So, I now have direct evidence that a Kryptonite lock is so crappy, that thieves will cut it in broad daylight at 5PM in the afternoon on 20th and Broadway, right across the street from a busy restaurant.
I might as well have locked it up with tinker toys and some bendy straws. At least the thief would have hesitated for a moment out of sheer confusion.
Yes, my bike got stolen. So, you can add that to the list of things I've had stolen in the past two and a half months... digital camera, wallet, and now, bike.
The funny thing is that I kinda wanted a new one and didn't want to go through the hassle of selling it. I should start looking on Craigslist right now for my bike, no? Where else would thieves sell it?
While Googling "bike lojack" I found the following idea on a comment page. Pure humor and not such a bad idea:
Link: Halfbakery: Bike LoJack.
How about if the bike is pedalled away without entering the secret code (rear brakes twice, backpedal one revolution, then front brakes once) a spike shoots up out of the seat. Wouldn't have to go very far at all to retrieve your bike then...