat key system. Just be sure to use a lubricant (chain oil or such, not WD-40) to keep the lock from rusting and seizing and breaking your key off!

Can you break this? I use it on my MB. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit 1410 Chain Bicycle Lock with New York Disc 3 Lock Chain Bicycle Lock: Sports & Outdoors
I couldn't break the U-lock (it's a U-lock and a high-grade steel chain?). I could probably bust that chain off (chains are vunerable to prying and cutters- they have seams). I hope you're locking the U-lock to your frame to whatever you're locking it to and not locking the chain around your frame only- just to be sure. It also goes without saying that your locking is only as good as what you're locking it to..chose metal (thicker the better- in full public view Vs. smallish evergreen shrubbery behind the mall?
Also, you don't need to buy a brand name Kryptonite U-lock..they're $10-15 more and it's just a brand name! I have a Bell that I got for $14 and it's been used for years..

Last edited by Diver; 06-19-2011 at 03:35 PM.
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