The "BIC" technique will work on ANY round key lock, if the crook finds or makes a cylinder with the correct diameter and degree of "softness". But, here on Planet Earth, there is not a single documented, proven case of a bike being stolen using the BIC technique.
Why not? Because the majority of bikes in a given neighborhood are not really locked at all. The owner uses cable locks, or locks such as the Wedlock, that can be opened in a few seconds, using portable manual tools. Why bother carrying around ten or fifteen pens and fumbling around for an hour to find the one that matches a given lock? Crooks are dumb, but not that dumb.
Locks worth owning are those that have earned a "Gold" or "Silver" rating at the "Sold Secure" Insurance Institute by surviving real world attacks using the techniques crooks actually used. The list of approved locks does NOT include the Wedlock.
Spend $30 for an OnGuard U-lock, and use your wedlock for locking your front wheel, or as a second lock.
Last edited by alanbikehouston; 05-25-05 at 09:07 PM.