People + Culture Moments of Regret: A U-Lock Around Your Neck You use a U-lock to secure your bike because most things can’t cut through it: Bolt cutters, hacksaws, most portable By Brendan Leonard October 29, 2012 0 2 You use a U-lock to secure your bike because most things can’t cut through it: Bolt cutters, hacksaws, most portable tools. So when you put it around your neck, lock it, and the key breaks off in the lock, well, it’s pretty much FML. Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Tags: Moments of Regret Brendan Leonard is a contributing editor to Adventure Journal. Follow him at his blog, Semi-Rad. Showing 2 comments Chris October 30, 2012 Reply I’ve been looking for a good lock to keep my bike secure in my garage and if a U-Lock can keep a hipster locked up then its definetly back in the running. Travis Miranda October 30, 2012 Reply Power tools might not work well but a U-Lock has no chance against a car jack. one of those honda ones that will fit in between the bars and bend it out of the locking holes and will pop right out. I only use the really small U-Lock because you cant get a set of jacks in there. Thanks for the cool page. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.