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Kryptonite changes tack; offers free product exchanges

Last week, Kryptonite came out with a caveat-heavy crossbar upgrade programme. This has now been scrapped. Now, owners of Kryptonite tubular cylinder locks - the ones that can be opened with Bic pens - can hand in their locks in an amnesty programme that will see them walk away with free locks. No other supplier of locks using ACE cylinders have announced any sort of exhange programme.

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Cycle 2004 to be opened by new transport minister

Charlotte Atkins MP will officially open Cycle 2004 at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London at 11 am on Thursday, the trade and media day. BikeBiz.com is already here, jealously guarding a wi-fi connection, and drooling at all the top-end bikes on display. The show is bigger, better, yada, yada...

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Cycling attorney files class action against Kryptonite

The class action has been filed at the San Diego Superior Court Case, California. Despite the fact many lock manufacturers supply security products which can be opened with deformable plastic tubes - such as Bic pen barrels - it's only Kryptonite mentioned in the class action. Attorney firm Estey-Bomberger bases its action on Kryptonite's failure to change from tubular cylinder mechanisms after the Bic-opening method was first publicised in a British bicycle magazine in 1992. BikeBiz.com is cited as a source of evidence in the class action.

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