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Need HELP, dot net wisdom - September 23, 2007, 09:21 AM

I have a Kryptonite U-lock that has decided to freeze up on a bicycle. Key does not work even after flooding with WD40. No, the bike IS NOT stolen. I just haven't used it in a while, and the lock was on to discourage theft had anyone ever breaken into my house.

The bike is much nicer than the lock so it's the lock that I want to destroy. Can these things be sawed through? What about size xtra large bolt cutters? I thought about seeing if I could rent a pair somewhere. Also thought about drilling out the lock core. Cutting torch? Shit.

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September 23, 2007, 09:45 AM

Dremel with a cutting wheel will cut it in about 2 seconds.


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Cool, thanks. Isn't that metal pretty hard stuff though? I'll see how it goes.


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September 23, 2007, 10:27 AM

The easiest method is this: All you need is a bic pen shell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8XxcOj3Seo

Here's a kid doing it with a floor jack: kinda ghetto but he managed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqNC7aUeXI

there should be lots of other videos on there about it


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The easiest method is this: All you need is a bic pen shell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8XxcOj3Seo

Here's a kid doing it with a floor jack: kinda ghetto but he managed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqNC7aUeXI

there should be lots of other videos on there about it
Haha, the scorpion was a nice touch...looks like the jack should do it.

But if the key won't work, I'm not sure a Bic pen would help...

Good find on the jack.
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Aight, mission accomplished. Rat had the cleanest method. However, my dremel is cordless and I hadn't had the battery plugged in for several weeks. Got about a third of the way through though. A more powerful dremel would have done it. Man, those little cutting wheels are awesome!

Alas, I am an impatient person, so I switched to the drill and got medieval on the lock core's ass. Took a while but with periodic oiling of the bits, I broke that sucker loose.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I couldn't use a jack or wail on it because it was on the (aluminum Cannondale) frame AND the rear rim. Since the key wouldn't work, the bic pen cap was not an option. I'll get some photos up, just for shitz.


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LOL. Yup.

I had to cut a MONSTER lock off the back of my truck. Lost the key. It held the hitch on ... was about 1/2" thick ... dremeled it right off (electric ... not cordless).


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Oh I forgot the lock was stuck. Glad to hear you got it off... let's see the carnage!


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