Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

If you own a Kryptonite U-lock for your bicycle, listen up. The Internet is buzzing with the news that it can be opened with a Bic pen. I've seen convincing video. Kryptonite's Web site doesn't acknowledge the problem, but this AP story says Kryptonite is accelerating the development of a new, pen-resistant lock. No mention of any refunds to customers. Can Kryptonite be held liable? Meanwhile, guard your bikes and get new locks. What a tragedy for everyday bicycle transportation use.

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