U There! Not So Fast . . .

For our cyclist readers:
Apparently that Kryptonite lock may have met it’s, uh, Kryptonite.
An SF Chron article tells of a massive recall of the U-shaped locks with circular keys. Seems a Bic pen – a Roundstick, I presume, can be used to pop the bike locks right off. No confirmation on whether this is a bad batch of locks or if all of them have always been bad.
I can’t help but think of one of my classmate’s recent loss – I think she had the same kind of lock.
So you might want to double check those wheels before someone checks out with them.
Add “lock” to the list of things a pen is mightier than . . . .

1 Comment so far

  1. Nicole Lee (unregistered) on September 19th, 2004 @ 12:28 pm

    Well it’s a good thing I use a combination lock then… Then again, I only use it in the gym, so it might not be as susceptible to lockpicks.

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