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Keep your bike safe - U-lock danger and exchange

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  • carfree_seattle@planet-save.com
    (please fwd) If you, like me, have been in a cave or distracted for the last few months, this is big news. If it s not news, it s still, IMO, big. - Mark
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 19, 2004
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      (please fwd)
      If you, like me, have been in a cave or distracted for the last few
      months, this is big news. If it's not news, it's still, IMO, big. - Mark

      Summary:
      If you have a U-lock w/ a circular-key, it can be easily picked.
      Kryptonite, which made locks under several brands (Trek, KHS,
      Avenir,etc.), will exchange this lock for you with a comparable
      non-tubular cylinder lock. Go to their website (below) and fill out the
      info.

      http://www.kryptonitelock.com/inetisscripts/abtinetis.exe/templateform@public?tn=product_exchange_english

      Or go to www.kryptonitelock.com & enter & click the bright red box on the
      upper left

      ----- more info --------

      http://bikeforums.net/

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      http://www.komotv.com/stories/33099.htm

      $50 Bike Lock Defeated By Ball Point Pen

      BOSTON - You don't have to be the Man of Steel to open a Kryptonite bike
      lock.

      Faster than a speeding bullet, word is spreading across the Internet,
      through cyclist hangouts and into bike shops that all it takes to open a
      circular-key lock, like the one on the famous U-shaped Kryptonite-brand
      lock, is a ballpoint pen.

      The U-shaped Kryptonite - consisting of a steel curve with a locking
      horizontal bar - is a must-have among serious bicyclists. It can cost more
      than $50, and for an extra $10 to $20, it comes with a guarantee that says
      the company will pay customers more than $1,000 if product failure results
      in the theft of a bicycle.


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