al_yrpal wrote:Its not so easy to cut a Dutch bike lock with an angle grinder without damaging the adjacent stays and wheel although I expect Dutch bike thieves have got it sussed. My thought was that kind of lock is quite rare and unfamiliar to many thieves here in the UK particularly casual ones judging by the comments about it I have recieved.
Hmmm anyone familiar with using the tool would have no problem cutting with no damage to anything else particularly with a battery powered 115mm disc grinder.
The point about those locks is they don't prevent the bike being carried away just stop it being ridden. If used in conjunction with a cable or U lock they'll make the bike less attractive to thieves than nearby machines with just one lock.
Used on their own they're meant to deter opportunistic theft particularly when you're stopping for a short while. The traditional Raleigh steering lock served much the same purpose but in a more elegant manner.