Summary: My bike was stolen in 16 seconds with this lock
Comment: I have a so-so bike. With rips and scratches in many places. I locked my bike with this cable. It worked for 5 months. Then last Monday 11/10/08, it happened. The thief came over to my bike, bent down and within 16 seconds, rode off my bike. I saw this on the surveillance tape. it would have taken me longer to unlock my own bike knowing the combination. So, in essence, yes, the thief wanted my bike. He was a professional and he has my bike.
Summary: GREAT SERVICE HANDS DOWN!!!
Comment: Quick moving shipment, communication, pricing, and follow up communication make for a great buying experience!
Thank you very much!
Summary: This is an easy lock to cut
Comment: I used this lock to lock my wheels to bike racks, and I used a u-lock on the frame. After about a month at college the cable was cut. Nothing was stolen thanks to the $10 U-lock I had used to attach the frame to the rack. The cable was long enough for me to lock both wheels to just about anything.
Comment: After just 2 weeks in use, the lock seems to have reset internally and cannot be opened. No amount of jiggling, tugging, respinning the cartridge or trying numbers "one off" worked. Fortunately, it was very easy for campus security to cut the cable (as I guess a thief could). Maybe it was too cold--30F tonight.
A real waste of $15.
Summary: Easy to use, nice long cable
Comment: I've been using this lock steadily now for a couple of months, and I have nothing but praise for it. First, the lock itself is easy to set and use. The number dials move smoothly, and the numbers are large and clear and easy to read. Second, the cable is relatively long compared to most bike locks I see and allows you to wrap it easily around thicker poles/trees, or lock several bicycles together. Third, the velcro straps make it very easy to attach the lock to your bike to store while riding. (After trial and error, I discovered it worked best on my bicycle to strap it to the handlebars.)
Would this lock stop a determined thief with heavy-duty bolt-cutters? Probably not, but little would. For the price, I think this lock is an exceptional value and highly satisfying.