HelmetLok - locking carabiner

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

  1. Giacomo57

    Giacomo57 Giacomo57

    Jun 29, 2011
    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.