Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?
January 9, 2010 9:29 PM Subscribe
Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again?
posted by sanitycheck to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total)
This summer I purchased an old 3-speed dutch bicycle via craigslist and have been enjoying it very much. It has a rear wheel lock, as pictured here:
Sadly, the key for the wheel lock (which you can see in one of those photos) has gone missing. What's the best way to resolve this? Could a locksmith pick a lock like this? Can I get someone to cut through the (thick) metal that currently surrounds the rear wheel?
Note that the bike is currently sitting in my apartment's bike room and with the wheel locked it is difficult to move very far, so if there's a way to resolve this without having to take it to somewhere else that would be great.
I'm in Vancouver, Canada, in case that matters...