About five years ago I reequipped on the bike security front with four ONGUARD D (U) locks, two small ones that operate with the ultra tough chains and a standard and extra long ordinary D lock.
Two weeks ago the long D lock failed to open when I arrived in the Lakes and I had to cut the cable securing it to a car seat, move the locked bike sandwich indoors and then hit the bastard lock with a hammer for about two and a half hours before it surrendered....... Top Tip...... Henry Weston's Vintage Cider aided this operation considerably and eventually, almost, made it non stressfull.
Yesterday one of the small D locks started farting about on me and not opening. Fortunately it relented after lubrication, something which the first one refused to do.
How long are these locks good for? Should I just chuck the remaining ones and start over?
I've got Kryptonite locks with the old round fallable key that still work fine and are twice the age. What's going on? What's this shit they're giving us, Mr Jones/ or other industry apologist?