Need opinions on Pinhead-based locking skewers
After seeing a number of posted questions about bike locking, I'm gathering information, giving credit where its due, and working on a semi-usable guide for people who want information about locks, locking techniques, and such. It won't be perfect, and it is mainly a lot of links to other people's excellent information resources, but the guide is intended as a place to start for people to find information who want their bikes to remain theirs. I'm trying to be as objective as I can and avoid recommending/endorsing any products, instead offering a list of items that do the job.
If people don't mind, and are using Pinhead-based locking skewers on their bikes (Kryptonite used to sell rebranded Pinheads under their name, and I think Onguard sells them now at local shops), please post what you like and hate about them. I want to give them a more accurate review in what I'm attempting to write other than the current information I have on them, which is "don't bother with them, buy Pitlocks."
I have some answers on a thread I posted (but was more of a difference thread than asking for reviews on specifics) here -- http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/229046-pinhead-seat-skewer-locks.html, but I'm trying to gather specifics (good and bad) on Pinhead locking skewers. Another good thread is here: http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/205667-bike-theft-countermeasures.html
I'm trying to make sure my guide is as objective as possible, and I have obtained a good number of solid reviews on Pitlocks, so I'm trying to get a number for Pinhead's products.
PINHEAD? Great! Head Office staff? Lazy and indifferent
Both my wife (sorry, partner!) and I use them and think the priciple is great, no more bendy cables or additional locks and the usual paranoia if one is late getting back to where you hope that the bike still is, no problems, only praise.
Originally Posted by mlts22
The service staff: well that's an entirely different matter. How could such a collection of intelectually sub-strata morons be employed by a company that's produced such an inspired product? They are a lazy couldn't care less bunch of wasters. I can only surmise that they are either all family members of the inventor or these are the best that you can get in the middle of Nohopesville, deepest forgotten Canada. Looking at the place on google earth I think that all of the opulation is quite closely related which would explain the "You're not from round here boy, so why should we care?" attitude.