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Anybody use a Kryptonite Evolution 2000 bike lock?

Old 09-14-04, 06:49 PM
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Anybody use a Kryptonite Evolution 2000 bike lock?

These locks can apparently can be readily opened with a Bic pen. You might consider changing locks.

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From here: http://www.engadget.com/entry/7796925370303347/
Old 09-14-04, 06:58 PM
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yeah, I saw that too. Luckily, my u-lock has the flat key instead of the circular one.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...8&page=1&pp=25
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Man that's crazy, mine is the new york lock
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I feel weird when I even get close to one of those
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Wow... glad I don't have a bike.
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Huh. I still haven't found the key to my bike lock since I moved, but maybe I don't need it now.
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Originally posted by General Zod
I feel weird when I even get close to one of those

I see what you did there.
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Superman:Kryptonite::Kryptonite Lock:Bic Pen
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hmm. this is upsetting. i hardly ever lock my bike outside, but what would be a safe way to lock a bike? are ordinary masterlock padlocks easy to crack open?
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Originally posted by Eeyore
hmm. this is upsetting. i hardly ever lock my bike outside, but what would be a safe way to lock a bike? are ordinary masterlock padlocks easy to crack open?
Only with a large pair of bolt cutters. A regular $20 padlock should be safer than your average $90 Kryptonite Bic-operated U-lock.
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Originally posted by General Zod
I feel weird when I even get close to one of those
Same here.
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I tried it on my Kryptonite and I couldn't get it to go.
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I'll believe this when an otter opens their lock with a pen. Does this apply to all cylinard kryptolocks? even ones from 15 years ago?
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Here is a guy opening a barrel computer lock with a peice of rolled up cardboard. In case you don't have a bic pen ;-)

http://www.toool.nl/kensington623.wmv

It definitely is more than just the Evolution models, but not every model has been confirmed.
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This is a problem with almost ALL circular locks, not just the bike locks.

On a lark I just tried to open my electronic gun safes. This is the first time I've ever tried the 'bic' trick. I opened it in about 9 seconds. I then tried my larger floor standing gun safes. A minute of work yielded no results, I think because they are not spring loaded like the electronic safes; they use large top and bottom latches that move on a rod turned by the lock. I'm sure that if I applied enough force I could get it open.

I never thought I was buying Fort Knox, but this is a little too scary ...
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Shit! I just did it with one of my U-locks and all I did was watch 1 video! I've never known how to do evil shit like this! I Thought it was only a certain model!

I guess this lock goes back tonite!


edit:

I went back and did it again on another Kryptonite U-lock for the bike shop owner. I know it's mentioned above that the circular key lock systems aren't just failing on these locks, but does anyone know if they're better on another brand like BELL?

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get the new york lock from kryptonite, no such issues. different keys
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Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
get the new york lock from kryptonite, no such issues. different keys
Really? That's good to know.
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I actually have the Evolution 2000!
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Woohoo! Now I don't have to go buy a bike.
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An update: We just got our two replacement locks in the mail. They replaced an eight year old Evolution 2000 with a brand new Evolution 2000, and a 2 year old Kryptolock with a new Kryptolock. Both the new locks have flat keys and (hopefully) can't be easily picked by a pen or other household item.

It's cool that kryptonite is standing behind its product. I'm sure they didn't enjoy having to pass out all those free locks as replacements but at the same time they didn't want their trademark to become synonymous with "easy to open with a bic pen and steal."

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