Author Topic: Bicycle lock - new key?  (Read 1106 times)

alsoknownasDean

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Bicycle lock - new key?
« on: April 08, 2015, 05:42:32 AM »
Hello all,

My bike lock's key has just decided to snap in half. Fortunately I had no trouble removing the remnants from the lock, and it wasn't locked at the time.

However, there's only one key left. It's a bit worn (and slightly bent, the lock has issues in cooler weather). Should I take it to a key place and get a new key cut, or just get another bike lock?

For the time being, I'll use my other bike lock, which is massive and a pain in the arse to carry around on the bike. I prefer this one because I can wrap it around the bar on the bike.

I'm not keen on using a bike lock with just one spare key.

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Re: Bicycle lock - new key?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 06:02:40 AM »
If you look at your remaining key, it might have a code on it that you can use to get a new key from the manufacturer. Sometimes you can use a pen cap to open a lock. And bolt cutters work too. I've had a few bikes stolen, so those locks do come off in a few ways without keys.

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Re: Bicycle lock - new key?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 06:14:41 AM »
No branding on the lock (and no code either) kinda puts an end to that.

The lock does tend to have issues in the cooler months anyway (and it was this morning as I was trying to use the key). Maybe it's not such a bad idea to get another :)