|Nothing to be done....So there you are again.|
The Internet is well aware of my complete, total, utter disdain for cable locks employed for securing bicycles. I don't know. Maybe basic lock-bicycle topology is too complex for your average human to grasp. Since it requires a functional combination of frame topology, successful shopping for a good u-lock, and manual dexterity to lock up bikes effectively, I guess I understand why there are so many inadequate, or downright pointless (as in this case), bicycle locking practices to see out there. Understanding does not equal acceptance, though, and this cable, easily sliced with a cheap tool itself, is not even holding the bicycle to the rack. I have to issue a yellow card for this one.
However, the yellow card alone won't cut it in this case. Some additional rules of thumb would appear to be necessary here:
- After you lock up your bike, if someone can still walk away with it, you're doing it wrong
- It pays to double-check your work
That is all.