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    Removing an old U Lock?

    I inherited a nice older GT mountain bike, but the bike has a U lock attached to it that I'd like to remove to make room for a U lock I actually have the key for!

    It is a Kryptonite lock, and my brother says he got it with the bike in 1997 or so, and has no idea where the keys went.

    This isn't a newer model, so the pen trick doesn't seem to work on it, unfortunately!

    Should I just rent the biggest bolt cutters I can find and have at it?

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    use a Sawsall (reciprocating saw) with a metal blade in it.
    Around and around we go!

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    A cutting wheel attached to a heavy duty angle grinder will do the trick quite nicely.
    You can rent these from any home depot (or equivalent).

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    Hey!!!! Somebody just stole my older GT mouintain bike. I had it secured with a U-lock, and it looks like someone used a cutting wheel attached to a heavy duty angle grinder to remove it.
    "Do, or do not - there is no 'try'."
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    NOT a weight weenie Hunter's Avatar
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    A small scissors jack will pry it apart quickly.

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    This thread should be deleted by the moderators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
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    Why??? anyone looking to steel a bike already knows the techniques, and no bike thief worth his salt carries a giant, noisy, heavy recip' saw or angle grinder...

    Hunters right, a scissors jack will do the trick nicely. The little ones in Volvos were almost perfectly made to do the job.
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

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