Master Lock Force 5 Standard U-Lock – Saves My Commuter Bike “Mountie”

When I went to retrieve my bike yesterday (August 8) at the train station I noticed that it was not how I left it. Sometimes people move bikes a bit. But as I took out the key to unlock it I realized a thief had tried to steal it. Fortunately the lock held, thwarting the thief’s efforts, and I still have Mountie. Due to the thief’s exertions, the front derailleur got messed up badly which prevented me from riding home. I’ll take it to my LBS for repairs and ride a little further to a station with better security and safety.

I’ve had the lock for about 4 years. This was the first time anyone tried to defeat it. I’m really happy that it worked when it needed to, and it increased my confidence in the Master Lock.

2 thoughts on “Master Lock Force 5 Standard U-Lock – Saves My Commuter Bike “Mountie”

  1. Where was your bike locked? On the rack inside the garage or out in front of the station? I miss the old rack that used to be outside the security office.

    • It was at the E. Norwalk station; the bike rack at the rear of the parking lot.
      I was pretty bummed about the attempted theft because I had a hand in advocating for that rack.
      I miss the old rack inside the SoNo station, too.

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