Keep your bike safe - U-lock danger and exchange
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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
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
Or go to www.kryptonitelock.com & enter & click the bright red box on the
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$50 Bike Lock Defeated By Ball Point Pen
BOSTON - You don't have to be the Man of Steel to open a Kryptonite bike
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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