The Forever Lock ‘unpickable’ bike lock: someone has stuck a video up on YouTube apparently showing them picking it.
We showed you the Forever Lock a few weeks ago. The reason that the lock is described as unpickable is that you can't see the keyhole or easily access it because it is hidden internally.
Here’s the original video.
We said at the time, “Of course, saying that it’s impossible to pick this lock is just asking for someone to come along and prove you wrong.”
And whaddya know? Someone has apparently done just that.
The man in question has made a bump key to pick the lock. A thief would obviously need a certain amount of time and knowledge to do this.
In truth, the ability to pick a bike lock is a bit of a red herring because the vast majority of bike thefts rely on breaking the lock by force rather than picking.
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.