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    Not secure: replacement Kryptonite U-locks

    Hello,

    I received this month 2 replacement Kryptolock U-locks type s0028177074 out of China.
    Altough this good service, they were BOTH not save.
    Two replacement locks and a 100% hit is a bad quality statistic.
    Be aware and control your replacement Kryptolock!

    The turning bolt that prevents the U-turn to get out of the other straight part does not close correctly.
    Instead 40 % the bolt covered 10 % of the gap (*), so with force you should pull out the bad barred U-turn.

    You can control this unsecurity only at sight by closing the bolt not using the U-turn.
    I can insert both different (!) keys in each others lockopening for 80% of depth and also turn it a little the right way to open, so you can force the bolt another further way to open (*).
    Perhaps it is even possible to force the lock in this way, putting in a strong pin turning is around forcefully to demolish the lock. Bad idea?

    Who can advise me about these security features? From Kryptonite I get only the correct message over the warrenty, but nothing about this unsecure lock features.

    James

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    Where's that bunny with the pancake on his head?

    Enjoy

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    Can anyone tell me what languge this post is attempting to use?

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    Because you just joined the Forum today, you may not understand why folks are joking about your English...it is the traditional Forum "welcome" for new members. Many of the posts in the Forum are from people in Japan, Germany, Italy...and their English is far better than my Japanese, German, or Italian. Heck, their English is better than most folks in East Texas.

    I have five or six of the "new" Kryptonite locks. They use a flat key that is very similar to that used on the OnGuard U-locks. Both the Kryptonite and OnGuard designs require that both ends of the "U" be firmly seated into the crossbar before turning the key. After both ends are fully seated, the key turns easily.

    However, if either end of the "U" is NOT fully seated, the key resists turning. Because the flat keys are rather thin, someone trying to "force" the key to turn could break the key.

    If the key resists turning, "rap" the round end of the "U" with your hand to seat the "U" in the crossbar. Likewise, don't let anything push on the "U" bar when you are unlocking it, such as pressure from the pole you are locked to.

    I use only one lock on a daily basis, and as that lock has been locked and unlocked many times, it has loosened up and bit, and works more smoothly than it did on "Day One".

    The OnGuard Brute and Kryptonite New York locks have earned the highest ratings from the UK "Sold Secure" Institute, and the ART Foundation in Holland. They are the best U-locks widely available in the USA. Their design eliminates the "slop" and "freeplay" that is common in "Brand X" U-locks, but the "price" of a tight fitting lock is that a bit of extra care is required when locking and unlocking.
    Last edited by alanbikehouston; 04-22-05 at 12:22 PM.

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    Thanks glock.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    if you speek a foreign language just go to babelfish and plug your message into it.
    Try an English > German > English translation. It will be a few pancakes on the bunny's head.

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    that's some good stuff, MERTON.

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    In the interest of clarity, I've run the original post through multibabel - which translates english>french>english>german>english>italian>english>portugese>english>spanish>english.

    Hello, I received the types that this u-I s0028177074 connects the
    monthly compartment of Kryptolock of reinstallazione 2 of China.
    Altough this good work, was they who AMBO the decree protects the ends
    of the work. Two switches of the emergency of reinstallazione and a
    100%, that one are fixed, are statistical false of the quality. The
    appointment of the impulses of conteggio and the controls his
    reinstallazione of Kryptolock! The screw of the screw of the updated
    restoration, that one that comes up, updated restoration not to go
    away to the other joust of the section is closed correctly. In the
    place of of considered 40 % the screw of screw 10 % of the thrown one
    (*), therefore of the resistance that arrested they seriously deduce
    it in give return if-him. They can control this unsecurity only
    alla.vista, not closing itself to be used of the screw of the screw,
    in if-give return. I can use diverse key two in each one the diverse
    one (), those, lockopening for 80% of the depth and also to give him
    returned can the good opened method, therefore same force I of the
    screws of the screw a other a other method he, to open (*). the
    uniform possible to possibly force in the switch of the emergency in
    this type and a regulated hinge, the one that is that, the restoration
    updated hard with resistance will not demolish in winch must of the
    switch of the emergency. False idea? Who can inform to these
    approximately preventive measures? Of Kryptonite it not only takes
    with the correct excess of the message warrenty, but nothing for the
    ways they them units these unsecure that interrupts it of the
    emergency.
    Better?

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    my head hurts

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    Absolute genius. From now on I will run EVERY email I send through multibabel.

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    Hello,

    Kryptonite reacted to me and they are open to solve the problem.
    They offer to replace again the 2 locks by their actual biggest type, with a better lock.
    This action establishes again their good service.

    I hope they will also appraoch the other clients with the same type of U-locks about the problem.

    James.

    Oh ja als die taalwijsneuzen hieronder dit kunnen lezen dan zijn ze mischien wel wat slimmer dan ze schijnen te zijn. Alleen jammer dat ze niks anders te doen hebben, dan hun eigendunk oppoetsen.

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    I would guess that the original poster is Dutch.
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    I would guess that the original poster is Dutch.
    I'm not sure. Isn't that last sentence in Muppet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruloo
    <snip> Oh ja als die taalwijsneuzen hieronder dit kunnen lezen dan zijn ze mischien wel wat slimmer dan ze schijnen te zijn. Alleen jammer dat ze niks anders te doen hebben, dan hun eigendunk oppoetsen.
    via babelfish:

    Oh yes as those language wise noses below this can read then to be them mischien, however, what more malignant than them to seem be. Only jammer that them has differently nothing to do, then their eigendunk polishes

    good times.

    Goed geluk met alles in uw leven, bruloo!

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    I'm not sure... but I think I've just been accused of being more malignant than I seem. Which, if so, that's the first time anyone I've not been dating has made such an accusation... It must be getting more obvious.

    All language jokes aside: the info in the original post IS useful - thanks! I'll check my locks just as soon as I'm done polishing my eigendunk.

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    don't trust this babelfish translation
    traue nicht babelfish
    pas confiance babelfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruloo

    don't trust this babelfish translation
    traue nicht babelfish
    pas confiance babelfish
    Babelfish uber alles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Where's that bunny with the pancake on his head?

    Enjoy
    I was just thinking the same thing when I read this, or the other one...'you are being flamed because', but the bunny is a kinder gentler message...

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    That series of posts was HILARIOUS! Almost peed myself!
    (And I thought this forum was only about dry bike subjects. Silly me!)
    And how appropriate to mention babelfish with "Hitchhikers Guide..." hitting the screens.

    "I'm happy because I know the meaning of life! It's 42."

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    Hello,

    I received last week the two replacement Kryptonloc U-locks for the 2 replacement locks for the 2 old locks ..... . They are mechanically better secured then the previous ones.

    Without any obligation Kryptonite send me also two new brackets, because the new locks did not fit in the old brackets.

    Excellent Service, despite my old locks were about 14 years old !

    James

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