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Old 09-15-12, 04:58 PM
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Was looking at the Master online and couldn't find much info on them other than this thread and the ones from the Great BiC Scandal of '04, primarily at http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/67066-Master-Lock-Run-Around, which claimed to have evidence of them being Bic-able, but I still can't find any anywhere. I'm wondering now whether it was all hearsay.

Looking at the photo at http://www.masterlockbike.com/produc..._details/8200D, the key diameter looks as though it's probably quite a bit smaller than a pen, so are they perhaps using a narrower keyway? People seem to frequently forget that not all tubular locks are Bic-able, and it's primarily a function of the diameter of the keyway...

Watching the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnBOoOdA54 , the design looks an awful lot different than normal tubular locks, and the dead pins seem like they'd make these things impossible to pick with a pen. This guy seems to confirm it in the Amazon review at http://www.amazon.com/review/RUS4KZ2...#RUS4KZ2248AN8

Anyone know anything about the physical security of that link in between the cuffs? Looks reasonably beefy, but a lot less so than high-grade chain. Anyone tried to saw through it with something less foolproof than an angle grinder?

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