D-Lock snapped key woes
Abus? good luck with that. They’re the toughest locks out there! I know that when I thought I’d lost my key, a set of 36″ bolt cutters did nothing but dmage the rubber coating. 😯
Time and lots of violence with an angle gridner i’d say. I wouldn’t risk buggering up a car jack!Posted 3 years ago
Thanks all for the suggestion, though not sure whether I can lay my hands on Thermite or C4 too easily 😉 did consider spotting some super glue on the key, but it looks pretty hard.
One of these boys would be ideal:
Murf, I’m in Watford if you’re in the same area? I guess I might be able to persuade the station to lend me some electricity if I ask nicely, I’ve got proof of purchase to hand too so they might be sympathetic.Posted 3 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
though not sure whether I can lay my hands on Thermite
Not actually very tricky to make. Though you may show up on a watch list.Posted 3 years ago
A good friend and keen cyclist suggested I crowd source the solution to a little problem I’m currently having here, as you’re such a bunch of helpful peeps so signed up and here I am.
The other day the key snapped down in my Abus d-lock and it’s currently marooned attached to my bike at the local railway station.
So far it’s proved resistant to both hack saw, bolt cutters and it doesn’t look like there’s really much way of retrieving the half key lodged in there.
Hiring a portable Angle grinder or trying to pop it off via a car jack would seem to be the best options.
But any further suggestions much appreciated! Currently tearing what little hair I have left out.
Ta!Posted 3 years agoPik n MixSubscriber
EDIT have people even used superglue? It sets rapidly and cannot fill gaps. Id be very surprised if it works, if the key has broken, there wint be a clean fit between the 2 parts.
I have done it successfully, not on a D lock granted but on a euro cylinder door lock after shutting the key fob in the door and snapping the key off.Posted 3 years ago
Once again, thanks all for your input – still not sure what I’ll settle on but there’s plenty of inspiration there. Will probably try an angle grinder if I can work out how to power it.
Though m1kea I definitely would – I’m gonna ask the fire and police guys too – I’m sure they’ve got a ton of fun toys for freeing people, unchaining protestors. Sure wish I had a good mate with a set of hydraulic bolt cutters though!
For the curious, I shall post the results when I have some.
Cheers, you’ve been great!Posted 3 years agocrazybaboonSubscriber
Have a word with your local fire station, I managed to lock two bikes together in the boot of my car when going away as an over night stay was needed, once I arrived I discovered the lock key was 300 miles away at home!Posted 3 years ago
The firemen cut the lock off with a cutting disc, they didn’t want anything for doing it and I had to virtually force them to take a few quid off me for a drink or to donate to a good cause!
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