Ok I don't know much about locks (bike locks, anyway) so I want to know how are they usually attacked?
I've heard mention of prying, and cutting but I don't see how you could just pry a massive u-lock or cut it unless you had pro-tools...
So... I guess there are two main kinds of locks? Cable and U-Locks right?
Cable locks get cut, U-Locks get pryed. Do Cable locks have combos or keys?
Do bike thieves try to pick the lock or the combo, or do they attempt mostly physical attacks?
I already know about the bic-pen...
How long does it take to torch a lock? Is it long enough to prevent someone from walking up and torching it right quick and walking off with your bike? Are most locks "torch-proof"?
What about saws/grinders? Are these used often?
What if there were a lock with GPS or something in it, that couldn't be removed from a bike without ruining the bike?
What about using some of the methods that safe builders use for locks? Like... round balls inside a hollow lock-tube? Would that prevent a saw or grinder from getting through by keeping it from getting a solid bite?
Or how about an irregular outer surface that was diamond coated to dull their blade/grinder?
What about acid filled locks?
... A lock that could page you or SMS Text you and the police if a circuit inside was broken!
I understand that most of these ideas are cost-prohibitive but depending on the price of your bike you might be willing to spend quite a bit to secure it.
Yah I just came up with an idea that would be a pretty good deterrent I think... I can't say though because it might actually work and I wanna see if its been patented or not.
So basically... for those of you who lost your bike to a thief or an attempt was made on your bike, what did the thief try?