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Posted: 9/16/2004 12:37:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 12:48:32 PM EDT by DavidC]
Apparently they can be opened with a Bic pen!

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:41:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 12:44:58 PM EDT by cyanide]
Ain't that neat.


I bet that works with any round tubed key --- like on Homak steel cabinets.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:43:47 PM EDT
Good ole American ingenuity.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:44:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:45:07 PM EDT
I have seen this done too. It's no joke
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:51:29 PM EDT
Wonder if they make CA DOJ approved gun locks?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:53:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 1:01:41 PM EDT by KA3B]
It's gotta be that model of lock, I have a couple of them for my motorcycle and a pen does not have a large enough diameter to get around the key way.

Same with the Homak.

That doesn't mean that you can't find a pen with a larger diameter though.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:55:12 PM EDT
Hmmm....I wonder if that would work on other pin locks?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:09:01 PM EDT
I emailed Kryptonite Locks on this... I wonder if they will get back with me...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:08:14 AM EDT
My email to Kryptonite Locks:

I have three Kryptonite locks for very expensive mountain bikes. I've
always liked the locks. A friend pointed me to this video today (from some
forums I frequent) showing that it was possible to open a Kryptonite lock
with a BIC PEN! The video is here:

I haven't had the opportunity to try this on my locks yet, but can you
comment on this? Please!

--J. B.
Phoenix, AZ

I received their response (finally) today which was this:

For more than 30 years, Kryptonite has focused on delivering innovative
advances that establish the benchmark for lock technology, product
performance and enhanced security.

In light of recent demonstrations on the Internet that explain how to
criminally defeat tubular cylinder lock technology, which has performed
successfully for more than three decades, Kryptonite intends to expedite
the introduction of its upgraded Evolution and KryptoLok lines. These
products will have the disc-style cylinder that has the same technology as
the company's famous New York Lock.

Specifically, Kryptonite will provide the owners of Evolution and KryptoLok
series products the ability to upgrade their crossbars to the new
disc-style cylinder, where possible. This cylinder provides greatly
enhanced security and performance.

Kryptonite is finalizing the details of this upgrade process and will
publicly communicate these details as soon as possible.

Kryptonite Customer Service
437 Turnpike St
Canton, MA 02021
781-828-6655 x 258

Seems to me like they are ducking the issue. For the warranty they offer, you have to send them a CUT or BROKEN Kryptonite lock - nevermind if someone used a $0.30 bic pen to steal it... Fire mission anyone?
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