Yep, you read that right. Watch this video:
Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op held a 24-hour Bike Repair Marathon on February 1st and 2nd (2019). During which, we needed to remove this cable lock from a donated bicycle… so naturally, we handed the gigantic bolt cutters to the fairly pregnant Susan.
I wanted to make a point that with very little effort, even a pregnant woman could cut a like-new cable lock. Yes, these are huge, and no, you wouldn’t normally see someone walking around with these (though it does happen).
YOU SHOULD NEVER USE A CABLE LOCK
The point is: YOU SHOULD NEVER USE A CABLE LOCK. You might as well not use a lock at all if you’re going to use a cable lock. Ask anyone who’s had their bike stolen, most of who probably used a cable lock.
What should you use instead?
There are three choices:
- U-Lock or Chain AND Bicycle Insurance
- Literally anything but a cable lock.
If you’re legitimately interested in learning more, there’s a site that has everything you could possibly want to know about bike locks right here: thebestbikelock.com