Hi, everyone. What do you think about the Kryptonite Legend lock?
I am not a serious cyclist, but my bikes have immense sentimental value to me. I live in a safe area and one of my beloved bikes was stolen from my front porch, cabled to a 10"x10" post. However, it's a college town, and bike theft is the real deal here, as I now know. Since then I learned that cables are a joke for a thief, and I'm determined that they'll never get a bike (or anything else) from me again. After looking into my options, I've decided that a claymore mine is socially unacceptable and prone to collateral damage or accidental discharge, so I'm thinking a step down to the Kryptonite Legend. I've chosen the Legend because I've seen that the Fuggitaboudit chain can be clipped with bolt cutters and the appropriate leverage. I will also be leaving the bike overnight. (I know.) I drive to a parking lot and ride a few blocks from there, then back to the lot. I'd be leaving it locked to a bike rack near the lot. The bike is worth <$50. But I'd hate to lose it.
I understand that the Legend is heavy. I'd be going for the 3', which I think is 10.6 lbs. Carrying around an extra ten pounds isn't an ideal situation, but if it keeps my bike safe, it's worth it to me. I ride on mostly flat terrain, so I'm hoping the extra weight won't be a major issue. $100 on Amazon is a lot to spend on a bike lock. But if it's the last lock I ever buy and my bikes are safe, it's worth it.
My questions are:
-Does anyone here use this lock?
-What is it like on a daily basis for a short trip(s)?
-Can it be compromised by a non-professional crew?
-Exactly what sort of work would have to be done to remove it? (Or will this really protect my junker from a group of punks who think it looks cool?)
-Can the chain be wrapped around the frame top tube while riding or does the chain have to be carried/worn?
-What sort of lifespan would a lock like this have?
Thanks for your help!
(And if by some odd chance the moron who stole my bike is reading this, I hope that uncomfortable seat sterilizes you so your thieving ways don't get passed on to a new generation of freeloaders. And just know that I did see you on campus riding my bike, but I didn't hurl something into the spokes because a] I lacked a lance or lead pipe or similarly-shaped object and b] I love it too much to damage it in any way and c] the cops told me there was no chance of getting it back because I couldn't tell them the serial number and d] you and your thief posse, half of whom ride stolen girl bikes, looked like you were in the process of executing some felonious plot and I was earnestly hoping that you might be apprehended by a law-enforcement official and shot off the bike with a tazer.)