Help me remove my bike lock from my bike.
January 26, 2010 1:04 PM Subscribe
How do I remove my £30 Kryptonite D- (or U-) lock from my £200 bike? The lock wouldn't open, I over-turned the key and the key sheared off inside the lock. I still have the spare key but obviously can't insert it.
posted by KMH to Travel & Transportation (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The Kryptonite is over 2 years old. No idea if the "pen trick" will work but even if it did, there's a big chunk of key stuck inside the lock now.
If you suggest the angle grinder route, where does one acquire those things cheaply in London, and crucially, how does one run the thing in a London street without 20m of extension cable?
Any other cheap ways to free the bike, possibly even without sacrificing the (possibly broken anyhow) lock?