[permaculture] Re: permaculture Digest, Vol 15, Issue 27

Clint Popetz clint at cpopetz.com
Thu Apr 22 16:44:08 EDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 08:43:16PM +0100, Richard Morris wrote:
> >From: Lisa MacIver <lisamaciver8 at yahoo.com>
> >Subject: Re: [permaculture] Homeland Security: Barn-style
> >
> >Those U-shaped bike locks are supposed to be uncuttable.  
> >
> Just a myth. It didn't take the police long to
> cut through the one rond my neck when I was chained to
> the houses of parliment. They just used a heafty bolt cutter.

I think you're talking about different things.  What I call a "U-Lock,
e.g. as manufactured by Kryptonite, is a 1/2" hardened carbon-steel
alloy shackle; it's not cuttable by any bolt cutter I know of, at
least when wielded by a human being.  

Angle-grinder, yes.  Bolt cutter, no.


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