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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Cable Lock *Shame someone successfully tested it :(, 18 Sept. 2012
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This review is from: Kryptonite Kryptoflex 7 Foot Cable Bike Lock (Automotive)
This was used to protect my husband's cycle (as it was full of quick release clips) at the local train station and had been fine since I purchased it in March of this year. Great length, no kinks, weatherproof, a deterrant (or so we thought!). However, my husband came home to find it had been cut through and his saddle was stolen (didn't realise the saddle was such a good one???!). They kindly left both quick release wheels in place! So it does work but if some person is dead set on taking something, or the whole bike, it seems it's easily cut (didn't seem to be multiple cuts; it was just the one all the way through).

Not one for leaving negative comments, but just thought you might like to know. The D-Lock probably helped to ensure the bike frame and rear wheel remained at the bike stand :)
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Initial post: 6 Apr 2013 07:11:14 BDT
slodown says:
Sadly, determined thieves seem to carry boltcutters these days.
Perhaps your husband should consider something more substantial like a chain?
Tiresome but will resist the unwanted attentions of a boltcutter.

Posted on 6 Apr 2013 07:13:31 BDT
slodown says:
Or he might consider the addition of a padlock alarm (available on Amazon)
Thieves do not like noise.
Am-Tech Heavy Duty Alarm Padlock

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2013 18:30:48 BDT
LittleOl'Me says:
There are now 2 d-locks securing both wheels AND frame with the "latest" saddle removed and fed through the d-lock :) Fingers crossed this is enough!! Thank you for your comments and tips.

Posted on 19 Jan 2014 09:08:20 GMT
Your set up sounds like it would slow down any thief! I thought I would add I use a chain lock made by krptonite (c.£40) and to my detriment I broke the key after locking it up to some railings in the city last year. The chain is about 5mm thick and comes in a black sleeve, and shackle lock and is heavy. It was near the police station so I asked to borrow some bolt croppers. They had some that were about 1.5ft long, and they barely made a scratch.

So, I tried a junior hacksaw. No joy. So I went to the local tool hire company and they had some massive bolt croppers that were about 4ft long. These did work, and I did need to have one handle on the ground and put all my weight on it to brake the lock. I'm a 6ft bloke. I was well happy and I don't imagine many thieves carry such big bolt croppers?

I was able to get a full lock replacement as this lock/chain has a 10 year warranty. Amazing quality!

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 16:48:20 GMT
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Posted on 12 Feb 2015 18:50:25 GMT
P says:
This is a very valid comment as it makes people aware this is only going to deter opportunist thieves, ones carrying bolt cutters will have whatever they have been checking out in one swift cut of the cable whether it be Kryptonite or another make. Shame but multiple security devices is best to make it as difficult as possible for thieves.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2015 13:43:13 GMT
Gadget freak says:
a bolt cutter will cut through anything, a chain a padlock you name it.
Bolt cutters are very heavy and suspicious looking so only a professional thief will use it as stealing bicycles will be a living for that thief.

Make sure its not parked at night but in a well lit public area with people constantly passing by with other bicycles present and use a strong bicycle rack.
People think just paying for a good lock Is enough, locking your bicycle properly is key.
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