HelmetLok - locking carabiner

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by davidpetersen, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Giacomo57

    Giacomo57 Giacomo57

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    This seemed like as good solution for light security. Set combo and used it for a month or so successfully, until ...
    out during errands, locked and unlocked a few times in the morning, last stop the lock wouldn't open. Tried rolling cylinders, tried nearby number combinations, nothing.
    Fortunately, I was at a motorcycle shop. They played with it a bit, but finally I asked them to cut it. A pair of short-handled bolt cutters snipped it easily (it's aluminum, I think).

    I suppose they'd send a replacement, but what's the point? I'd never trust it again. I can't take a chance on being in some remote place with my helmet unusable (and there's helmet law in California).

    I wasn't thrilled with it anyway. Tough it get it around bars or rack and then reach a d-ring, it's just a little too small.

    I've back to a more sustantial steel cable lock with key.
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