purduephotog wrote: ↑
May 21, 2018 9:11 pm
I would really suggest taking a look at the YouTube channel LockPickingLawyer . I was sickened at how much I spent on bike locks that could be defeated in under a minute, whether due to flaws or poor parts.
I've checked out some of those videos.
That's not how bike thieves work, though. They're not clever or resourceful, or they'd have more effective ways to make money. All the thefts of locked bikes of which I have ever heard a direct account involved either brute force attacks on the locks, or simple attacks on the immovable objects the bikes were locked to.
Bike thieving scum don't use lock picks, Ramset drivers, cryo gases, or any such trickery. They'll use wire cutters, bolt cutters, pry bars, car jacks, or sometimes (infrequently) grinders. But I'd be willing to bet that most of the cases of a grinder being used to cut a bike lock are either the bike's owner or a tradesman hired by the bike's owner. If a typical crackhead got hold of an angle grinder, he'd sell it before trying to use it in some kind of enterprise. It probably has more street value than the average stolen bike.