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Bike Lock roundup

2018-12-09 18:16:59.16826+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Shadow forwarded along this video of subverting a lock made to deter crimes of opportunity: Ottolock Cut in 2 Seconds! (YouTube video). I hadn't heard of an OttoLock, so went searching, and was amazed at how many YouTube videos there were touting how amazing this lock was based on trying to cut it with bolt cutters rather than tin snips. Right tool for the job, folks.

(Also, if your goal is lightweight and slow down the bike thieves for half a minute, as in you've parked the bike outside a cafe where you'll be sitting on the patio, some galvanzed cable with crimped loops and a small padlock are probably as good a bet as anything commercially available.)

He also sent Hydraulic Cutter EXPLODES vs. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Lock (YouTube video), take this as a reminder to use precautions, including serious eye protection, whenever using hardened tools

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#Comment Re: Bike Lock roundup made: 2018-12-09 18:37:10.772624+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Of course, one of these will go through either of those pretty quickly.

#Comment Re: Bike Lock roundup made: 2018-12-10 20:26:06.569201+00 by: Larry Burton

Shadow, I wonder how that would work on a boot?

#Comment Re: Bike Lock roundup made: 2018-12-12 17:15:20.421526+00 by: Dan Lyke

Larry, do you mean something like this https://www.amazon.com/TMS-Whe...-Anti-theft-Towing/dp/B00JLUDA84 ? I suspect an angle grinder would make really short work of that...

#Comment Re: Bike Lock roundup made: 2018-12-14 02:54:57.804636+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Larry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBz4NtXRh48

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