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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Kryptonite U-locks can be opened with a pen!!!!

    This is someone elses message from another site but everyone should know about, this isn't a joke it's been on the news:

    "This is the most absurd thing I've seen in a very long time.

    As you guys might remember, I recently had the nicest set of wheels I've ever had stolen from me. Today I was hanging out with a friend and we got to talking about that - he said his friend showed him just recently how to open a U-Lock with a ball point pen.

    Of course I didn't believe it. That is until just thirty seconds ago when I opened my own Kryptonite Evolution 2000 with a bic ball point pen!

    This has to be the most absurd thing I've ever seen. Try it. Take the end off the pen, jam it in the lock, wiggle around and twist.

    Please tell everyone you know and make sure they do something about it right away. The theives probably already know this trick but from what I've heard it's fairly new. I figure the information is going to get out anyway and so it's better to let the honest people know first and hope this problem gets fixed.

    You've got to be kidding me - most people consider these the standard for locking up. And it's a BALL POINT PEN that can break them open!? WTF. "

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    Yes we know...

    It's been posted on the General and Passion boards already...
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    Wink "Yes we know..."

    Yes WE know? Does "everyone" browse the same forums when you browse them?

    Just kidding, it's better to be safe than sorry, I thought this info should be posted in this forum so that no one misses out and ends up getting their bike stolen - not that I ever lock up my racing bike outside.

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    You're right...

    Just seems every board and forum I got to has a post on the Krypronite locks....It's also been picked up by CNN and other news agencies...At least, Kryptonite admits there is a problem and is redesigning the affected locking mechanism...Saw that one on CNN, or Headline News....

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